Whether you sell art or auto parts, being an creative entrepreneur means dealing with shipping costs — and they can add up fast. According to research from the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB), the average small business currently spends $338 monthly or roughly $4,000 per year on shipping.
Fortunately, Weebly offers an an easy way to save up to 40% on shipping while ensuring your customers get what they want, when they want it, with our improved Shippo integration.
Save up to 40% on Shipping Labels
Our latest shipping label integration can save you bundles in shipping costs through special negotiated rates with carriers! It also enables you to offer incentives to your customers, like free shipping or 2-day shipping, which in turn can help drive more sales. In fact, providing free shipping can improve sales by a whopping 73%, according to Econsultancy and ComScore. Not to mention, speeding up your shipping process can decrease shopping cart abandonment rates by 60% or more.
Sell, Ship, Print, and Track—All in One Place
Our latest integration with Shippo allows for a seamless experience. Let Weebly populate a label with all the relevant details - including carrier, service and a deeply discounted rate. You’ll then be able to print your labels right from the Weebly platform and view the corresponding tracking number, saving you the hassle of switching between different apps and services. Previously, you’d need to download and install the Shippo app on your Weebly website.
What do you need to do to enjoy this simplified shipping experience? First, make sure you're on a Business or Performance plan. If you don’t already have a Shippo account, don’t worry - the first time you create a label on Weebly you can quickly create an account. There is no monthly fee for using this service. Shippo charges only $0.05 for every label you print.
5 Steps to Big Shipping Savings
To set yourself up for success, you just need to define how, where and what to charge when shipping to customers. Follow these steps to make sure your packages get to customers on time, every time.
1. Define shipping rates and incentivize customers to buy more
Start by setting up shipping rates for a region, state or country, so there's no mystery when shipping to common locations, including international destinations. Say most of your customers are in New York. You can set a flat rate that covers any package sent to the region, so your customers don't spend time waiting on shipping to be calculated
With shipping areas you have the option to set prices by location. You can also choose to set your own rates or customize rates using the "set manual rates" tool. For example, you could provide free shipping on certain deals or to encourage bulk purchases. You could also choose a flat rate for all orders shipped to a certain area, or set up tiered rates based on pricing, the number of items in an order or total weight. You have the flexibility to create shipping rules that work for your business, then forget about them.
You can also use the real-time shipping feature, available with our Performance plan, which automatically calculates the shipping cost for each package and displays it to your customers so you’re always charging them the correct amount.
Whichever you decide to use, our partnership with Shippo gives you access to huge discounts which are typically available to high volume sellers only - up to 40%! With our new integrated shipping system, you have the option to be both creative and efficient in how you get goods out the door.
2. Activate our shipping labels integration
Once you start selling, it’s time to process your orders and ship them to your customers. Our shipping labels integration makes it easy for you to do so. Delight your customers by shipping their items fast! Start by activating the integration with a one-time setup and account creation with Shippo. This step is very easy and can be done without leaving Weebly.
You'll need to include some basics, starting with your shipping address. Will you be shipping from headquarters? Your garage? A warehouse? Weebly populates every shipping label with your ship-from address — whether it's your business address or a distinct location. You can also edit the details at any time.
3. Create and print your shipping labels
Our integrated shipping solutions will automatically populate your shipping labels with all the information you need, including shipping address, items purchased and weight. We’ll also show you the shipping rate that was charged to your customer at checkout. Simply click ‘Print Label’ and you’re done.
4. Ship and track
Once the order is ready you can ship it to your customer. And if they have any questions about the status of their shipment, you can easily find the tracking number right in the Orders dashboard in Weebly.
5. Change as often as you need to
You can't control what carriers charge, but you can control what you charge to ship through them, and Weebly makes it simple to change rates, shipping areas and other rules. For example, to edit, rename or delete a shipping area, simply click the three dots to the right of the shipping area name. If you want to change a rate within a shipping area, just click on the Edit link for the rate.
Selling physical goods online can be lucrative, but only if you keep costs down and shipping hassles to a minimum. Integrated, low-cost shipping with Weebly provides this seamlessly. If you haven't already done so, make sure you upgrade to Business or Performance plan to get access now.