International shipping

3 environmental lessons you can learn from Australia’s online bohemian market

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Climate change has been a major talking point in the news over the last few months. 
With bushfires ravaging the countryside and strong winds and drought conditions worsening the damage, climate change is becoming a bigger issue than ever before. 
Pressure is now on for people all over the world to minimise their carbon footprint, and we’re becoming increasingly conscious about our energy usage, recycling practices, water usage, wastage and more – which means our shopping behaviour is changing,

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Shipping 101: How to ship products to customers from point A to point B

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New to the whole “ecommerce” thing? 
Welcome to the club! Ecommerce offers a world of opportunities to business owners – literally! There are customers all over the world looking for products just like yours, and it’s time to get out there, market your unique point of difference, and watch the sales come rolling in with the help of some killer shipping and marketing strategies.
Wait… what was that last bit? 
Strategies? 

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Ecommerce isn’t all fun and games –

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Worldwide shipping: the essential pros & cons

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In the digital age, business has gone truly global. Today, business is conducted freely across international borders, and whether you’re in the B2B or B2C game, you’ll likely need to get your products to an overseas buyer at some stage during the development of your business.

However, whether you think of worldwide shipping is an occasional necessity or embrace it as part of your business growth strategy, is a much larger question. Opening your business to international markets offers enormous potential to super-charge your revenue,

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4 characteristics to look for in your international courier

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Ever heard the phrase “it’s a small world”?
Well, the world is getting smaller and ecommerce businesses are shipping overseas more and more. The global marketplace is online and it’s almost expected for online shops to offer fast, affordable shipping anywhere in the world.
Plus, offering worldwide shipping opens your business to a much larger customer base. I mean, who wouldn’t want to market to billions of people all over the world?!
However, shipping overseas can be daunting for a first time ecommerce business owner.

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Transdirect do not ship dangerous goods

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Here at Transdirect, we value honesty and being upfront about our shipping policies.
Which is why we have this page to clearly state – Transdirect does not ship your dangerous goods.
There are many different rules and regulations when it comes to shipping items which are classified as dangerous goods.
Transdirect does not offer dangerous goods shipment services. We work with couriers who do offer dangerous goods services, however Transdirect does not offer these.
If your goods are classified as dangerous to transport under section 14 of your MSDS sheet –

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5 ways to save money on international shipping

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Keep your online customers happy with fast, efficient international shipping that doesn’t bust the budget.

Smart e-commerce retailers know how to save on international shipping. Cutting down your freight costs will help you compete against local players that charge lower delivery fees, and ensure your customers are getting the best deal possible on international shipping.
Follow these five tips to reduce your international shipping costs:

1. Use a freight aggregator
While it’s tempting to offer your customers flat-rate international shipping,

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International shipping policy examples: How the big brands do it

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Hungry for international e-commerce success? Find out how three of Australia’s biggest online retailers do it.

When putting together your international shipping policy, it helps to see what works for other successful e-commerce brands that have successfully built a global presence off the back of efficient international shipping procedures.
Here’s how three big Australian online retailers set out their international shipping policies:
Bonds
Leading Australian fashion retailer Bonds is known around the world and ships to a wide range of countries.

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6 free online tools to improve your international shipping

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Use these six free online tools to make managing your international shipping easier than ever.

Thanks to a suite of free online tools and resources, managing your international shipping is easier than ever. Use these online calculators to make sure you’re set up for success:

Duty calculator
Each country you ship products to applies different duties and taxes that you may be required to pay. Use this duty calculator to assess country-specific duties that you’ll need to build into your international shipping costs.

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Checklist: How to start shipping overseas

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Ready to take your e-commerce business global? Follow this seven-step checklist to start shipping overseas…

Setting up your international shipping policies and processes can seem overwhelming, but it all comes down to investing some time in research before launching into new overseas markets.
While it’s vital to understand your new international markets, you’ll also need to do a cost analysis for each target destination to ensure country-specific duties, taxes and shipping costs don’t price you out of the market.

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6 common mistakes when shipping overseas (and how to avoid them)

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From forgetting duties and taxes to over promising on delivery timeframes, here are the most common mistakes e-commerce businesses make when shipping overseas…

Thanks to online shipping aggregators and freight companies that are rapidly evolving to ease international shipping for Australian e-commerce retailers, it’s easier than ever to grow your business into a global brand. (If you’re thinking about starting global shipping- check out our four step guide to determine whether your business should go global.

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