Video instructions and help with filling out and completing customs bond application

Instructions and Help about customs bond application

Your first time getting a big order ship to the States you might get hit with the question that you're like why hey everybody welcome back for another episode of the bootstrap boutique where I encourage you to start small and think big today I want to talk to you a little bit about customs bonds and what they are and why you need them because the first time you go to ship a big order into the States to import it here to sell on Amazon you're gonna be asked about customs bonds and that is just not something that we talk about a whole lot here on YouTube so wanted to just give you a quick overview of what they are what they're for and why you may need one so a customs Fonda's insurance it's insurance that if there's a problem with your products that the US government is still gonna get paid because Uncle Sam is gonna get paid okay so it's an insurance policy now the policy actually has three parties to it the first party is the principal that's me that's you it's the importer of record for the products the second party is the surety and that is the insurance company or the customs broker that is providing the policy and the third party is the beneficiary that is always the US government they are the beneficiary of the policy should it need to be put into force if you've ever bought a house and had to pay PMI that's kind of what it reminds me of basically something that you pay extra as the borrower that should you not pay your loan that the bank still gets paid but like you pay it which is how this also works it's like wow how many ways can we just have to pay stuff there are two different kinds of custom bonds that you can get you can either get a single-entry bond which is what it sounds like good for one-time use or you can get a continuous bond which is good for a whole year so if you're gonna do a lot of importing even though the continuous bond is gonna be a bigger upfront investment it is going to be more cost effective over the multiple shipments that you bring into the country so you're probably thinking all right great something else to worry about how do I get a customs bond this is the good news it's very easy to do your freight forwarder will probably just include it on the invoice that's what man has always done it's just there so it's not even something I have to worry about they arrange it for you thank goodness that is the easiest way to do it there are plenty of logistics companies or customs brokers online where you can go and learn more information about it I'll link up a couple of sources down below but I've just let

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How does one get invited to the Quora Partner Program? What criteria do they use, or is it completely random?
I live in Germany. I got an invite to the Quora partner program the day I landed in USA for a business trip. So from what I understand, irrespective of the number of views on your answers, there is some additional eligibility criteria for you to even get an email invite.If you read the terms of service, point 1 states:Eligibility. You must be located in the United States to participate in this Program. If you are a Quora employee, you are eligible to participate and earn up to a maximum of $200 USD a month. You also agree to be bound by the Platform Terms (https://www.quora.com/about/tos) as a condition of participation.Again, if you check the FAQ section:How can other people I know .participate?The program is invite-only at this time, but we intend to open it up to more people as time goes on.So my guess is that Quora is currently targeting people based out of USA, who are active on Quora, may or may not be answering questions frequently ( I have not answered questions frequently in the past year or so) and have a certain number of consistent answer views.Edit 1: Thanks to @Anita Scotch, I got to know that the Quora partner program is now available for other countries too. Copying Anuta’s comment here:If you reside in one of the Countries, The Quora Partner Program is active in, you are eligible to participate in the program.” ( I read more will be added, at some point, but here are the countries, currently eligible at this writing,) U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy and Australia.11/14/2018Edit 2 : Here is the latest list of countries with 3 new additions eligible for the Quora Partner program:U.S., Japan, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Canada, Australia, Indonesia, India and Brazil.Thanks to Monoswita Rez for informing me about this update.
What happens to all of the paper forms you fill out for immigration and customs?
Years ago I worked at document management company.  There is cool software that can automate aspects of hand-written forms.  We had an airport as a customer - they scanned plenty and (as I said before) this was several years ago...On your airport customs forms, the "boxes" that you 'need' to write on - are basically invisible to the scanner - but are used because then us humans will tend to write neater and clearer which make sit easier to recognize with a computer.  Any characters with less than X% accuracy based on a recognition engine are flagged and shown as an image zoomed into the particular character so a human operator can then say "that is an "A".   This way, you can rapidly go through most forms and output it to say - an SQL database, complete with link to original image of the form you filled in.If you see "black boxes" at three corners of the document - it is likely set up for scanning (they help to identify and orient the page digitally).  If there is a unique barcode on the document somewhere I would theorize there is an even higher likelihood of it being scanned - the document is of enough value to be printed individually which costs more, which means it is likely going to be used on the capture side.   (I've noticed in the past in Bahamas and some other Caribbean islands they use these sorts of capture mechanisms, but they have far fewer people entering than the US does everyday)The real answer is: it depends.  Depending on each country and its policies and procedures.  Generally I would be surprised if they scanned and held onto the paper.   In the US, they proably file those for a set period of time then destroy them, perhaps mining them for some data about travellers. In the end,  I suspect the "paper-to-data capture" likelihood of customs forms ranges somewhere on a spectrum like this:Third world Customs Guy has paper to show he did his job, paper gets thrown out at end of shift. ------  We keep all the papers! everything is scanned as you pass by customs and unique barcodes identify which flight/gate/area the form was handed out at, so we co-ordinate with cameras in the airport and have captured your image.  We also know exactly how much vodka you brought into the country. :)
What does "closing the feedback loop" mean with regards to product management?
Great question! Baptiste Debever and I answered this in our recent episode of The Marketing Automation Discussion. Watch the episode to learn how we close the feedback loop:Listen to the episode on anchor Today is all about automating your feedback loops to increase customer satisfaction, improve the speed/efficiency of bug fixes, and reduce churn.My guest today is Baptiste, the founder of Feedier - Next generation feedback.Baptiste, why don’t you tell us what Feedier is exactly?Yes of course. And thank you for setting this up Alex. I think everyone will find a lot of value in what we’re about to show them.Feedier is a feedback application focusing on gamification of the user experience in order to gain more actionable feedback results.It’s great to have you and I am really enjoying my initial experience with Feedier. It’s a gorgeous product.The situationLet’s start today’s discussion by presenting a few situations most of you should be familiar with. Let’s say you are trying to solve for any of the following:Improving user experience by testing new site design, onboarding funnels, web app dashboards…Gaining feedback on a specific piece of content you are sending traffic to - this could be a new ebook, video, white paper your team put a ton of time into so the feedback is important.Reducing churn in your product, or increasing conversions from free to paid accounts.Finding and fixing issues as soon as they happen.In each of these situations, on-page analytics for time on page, heat maps, and fall-off percentages at each stage in your funnel, although important, do not provide the full picture from the customers’ perspective.The automation we are about to discuss will.Now Baptiste, tell our listeners how to set up this automation:Here’s how to set it upYes Alex, and like you said, we need to get the customers’ feedback in order to really tackle UX, churn and issues in the funnel. So, in this automation, our product Feedier is used on top of Slack in conjunction with zapier and possibly Asana to solve for the needs you mentioned earlier.Here is how to set it up:Step 1 - Setup the widget.Read the in-depth article here https://help.feedier.com/getting...Add .js snippet setup the survey customize widget.Step 2 - Connect zapier and install native Slack app:Link: https://help.feedier.com/api-and...https://slack.com/apps/A8P7FH6LR-feedieIntercom is coming soon. Tag them based on satisfaction.Step 3: Setup your first surveyWatch the demo videoUse case - testing out a new checkout funnelAlright, so now that we’re set up, let’s discuss a quick scenario we recommend using this automation in -I have designed and deployed a new pricing page or a new checkout funnel for an ecommerce site. I can see conversion drop off at each step in the funnel via my site analytics (GA or otherwise). But, why are users more or less interested in this new pricing/checkout funnel? Well, you can find out by running a survey.Then, the next step is to automated the actions for your team post-survey to ensure you are making the most out of this new data.Baptiste, please tell us what we are going to set up:What you’re going to setup are two surveys for this funnel:Survey #1 is deployed if/when they spent too much time on the page (say checkout page). This requires a bit of .js, here is the documentation:The reason we deploy this survey, after say 15 seconds on any particular page without typing going on, is because we are fairly sure they are having issues or doubts around the http://product.To create the 15 second delay, you will need to add some javascript - simply follow the show or hide instructions in the docs: https://help.feedier.com/getting...Survey #2 is deployed post-checkout and includes an offer. We include an offer because this survey is not meant to help them (like the former), but it’s meant to help us with product changes and improvements. So, we offer them an extra month of service, a discount code for their next purchase, a small amount of money back on the current purchase… No javascript necessaryOk, now let’s explain what happens when either survey is filled out:When they fill out survey #1… since this is deployed during the funnel, AFTER 15 seconds of non-activity on any page, we assume they are experiencing issues. So, Baptiste, what do we do with the results from survey #1 in this example: At the end of the survey, we publish a phone number to call customer success department. A notification pushes to Slack as soon as anyone fills out this survey. That notification includes a link to the survey results. Everyone involved in CS is on this channel and receives an alert. Tags are added to their profile in CRM for “Negative Survey” or “Positive Survey” based on the qualitative questions in the survey. Text analysis feature coming soon…IF positive: tag added into the CRM (“Positive Survey”), then they are pushed to a thank you page where there would be an option to add their experience to your review platform (i.e. Trust Pilot, App Store, Capterra…), and a social share option.IF negative: tag added to the CRM (“negative review”) + CS team is notified via Slack and email followed-up by an email to the customer asking for their phone number → then call from CS when they reply to gain a better understanding of what happened.Time of survey + browser info + location are pushed (via zapier) to an Asana list so the engineering team can investigate.When a conversation happens, CS updates their profile and adds a task to the correct list in Asana.Ok great, so we have actions on survey #1. What if they skip survey #1 (do not experience any issues in the funnel), but they do fill out survey #2…Remember, since this survey happens only AFTER they have completed the checkout, we do NOT assume their experience was good or bad. Also, we need to incentivize them to leave a survey since they have no other reason to hang around. How is survey #2 setup Baptiste:They are introduced to the survey via an introduction page with the offer of a free ___ (discount code, rebate, free month…), and any additional information (how long it takes, why they are collecting feedback, etc.)A notification pushes to Slack as soon as anyone fills out this survey. That notification includes a link to the survey results. Everyone involved in CS is on this channel and receives an alert.IF positive: Tag added into the CRM (“Positive Survey”), then they are pushed to a thank you page where there would be an option to add their experience to your review platform (i.e. Trust Pilot, App Store, Capterra…), and a social share option.IF negative: tag added to the CRM (“negative review”) + CS team is notified via Slack and email followed-up by an email to the customer asking for their phone number → then call from CS when they reply to gain a better understanding of what happened.Time of survey + browser info + location are pushed (via zapier) to an Asana list so the engineering team can investigate.When a conversation happens, CS updates their profile and adds a task to the correct list in Asana.The anti-churn sequence starts from your CRM - now that they have the tag, you can add them to an automation in your CRM which helps them get better at using the software as well as forms a tighter bond between them and their CS rep.Alex’s note: Check out CRM’s with built-in automations and the ability to programatically add tags from third-party tools. Some of my favorites are Agile CRM, Active Campaign, Sales Seek…Zapier - Feedier Video Tutorial #6 - Integrations using ZapierThe results from the feedback loop aboveAfter running this, you can expect to gain,A very clear and organized system to increase response rates on poor satisfaction to reduce poor reviews or churn in the checkout funnel.An automated way to send highly-satisfied individuals to your Trust Pilot, iTunes profile, Capterra review page… in order to receive a positive rating and more social proof for your brand.More customer trust, less churn etc…If you would like this feedback loop, head to Feedier - Next generation feedback or contact the team at Marketing and Sales Automation - Automated.AF - Automated.af to set this up for you.Baptiste, thank you for being a part of this and sharing this valuable automation.Tell everyone how to get in touch with you:LinkedIn : https://www.linkedin.com/in/bdeb...Email: contact@feedier.com and we have a very active Intercom Widget on Feedier - Next generation feedback SUBMIT YOUR AUTOMATION OR EPISODE
How did you learn to fill out a job application?
First you must be truthful. Look at your assets, what do you do best, then look at what the future employer’s needs and fit the two together as best you can. On any job application or any correspondence try to master the King’s English to your very best ability. This is especially important if the new job requires communication interfacing with other people outside your company.