Don’t let international shipping scare you. It’s a great way to diversify a store’s customer base and ultimately increase revenue. If you’re not considering international shipping, you’re likely leaving money on the table. Statista predicts worldwide ecommerce sales will amount to $4.5 trillion by 2021, a 95 percent increase from $2.3 trillion estimated in 2017.
When you first start shipping globally, it’s hard to know where to start with customs forms, local Post Office policies, and country-specific shipping restrictions. A great way for first-timers to dip their toes in the global market is with shipping consolidators.