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The eCommerce Seller’s Guide to International Selling & Shipping

When we ask ShippingEasy users why they don’t target the international market, the most commonly-cited reasons are international shipping expense and complexity. These hurdles may seem daunting – but they don’t have to prevent your business from taking advantage of the lucrative international eCommerce market.

Successfully selling and shipping internationally certainly requires a lot of know-how and planning. With the proper resources and a platform like ShippingEasy to help automate the process, you’ll be amazed at how straightforward it is to take your brand international.

To help you navigate the complexities of selling and shipping internationally, ShippingEasy has put together this eCommerce Seller’s Guide to International Selling & Shipping.

It’s the only resource you’ll need to:

  • Assess international eCommerce opportunities and determine which countries to target: Learn what’s out there and get the resources you need to pick the best eCommerce target markets.
  • Get resources for planning and setting up international shipping operations: This guide assembles and simplifies the relevant legal, customs and regulatory information you’ll need to sell, and ship your products abroad.
  • Optimize international shipping costs: To help you understand international shipping costs and select the right carrier for your needs, the guide provides tables summarizing shipping cost data across select carriers, international destinations, and weight ranges.
  • Access real-world examples of how other eCommerce businesses sell and ship internationally: ShippingEasy has analyzed its proprietary, anonymous shipping data to illustrate how other eCommerce vendors are successfully selling and shipping abroad and which carriers and services they are using.

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Table of Contents

  • Making it happen 3
  • Evaluating your product portfolio 4
  • Determining countries to target 5
  • Requirements 7
  • Customs, duties, taxes & fees 8
  • Canada, UK, Australia 9
  • Understanding international shipping models 11
  • USPS 12
  • Private Carriers 13
  • International Consolidators 14
  • Harmonized System 15
  • Getting your operations in order 16
  • Optimizing international shipping cost 19
  • Carrier/Service options 20
  • Australia, Canada, UK: 5 day 22
  • Australia, 2-7 days 23
  • Canada 2-7 days 24
  • UK 3-5 days 25
  • Case studies 26