Any time you add the element of international shipping to your business, a very awkward balancing act begins to unfold where you have to “make it work” without cannibalizing your profits. If you can’t do that, you’re forced to leave customers on the table, so to speak, and who wants to do that in a global economy?
Technology is supposed to improve every aspect of our lives as we go full-steam-ahead, but why has it made so little progress in the realm of international shipping?
If that sounds like a frustration that you’ve experienced, take comfort in knowing you’re not alone. Popular sales websites like eBay are thoroughly populated by sellers, who refuse to do international shipping because of past experiences that have scarred them.
Why does international shipping have to be so difficult?
Answer: it doesn’t.
The technologies and logistics solutions are already out there that would ensure a smoother international shipping experience for business owners hoping to venture beyond their own borders. SkyPostal is one company that has spent decades tailoring its processes and systems in an effort to focus on bottlenecks and red tape that often render the international option not cost-feasible.
By adapting to market conditions and staying abreast of taxes, fees, and regulations, SkyPostal has been able to widen the so-called “bottleneck” and work with authorities to give clients a clear idea of what they can expect cost- and time-wise. They do this with both U.S.- and international-based hubs and more than 60 delivery partners. They don’t have the limitations of a public shipping service, and so they’re able to pivot and move quickly to satisfy demands.
What does this mean for the business owner?
It means no nasty surprises running into unforeseen costs. It means being able to get your product or direct mail campaign to the right people in a timely manner. It means being able to plan your efforts so that doing business internationally becomes more cost effective. In short, it means saving time, money, and frustration.
As the global marketplace continues to expand, you shouldn’t feel trapped by non-satisfactory shipping solutions. If you’d like to know how you can make this part of your business work, share your questions, comments and concerns with us below.