What is DDP shipping?
DDP shipping is a delivery agreement where the seller takes all responsibility for fees and risks associated with transporting goods until they reach the agreed destination. DDP shipping services are mostly used for international transportation as the risks are reduced, but this does increase costs.
What is the seller responsible for?
The seller is responsible for clearing the goods for export at the shipping port and import at the destination. This includes obtaining approvals from authorities and acquiring the necessary licenses for importation when required. The seller is not responsible for unloading the goods but must provide a sales contract and related documents. These documents would cover the export packaging, arranging for export clearance, and satisfying all import, export and customs requirements. The seller must also arrange for proof of delivery, cover the cost of all inspections and notify the buyer once the goods are delivered.
DDP vs DAP Shipping
DAP shipping (Delivery at Place) is similar but without as much risk. The main difference between them is delivery to destination and who is responsible for import duty, taxes and security clearance. With DAP shipping the buyer is responsible for this rather than the seller in the case of DDP.
The benefits of DDP Shipping Service
By working alongside Aver Logistics and using our DDP service it can provide a range of benefits for your business and your customers. Our team has the necessary experience and expertise to take all the hassle away and provide an all-in-one freight solution.
The DDP solution protects the buyer and reduces risk which can be especially important with international shipping. It can save many of the problems that e-Commerce merchants and customers face. With the reduced risk for buyers, it provides more certainty and confidence which can in turn support conversion rates for online businesses.
Another advantage for e-commerce businesses is being able to establish and communicate the total cost at the time of purchase. This will include all taxes and fees that will be encountered during the shipping process.
Our team can provide the complete DDP transportation service and leave you hassle-free. Our team can handle everything for you, from picking up the cargo, carrying out quality control, taking care of its documentation, paying all the taxes and fares related to it and delivering it timely and safely to its final destination.