In today’s economy, customers have high expectations when it comes to shipping options, if you don’t offer what they’re looking for, then a competitor will.
At Global Warehousing Solutions, we’ve got the lowdown on some of the most popular shipping options to offer your customers.
If you want to improve your chances of making that sale, then free shipping is the way to go. Free shipping (preferably as part of a fast and free option) can affect the purchase rates.
If you’re worried your bottom line can’t withstand offering free shipping then only offer it on orders over a certain amount, or offset by raising the price of your products.
If free shipping isn’t a viable shipping option for you, then flat rate shipping might be an alternative. You charge a single price for any item.
Customers are charged for shipping based on factors such as distance, the weight of the item, etc.
Same Day & Next Day Delivery
With a bit of careful planning, you can offer fast delivery times to your appreciative customers. By offering it on certain items or locations, you can keep it viable until you’ve scaled to a point where you’re able to offer it on all products.
If your profit margins are thin, then you may not be able to accommodate free or subsidized shipping. Live rates let you pass on the shipping costs directly to the customer.
If you have a physical store, then you can offer to let customers pick up their items for free. This is popular with many people because it offers a free opportunity to get your products quickly.
Global Warehousing Solutions works with eCommerce brands offering a range of shipping options. If you’d like to discuss how we can help you offer more to your customers, get in touch today.