Handy Tips On Shipping Your Products

Alright, I’ll be frank with you from the start. Shipping can be a real pain in the butt! That’s if you don’t know what you’re doing. The trick of getting your products to your customers is a not so easy process; bad things can happen if you’re not careful. Knowledge is the key here, without this know-how, you will be going in blind, and you’re bound to get lost in one of the pitfalls in the area of shipping.

If you’re doing business with Amazon or under the FBA program, chances are, you will be getting clients from all over the world and as a consequence, you will be involved in international shipping. At your first trial, this may look like a handful, but as I mentioned earlier on, if you know what you’re doing the process can be relatively easy. Firstly, international shipping rates are reliant on a couple of things such as packaging size, package weight, insurance etc. To reduce the headache of their clients, most couriers help out by offering online shipping calculators which you can use to get a rough estimate of your shipping costs. These tools are important, ensure you use them.

Also, you must make sure you have the right shipping documents and that they are properly filled so as to avoid pointless delays and problems with the international customs. Don’t create unnecessary problems for your customers. Another thing to take note of is your packaging; you should ensure that your products containers are durable and able to handle the full weight of being stacked on each other. Also, make sure you utilize well-sealed cartons with package waste materials (like packaging peanuts) to prevent collapse and fill up any empty space.

Lastly, ensure your shipping pallet is strong and can tolerate the stress of being towed and lifted. Never exceed the weight restrictions of the pallet. DON’T be greedy!

Sometimes, your products may be too large or may even exceed the weight restrictions. In this case, it is best to consider freight shipping. With freight shipping, you are mandated to adhere to specific guidelines to ensure your products arrive safely in good condition.

In our course on shipping, we go into full details. We offer a complete step-by-step guide for everything you need to know about shipping; how to create labels and handle printing, why you need a sourcing agent and so much more!

You can check it out here.

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 Mike says at 22:40 et
With the new Amazon policies, Amazon does not allow incentivized reviews tied to free or discounted products. However they still allow discounts coupons and people can leave the reviews as long as you never ASK THEM TO or promise discount in return for a review.. See new video we posted about AMAZON launch and getting reviews legally with Followup series and social media!
 
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Claudia says at 07:40 et
Moreover discount sales will boost your amazon ranks a lot. It's still a great idea combining with Lightning Deals and PPC.
 
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 pat says at 23:09 et
Not to brag... but It's my first $1000 DAY pals! 37 units sold today! Really appreciate all the help you gave me to boost my sales.. Last year I never reached even 15 units per day!
 
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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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 chris says at 21:03 et
Hi friends... Is "Pet Rock" a good product to sell? seems like an eaasy winner and super original.
 
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 Rob says at 21:03 et
pet rock.. hm.. Not really.. run the numbers on the Best Seller finder.. u see most sales are made by 2-3 sellers, others are struggling. It's also too cheap of a product, Average price of the product from top 10 sellers: $13.13 (Approximate FBA fees: $2.63)
 
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 Sarah says at 21:03 et
hi.. new here.. where to find bloggers influencers in my industry?
 
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 Evan says at 21:03 et
Welcome Sarah!! Try musefind, tapinfluence, tomoson, famebit. also check Groundsignal, socialchain , Shoutcart.
Or reach personally specific top influencers via their contact forms/fb messaging/youtube etc. Most have already ads department and managers to handle that.
Also bloggers you can find alltop directory..
 
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 GoldmaN says at 21:04 et
For me works best reaching influencers directly.. I never had much luck with those paid services, they are just a middleman.
 
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 Victor says at 21:04 et
Try Tomoson also, a good place to find mommy bloggers and instagrammers
 
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 Julian says at 21:23 et
OMG!! today i see ... part of my inventory seems missing? what to do?
 
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Claudia says at 21:23 et
Go to Inventory > Manage FBA Shipments and check if they were received correctly by warehouse? if not, file a report and amazon will research and investigate and credit you for missing or lost units. Finally, check to see if there have been any recent inventory adjustments by using the Inventory Adjustments Report and check to see if there are any ongoing warehouse transfers using the Inventory Event Detail Report.
 
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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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 Papa says at 21:37 et
Hi guys.. Would love to know if you use paypal checkout in your shopify store, or any other checkouts in addition shopify?
 
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 chris says at 21:38 et
Paypal accounts for about 45% of our sales. I'd say 20% of conversations are coming from Amazon. Also add Stripe and they'll have a much more straightforward guest checkout with credit card.
 
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 Victor says at 21:38 et
Stripe is a way to go!
 
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 Wolf says at 21:43 et
My store is ready and doing pretty well. What app to create a contest and collect emails?
 
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 Emma says at 21:43 et
Check kingsumo.. it lets set giveaway on wordpress sites. in exchange for emails.
 
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 Mister A says at 21:45 et
Any tips on choosing right product for FBA?
 
Claudia says at 21:45 et
Have you watched the video about the rules on choosing the product? in short, choose a small and lightweight product, not easily breakable, not a complex electronics, avoid patented stuff, price range 20-50 usd, make sure DEMAND is there and check with best seller tool!
 
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 Highlander says at 21:46 et
What categories are best for white labelling busienss?
 
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 lou says at 21:46 et
Sports and Outdoors, Home & Kitchen, Patio, Lawn & Garden and Pet Supplies.. Avoid Appliances, Electronics, cameras, jewerly, music and watches
 
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 Mike says at 14:52 et
Btw just launched our new product, it became Nr 1 best seller in germany in just 3 days. Will make a case study later for you guys. THIS STUFF WORKS! Dont miss out!
 
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Sathaporn says at 12:15 et
How about www.virtualoffice.com vs www.usa2me.com? Is there same service for US address right?
 
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 Mike says at 12:16 et
yes you can use those.
 
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Sathaporn says at 14:06 et
OK, Thank you!!
 
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Alexander says at 04:18 et
When choosing a niche should I stick to single kind of product like memory sticks for example, or should I have different kinds of products on my shopify store?
 
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Bill says at 07:39 et
Hi everyone....I'm new here and looking forward to getting this thing off the ground! I'm hoping this course will help me decide which niche/products to use. I went to sign up for the Shopify trial and it asked for my store name....I have no idea ;-) I guess I have a lot of work to do!
 
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 Mike says at 07:39 et
Welcome Bill! Good to have you here. Take your time to watch the videos, especially about Branding to get you some ideas.