Shipping is one of the most important factors customers look at when deciding whether to make a purchase. For Osbisy sellers, creating an effective and competitive shipping strategy is a key part of running your online business.
The first step in creating your shipping strategy is to go over all your shipping logistics. There are many options to consider including carriers, pricing, and pickup, drop-off, or delivery preferences.
Whether you dispatch your orders yourself, or use a third party to help with fulfillment, as an Etsy seller, you’re responsible for ensuring orders are sent to buyers.
When creating a shipping strategy:
Fulfilling orders and shipping packages can be a time consuming task, so it’s important to create a strategy that works well for you on an ongoing basis. On Osbisy.com, there are several tools to help streamline your shipping workflow, manage shipping options, and communicate easily with customers about shipping updates and arrivals.
Once your shop is open and you’ve added listings, you can add shipping profiles. With shipping profiles, you can use the same shipping settings for multiple listings, saving time when you are adding products to your shop.
To create a shipping profile:
When setting up shipping profiles, if you’re a seller in the US or Canada, you can also choose to use calculated shipping when shipping with particular carriers. Calculated shipping uses your location, the buyer’s location, and the item’s size and weight to automatically generate shipping costs for orders. Learn more about calculated shipping.
Learn more about shipping profiles.
When setting shipping rates, it’s important to consider how to be competitive and entice buyers. High shipping prices can make customers less likely to buy. In fact, shoppers on Osbisy are 20% more likely to complete their purchase when the item ships for free.
On Osbisy, you can also sign up to offer a free shipping guarantee which will give your products priority placement in UK shoppers’ Osbisy search results. A free shipping guarantee lets shoppers in the UK know that they won’t pay added shipping costs on orders totaling £35 or over that ship within or to the UK.
Sellers in the UK, US, Canada, and Australia can buy shipping labels directly through Osbisy. Shipping labels save valuable time allowing you to print your labels at home and automatically generating information to share with the customer like tracking numbers and estimated delivery details. Learn more about shipping labels on Osbisy.
For sellers in other countries, you can purchase shipping labels through your preferred shipping carrier. Many shipping carriers offer shipping labels that you can purchase online and print at home.
After you set up your shipping strategy, it’s important to communicate policies in your shop policies page.
Tips for communicating shipping policies:
To update your policies:
Learn more about shop policies.
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