How to Determine the Best International Shipping for Ecommerce

Tons of companies claim to offer the best international shipping for ecommerce. It is part of the game. And by the way, claiming to be the best isn’t limited to international shipping. It is common to just about every business sector on the planet. As far as international shipping is concerned though, there are ways to determine your best options.

We like to think that we offer the best international shipping option for ecommerce operators. However, do not take our word for it. Put our services to the test. While you compare our service to what you’ve received from others, bear in mind the things listed below. The shipper who performs the best in these areas is the best one for your needs.

1. Shipping Speed

At the top of a list is shipping speed. Let’s face it, the world is a much smaller place now that we are capable of getting just about anywhere we need to go in a relatively short amount of time. Given our ability to travel large distances rather quickly, your customers expect shipments to arrive in a timely manner. They do not expect to be left sitting on their hands doing nothing until the packages you sent eventually arrive.

Preferred Shipping has been a DHL Express reseller for more than three decades. In that time, we have seen it all. We know the difference between fast shipping and adequate service. We prefer fast. We suspect your customers do as well.

2. Shipping Reliability

Online shoppers generally focus on two things: price and shipping options. Where the latter is concerned, did you know that upwards of half of all consumers who purchase cross border goods online are influenced in their decision by shipping options? They buy from companies who utilize shipping services they trust.

It all boils down to reliability. Your customers want to know that they will receive their purchases as promised. They may not have those assurances if you are using a shipping partner your customers don’t trust. That’s why it’s so important to our clients that we are an authorized DHL Express reseller. DHL is a trusted name around the world.

3. Global Capabilities

Ecommerce makes it possible for you to sell to the world. You are not limited to your local area or general region. You can ship to the other side of the globe, thereby picking up customers who would never find you locally. But to do that, you need an international shipping partner with global capabilities. This means a shipping partner with its own global operations as well as a certified network of partners.

What you don’t need is a shipping partner that promises to entrust your packages to another shipper who may or may not directly service the region you are shipping to. And yes, this sort of thing happens all the time. Ecommerce operators hand off their packages without any knowledge of who will really be handling them. They cross their fingers and hope that the packages arrive at the intended destination.

4. Package Flexibility

Finally, the best international shippers offer package flexibility. They will take packages of any size and dimensions, within reason. This is especially important if the products you sell are not necessarily uniform in size. You need the flexibility to ship small packages today and larger ones tomorrow. And you need to know they all will be handled with the same level of service.

Determining the best international shipping option for your ecommerce operation is really about finding one capable of meeting all your needs. Find that partner and you’ve found the best for you.

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We have more than 25 years of experience supporting small and medium businesses with their shipping needs. As the oldest authorized reseller of DHL Express, we are international shipping experts. In addition to our international import and export services, we offer heavy air freight, domestic USPS services, and domestic trucking services.