How To Setup International Shipping Rates For Dropshipping?

How To Setup International Shipping Rates For Dropshipping?

Selling your products in international markets can be very attractive. Not only are you expanding the potential size of the market for your products but there is also a prestige to offer your products worldwide. It’s for these exact reasons that we will fulfill orders to your international customers.

A Quick Word Of Caution For International Dropshipping

However, as any experienced merchant will tell you shipping to international customers can be challenging to say the least. From setting up shipping providers and rates, to troubleshooting shipping issues for your international customers international shipping can require a bit of of extra work and patience. The good news is that we handle most of the complexity of international shipping for you.

Setting Up International Shipping Rates

With that being said it is still your responsibility to charge your customers (if you want to, we definitely recommend it) for international shipping fees. The reason it’s important to charge for international shipping is because it can be very expensive.  Please note, that the below rates do not include customs fees or duties, which maybe added to the shipping expenses required for your customers to pay in order to receive the item.  Unfortunately, Apliiq cannot control customs fees and duties, it is completely controlled by the government of the country you are shipping to.  Apliiq recommends adding a note to the shipping policies page on your website to ensure your end customers know about any possible import fees.

Apliiq print on demand will add shipping rates and zones for Australia, Canada and Great Britain.  All other countries will be added as "rest of world."  Update your shipping rates, zones, and profiles based on how you want to market and support your brand.

A more nuanced approach to international dropshipping

If you want to be a little more detailed with your international shipping rates setup for your dropshipping store, we recommend setting up your shipping rates for each individual country that you want to ship to and focus on the main countries that have an interest in purchasing your products. This is because each country and even region within countries can have different rates for different weights of packages, so it can be lots of work to setup accurate shipping rates for every country.

Apliiq Shipping Profile for International Countries

Starting on 4/25/2023, the Apliiq app will automatically create shipping zones for Australia, Canada, Great Britain, and rest of world.  You can easily activate or de-activate these zones within your shipping profile on Shopify. 

Download our international shipping rates table for each shipping zone and country. Each item has an additional $1.00 fulfillment fee.
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