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What is the Best Way to Ship Packages Internationally

Diana Zheng
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May 9, 2022

Deciphering and researching about the best way to ship packages internationally feels tedious especially when everything is affected by something unforeseen. As business owners, not only do you want to be cost-efficient but also, ensure the best quality of service to provide your customers.

When you search the internet about finding the most affordable and reliable way to transport and deliver orders to their customers. Most of the time, results yield that the US Postal Service will be one of the most affordable ways to ship this 2022. However, this dominantly applies if your market is in the US.

What is the best way to ship packages internationally?

We’ve done research on our own to check on how much the prices are between USPS international shipping rates and other express shipping companies that offer. But remember, when you do your research consider the destination and the origin point of the package itself.

In most instances, shipping companies consider the weight and destination when it comes to pricing the package. Moreover, these shipping companies also specify their rates per country. Some classify it according to the continent it’s located.

Which one to choose: APC vs USPS International?

Stallion Express offers both APC and USPS International as shipping options for you. While both shipping partners have their own strengths, let us compare their features. 

APC is a Stallion Express shipping service mainly for international shipping, and they are offered in both Canadian regions (Ontario and British Columbia). They offer a cheap and fast international shipment process. On the other hand, USPS is not normally advised due to higher costs vs. APC and longer delivery times. In conclusion, APC’s main strength is international shipping, while USPS International’s main strength is their US shipping.

Now, when you look at Priority Mail International - Flat Rate service, you feel that it’s the best way to ship packages internationally. A small box filled with small items would usually cost around USD 36 from Connecticut to Hong Kong which weighs around 1.8 kg.

Though, some compare international shipping rates using a rate calculator as they strive to find the one that fits their budget.

Below is a table that shows how much the small rate box is in comparison to the other USPS international shipping services. It is set at 0.91 kg or around 2 lb.

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From the table, you’ll notice that Priority Mail International - Flat Rate services is the most affordable way to ship your parcels to other countries. Most sellers or shippers in general who do not have a business or corporate account with their preferred couriers choose this option.

If you noticed, Stallion Express has an alternative with even better pricing, leveraging our pre-negotiated rates and exclusive partnerships with well-established shipping couriers. 

Why is Stallion Express the best way to ship packages internationally?

Most Canadian eCommerce businesses choose to work with Stallion Express as their preferred courier service. One of the most common things about eCommerce businesses is the convenience they bring to their customers.

Many customers use their mobile devices to check their shops, process transactions, and provide customer service. However, it is a long process as you need to open several browsers and applications to fulfill orders. Now, sellers can integrate their online store with Stallion and manage their transactions in one platform.

After uploading credits, you can create, pay, and print your labels through your Stallion Express account. Then, arranging for a drop off or pick-up comes next. If you are swamped with work or you want to focus on your business operations, you may arrange for a direct pickup and see if you qualify to have it complimentary.

When you have your parcels picked up from the nearest branch location, Stallion Express will handle and process your shipments. Simply drop off, then let us take care of the rest.

Features of choosing Stallion Express

Stallion Express collaborates with world-class carriers including APC Logistics and PostNL to ensure secure and seamless delivery so sellers grow their business around the world. Aside from that, they offer competitive prices that will let you be cost-effective as well as ensure top-notch quality delivery to your customers.

Other features include:

  • Save up to 80% shipping around the world
  • Full tracking of your parcels
  • Deliver packages within 6-14 business days
  • Optional Insurance

How much will it cost?

Takeaway

Different sellers arise due to the shift to the digital economy. One of the factors that triggered this move would be unforeseen events such as the pandemic. However, sellers continue to power through and conduct business in other countries. With the current situation, people look for shipping companies that offer competitive prices that will not cripple their business too.

Working with Stallion Express is the best way to ship packages internationally. Not only do you save your resources and deliver your parcels punctually, but you also give your customers the assurance that their orders are safely handled and taken care of.

So, if you’re looking for a courier to work with, stop browsing and inquire now!

Get started today! Ship faster, smarter, cheaper with Stallion.

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Diana Zheng
Written by Diana Zheng

Diana leads the growth marketing initiatives at Stallion Express. As a personal trainer turned digital marketer, Diana is obsessed with equipping eCommerce entrepreneurs with everything they need to scale their online businesses. You can catch her doing yoga or hitting the tennis courts in her spare time.

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