international shipping

Why you need to offer international shipping and how to do it

Why you need to offer international shipping and how to do it

Shipping your products around the globe 🌍 has been a hot topic in recent months, among craft businesses, especially for those who were struck by Etsy’s recent free shipping guarantee scheme. This has led to some scrapping their international shipping offer all together.

In all of this confusion, today on the podcast 🎥🎧 I wanted to set the record straight and tell you 👉 why international shipping is your best option if you sell online and how to set up a system that is easy for you to implement.

The Best Way to Write Your Shipping Policy

The Best Way to Write Your Shipping Policy

I’ve seen many online sources tell you that shipping policies aren’t required by law ❌ and on the podcast 🎥🎧 this week I’m here to tell you that if you are trading to, or from the UK and EU, it IS a lawful requirement to set out your shipping policy for customers before they purchase from you.

🙌 I’ll also give you the full show notes, which includes an example of how you can lay out your terms in an easy to read way.

Free delivery guarantee: why sellers are angry with Etsy

Free delivery guarantee: why sellers are angry with Etsy

In early July Etsy’s CEO Josh Silverman wrote a letter to the Etsy seller community about their new free delivery guarantee trial for US customers from July 30th. Detailed in this letter was the idea of their new policy and the incentive that they would give priority search placement to those sellers who took up the free shipping guarantee for buyers who spent $35 USD or more.

As you can imagine since then there has been a huge online debate among sellers expressing their anger and concern at feeling ‘forced’ into making financial decisions about their business in order to remain on Etsy’s platform. 😞

🙌 Today on the podcast 🎧🎥 I want to talk about what the new policy means and lay out options and opportunities I see for Etsy sellers going forward.

Shipping Packages 101: How to send professional orders every time

Shipping Packages 101: How to send professional orders every time

Amazon shipped 5 billion Prime orders in 2017 according to Business Wire. Think about that for a moment and let it sink in… that’s orders from one service that one large retailer has accounted for. Can you imagine just how many parcels get shipped from retailers to consumers worldwide every year? And your parcels make up part of that number.

Today on the podcast I’m going to be taking you through what I think are the basics of shipping packages in a professional way.