There is nothing like the excitement of finding something fabulous online – and then later settling for a shipment that is late, damaged, or even worse – overly expensive.
Don’t worry – we’ve got your back.
Here are 5 shipping tips that can help you make the most out of your online dollar:
Sign up for Deals
Even though signing up on websites can create more in your “unread” items in your inbox– it can be worth it if you are looking for discounts on shipping. Many sites will offer you Free Shipping for up to- or over – a certain limit. This can be incredibly helpful for things like furniture, large electronics, carpets, appliances and other larger ticket items.
Consolidating packages can save you money when shipping more than one item by combining multiple packages into one box.
Consolidating packages saves customers up to 80% in international shipping compared to shipping packages individually from retailers. – Stackry.com
Many shipping costs are calculated by the size of your box. We all know that sometimes small things come in big packages – for no reason. Domestic shipping in the U.S. does not use dimensional weight; there is often wasted space packages shipped from U.S. retailers. Having a service that can repack your item will often enable you to get the actual weight of the package, frequently saving you money.
Sign up for “Prime” Service
Most of us already know that Amazon Prime Day is a great way to get excellent deals on everything Amazon for 30 hours. It’s like Black Friday and Cyber Monday rolled into one (and takes place usually every July…so if you missed it this year you need to wait until 2018!)
You have to be a member of Amazon Prime to take advantage of these amazing deals. Amazon even has an Insider’s Guide to Amazon Prime Day on their site so you can become a member, watch deals, add items to your wishlist. Amazon uses this exclusivity as a way to increase Prime subscribers, who must pay $99 per year (or $10.99 monthly) after a free 30-day trial, and who tend to spend big bucks on Amazon.com once they're members. (…but get free 2-day shipping on eligible purchases.)
There are so many coupon sites these days it is hard to keep up – but many of them can get you free shipping on your purchases for a specific item or date range. Leading sites like RetailMeNot, Groupon, Coupons.com and other sites will post deals daily for discounts.
If you ship internationally, regardless of the frequency, we can help!
As an A+ rated shipper, Stackry strives to understand pricing that provides the best value in international parcel forwarding to our customers. We provide a variety of international shipping options based on your needs for time, budget and tracking. To determine how much money you would save with parcel forwarding, use this handy shipping calculator. Simply enter your Country, weight and box dimensions to see how much you can save on international shipping.
Save with Slower Shipping
Not always an option – but if you are ahead of the game with your holiday shopping, or have an item you don’t need immediately – going for the “free” option or a lower cost option that may take 2-10 days may be your best bet. Most companies offer a low cost or free shipping option these days, so don’t rush if you don’t need to!
With Discounted shipping rates, no membership or joining fees, low consolidation fees and 45 days’ free storage, Stackry can help you shop, save and ship – hassle free.
NEW: Stackry Global Shipping App:
- Sign up with Stackry and get your own USA address for shopping in the USA
- Get notified when we receive your package.
- Manage your packages in our Stackry app
- View your packages, and request additional services
- Request Stackry to repackage your parcel into a smaller package to save on dimensional weight.
- Choose from a variety of shipping options
- Pay for shipping using PayPal or credit card
- Track your shipment.