Are you searching for a new way to grow your business? Expanding your business horizons by including International shipping will be a fantastic step in taking your business to the next level says leading online Freight Management company, Parcelport.
There is no doubt about the fact that International trade is one of the key factors to being successful in the world of eCommerce. eCommerce is said to be growing 250 per cent faster than traditional retail with global eCommerce quadrupling to US$29bn by 2021 (source: Statista.com).
“Shipping internationally creates an opportunity for business to sell to a wider audience, so it’s an important growth area for your business” says Founder and Managing Director of Parcelport, Jimmy Wu. “The ability to make your product visible Internationally is the jewel in the crown in the world of eCommerce”.
You might be thinking, “where do I start?”
One of the first things you want to do is track where your demand is. You can do this by analysing your shop’s traffic data to see which markets and countries are already visiting your store.
You will also need to think about what products you want to ship. You might want to offer your entire product line. However, before you start, you should research which items would appeal to the international markets that you wish to ship to.
“Also consider that the lightweight and smaller items with a higher value will be more affordable to ship, easier to package and provide optimum customer value, so this would be a good place to start,” adds Jeff Vollebregt, CEO at Parcelport. “It would also be wise to choose a durable product to reduce chances of unsatisfactory delivery”.
Once you have an idea of where you want to ship to and what products you want to offer, it’s now time to check into country-based rules and regulations.
“Being up to date on all the rules and regulations that could possibly affect your shipments can help guarantee a smooth delivery,” advises Jeff. “At Parcelport we understand the challenges that arise from running an eCom business where you are likely to be selling on multiple channels with multiple carriers to ship items”.
With a management team that has more than 60 years of International Logistics experience, the International logistics experts at Parcelport will help you get your goods to over 220 countries around the world. This process occurs while flawlessly integrating with several popular eCommerce platforms such as AliExpress, eBay, Amazon, Taobao, Shopify, Trade Me and even your own online store. “Orders are seamlessly pulled directly from these eCom platforms into the Parcelport system so they are visible to you as you prepare your orders for shipment,’’ adds Jimmy
Parcelport’s cleverly designed International shipping system that optimizes, synchronizes, and manages your shipping operations, will save you time and money. As a one stop hub for all your shipping needs, with a Parcelport account you can get quotes from multiple carriers, print shipping labels and documentation as well as book, track, trace and manage your shipments under one portal. All your orders are easily visible on your personalised portal, no matter how many carriers you are using. You pay no monthly fee and pay only for the courier service you use. Simplicity itself!
Learn how International eCommerce can benefit your online store and how Parcelport can make this journey easier by contacting Parcelport today.
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