I've just set up my first Shopify online store with a dropshipper located in the USA.
However, I am stuck with fixing the Shipping Rates This is what I was provided from the dropshipper with regards to how they charged for shipping directly to my customers.
- For all wholesale and dropship shipments, our shipping fee is calculated from the standard carrier charges and a small handling fee. - Deliveries shipped via the USPS are calculated using the formula of :Carrier Charge x .95 + $3.00 = AzureGreen Shipping Charge
For example, $6.95 x .95 + $3.00 = shipping charges of $9.60
- Deliveries shipped via UPS are calculated on the following formula: Carrier charges + $3.00 = Total Shipping Charges.
- Deliveries shipped via FedEx are calculated on the following formula: Carrier charges x .70 + $3.00 = Total Shipping Charges.
So, to the experienced members who had encountered similar situations before of this nature, how should I fix USA Domestic and International Shipping Rates to the Rest of the world without over or undercharging my customers?
Any and all recommendations or suggestions would be most welcome by this newbie. I simply cannot open my store without fixing this problem first. I'm in a real bind. Please help!
Thanking you in advance!
I will suggests the following steps to help you fix shipping rates without over or under charging your customers:
1. Negotiate shipping rates with carriers. 2. Use your shipping account number. 3. Optimize your item dimensions and weight for cheaper packaging. 4. Use flat-rate packaging. 5. Buy supplies in bulk. 6. Use regional carriers. 7. Stick to a handful of carriers 8. Swap out boxes with polybags. 9. Use prepaid shipping. 10. Use third-party insurance. 11. Outsource fulfillment.
Hi @Raaj1963 ,
You have two options for this. Option 1: Use third-party apps that offer live carrier rates from UPS and FedEx. Some of these apps give you flexibility with the rates (eg. charge standard shipping rates+ 3.00 USD). Option 2: Offer a flat rate shipping fee to your customers. You can set a flat rate shipping for domestic and international. On top of this, you can also add some of the shipping cost to the product's price. This is to even out the discrepancy between huge and small items (put more shipping fees on the sale price if the item is large and will be more expensive with shipping). This is not an exact science and in fact, you may overcharge most of your customers, but this will make the shipping rates simpler.
I hope this helps. Are you looking for more high-quality products to sell in your store? You can use a dropshipping app called Spocket to help you out. It allows you to sell high-quality products from their suppliers located around the world. You can sign up for a free Spocket account and browse our catalogs of products. We also provide a 14-day free trial on our paid subscription to help you get started with selling. You can also check our success stories on some of our retailers.
Spencer and the Spocket team