Introduction to Cross Border Shipping

Introduction to Cross Border Shipping

Selling on the international market needs precision and attentiveness to everything. You wouldn’t want even the smallest of the stones left unturned as you make your business known internationally.

Each step from listing your item to getting it delivered to the buyer involves time, passion and a dedicated attentiveness to your customer needs. Messing up any of the points along that journey could harm your brand and business.

Amongst the multiple factors that play a big role when you decide to grow geographically, Shipping happens to be one of the most important.

Selling regionally makes it a bit easier for buyers to actually connect with you through various mediums and if the need arises, get their problems resolved. Well, that is not the case with an international buyer.

Since you and your buyer are divided by great distance, it is important that you ensure a smooth transaction. This is very much what buyers are likely to expect from you as the seller.

Selling on the international market needs precision and attentiveness to everything. You wouldn’t want even the smallest of the stones left unturned as you make your business known internationally.

Each step from listing your item to getting it delivered to the buyer involves time, passion and a dedicated attentiveness to your customer needs. Messing up any of the points along that journey could harm your brand and business.

Amongst the multiple factors that play a big role when you decide to grow geographically, Shipping happens to be one of the most important.

Selling regionally makes it a bit easier for buyers to actually connect with you through various mediums and if the need arises, get their problems resolved. Well, that is not the case with an international buyer.

Since you and your buyer are divided by great distance, it is important that you ensure a smooth transaction. This is very much what buyers are likely to expect from you as the seller.

Hence making a good choice of shipping options is as essential as choosing the site on which you will be expanding your busines.
  Before we go ahead with understanding shipping in detail –
please make a note of the following:

eBay is a marketplace for buyers and sellers to connect and enter into transactions. Hence the responsibility for shipping relies entirely with the seller i.e. YOU. eBay does not provide any shipping services at all. You will need to decide on which party is going to the shipping costs, which logistic service provider you will align yourself with, when items will be shipped etc. 

You should get your shipping options/services in place BEFORE you list your items on an eBay site.

Hence making a good choice of shipping options is as essential as choosing the site on which you will be expanding your busines.
  Before we go ahead with understanding shipping in detail –
please make a note of the following:

eBay is a marketplace for buyers and sellers to connect and enter into transactions. Hence the responsibility for shipping relies entirely with the seller i.e. YOU. eBay does not provide any shipping services at all. You will need to decide on which party is going to the shipping costs, which logistic service provider you will align yourself with, when items will be shipped etc. 

You should get your shipping options/services in place BEFORE you list your items on an eBay site.