Hello lovelies! I hope you are all busy enjoying the holiday season. I am turning to you again to help with a question from one of our readers. Today’s question comes from Angela of Gigee Marie (she started this series by asking the very first question I shared). I have a feeling a lot of you will be able to help her out and that a lot of you have the same question.
I currently only ship to the US but I’d like to expand that because there have been several people internationally who have expressed interest in my products. However, I’m not sure where to start (which is why I didn’t even bother with it to begin with). For my US orders, I have a standard shipping cost which is based on the furthest location from me. But what is the best/easiest approach for shipping internationally, as I’m sure the cost can vary greatly depending on the country. Is there a way for PayPal to calculate the shipping cost for a specific country when the person places their order (as opposed to me having the shipping cost already set up in the back-end)? Or perhaps is there a way to charge shipping to the customer AFTER they already place the order so that I can calculate a precise shipping cost? Or should I just use the shipping costs for a small group of “major” countries (i.e. England, France, Japan, China, Spain, Italy, etc.) and then adjust as I see fit? I’m truly a novice when it comes to international shipping, so any insight that you or your readers have would be extremely helpful.
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Do you have a question you think our readers can help you answer? Just shoot it my way! Also, if you are looking for a the perfect present for a friend or a fab item to put on your wish list be sure to check out all of Angela’s beautiful purses at Gigee Marie. (this one is on my wish list but I kinda want them all!)