Save BIG on Shipping

Global Sales knows how to help our customers save on shipping to the Caribbean and Bermuda. After 40 years of exporting, we know the hundreds of methods, policies and regulations involved in shipping to the islands and how to use them in your favor. While shipping companies get your products from Point A to Point B, they have no incentive to save you money.  That’s where we come in. We find ways to help you save big on shipping. It is a key part of our service and value. We take our knowledge along with a customer-focused attitude to find creative shipping solutions every day. In fact, we’ve saved our customers tens of thousands of dollars.

2024 Shipping Schedule To Bermuda

Global Sales partners with Somers Isles Shipping Ltd. for Bermuda direct ocean freight service from the port of Fernandina Beach, Florida. Click below for more information on the dates and timing of Somer Isles’ shipping schedule.

Bermuda Shipping Schedule

2024 Shipping Schedule To Caribbean

Global Sales partners with Tropical Shipping for freight service throughout the Caribbean from the ports of Miami and Palm Beach, Florida. Click below for more information on the dates and timing of Tropical’s shipping schedule.

Caribbean Shipping Schedule

The Global Sales Approach to Shipping

There is a flat fee for a container which is usually about $3800 from Florida to Bermuda. The key is to maximize every inch of that space. But, you also must keep the weight under 40,000 pounds. That sounds like a lot, but once we start adding building products like pavers, you can quickly reach your maximum and still have a lot of space in your container. We call this wasted space “SHIPPING AIR”.

Global Sales Approach: We combine heavier small items with large light items to fill the space and max out the weight. For our contractor customers who ship frequently, we’ll spread out large paver shipments over several shipments. And, we’ll carefully time the deliveries to avoid storage charges.

Check out the scenario below where we took two separate shipments and combined them to save the customer $2369 in shipping costs!

Big Stores Can Be a Big Problem

Shipping and ordering building supplies is an art and a science. If you’re working with a company who doesn’t specialize in this – like a big home improvement store – you’re not going to get the service and attention to detail that saves you money and headaches.

We worked with a customer in the Caymans who came to Florida to order a kitchen from one of the big home improvement stores through their “international” group. What happened was a huge disaster. Her shipment arrived, but was not complete. She was shorted key items that were on the manifest, but not in the actual order. That means she paid duty on products that were not there AND had to pay for AGAIN when the items finally arrived. She paid shipping TWICE and had to make several trips to claim her items. The worst part was she was very unhappy with the kitchen and ended up scrapping the entire project.

Global Sales Approach: Next, she called us and had a great experience. We helped her design and order her new kitchen. Then we made sure EVERY PIECE was ready for one, consolidated and efficient shipment. We will not release the container until we know you have everything you need.

Creative Solutions for Commodities

Lumber is considered a commodity item and is a key element in construction. Shipping efficiently is a great way to keep costs low.

For one of our customers, we recently shipped $16,000 of lumber. We found the most economical way to ship the lumber was on a flat rack. Eight bundles fit perfectly, but there was still some dead space at the top of the rack.

So, we approached it like a puzzle of individual pieces, not “packs”. By breaking the packs, we were able to fit everything on ONE RACK. We were able to ship an additional $1173 of product for FREE. If you’ve already paid for the space, you definitely want to MAXIMIZE IT! If the additional lumber had gone as LCL (less than container load), it would have cost $580.

Custom Crating for Maximum Protection

Ensuring the safe delivery of your products is our top priority. At Global Sales, we custom crate all fragile items to the exact specifications of each product. This meticulous approach, carried out in our Tampa, Florida warehouse, provides the highest level of protection during transit. Fragile items, such as glass, receive special attention with snug, custom-fit crates that minimize movement and significantly reduce the risk of damage.

This attention to detail ensures that your products not only arrive safely but also in the best possible condition, ready for immediate use upon delivery. By choosing Global Sales, Inc., you can trust that your shipping needs are handled with the utmost care and precision.

Summary: Reliable and Efficient Shipping Solutions

At Global Sales, we pride ourselves on delivering reliable and efficient shipping solutions tailored to meet the unique needs of our customers. With over 40 years of expertise in shipping to the Caribbean, we leverage our in-depth knowledge of methods, policies, and regulations to ensure your goods arrive safely and cost-effectively. Unlike standard shipping companies, we actively seek ways to save you money by optimizing shipping methods and maximizing container space, avoiding the costly mistake of “shipping air.”

Our commitment to excellence and creativity in shipping solutions has saved our customers tens of thousands of dollars. We understand that every shipment is unique, and we take a personalized approach to each one, ensuring that we meet your specific needs. Whether you are shipping heavy-duty items, fragile goods, or building materials, you can trust Global Sales, Inc. to handle your shipment with the utmost care and precision.

Want to see how our expertise can make a difference for your next project? Call us today at (813) 236-9077 to learn more about how we can help you save on shipping costs while ensuring safe deliveries.