When you’re selling in familiar territory, it doesn’t take long to get shipping down pat, but there are a few things to take into consideration when you decide to expand overseas.
Let’s make it easy for you! Here’s a checklist to measure if you’re ready to find your next international super fan:
❯ You’ve got some practice shipping domestically
Shipping locally helps you understand customer expectations and nail down your workflow.
An additional requirement for overseas shipping is that you need a harmonisation code (HS for short) for every product. HS codes enable customs in the receiving country to classify your products so your parcels move smoothly through the system. If you haven't encountered this system before, all you have to do is keep a record of the code for each item you sell and add it to the shipping and customs label.
If you said yes to all of the above, you’re good to go! Update your shipping policies so that international customers know what to expect, start your marketing campaign, and get ready to print your first international label on the Sendle Dashboard.
There are no lock-ins or contracts when you sign up with Sendle and sending internationally fits in with your workflow. Process all your orders together, print the Sendle labels, and you're ready to go. There are no customs forms to complete because all the necessary information is printed on the shipping label. How's that for clever and convenient!
For more tips on international selling, see our Guide to Going Global.
Sendle makes it easy
- No additional paperwork or customs
- Free pickup from your office/warehouse
- No additional systems - use the Sendle dashboard or your 3rd party integrator
- Same labels, just pile the international orders separately for your courier to pick up
- Same $100 of cover, tracking, and carbon neutral network for every parcel
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