Continue to explore the remaining steps to set up an international shipping campaign! Shopify always gives assistance if you want to ship to far borders.
Ship to other countries with Shopify Shipping
Merchants in the United States and Canada can use discounted rates with USPS, UPS, DHL Express, and Canada Post. If you are from other countries, you set up your shipping rate to compare with their rate.
When you take international shipping labels from Shopify, your correct customs forms and documentation are created automatically. You can print them easily. If you use DHL Express, the documentation is transmitted.
You can use App Shipping Bar Master of Autoketing to show shipping notifications on your site and increase the sale volume.
To save your shipping cost, you should use multiple carriers. Carriers of the post office are cheap, but it is slow and doesn’t provide multiple options for package types and delivery speed. Express carriers are more expensive, but this service is fast and supplies more options like insurance. Figure out the postal, regional and express carrier options.
Some buyers will want to see orders at once while others can wait for their products. To satisfy all shoppers, you offer them multiple shipping options. Customers are free to choose a shipping option.
Tracking and insurance
You see the recent shipping status of your product as most carriers provide tracking service. This service is really convenient because customers can see where the product is and when you will receive it. Customers aren’t afraid that their items are lost and damaged. They see the shipment is processing.
Insurance is also offered by most express carriers. It can be included in your shipping cost. Otherwise, you can request to add the insurance to your shipping cost to use this service. USPS and Canada Post add automatically insurance to the price of shipping. You select specific classes of shipment. For example, you choose Priority Mail and Priority Mail Express for USPS or Priority or Xpresspost for Canada Post. You are advised to use insurance for packages over $200.
You can combine free shipping offer and discount offers to boost sales. Product discount master is a useful app to set up sale-off campaigns.
Be transparent about fees
Shipping cost is an important part of your international shipping strategy. You inform the shipping cost to customers clearly. Don’t make them shocked by an unexpected total high cost when they checkout. According to the Baymard Institute, a high percentage of cart abandonment happened when buyers see shipping fees and costs.
Source: Baymard Institute
You can go to the policy pages to figure out shipping costs and answer what you are wondering. You can add a flag to your top navigation to display your shipping availability.