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Building a better international shipping strategy

James Messer - Shipstation | September 7, 2020 | Comments

Growing a business in international markets can be difficult. We want to treat all of our customers with the same care regardless of their location. However, there are inherent hurdles involved with shipping internationally that can cause massive headaches that aren’t present with domestic shipping. From custom fees to longer transit times, to shipping delays caused by COVID-19, international shipping can be difficult to navigate. However, once you know what to expect, you can create a more streamlined and efficient shipping process for your business.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, Cross Border Trade, Delivery & Fulfilment, Shipstation

How Your Delivery Options Can Increase Your eCommerce Sales

Parcelhub | August 27, 2019 | Comments

This is a guest article from multi-carrier delivery management solution, Parcelhub.

Thanks to Amazon Prime, consumers now live in an age where they expect to not only buy pretty much whatever they want at a bargain price, but to also have it delivered almost immediately. 

The problem, however, is that if you're trying to compete as a retailer, this puts enormous pressure on your logistics. 

In fact, it leaves you with two options.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment

Last Posting Dates For Christmas 2018

Aimee Manning | December 18, 2018 | Comments

With Christmas 2018 now only a week away, it’s crucial that you’re aware of the delivery and collection schedules for your couriers.

Why?

Because it not only enables you to inform your customers of the cut-off dates for pre-Christmas delivery, but more importantly it ensures that you’re dispatching their orders on time.

So, what are the last posting dates for Christmas delivery?

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce News, eCommerce

A List Of eCommerce Fulfilment Services Across The Globe

Aimee Manning | November 30, 2018 | Comments

At this trying time, Amazon has temporarily suspended the type of goods that can be sent to its warehouses. Instead, the eCommerce giant is prioritising medical supplies and high-demand products to support the coronavirus pandemic from now until 5th April 2020.  

As a result, thousands of retailers just like you are facing disruption to their businesses. Some sellers are storing and shipping items on their own, using services such as Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime to give them Prime eligibility and increased exposure on the site.

Others, however, do not have the capacity to do this. If this is your current situation, then the next best thing to do is to find alternative eCommerce fulfilment services. They’ll be able to take some of the burden away and support your business.

To help you, we’ve put together a list of third-party logistics providers (3PLs) that you can browse to find the best eCommerce fulfilment service that can support your business during this period of the unknown.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment

Seller Fulfilled Prime: Everything You Need To Know About Amazon MFN Prime

Aimee Manning | November 1, 2018 | Comments

There’s no denying that Amazon Prime has transformed the face of eCommerce in recent years, having set the bar for the ever-increasing consumer expectations surrounding delivery and price.

In fact, it is largely because of this that the marketplace now has over 100 million Prime subscribers worldwide, all looking for the best products, often at the lowest prices and from the most reliable of sellers.

But how exactly can you become one of these sellers? And more specifically, how do you go about making your products eligible for Prime?

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Topics: Amazon, Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce Best Practices, Selling on Amazon