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Smarten-Up Your Shipping

Choosing the right partner can make or break your company’s logistics, customer service, and repeat purchases. Using a fulfillment center like Shipfusion frees you from navigating the fulfillment landscape with zero stress. Below are some insights on how Shipfusion can take your business to the next level.

Shipping success is an essential part of creating client satisfaction. If you want to compete with Amazon, you must continue to improve your shipping strategy. Below is a reference guide on how to offer exceptional shipping services to your customers. Shipping is not a one size fits all solution; it is best to have several different end cart user options. 

Free Shipping: Shipping costs are the most-cited reason customers abandon carts at check out. Offering free shipping is a great way to use a compelling offer to improve conversion rates without relying on dollar value discounts. Understanding how offering free shipping to every customer will affect your margins is important– understand what it costs you to ship your heaviest items to your furthest destination. When providing free shipping, you’ll need to watch out for shipping cutoff dates. If you’re only springing for free standard shipping, it’s important to let your customers know the timeframe for delivery.

Flat Rate Shipping: This is a great way to offset some of the shipping costs by avoiding sticker shock when customers check out. A flat rate shipping policy might just be the perfect fit. When it comes to creating a flat rate shipping policy, it’s essential to set a price that will cover most of your shipping costs and be ready to cover the cost for particularly expensive shipping options or items. This is great because your customers will always know the shipping fees ahead of time, and you will still be able to recoup most of your shipping costs, making it the best of both worlds. 

Exact Cost Shipping: Exact cost shipping allows customers to see exactly what it will cost to ship their order and pay for it when they check out. Cart abandonment rates tend to rise around certain times of the year, and it’s mostly because of shipping costs.

International Shipping: If you’re not shipping internationally right now due to complications and expense, you should rethink it. It can be easier than you think… Plus, customers are more and more likely to shop outside of their borders– this can expand your audience as well. 

Tracking & Insurance: Parcel tracking and parcel insurance could increase the total shipping cost. Most time tracking always comes at an additional price point but is considered an important part of the shipping experience as customers want to be able to track arrival times. Did you know that Shipfusion offers live shipping rates to give your customers more options in delivery time and price? Shipfusion also offers its own insurance rates starting as low as 60 cents a package. 

Shipfusion sets your business on autopilot and combines flexible, reliable fulfillment with powerful, real-time technology. Shipfusion has multiple fulfillment centers across the US and Canada– making it easy to manage your eCommerce business. For more information on how to set your business on autopilot, contact one of our fulfillment specialists today.

“Part of the theme at Shipfusion is that we don't constrain our clients. We work with them as business partners, which allows them great flexibility to work with other 3PL solutions and still take advantage of Shipfusion services.”

Dean Bentley-Falcke
Senior Solutions Architect and eCommerce Specialist
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