A reference for other international options & forms, including a list of forms that are not available in ShipStation.
ShipStation includes a few other options for international shipments, including setting taxes and duties to be paid by the payor of shipping charges and generating a UPS High-value report.
By default, any applicable taxes and duties are billed to the recipient of an international shipment. Once customs officials determine the taxes and duties due, the recipient will be contacted to pay any charges so that the shipment can continue to move toward its destination.
For carriers that support it, you can request that the payor of the shipping charges be billed for taxes and duties instead of the recipient (this is also called DDP, or Delivered Duties Paid). This is helpful if you prefer to absorb these costs so the recipient doesn't face additional charges.
In ShipStation, the following carriers allow selecting DDP:
The method of billing may differ depending on your carrier. For balance-based carriers, the fee will be deducted when you purchase the label. For post-billed carriers, any duties and taxes applicable to the shipment could be added to your invoice or you may be contacted by the carrier to be billed separately.
This feature can also be combined with the Bill To Third-Party feature so the third-party account will be responsible for the duties and taxes assessed by the customs agency.
When shipping carrier-insured packages with UPS that are valued greater than or equal to USD $1,000, you will also need to print a High-Value Report. This document, sometimes called a "Control Log," serves as proof that UPS has picked up your high-value shipment.
The High-Value report will look similar to this:
Two copies of this receipt must be printed along with your label(s). Provide one copy to UPS and ensure the other copy is signed by the UPS Driver or a UPS Customer Center representative and returned to you. The signed copy of this receipt is your proof that UPS has accepted the package(s), and this report will be required to submit a claim should the shipment become lost or damaged.
UPS will return the High-Value Report to ShipStation automatically, along with the label and any required customs forms.
If you need to print a High-Value Report for a domestic shipment, do one of the following:
Enable the Forms column in Shipments grid, then click the icon that appears in that column.
Select Docs > Other Forms from the Shipment print menu for the selected order in the Order Details shipping sidebar.
Print the High-Value Report from the Batch Shipping Status screen under Other Docs > Other Forms.
If you create a multi-package shipment for an order, High-Value Reports will only be generated for the individual packages that have a declared value of USD $1000 or more.
If the shipment is international, the High-Value Report will be included with any customs forms or commercial invoices the carrier sends to ShipStation. They will appear and print after any commercial invoices included in the forms PDF.
There are forms that ShipStation does not receive from the carrier that you may wish to include with your shipments. These forms must be created and printed outside of ShipStation at this time.
These forms include (but are not limited to):
CUSMA Certificate of Origin
The CUSMA replaced NAFTA on July 1st, 2020. For details and links to forms you may need, please visit the Government of Canada CUSMA page.
FedEx Commercial Invoices
For qualified shipments between CUSMA countries, FedEx will include the Certificate of Origin with their commercial invoice forms, which you can print directly from ShipStation.