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What you need to know about Shopify shipping & fulfilment options in Australia

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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.

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“Skip the Queue” on Support

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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.

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Save Time, Stay Focused: Proven Tips for At-Home Ecommerce Sellers

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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.

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Transdirect Service News & Updates: December 2020

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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,

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Transdirect Service News & Updates: November 2020

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The online holiday shopping (and shipping) season is heating up by the day.
With Christmas and Boxing Day just weeks away, our newest services and updates are here to help you de-stress your silly season, whilst you grow your ecommerce and retail sales.
Here are three ways to maximise our courier services, plus a reminder about shipping delays and cutoff times given this year’s ongoing delivery challenges.
 

1. Free Ecommerce Integrations: Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, eBay and more
Do you know how easy it is to plug the best shipping and courier rates and booking options into your ecommerce stores?

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How to Grow Sales Faster with Pre-Order Campaigns

How to grow sales faster with preorder transdirect

Planning to boost your holiday revenue this year with pre-order sales?
If so, you’ll want to check out these proven strategies to maximise results with pre-orders.
Note: If you hadn’t considered pre-order sales for this year, you can still make it happen … but you’ll need to act fast!

Benefits of Pre-Order Sales Campaigns

Before diving into the details and tactics, let’s break down the biggest benefits of pre-order sales strategies. These benefits apply to brand-new products and re-release launches.

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Reducing Product Returns: 12 Ways to Minimise Costs and Maximise Customer Satisfaction

Reducing Product Returns 12 ways to maximise profit

The cost of merchandise ‘return’ deliveries in the Asia-Pacific region was $256.4 billion USD in 2019. Worldwide it reached over $1 trillion USD.
Returns are more than just a pain point for ecommerce businesses, they’re downright costly.
While we can’t expect to eliminate product returns completely, how we manage returns can be the difference between growing a loyal repeat-customer base, and losing customers that can easily shop elsewhere online.
Ultimately, we want to focus on a customer’s lifetime value over individual sales.

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Enhance Your Brand: 5 Steps to Revitalise Bland Product Descriptions

How to write product descriptions

Developing a brand that your customers can relate to is an important step in building a loyal customer base. Businesses that fail to develop an authentic ‘voice’ can wind up sounding robotic, generic, or worse, insincere.
But while many businesses work hard to establish their brand identity through social media, emails and web copy, there’s one place that’s often overlooked …. Product descriptions!
Every product description is an opportunity to offer your customers a little taste of your brand,

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What’s a Shipping Policy and How Can it Boost Your Online Sales?

How To Write A Shipping Page for Your website

A shipping policy is a great way to help customers understand how and when their orders are going to be delivered, as well as how much it’s going to cost them.
Being transparent about your shipping procedures helps build loyalty for your brand, reduces cart abandonment and can lower the volume of email queries from concerned customers.
Here’s how you can polish up your shipping policy, and use it to support your online sales.

What is a Shipping Policy exactly?

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5 Ways eBay Sellers Can Save Big on Shipping in 2020

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eBay sellers are experiencing a unique moment in 2020. The current global conditions are causing more people to shop online than ever before. Many believe that this is the moment that crystallizes Australia’s online shopping behaviour to become a regular, wide-spread habit.
This means that retailers and small businesses have every reason to take eBay seriously. The popular online marketplace is the most used retail site in Australia, even before Coronavirus. The site garnered 194.9 million users between January and March 2019.

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