These international platforms bridge the gap between sellers and customers. (Photo: Pixabay)
Shipping is the backbone of the e-commerce industry but it comes with its fair share of challenges faced by the sellers. The biggest challenge is to bridge the gap between the sellers and the buyers. Nothing feels better than your products selling like hot cakes in the market. The next best thing can, perhaps, only be this happening at a global level. As in this case, you don’t merely book a profit – you book it in dollars. Shipping internationally can be a daunting task considering the investment it requires, documents that need to be prepared, customs, restrictions and duty etc. When we talk about international shipping, small scale sellers face problem in terms of finding the best courier partner, availing the benefits of live tracking and finding the best route to take along with the cost. So, if you’re planning to go international with your business, here are 5 platforms which eliminate these issues and make it a hassle-free experience for sellers to bring the best outcome.
Shiprocket - Incepted in 2016, Shiprocket is a data-driven logistics aggregation platform which drives efficiency in India’s eCommerce logistics by connecting online retailers with logistics providers along the supply chain to enable end-to-end solutions. The company envisions collaboratively connecting online retailers, logistics companies and consumers in a seamless platform to create delightful shipping experiences for everyone. The company’s core goal is to power the largest number of shipping transactions in the direct to consumer e-commerce space in India. Shiprocket ships globally across 220 countries with courier partners like FedEx, DHL, Aramex and more. It also helps the sellers to ship internationally by integrating into e-commerce platforms such as Magento, Wocomerce, eBay USA, Amazon Global, to name a few.
Shippo – Shippo is a multi-carrier shipping software for e-commerce businesses. Find the best shipping rates, integrate with e-commerce platforms. Shippo empowers retailers, e-commerce platforms, marketplaces, logistics providers, and more with the building blocks they need to succeed with shipping. It has great global partners that makes international shipping that much easier.
Shipbob – Shipbob is a tech-enabled fulfilment service that was launched in September 2014. It allows businesses to sell products on their own website where they can have full control over their customers’ experiences, or via other online marketplaces. Shipbob empowers you to run your e-commerce business with fulfilment centres near your customers and the tools to maintain control over inventory, orders, and shipments and caters worldwide shipping for more convenience.
Shipstation – ShipStation is a part of the e-commerce world with their web-based software designed to make e-commerce retailers exceptionally efficient at shipping their orders from marketplaces and shopping carts all over the world. They combine order processing, production of shipping labels, and customer communications in an easy to use, web-based interface that integrates directly with major carriers and online platforms.
FedEx – FedEx Corporation is an American Multinational courier delivery services company. Connecting people with goods, services and ideas create opportunities and improves lives. FedEx believes that a connected world is a better world. FedEx Express invented express distribution and is the industry’s global leader, providing rapid, reliable, time-definite delivery to more than 220 countries and territories.