Customs Held Management

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Customs Held Management

You can attain visibility to all customs held shipments with no line-of-sight required. Intelligent labeling, digital readers, and a connected cloud make inventory transparency possible every step of the way, ensuring automated control and quick locationing of parcels.

  • Intelligent Labeling Technologies
  • Automated Scanning In/Out
  • Connected Cloud
  • IoT devices
  • Ability to Connect it altogether

You want to know exactly what you have inside an authorized temporary storage facility at any point of time and to locate shipments which are subject to customs control or release in a few seconds. Intelligent identification paired with readers and software apps are the key to maintain compliance and remain first choice on international shipments for your customers.  

Avery Dennison opens the door to more of this...

  • Accurate inventory counts of consignments under customs control without scanning each parcel
  • Significant efficiencies in customs held management (time, labor & accuracy)
  • Quick locationing for parcel releases and inspection
  • Fast payback with plug&play, right-sized infrastructure and software solution
  • Throughput increase with accelerated release events and footprint optimization
  • Lost and “ghost” inventory prevention and efficient management of abandoned consignments
  • Increased customer satisfaction

...and less of this!

  • Multiple manual scanning throughout the day for custody and clearance confirmation
  • Inventory inaccuracies
  • Slow parcel releases due to imprecise storage location and manual search
  • High manual effort to ensure full compliance

Why Avery Dennison’s Customs Held Management Solution…

With the customs clearance process as complex as it is, ensuring inventory accuracy and traceability for parcels under customs control creates a domino effect on the rest of your operations.

In today’s world cross-border ecommerce volume has significantly increased, and consumer expectations have evolved to a much more demanding tune of shorter, faster delivery windows, real-time transparency and full compliance.


Make customs held management processes more efficient, eliminate unnecessary scanning, ensure adherence to the applicable regulations and get parcels back to the network soonest!

Avery Dennison Customs Held Management Solutions. Streamlined. Digitized. And with the power to unlock even more potential.


Technologies Unlocking Temporary Storage Management

The numbers are epic, and growing! Of the 9 billion cross border parcels sent in 2022, it is estimated 5% are held back during the customs clearance process. This can be thousands of parcels a day isolated in authorized temporary storage zones at a single large logistics hub. 

For carriers this is a time intensive, inefficient process. What drop-in technology solutions are there? How can carriers relieve pressure on the warehouse team, remove friction with local customs, and unlock bottlenecks?

Let’s supercharge it! This white paper reveals which digital technologies and solutions can unlock temporary storage management for international parcel carriers. 

Contact Avery Dennison to optimize your custom held inventory zone today.