3 Tips to Get Ahead of the Holiday Shipping Frenzy
We already know this year will be the busiest ever for online sales — and deliveries — with some shipping forecasts roughly 30 percent above last year’s peak (and previous records).
And while we can’t motivate all the last-minute holiday shoppers to start earlier, we all want to serve our customers as best we can throughout this (extra) Silly Season.
To help de-stress your shipping flow in the weeks ahead, try these three tips:
7 Strategies to Increase Early Orders & Get Ahead of Holiday Delivery Times
Australian online shopping reached its highest peak ever in July 2021, with 5.6 million households making purchases online. So it’s no surprise that the holiday rush is coming early this year.
With all those deliveries heading to consumers, you’ll need to plan some extra time into your sales calendar to get them there on schedule.
Getting Ahead of The Holiday Delivery Rush
Help People Shop Early
Discounting and special sales don’t always have to be your first option.
Ecommerce Is Going Real-Time — Is Your Store Ready for the Rush?
There’s a massive shake-up coming to ecommerce — and you’ll want to get ahead of it!
Let’s say you’ve got your online store, you’re doing well with social media, ads and paid traffic — things look great. Did you know that a big shift is coming to our shores?
“Live shopping” (aka live commerce) has taken China by storm, growing at a head-spinning rate of 280% from 2017 to 2020. Now, accelerated by recent global events,
Which couriers integrate with a WooCommerce plugin?
Did you know WooCommerce powers over 28% of all online stores?
Their platform has over 123 million downloads.
And the best ecommerce stores amongst these 123 million downloads have a clearly defined shipping strategy.
Choosing a shipping option can be confusing, especially when you’re starting out and trying to get your ecommerce site up and running.
There are myriad choices when it comes to finding ways to integrate your WooCommerce store with a shipping provider.
So which couriers integrate with WooCommerce and what’s the best choice for you?
How to nail online shopping sales as an Ecommerce business owner
Prepping for an online sale takes time. Let’s get prepared!
There’s no denying it – prepping for an online shopping sale takes time and effort. It’s crucial to start planning well ahead of the sale – from six weeks to more than 6 months in advance.
Consider this – people start searching “Christmas gift ideas” in August, four months ahead of Christmas Day.
If that doesn’t scream “PREPARE YOUR CAMPAIGN EARLY”, we don’t know what does.
Get the Best Courier Rates, Even Faster: 5 Tips for Members
Three things every business wants from shipping: the best couriers, the lowest rates, and a fast, hassle-free booking process.
While we take pride in delivering on those areas, we’re always working to improve on them (and more).
Plus, the biggest savings — not just on rates, but on time and efficiency — can be found in our Member’s Area.
It’s kind of like Gold Class. But free. (BYO popcorn.)
Ready to streamline your shipping? Sign into our Members Area and give these tips a go.
What you need to know about Shopify shipping & fulfilment options in Australia
Shopify is well known as one of the best ecommerce platforms on the market – and for good reason.
There are over 820 000 businesses using Shopify.
The platform is very user friendly and has a bunch of features to help the budding ecommerce entrepreneur.
Those businesses have sold over $100 billion on the platform and there were 218 million buyers on the platform in the last year. In 2020, Shopify doubled in size! That’s a whole lot of goods that have to be delivered and packages to ship.
“Skip the Queue” on Support
Skip the Queue on 5 Top Customer Support FAQs
With tens of thousands of deliveries each day, and shipping volume at historic highs, a few bumps in the road are sure to occur, even when using Australia’s leading courier services.
While our friendly Customer Care representatives do their best to help our Transdirect Members and customers, at select times, high call volumes can extend assistance wait times.
That’s why we’ve made it easier and quicker to “skip the queue” of phone support with the most common booking-related issues on our Contact Us page.
Save Time, Stay Focused: Proven Tips for At-Home Ecommerce Sellers
You’ve got a big idea, and the drive to grow it, but how can you set up a home office for your ecommerce business?
While there are multiple factors to consider, and no single formula for getting it right, here are some of our best bets to help you become both more productive, and more profitable.
How Create a Better Workspace at Home
Designating a single area as your work-at-home space can enable you to get the most out of your day.
Transdirect Service News & Updates: December 2020
Here we are in the holiday home stretch, after a year none of us could have predicted.
As 2020 wraps up, more than ever, our Transdirect team wishes to thank our members and customers for entrusting us to help support their businesses. Our courier partners have also faced massive challenges and constraints this year, and kept forging ahead to meet the new demands this year put on shipping and delivery logistics.
While many businesses found ways to adapt and thrive despite months of restrictions,