International Shipping Options for eCommerce Sales

International Shipping Options for eCommerce Sales
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    >> Once you start making online sales to customers
    in foreign countries, the next step is
    to physically deliver your products to them,
    which can be more challenging than shipping
    within the U.S. You'll find there are three main
    options available.
    The first option is to arrange shipping yourself
    by selecting a carrier.
    Widely-used carriers used for e-commerce include FedEx, UPS,
    and the U.S. Postal Service.
    Along with selecting a suitable carrier, you should be sure
    to include basic shipping information
    on your checkout page, such as what carrier you are using
    and when the customer or business can expect their order.
    Option two is to pay a third party to handle shipping.
    Most large e-commerce marketplaces offer some shipping
    and fulfillment services, such as having you ship the order
    to a logistics hub in the U.S.,
    where onward shipping is arranged.
    Others may allow you to warehouse your inventory at one
    of their fulfillment centers near major
    international markets.
    The third option is to use a professional freight forwarder
    who can make all shipping arrangements for you,
    including document processing.
    Remember that shipping rates and other costs, like duties
    and taxes, should be listed on your website
    or e-commerce marketplace storefront.
    Much more information about shipping options
    for your international e-commerce sales is available
    from the e-commerce experts at the U.S. Commercial Service.
    Visit them at the eCommerce Export Resource Center
    at export.gov/ecommerce.
    Brought to you by the U.S. Commercial Service,
    part of the U.S. Department
    of Commerce's International Trade Administration.
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