One of the main questions when opening an online shop or business is this: should I go international? We know that offering international shipping for your e-commerce site can feel daunting, but with the right courier partner and the best international shipping for marketplaces, going global could be the key to expanding your business and improving your results. Find out how to offer international shipping for your online shop or e-commerce site and how to cut down your international shipping costs with Eurosender.
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Offering worldwide shipping for your e-commerce site can be the key to put you ahead of the competition. Adding international shipping is worth it for e-commerce and marketplaces that plan to expand their operation and reach a wider pool of clients, worldwide.
Before you set up international shipping on your e-commerce site, you should think about:
The first thing to do is making sure you have all the necessary documents and authorisations for shipping internationally. For this, you will need to register as an international seller with the relevant authorities to be able to import or export products from your country and offer global deliveries for your ecommerce. Depending on the country you are based, that means getting a VAT number, EORI number or other applicable certificate.
Second, you need to set up your logistics operations. The two most popular alternatives are managing all processes in-house or outsourcing with a reliable logistics partner.
You can choose to manage all logistics processes inhouse, but setting up international shipping for a small e-commerce business can be complicated without a partner. You will need to allocate manpower and budget to logistics management and may need to set up every step of the process (warehousing, distribution etc.) on your own.
Instead of comparing hundreds of couriers one by one, one of the easiest ways of offering worldwide shipping on your small online shop or e-commerce platform is to team up with a logistics partner.
To make things easier, many small businesses decide to join Amazon, eBay or AliExpress to be able to offer international shipping. However, you can remain independent and unique by getting your own logistics department online with us.
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