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The 4 Best Shipping Practices for E-commerce Site Owners

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Best Shipping Practices for E-commerce Site Owners

With thousands of retailers on the Internet today, having an excellent e-commerce website is no longer enough to carve a niche in the online selling industry. It won’t even guarantee that you will make enough sales to recoup your initial investment. Because of this, as an online merchant, you need to find ways to make your business stand out in a sea of competition or, at the very least, capable of meeting the current needs of your customers. This is something that you have to work on when you start selling online internationally and even locally. One of the strategies you can implement to achieve these goals is to have exceptional, efficient shipping services. When your customers get their orders in good condition within the specified timeframe, they will have no reason to complain and be dissatisfied with your online shop. Your chances of having them buy something from your site will be higher as well.

Additionally, offering shipping deals and perks that will allow your customers to save money is always a smart, strategic move. It is a great way to encourage return business and attract new, potential buyers.

Effective E-commerce Shipping Practices and Strategies

Below are four shipping practices and tactics you can implement that will boost sales and help your site stand out:

1. Find the right shipping partner

Your ability to offer low shipping rates and other perks will depend greatly on your service provider. Shop around for the best shipping option based on the size and weight of your products. Factor in your budget as well when looking at your choices.

Additionally, consider the following when choosing your final shipping carrier:

  • Average shipping and delivery times for both local and international shipments
  • Available shipping methods
  • The proportion of domestic and international shipments
  • The average shipments you will be making each month

Lastly, do not hesitate to speak with the staff of your shortlisted shipping carriers. Inform them of your budget, the typical type, size, weight, and prices of products you will be shipping, and other details they have to be aware of.

The best shipping companies will listen to you and find ways to accommodate your needs so that you can satisfy your customers.

2. Offer free shipping

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Providing free shipping is a strategy that can boost your sales. It can also be an excellent marketing tool as well. Although offering free shipping means you will have to shoulder the expenses for this service, it doesn’t automatically mean you will lose money on this. There are several ways to provide this perk without substantial financial loss on your part.

One of these options is to offer it with a minimum order. Establish a minimum order value that will allow customers to qualify for this freebie. Even if you will shoulder the shipping cost, the average value of your orders will go up and, thus, make up for the losses. But before you implement this strategy, review the margins on your products and map the places or countries where you will be shipping. To avoid huge losses, you may have to adjust the minimum value for international shipments or offer this service on specific products only.

Other options include providing free shipping as a promotional offer for certain times of the year or as a reward for the repeat, loyal customers.

3. Highlight the strong points of your shipping service

In case you can’t offer free shipping, for now, entice your customers by showcasing the best points of your service. These can include different shipping methods or options, fulfillment, and return policies. Offering flexible, varied shipping strategies based on the order value, category of purchase, frequency, and the season is also an effective way of reducing shopping cart abandonment.

Other shipping strategies that you can highlight on your e-commerce site include flat rate and table rate shipping. Same-day shipping and delivery is an excellent point to showcase as well.

4. Don’t ignore the packaging

The packaging is also a crucial aspect of shipping that is often neglected. If you want to increase your chances of getting more repeat customers, include this in your shipping strategy. Think about how you want your buyers to feel and react when they open the shipping envelope or bag. Without a doubt, you want them to be excited and happy. If you want to give them a great experience, you need to create the right design for your packaging. Your packaging can be a valuable marketing tool, as well. Because of this, incorporate your brand elements in your materials. You won’t go wrong with adding some personal touches as well since consumers respond favorably to customized services or add-ons.

However, don’t forget about the other important role of packaging: protecting your product. As such, choose materials that are durable and will safeguard the quality of your customers’ purchases throughout the shipping and delivery process.

Additionally, when thinking about packaging, keep in mind that weight and size will affect the cost of shipping. You, therefore, need to find a good compromise between design and functionality.

Following these shipping practices and strategies will help you establish yourself in the world of e-commerce retailing. Implement them as soon as possible to start experiencing success as an online seller.

Author Bio

As Chief Product Officer for Shipa Freight, Paul Rehmet is responsible for translating the vision of Shipa Freight into an easy-to-use online freight platform for our customers. Formerly Vice President of Digital Marketing for Agility, Paul managed Agility’s website, mobile apps, content marketing and online advertising campaigns. In his 25-year career, Paul has held various technology leadership positions with early-stage startups and Fortune 500 companies including Unisys, Destiny Web Solutions, and US Airways. Paul has a Masters in Software Engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and a Bachelor of Computer Science from Brown University. Paul is based in Philadelphia.

After completing my studies and getting a decent job I wanted to do something creative. I firmly believed that there should be a hobby that helps you to earn. Thus I made my hobby of writing into my part-time profession and started to write from the last two years. My journey as a writer has enriched me.

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Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath Have Been Blessed With Baby Girl

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Kapil Sharma and Ginni Chatrath Have Been Blessed With Baby Girl

Getting blessed with a child, whether it’s a boy or girl is a feeling that nobody can express. Becoming parents for the very first time gives immense pleasure. I have something good to share with you all today. Most of you might have heard this name, Kapil Sharma, one of the great and famous comedians that we know today and his wife Ginni Chatrath have been blessed with a baby girl. Not only he is just a good comedian, but also he is a great actor too as he did lots of Bollywood movies.

Kapil took this news to Twitter

On becoming a father of a baby girl, Kapil can’t wait to share this good news with his fans. He shared this news to Twitter to announce the birth of his daughter, where he wrote,

Have a look at what celebrities have said on getting this news

As soon as Kapil shared this news with his fans, many celebrities and his fans have congratulated him on welcoming the baby girl. They all wished all the best to the little girl.

Rakul Preet Singh wrote, “Congratulationssssssss!!!! God bless the baby girl with all the happiness.”

Singer Guru Randhawa tweeted,

Comedian and YouTuber Bhuvan Bam

The couple have tied the knot on 12 December last year

Kapil Sharma and Ginni have tied the knot last year on December 12 in Jalandhar. They have celebrated the wedding in two different traditions i.e. Hindu and Anand-Karaj from Ginni’s side.

Even during her pregnancy phase, Ginni used to come on the show

Even during her pregnancy, Ginni used to come and attend the Kapil Sharma Show. But last week she was missing from the shoots. Her family has also come down from Jalandhar to be with her. Not only her parents, but Kapil’s mother was also there with her during her pregnancy.

Sometime before, things were not going well for Kapil, but now it look like everything has come back on track and going good for him and his family. Again he has won many hearts by making us laugh with his jokes. God bless Kapil and baby girl too.

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South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi Got The Title for Miss Universe 2019 on Giving The Impressive Answer That Has Won Millions of Hearts

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South Africa’s Zozibini Tunzi Got The Title for Miss Universe 2019

We live in a society where beautiful means having white skin, a toned body, etc. These standards are set by none other than us whom we called as a society. But all the standards shattered when Zozibini Tunzi from South Africa has won the title for Miss Universe 2019 who looks more than beautiful not by her skin but from her heart.

She feels proud to win the title for the 68th edition of the pageant

She is 26-years-old and is proud to win the 68th edition of the prestigious pageant. She has won the title after giving the impressive reply to the questions that she was asked regarding social issues and one final chance to prove why she is the right choice to win this title.

What question was she asked for which she has given a winning reply?

She was asked, ‘What is the most important thing you should be teaching young girls today?’ Her reply to this question has made her win not only the title but also millions of hearts.

Also read: Internet is Celebrating the Victory of These 3 Black Women Who Made It to the Miss USA Pageant History

She answered this question:

“The most important thing we should teach young girls is leadership. It’s something that has been lacking in young girls and women for a long time, not because we don’t want to but because of what society has labeled women to be.”

She further added: “I think we are the most powerful being in the world and that we should be given every opportunity. That is what we should be teaching these young girls to take, to take up space. Nothing is more important than taking up space in society and cementing yourself.”

She is proud of her skin and colour

On winning this great title, she hasn’t missed the golden opportunity to talk about gender stereotypes.

She says,

“I grew up in a world where a woman who looks like me, with my kind of skin and my kind of hair, was never considered to be beautiful. I think it is time that that stops today. I want children to look at me and see my face and I want them to see their faces reflected in mine.”

Also read: Meet the Beautiful Inside Out 2018 Miss Universe: Miss Philippines, Catriona Gray

There were around 90 contestants in all

 

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Among the 90 contestants, Tunzi was the one to get the Miss Universe title. Other runner ups were representing Mexico and Puerto Rico. Sadly, India’s Vartika Singh could not make it to the top finalists.

Also read: Miss Mexico Vanessa Ponce De Leon Crowned As Miss World 2018

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Good News! Now Indians are Free To Visit Brazil Without Worrying About Visa

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Indians are Free To Visit Brazil Without Visa

I have good news to announce to you all. If you were planning to visit South American country for a long time, now it’s the perfect time to pay your visit to Brazil which is well-known for its natural beauty and rich culture. In a bid to boost tourism in Brazil, it’s president, Jair Bolsonaro who have announced that Indians can now visit Brazil without worrying about their visas when he was on a trip to China.

Brazilian president announces a hassle-free visit to Brazil for Indians without a visa

Brazilian president announces a hassle-free visit to Brazil for Indians without a visa

The announcement was made by him on October 24, 2019. Besides Brazil, the government has also extended this policy to other developing countries as well. Now, Indians would not be facing any difficulty while visiting Brazil and thus making their trip a hassle-free one.

Also read: Dare To Visit These 8 Most Dangerous and Thrilling Tourist Destinations in The World

Apart from India other nations were also relaxed for visa norms

Apart from India other nations were also relaxed for visa norms

The move has come when Jair Bolsonaro was getting elected as the nation’s president at the beginning of the year. Previously also he cleared that the nation wants to relax visa norms for many other developed countries including Japan, Australia, the US, and Canada. He said visitors from these developed countries do not require a visa to enter Brazil for the duration of 90 days which can be further extended to another 90 days.

However, even after the announcement, these countries have not yet dropped their visa rules.

The initiative aims at promoting tourism in Brazil

The initiative aims at promoting tourism in Brazil

This initiative taken by the Brazilian government would help more Indian travellers to Brazil and promote tourism in the country. So, guys what are you waiting for pack your bags and head towards South America’s favourite nation, Brazil.

Also read: A Study Revealed That Travelling Makes You Happier and is Better Than Getting Married or Making Babies

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