A lot of people assume that shipping services for automobiles are too costly to take advantage of given their financial means. This isn’t usually the truth. Actually, shipping services are known for their cost efficiency.
Relocating goods especially anything as large and valuable as a vehicle, isn’t a task for just anyone to take on. Fortunately, the low costs offered by transporters make it possible for nearly anyone to take advantage of.
After you find a few overseas transport companies with good reputations near your home in the U.S., contact them to ask questions and receive quotes. A quote is the only way you’ll get a more precise cost on shipping services to Botswana. To get quoted on transport services, it is best to have the following information ready:
- Know the Vehicle’s Details - Know the age, make and model of the car.
- What Services You Would Like to Purchase- Know what method of transport you’d like to receive a quote for. If you’re unsure, you’ll receive a quote reflecting a transport through an open air shipping method.
- The Exact Drop Off and Pick Up Locations- The transporter will need to determine the length of the distance between the car’s location in the U.S. and where it must be delivered in Bosnia.
Other information might be asked for. It all depends on the transport company. Most companies offer two ways to get a quote. Try their website if you prefer to use their online resources or call them by phone for a more personal experience.
The cost of your shipping services is calculated after the customer releases some information to the transporter. It only takes a few minutes to come up with a ballpark figure for total shipping costs. Though, you are required to pay duties and taxes for your vehicle as well. These percentage rates change often throughout the years. The Embassy of the Republic of Botswana will have the exact tax and duty rates for your future import. Find out what you owe and pay them to receive proof of this payment.
Written By:Joe Webster
Joe Webster began his journey in the auto transport field by attending the University of Southern California (USC), where he graduated with a Bachelor of Business Marketing.
After college, he started his career in the auto transport industry from the bottom up and has done virtually every job there is to do at A-1 Auto Transport, including but not limited to: Truck Driver, Dispatch, Sales, PR, Bookkeeping, Transport Planner, Transport Manager, International Transport Manager, Brokering, Customer Service, and Marketing. Working with his mentor Tony Taylor, Joe Webster has learned the ins and outs of this industry which is largely misunderstood.
With over 30 years experience in the industry, we've been helping people ship their vehicles, motorcycles, RV's, heavy equipment, household goods and more across the country or overseas without a hitch. Ask us anything.