Choosing the RIGHT Shipping Strategy for your Store

As some of us start to reconsider our various business strategies for the year, one area we should critically examine is our shipping process.

Unknown to most of us, we lose customers every day due to ridiculous packaging and shipping fees. A lot of customers might like your products, heck, the product’s price might even be enticing, but in the end, these would-be customers leave your store for another.

What could be the problem here?

The answer……

INSANE SHIPPING FEES!

So, today, I’ll be dishing out some key strategies we can use to keep customers from leaving. Without further ado, let us dive in!

FREE SHIPPING

The whole idea behind the free shipping offer is to bait your customer and seal the deal. Having said that, we wouldn’t want to be offering free shipping while it cuts into our profit margins, this is counterproductive and can be detrimental to business. So, when offering free shipping, we should ensure that we are doing it the smart way.

Free shipping is usually good for domestic orders. When you offer free shipping, you are taking up some of the costs, as there is really no free shipping, in reality, someone has to pay. You can lessen the burden by slightly increasing your price.

Also, you may try to optimize your free shipping to be available for a minimum amount of orders OR a certain kind of product. This would definitely spike your sales, NO DOUBT! Combine this with the proper advertisement of your products and your free shipping offer, and you are guaranteed to be smiling to the bank! This is a proven success formula.

CHARGE YOUR CHARGE

Okay, this sounds a bit confusing… let me break things down.

Charge your charge just means you charge your customers what you pay for shipping. i.e., you are operating on a real-time shipping setup.

Store like Shopify offer these services, and it can be a lifesaver.

You make use of real-time shipping calculators and charge your customers based on what is actually happening; this would help build trust between you and your customers, as it would show that you have a transparent operation and that you don’t hike your shipping fees to rip off your customers as many other people do.

Although it is not as persuasive as free shipping, operating this way would enhance trust and let your customers know that they are getting the best deal!

FLAT RATES

Another method to working out shipping prices is to offer flat rates. Here, you can propose flat rates for every package, or flat rates for weight ranges and order totals. Using this method means you have to be on your toes, you must know the average shipping price for shipping a package. You must be conversant with this figure and any changes to it so that you don’t overcharge or undercharge your customers.

A lot of successful stores use this method, but one thing you should know is that every business is different so what works for one might not work for the other. So look at your product’s statistics and figure out which method works best for shipping and pitch your tent there.

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 Kenga says at 20:59 et
What if the customer goes directly to aliexpress and buys from it?
 
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 Dylan says at 21:00 et
Truth is, it was not your customer on the first place. If the person savy enough to know about dropshipping and aliexpress method then he was not your customer in the first place. No point to worry about it. It's like worry about online pirates. People who always download cracked software are not your customers anyways, don't worry about them.
Target people who are not aware of dropshipping methods and you will be just fine! 99.9% of people will never bother finding alternatives and going to aliexpress is the last thing on their mind. They might go Amazon in worst place but never aliexpress..
If they go Amazon, again, they were not your customer so don't worry about them. Some people tend do buy exclusively on Amazon Prime for example.
 
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 Claudia says at 21:00 et
Another tip... if you offer some sort of exclusivity or special deal then people wont be looking much for alternatives.
I have many people ordering Dog Frisbi for example and wait 2-4 weeks just fine when they could buy it cheaper probably on amazon and get in 1 day using prime. There is room for everyone here and a huge marketplace!
 
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 adam says at 21:09 et
What books do you recommend for personal growth guys?
 
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 Claudia says at 21:09 et
The 4 hour work week, Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, Losing My Virginity, Think and grow rich, Laptop millionaire, Millionaire fast lane, 10x rule, How to influence people, Cashvertising,
Rich dad poor Dad, The richest man in Babylonia, The blue truth, The hidden entrepreneur, Tony Robbins books and audios.
 
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 Mister A says at 21:14 et
Is Retail arbitrage even worthwhile anymore? i checked Target, Walmart, Toys-r-us and profit margins are too low for me.
 
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 Claudia says at 21:14 et
We already discussed it... See the video "why i hate retail arbitrage". In short, yes it works but it's much more complicated and it's basically another JOB not a passive income. I would not get into it this year. It's hard to scale if you are just starting out and don't have assistants to help you find producs, list them...
 
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 Dylan says at 21:14 et
There are many other big issues with RA and it will get harder and harder.. FBA is a way to go this year
 
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 sultan says at 21:16 et
I'm new here.. Quick one.. What's FOB ??
 
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 Claudia says at 21:16 et
"Free On Board" is a term in international commercial law specifying at what point respective obligations, costs, and risk involved in the delivery of goods shift from the seller to the buyer. Indicating "FOB port" means that the seller pays for transportation of the goods to the port of shipment, plus loading costs. The buyer pays cost of marine freight transport, insurance, unloading, and transportation from the arrival port to the final destination. The passing of risks occurs when the goods are loaded on board at the port of shipment.
 
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 Elena76 says at 21:19 et
I'm new here too.. Great course. Everyone talks of winning the "Buy Box".. whats a Buy Box??
 
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 Evan says at 21:19 et
The Box that appears on the product detail part containing the "Add to cart" button.. You got to win it ;)
Or else sale goes to someone else.. If you are only seller then it wont matter. Read more http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=200401830
 
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 robert says at 21:19 et
you gotta win it!
 
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 Lucy says at 21:25 et
hi guys.. Can I get BAD product reviews deleted off my products page?
 
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 Claudia says at 21:25 et
It's very rare to get bad review removed.. Usually it's better to prevent them like we teach in the course.. see video about negative feedback removal.. Also read https://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html/?nodeId=12177361
Also dont over sweat about bad reviews, it's natural for any good product to have 1-2 one-star reviews, nobody is perfect and your customer don't expect just 5 start reviews, it might even look suspicious and fake.
 
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 Emma says at 21:25 et
Let it go.. Let it go...
 
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 lou says at 21:33 et
Glad to see you are all rocking! I am hitting 20 units sold per day this week. EXCITING STUFF! Just wanted to share! If you doubt - time to START! JUST DO IT!
 
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 Claudia says at 21:33 et
you rock LOU! thanks for all the help to the community!
 
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 Cameron says at 21:33 et
Great stuff lou! Keep up great work!
 
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 Bill says at 21:34 et
I am planning to reach $150 profit per day next month.
 
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 Optimus says at 21:35 et
Good to hear, good for you! i am just starting is it late?
 
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 Lucy says at 21:35 et
It's never too late. It's a perfect time actually to start Shopify and Amazon FBA! GOLDEN TIME!
 
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 Claudia says at 21:35 et
I agree with Lucy, great time to start is NOW!
 
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 Spider Fuji says at 21:39 et
Would love to hear your suggestions.. How tto optimize the shopify site for speed?
 
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 Alice says at 21:39 et
USe the image compression app! Called IMAGE OPTIMIZED.
 
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 jo says at 22:49 et
I am about to ship soon from China...do I need to put the sku on each product or just label on the boxes?
 
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 Ron says at 22:50 et
Jo, You need your bar code on each and single item, how else amazon will receive it.. FNSKU or UPC
 
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 Chris says at 22:51 et
UPC if you are brand registered with amazon. else FNSKU. You need to see the videos of the course first.
 
Blaine says at 00:30 et
Hello I'm new and just trying to feel my way around
 
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 jack says at 00:31 et
Welcome Blaine, you will love it here, we are crushing it!!! Videos are here http://sellslikehotcakes.co/videos.php they work fine for me, try Chrome or firefox.
 
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william says at 02:26 et
? I have went thew 4 of the 4 videos in Module 1, my question is should I go back and work one module and work that one before going to the next one is this how this work
 
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 Mike says at 02:27 et
Well, it's best to finish full module so you have a big picture of tools that you can use and full understanding of the structure, and then implement it!
 
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 Speedy says at 02:35 et
i agree with mike. but in some videos where they show specific apps, it's good to install those apps when you already have a store installed , or just re-visit the video again later! Cheerssssss
 
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william says at 01:07 et
thank MIKE WILL DO
 
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Alexander says at 04:45 et
Should I finish all the videos before I start building my E-commerce store?
 
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 Highlander says at 04:46 et
You can start building it alongside watching videos, but it's good also to finish all to have a FULL picture!
 
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 Mike says at 18:41 et
I am at Seller Summit in Miami guys! Great event it's going to be! All top amazon sellers gurus are here!
 
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wade says at 21:14 et
Thats awesome - I hope you learn a lot of new tricks to share ;)
 
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 Mike says at 21:16 et
Super exciting news guys! I just came from the Sellers Summit conference in Miami, it’s the biggest Amazon seller conference in USA organized by Steve Chou

?I had a unique chance to see in person and to talk and listen to the industry leaders such as Greg Mercer (the creator of Jungle Scout), Scott Voelker (the creator of The amazing seller podcast) and of course Manuel Becvar, the creator of ImportDojo and Number 1 Best selling Amazon Course on Udemy.

I had also a chance to talk to Manuel after the session and even made a short video interview where he is going to share his secrets and insights on how to choose the right product and avoid getting scammed. Once I get back home from the trip, I will edit and release the video, really great stuff.
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The conference was really amazing, a lot of great new strategies, tips and tricks on what is working RIGHT NOW on Amazon. However the biggest surprise for me was that most people have not started yet, they are stuck in the research phase and take too much time picking the product. That’s why I plan to release more videos with helpful tips and ideas on how to pick the right product, right from the start.

During the conference we had a great chance to talk to ex-amazon employees and see how it all works. The biggest thing you need to know is that Amazon is BOOMING right now and it is also cracking down on the shady sellers and scammers, that means you have a great timing to get started and take a piece of the 250 billion dollar industry! Don’t miss out and take action, the timing can’t be better!

Wait… You don’t have time to start ecommerce business? I heard that million times. Truth is, we all have same amount of time, it’s only about HOW you spend your time and what your priorities are. Setting your passive income should be the highest priority and will set you up for life. You don’t have to quit your job, just start it part time, in the evening, on the weekends and you will have a great passive income stream that will bring you money for years to come.

Today during the lunch break I talked to George, he started his coffee related business on Amazon just 7 months ago (on the side from his main job) but already making over $15,000 in sales every month. All is possible! He did not quit his job.. but he might soon

That’s why the best time to get started is right now!

Stay tuned for more videos and updates! And remember if you have any questions, let me know!

Mike
 
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 Amelia says at 21:24 et
wow amazing news mike thank you!
 
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 casey says at 21:24 et
thank you for visiting conferences and china , i am very excited but still not afford to travel a lot so i learn!
 
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 Dylan says at 22:06 et
Choosing product from the start is a good one!!
 
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Jimmy says at 03:41 et
Hi, may I know why my price in Shopify will change automatically for itself?
 
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Jimmy says at 03:41 et
I think the price has changed because of the vendor change their price in Aliexpress, may I know how to solve this problem? Thanks.
 
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 Rob says at 03:41 et
If you use the apps such as OBERLO to link alixpress to shopify then you can set auto update of the prices in the settings of oberlo!
 
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Jimmy says at 15:36 et
Ok, noted with thanks.