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?
Our automated quoting and booking Plugins offer a faster, smoother shopping experience for your customers — and even more sales for you this season (and beyond).
Whether your ecommerce store is built on Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento or eBay, let our free Transdirect Plug-ins handle the heavy lifting (and shipping), so you can stay focused on getting all those additional orders out the door.
With a full range of delivery services available, including airfreight and express shipping, all the documentation and support you need from our Developer Centre, and simple setup guides, you can give your customers a seamless shopping, shipping and saving experience in no time.
2. Free Tool: eBay Postage Calculator
Looking for the cheapest eBay shipping rates this holiday season?
Save yourself the shipping cost FAQs, and back and forth customer emails this season!
Get real parcel delivery pricing for your eBay store, with our Transdirect eBay Postage Calculator — it’s fast, free and super simple.
You’ll get the best rates, from Australia’s leading couriers, and can save heaps on local, interstate and international delivery. (Transdirect members save even more.)
Plus, it’s easy to add our free eBay shipping widget to your eBay store page, with a quick code snippet. Grow your eBay sales and business today — check it out!
3. DIY Integrations: BYO Platforms
What if your online store isn’t running on one of the bigger ecommerce platforms? Maybe you’re on Neto or a DIY site-builder, or have a proprietary system you’ve built that you’d like to integrate with the best shipping and delivery options.
Perhaps your store gets lots of sales via PayPal, and you want a simple way to integrate PayPal orders to shipping.
You’re in luck there, too.
Our Transdirect API can be easily integrated into a variety of new and existing systems, to provide instant live quoting as well as booking of shipments.
Navigating the Holiday Shipping Frenzy
The Christmas holiday season is always the busiest time for shipping — that’s apart from the roughly tripled demand we’ve seen this year for online shopping and delivery.
So while our network of top couriers has worked flat-out this year to keep on top of surging demand, impacted by increased restrictions, the weeks ahead are certain to stay hectic for all involved, especially customer support staff.
For local and interstate deliveries, including same-day, next-day and express, we’ve been expanding our capacity and available carrier options to provide the best possible service and rates, so you can keep your customers’ holidays bright.
Santa’s International Delivery Constraints
Given the patchwork nature of different country-specific restrictions, cancelled or reduced flights and constantly changing COVID-19 landscape worldwide, it’s impossible to clearly advise on specific cutoff dates for international shipping and parcel delivery.
That said, the safest bet here is to keep expectations in check, be extra conservative with timelines and expect significant delays due to the aforementioned factors. Being as clear and upfront with your customers as possible is always a best practice, especially so now.
Free, Reliable Parcel Tracking
Whatever you’re shipping this season, you can always keep tabs on your shipments using our free Transdirect parcel tracking tool here.