That said, it is not easy to get shipped down. And one of the most energetic and careful things are in its name shipping.
For shipping agents, the shipping of a shop online may be one of the most time consuming and energy-draining aspects. We constantly hear about shipping methods, package tracking, and so forth from horse-trackers.
This post contains 10 tips to facilitate your life and help your customers.
1. Order your own products for shipping
Okay, you don’t have to order each product variation. But attempt to order at least one item per provider to make a sense of how shipping is handled.
See how long your payment takes and process your order. Analyze when it arrives how the package looks–are there promotions and flyers stuffed with? And see if the number of the tracking works.
As shipping information with certain suppliers is not totally inspiring, well with the tracking number: ordering your products will give you an in-depth look at how suppliers ship, and give you an impression of who can rely on your clients ‘ orders.
2. Make sure your customizes know how long it takes to transport
It will save headaches later to set realistic expectations. Don’t be shy, even though they’re long, about delivery times.
Suppose your supplier informs you that the delivery of a product takes 20-40 days. “Supply within 3 weeks! Claiming! “Possibly driving a few more sales and also driving more e-mails from people requesting refunds to your inbox.
It is also a good thing that you can link to a “shipping details” page from the checkout and footer of your website clearer and the better.
You certainly don’t want your store to dominate shipping information. And it is not right to remember that it could take more than a month for shipping. However, transparency disarms complaints and requests for refunds.
Also… it is a good idea to put “14-35 days” or “20-35 days” instead of “7-35 days” in your supplier’s estimated delivery time… for some reasons: shoppers might be more skeptical about a huge delivery window rather than a long time waiting. A “7-35 days” one-month window could be like a red flag.
You may not mind the early arrival of your shoppers if your package arrives in seven days. Fireflies
3. Of course, it’s difficult to tell your client what to expect if you don’t know what to expect
You know how long shipping takes. And it’s difficult to know sometimes.
For starters it’s not precise estimates such as “20-40 days.” Moreover, suppliers have not always the best available information. Here, for instance, information on the same order is being shipped from the same supplier.
So 60 days are guaranteed, 20-40 days and 35 days refund are estimated. Around, all right?
This returns to our first tip–order your products. See how quickly and how long orders are processed before shipment of goods. A supplier can say “7-35 days” and you can see that the payment takes 7 days to make and 10 more days to ship.
You also have an opportunity for a first-hand examination of shipping times…
4. Shipping questions Contact suppliers
While there is not perfect communication between all suppliers with dropshipping–please see above about the time of shipment–they usually answer when you contact them.
Contact providers offer you the opportunity to measure your response and reliability personally. Here, for example, a provider of AliExpress is quick to answer a shipping question: if you ask questions about shipping and don’t get answers that could be a sign that this provider should be divorced.
5. Try to have a lot of fun with a slow shipping time
However, when it comes to shipping times that you are transparent and clear, you could also have some fun.
For example, if you’re in the yoga and it could take a few weeks to reach your product, remember that yoga is a good way to increase patience. For example. If you sell sweaters, make sure that the sweater gets cold to our clients.
The contents of your automated e-mails in Shopify can easily be modified as can emails received by customers at the various stage of the shipping process. Click on’ Notifications’ in your Shop and update the most relevant e-mails.
6. Use ePacket delivery
The most reliable way of shipping is to use ePacket shipment-at least the most reliable way not costing tons of extra money.
EPacket is a method of shipping products from China and Hong Kong. It was initially initiated as a partnership between China and the U.S. and is now available for the delivery of products to dozens of countries including Canada, Australia and much of Europe.
7. Offer free shipping of digesters free of charge
It’s certainly nice when one day an Amazon order comes up. But our experience is that customers are more costly than time-conscious: when the product is cheap, they tend to be careful not to have long delivery times.
Build shipping into the price of the product, particularly if you use a free to cheap ePacket delivery. Go forward and charge the product itself with a little extra and then share your free shipment with the world.
Be your FREE SHIPPING loud!!! Expectations will have an immediate impact. People are expected and accepted to give them slower delivery times–and they love you for nothing.
8. Installation of shipping areas in Shopify
A few countries have a small fortune to ship to. For instance, the shipment of a product to Western Europe might cost you almost nothing while shipping the same product to Eastern Europe is insane.
You can set up custom zones of shipping in Shopify to deal with this. You could have a free shipping zone for countries with low transport costs, so that for countries that are expensive you can have a special shipping zone. Note that you add a qualifier that your free shipping for all countries is not available.
Shopify shall apply at check-out the corresponding shipping costs.
9. Target countries with the Good shipping options
Advertising platforms such as Facebook and AdWords allow you to use the target location to identify where your campaigns are displayed. So use what you know on shipping times and prices to inform you about marketing campaigns rather than blindly explosive ads.
10. Get telephone numbers for customers
Shoppers don’t always want to enter their phone numbers. Alright, their phone numbers are never eager to give out.
However, it can help with shipping if customers are asked to leave their number. Send or call SMS notifications frequently by the delivery companies. When you receive customer information, the inclusion of “phone number,” reduces the risk of a delivery being missed. You can update your Store Settings to require telephone numbers.
Shipping Conclusions are one of the biggest issues for dropshippers. Dropshippers have to rely by definition on suppliers for order process and product delivery. This is how it works all over.
But in terms of costs, reliability and communication, there are enormous differences between suppliers. There are 10 ways to keep shippers up at night to protect you and your clients against the shipping headaches.