International

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How to Get Cheaper International USPS Shipping Rates

The USPS is frequently considered the gold standard for national carriers. Many merchants across the world find shipping to the US to be a breeze because of how well our postal service deals with delivering parcels. Additionally, the USPS has built up a delivery network with other national carriers and international carriers like DHL to […]

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Shipping Basics
Questions to Ask Before Selling Internationally

No matter what your ecommerce activities or what you sell online, one of your priorities will be to find and attract new customers. The good news is that you can count on product interest from international customers. In the era of ecommerce, 25.5% of European online purchases are made abroad. Therefore, there is no reason […]

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Carrier Rates
Shipping to China: A US Merchant’s Guide

China is the US’s third largest trade partner, behind Canada and Mexico. Beyond manufacturing in China and their place as a central figure in world economics, there is a big demand for American goods in China and vice versa. As with any international market, China has its own set of rules and regulations regarding what […]

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USPS Cancels Priority Mail International Service to China

Starting January 28th, 2022, the USPS will suspend Priority Mail International shipments with a destination address within China. This will impact all non-military or diplomatic USPS Priority Mail International mailpieces destined for China.  For Priority Mail items that entered the mailstream prior to 1/28/22, the Postal Service will transport them to their destination. However, delays […]

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Case Studies
Real for Real Reduces Shipment Errors by 85%, Expands Internationally with ShipStation

Shannon Storms Beador, founder and CEO of Real for Real, believes that healthy and natural products should be simple to attain for everyone. That’s why Shannon, a mom of 3 and TV personality on The Real Housewives of Orange County, decided to pursue her passion for health by founding her company.  Shannon believes that getting […]

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Shipping Basics
Going Global: What You Need to Know About Customs and Duties

Is your business ready to take on the world? Reaching international customers can take your business to the next level, but it’s important to know what to expect ahead of time. Customs and duties are part and parcel of selling internationally, and they can be incredibly complex. Educating yourself on the intricacies of global ecommerce […]

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Expanding into international markets pt 4: Logistics, Customs, Taxes and Legislation

Welcome to the final post in our four part blog series, where we highlight what was covered in a recent webinar on essential business practices for international expansion, which you can access on-demand. The webinar was brought to you by experts from Lengow, Avalara, and of course, us here at ShipStation. Together, our three platforms […]

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Shipping Basics
Expanding Into International Markets Part 3: Shipping, Delivery, and Returns

Welcome to part 3 in our four part blog series, where we highlight what was covered in a recent webinar, which you can access on-demand. The webinar was brought to you by experts from Lengow, Avalara, and of course, us here at ShipStation. Together, our three platforms can help you succeed in product feed management, […]

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Expanding Into International Markets Part 2: Key Things to Consider in Local Markets

Welcome to part two in our four-part blog series. We highlight what was covered in a recent webinar – which you can access on-demand – brought to you by experts from Lengow, Avalara, and of course, us here at ShipStation. Together, our three platforms can help you succeed in product feed management, cross-border duties and […]

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Shipping Basics
Expanding Into International Markets Part 1: Deciding Factors & Choosing the Right Channels

The global ecommerce market is expected to total $4.89 trillion in 2021. And according to Forrester, cross-border transactions will outperform domestic transactions by 17% between 2017 and 2022. So there’s never been a better time to expand into new international markets. But a profitable expansion requires a detailed and dynamic plan that considers technology, business […]

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Shipping News
Effects of Brexit on UK Ecommerce Retailers Selling to EU

After a number of extensions, the UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020. A transition agreement was made, running until 31st December 2020, with new rules coming into effect on 1st January 2021. During this period, the UK and EU have been negotiating a trade deal. However, for UK ecommerce retailers selling to […]

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Cheers! Ship Alcohol Globally with UPS

UPS is expanding its global alcohol service. It’s a great time to sell beer, wine and spirits online. With ShipStation, it’s easy to ship alcohol.

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