By: Noor Al Abid
Sep 5, 2018
Subscription boxes are a growing trend. If yours contains the right product, then yours are probably flying off the shelves as well. One way to grow your audience is to provide international shipping. Many businesses fear shipping internationally because of the cost. Parcels getting hung up in customs and items not being delivered can be a hindrance as well. There are a few things to consider doing that will drop the shipping rates and make your life easier.
How much does your box weigh? As you probably guessed, the more the package weighs, the more is costs to ship. The great thing about shipping subscription boxes is that most of them are lightweight. In addition to storing and shipping your parcels, eShipper's SmartePost also compares pricing for most couriers. As long as your boxes weighs under 3 pounds, your costs are going to be relatively low. For example, it would typically cost around $18.70 to ship a 1 pound parcel to the United States with the average postal service, whereas it would cost $8.83 with eShipper. That's almost $10 in savings. That will add up fast and the money saved can go right back into your business.
Because accidents happen and parcels get lost when travelling between countries, you are going to want to provide a tracking number for your customers. With many carriers, that is an extra expense that has to be factored in. You certainly don't want to leave yourself open for a bad reputation because some packages go missing. Not to mention the extra cost you will incur by shipping out a replacement box. While it will be worth the cost when something goes awry and a box goes missing, you don't have to settle for paying high prices. With SmartePost, tracking is included in the cost. The guesswork has been taken out. They really do want to save you money and make your business run smoothly.
Insurance is an important thing to have when your shipment does go awry because it guarantees the cost to replace your items. Now instead of being out hundreds of dollars, you're covered. It can give you and the customer peace of mind. Insurance can be pricey, but with eShipper's potential savings it doesn't have to break the bank. They offer $100 worth of insurance for free for SmartePost customers and it's only $1 for each additional $100 of coverage. With that kind of assurance, you won't have to worry about your shipments.