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Lisa Nemer

Lisa Nemer leads the customer service and finance teams at Shipping Solutions, a software company that develops and sells export document and compliance software targeted specifically at small and mid-sized U.S. companies that export. If you have ever called Shipping Solutions with a question or problem you've probably talked to Lisa! Prior to joining Shipping Solutions, Lisa spent 14 years in finance and technology-related jobs for a Fortune 500 company in Minneapolis.

Articles Written By Lisa Nemer

Understanding the Schedule B for Export Classification

Lisa Nemer | November 7, 2018 | Export Basics, Automated Export System (AES)

U.S. export laws are complex, but there is one piece that is fairly straight-forward and easy to understand: the Schedule B. The Schedule B is the export classification system of the United States, and is administered by the Foreign Trade Division of the Census Bureau, which is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

A Schedule B code is 10 digits long, and there is a Schedule B code for every product. The codes are used by the Census Bureau to collect and publish U.S. export statistics.

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Shipping Solutions Export Software Data Exchange Manager

Lisa Nemer | October 31, 2018 | Shipping Solutions News & Tips

Shipping Solutions Professional includes a Data Exchange Manager (DXM) that allows you to import orders from your company’s accounting, order-entry or ERP system into Shipping Solutions Professional and produce your export documents, file your export information electronically through the Automated Export System (AES), and fulfill your export compliance requirements.

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Shipping Solutions Export Software Versions 9.13 and 8.13 Now Available

Lisa Nemer | October 29, 2018 | Shipping Solutions News & Tips

Shipping Solutions export software is pleased to announce the release of Professional version 9.13 and Classic version 8.13.

If you are an active Annual Maintenance Program (AMP) subscriber, you can download the update from the AMP website.

The new versions include the following enhancements and fixes.

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What Happened to the U.S. Certificate of Origin for Exports to Israel?

Lisa Nemer | October 3, 2018 | Shipping Solutions News & Tips, Export Forms

For years, many exporters to Israel needed to complete the U.S. Certificate of Origin for Exports to Israel. It was one of the few export forms that the Shipping Solutions export documentation software couldn't print out on plain paper.

That's because the Israeli government required that the Certificate of Origin (COO) be printed on their official green form. We weren't allowed to create a similar form in Shipping Solutions, but we did create a “data only” form that printed everything in the correct spot on the official form.

But beginning with Shipping Solutions Professional version 9.13 and Shipping Solutions Classic 8.13, the Israeli Certificate of Origin form went away. What happened?

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How to Complete a Shipper's Letter of Instruction (video)

Lisa Nemer | September 5, 2018 | Shipping Solutions: Screen By Screen, Export Forms

Shipping Solutions export documentation and compliance software includes two types of Shipper's Letters of Instruction (SLI).

One type of SLI is used as a cover letter to convey specific instructions from the exporter to the agent, usually an international freight forwarder. The second type of SLI is used to provide to your freight forwarder all the information needed to file your Electronic Export Information (EEI) with AESDirect.

This video shows you how to create both types of SLIs in Shipping Solutions.

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Importing Your Customers and Products into Shipping Solutions Export Documentation Software

Lisa Nemer | May 1, 2018 | Shipping Solutions News & Tips

Shipping Solutions export documentation and compliance software allows you to store your customer and product information in the software's databases, so you don't have to type the addresses and product detail over and over again.

If you have the information in another source, such as an ERP system or Excel spreadsheet, you can import the information using the Import utility rather than typing the addresses and product detail by hand.

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Creating Your Dangerous Goods Documents with Shipping Solutions Export Documentation Software

Lisa Nemer | April 3, 2018 | Shipping Solutions News & Tips, Dangerous Goods/Hazmat, Export Forms

Shipping Solutions has a new video describing how to create the IATA and IMO Dangerous Goods (DG) documents using their export documentation and compliance software.

The video shows how to store your products' DG information in the Shipping Solutions database, how to create the documents on the EZ Start screen, and all the options for printing the documents.

The video transcript is shown below, and if you have any trouble viewing the video, you can watch it on our website support page or YouTube channel. Check out our other videos too!

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10 Reasons You Need Shipping Solutions Professional Export Software

Lisa Nemer | January 31, 2018 | Shipping Solutions News & Tips

Shipping Solutions Classic export software does a great job of creating basic export documents and helping you file through AESDirect. But did you know that Shipping Solutions Professional can do so much more?

Here are 10 things you can do with Shipping Solutions Professional that you can't do with Classic.

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Top 10 International Trade Blog Posts of 2017

Lisa Nemer | December 19, 2017 | Shipping Solutions News & Tips

It's hard to believe, but 2017 is coming to a close. In keeping with year-end traditions, I have compiled lists of our most popular blog posts of 2017.

The first list shows the most viewed posts on our entire International Trade Blog. The second list shows the most viewed posts written specifically for our Shipping Solutions customers.

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Resources for Exporters Straight to Your InBox

Lisa Nemer | November 1, 2017 | Shipping Solutions News & Tips

If you are an exporter and like getting information delivered directly to your inbox, there is a plethora of information to be had from the U. S. Census Bureau and U. S. Customs and Border Protection. Their websites are full of information for exporters including videos, blog posts and export procedures.

Rather than having to navigate through their websites, however, you can sign-up to receive emails from both agencies whenever there is something published that affects you.

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