The internet has changed the way we shop. The world today is
now one vast marketplace, and resellers such as our readers can reach customers
on every continent of the globe. The one big problem is there are not a lot of
inexpensive options to do this, and as a US-based seller, you may justifiably
feel limited to selling to the US market. Some resale platforms like eBay offer
international shipping aids such as their global ship program which is a good
solution. Simply ship the goods to a US-based processing center, and you’re
done they handle the rest. The only problem with this option is it can be
expensive for your customer and may deter some potential sales. Want an
inexpensive and reliable alternative but are convinced that one does not exist?
Well, then you need to check out the fine print on the US Postal Services Frist
Class Package International service. I can hear the comments already
first-class mail forget it! 99% of my items weigh over a pound. That may be
true but do 99% of your items weigh over 4 pounds?
There are a few essential things you need to know about this
service and how and when to utilize it properly to resell your goods. First,
know that Frist Class Package International’s weight limit is 4 pounds. Second
combined length, width, and height of your package need to be 36 inches or
less. Third that you can ship item’s with insurance and tracking to a wide
array of countries and last there is a $400 value cap of the items that can be
sent using this service. This service is slower than your international
priority options, but it’s also a lot cheaper than these and even cheaper to
your end customer than eBays global ship program. Are you worried about filling
out international forms? There’s only a one-page sheet that you have to sign,
When should you offer this service? When you are
shipping small, light, and inexpensive items. Think categories like clothing, intimates, jewelry, swimwear, and accessories.
Offering this low-cost option will make these items far more appealing to
overseas markets, it may be slower, but if it will save your customer some
money, most are willing to wait. Don’t use this service for high dollar or
fragile items; it’s not worth the added risk or aggravation instead choose one
of the faster options.
It’s a global market, and if you want to reach it, you have
to utilize all the tools at your disposal to achieve this. Foxliquidation has the knowledge,
tools and the goods you need to succeed in the resale world.