Shipping is a part of e-commerce business. To give customers the striking experiences, you must carry out a few steps and prepare for shipping service. Find out Shipping function of Shopify to set up shipping zones and send products to customers from all over the world.
Insurance and tracking
Why should you include insurance and tracking at the shipping cost? Is it necessary? You need the insurance if your product is valuable and fragile. For example, you ship a precious picture to a customer. You are advised to use insurance. If the picture is damaged on the shipping way, the insurance company will pay the fee for the customer. You avoid risks by using insurance. Shipping services like UPS and USPS Priority Mail offer complimentary coverage for up to $100, and that coverage can be up to $200 in some cases.
Consider purchasing insurance on big-ticket items so that, in the rare cases when a package does get lost, you’ll be covered. Keep in mind that some shipping services have insurance already built into the price, so consider this when you are comparing various courier prices.
Customs declaration and forms
The proper customs documentation is necessary if you sell your products to foreign customers and ship them to other countries. These documents are available online on Shopify. You can find them at your local post office or shipping retail location. The forms provide the customs officers at the country of import information about which item is in the package, how much it costs, and whether it is a gift or merchandise.
You must take the right forms to attach to your parcel. You check with your country’s postal service to find out forms. These forms should be filled up honestly and clearly to prevent your parcel from being kept in the Customs department.
Tariffs, taxes, and duties
Customers will have to pay extra when their purchase is delivered to their home. You need to notify them about those fees. You put this information in your shipping policy page so customers aren’t surprised by unexpected fees. Tell customers what fees they might incur, check out this customs duty calculator.
Customs declaration information
You need to read regulations and policies about customs declaration. You understand them well by reading the resources (USPS Customs Information, UPS, DHL Express, Canada Post Customs Information, UK Royal Mail Customs Information, Australia Post Customs Information).
After having chosen on the carriers to use, you set up business accounts. Business accounts supply lots of services including discounts, better expense tracking, and a whole host of online tools to efficiently manage the shipping of your business. To use USPS, UPS, DHL Express services in the United States and Canada Post services in Canada, you sign up through Shopify Shipping for preferred rates and discounts.
You consider using two business account: UK Royal Mail and Online Business Account
Labeling your packages
The next step is to determine how to label your packages. Many beginners write the ship-to and return addresses on the package. This way seems to be time-consuming because you have to write by hand yourself. When your business grows, this way is not effective because you have many products.
Shopify Shipping will help you. You can print and pay for multiple shipping labels directly in Shopify.
- Select all the orders you’re ready to ship in the order list.
- Investigate the shipment (the carrier, shipping service, and package). Fill in enough information.
- Buy all of your shipping labels and print them as a single PDF. You can use plain paper or sticky paper to print labels.
To inform visitors to your online store that you offer free shipping campaigns. You can use app shipping bar master to increase order value, then grow the profit.
A fulfillment warehouse will manage the shipping. You will store your inventory at one of their warehouses. You choose a level of integration with your shopping cart. As your fulfillment partner receives an order, they will pick, pack, and ship the purchase order on your behalf.
After customers receive their parcels, you can send them thank-you email via email with love app to form the good relationship with them.
If you work with a fulfillment warehouse, you get some advantages. For example, you have cheaper shipping rates. As fulfillment warehouses ship so many items for multiple vendors, they receive cheaper shipping rates. They cooperate with all of the major shipping logistics companies, so they give you easier access to the widest range of shipping options. You save the time because of shorter shipping times.