Shipping services to Azerbaidjan
Since Azerbaidjan is land locked, you must either send your parcels via road freight trucks, air mail or ship via ocean cargo freight liners to a close port of call in another country. The ports that take ocean cargo holds for Azerbaidjan are the ports in Georgia, Russia and Syria mainly. Your shipping company, such as Ameri Cargo or Asha Freight, will contract with a road shipping company, such as Russell Freight or FedEx, in the region to make the final delivery. You should check before sending what route your shipping company will take.
Customs in Azerbaidjan
Typically a Custom's department has the right to search any and all shipments that come into the country, which is what technically happens in Azerbaidjan. The thing that happens here, more often than not though, is that your shipment, if perceived as a high value, is often confiscated by the government. To make matters worse, many times the sender has no clue that this has happened and even if they do, they don't have much recourse for rectifying the situation.
Security concerns when shipping to Azerbaidjan
Security is a major concern when shipping to Azerbaidjan, no matter where you are shipping to from or the method you choose to send it. There is a fair amount of theft in the country, including the targeting of delivery trucks and delivery personnel. Additionally, there are reports of thefts happening inside the Customs department, mostly due to a corrupt system of government that bleeds into other parts of their system, such as the shipping industry. This is why it is highly advisable to not send anything of significant value to Azerbaidjan. And if you must send something there, be sure to take out some insurance on it in case you fall victim to this type of thievery.