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Shipping for eCommerce Sellers - Importance & Challenges

Ecommerce fulfilment is a distinct logistical area within the ecommerce industry . Data-driven and well-integrated into the end-to-end flow, this is a highly specialized business. There was a past when the retailers used to directly source goods from suppliers and manufacturers. The products are distributed through eCommerce fulfilment distribution centers. Logistics includes lot of things like inventory management, warehousing, billing, packaging, labelling, shipping, COD, payment, product return & exchange, and many others. Logistics is indispensable for the ecommerce industry . To be more specific, it’s better to claim that good logistic service is mandatory for the ecommerce operation. Ecommerce success depends on the logistics . Some of the Challenges faced by eCommerce Logistics Fulfilment of the last mile delivery    Reducing Transportation Costs Improving Supply Chain Visibility Enhancing Customer Experience Cash on delivery Service Managing Returns and exchanges What make

How does your Parcel get lost?

Less common, but still can happen. Millions of parcels are delivered across the world every day. Although many of the parcels are delivered successfully, there are some occasions where packages do go missing. Let's understand why a package might go missing. Logistics industry has experienced a drastic shift ever after the adoption of advanced technology especially the automation. The tech enables logistics has simplified the life of shippers predominantly the e-commerce sellers. The advanced tracking system which enables the shippers to know the exact location of the shipment to ensure a safe delivery of the products to the customer. But even amidst these, mistakes may happen and your package might get lost in the transit. The reasons may be many, below are few of the possibilities due to which the parcel might get lost. Why do shipments go missing or lost? Scenario 1: Generally, the common and recurring reason for a parcel to get astray is due to damaged shipping lab

Guide to Hidden Shipping Fees and How to avoid them?

  Guide to Hidden Shipping Fees and How to avoid them? If you've ever transported goods internationally, you may have received some unexpected surprises from your courier partner upon getting your monthly invoice: fuel surcharges, DDP handling costs and delivery surcharge for isolated locations. Nobody enjoys getting startled by hidden fees or additional surcharges, so we've put together this guide to help you understand where these expenses come from and what to expect from future shipments. Express Couriers and Postal Couriers – What’s the difference? When it comes to pricing you will see a significant difference between express and postal courier service. The pricing for postal couriers is simple: you will be responsible for the majority of the shipping charges. However, the pace of their services is slow, and the quality of their services is low. Express couriers, on the other hand, provide quick and dependable services, but their cost is significantly more complicate

What is HSN code? Understanding its Significance

HSN stands for Harmonised System of Nomenclature . HSN code is used worldwide to identify different categories and types of products. Usually HSN code is 6 digits long but in India there are additional 2 digits are used to add deeper details. This code was introduced in 1988 by World Custom Organisations for classification of goods both Domestic and International . How to find your HSN code? You can easily find your HSN code At GST portal just follow these simple steps: Visit:  Go to – Services – User Services – Search HSN Code  You will need to enter Chapter, Name or code, in case if you don’t have these details you can download the HSN excel sheet and search there. HSN Code in India In India, HSN codes are used to regulate trade and make it easy to check and compute the GST rate that is payable on every item. Using the HSN code, anyone may obtain the GST rate for their products, making trading faster and easier. It is also required to utilise the correct HS

Ultimate Guide for Understanding Indian Custom Duties and Taxes

Shipping internationally comes up with many challenges and pre-calculations for successful deliveries but the biggest factors that require proper understanding are custom duties and taxes. To assist you comprehend shipping duties we have created this ultimate guide to clarify methods, and provide best practices for handling these practice so you can prepare your Business to meet Custom regulations . What are Custom duties and taxes? Custom duties and taxes are tariffs imposed on goods imported from other countries into our nation and on goods exported to other countries from India. These tariffs are mainly imposed to control the flow of banned commodities across the international borders. Undoubtedly, It is one of the biggest source of Central Fiscal Revenue and charging taxes legitimately is one of the most important task of Custom authorities. Why Custom duties matter in International Shipping? In India Custom duty is well defined under Act of Customs, 1962 and each and eve

7 Most Common Reasons for Shipment Delivery Delays

One of the biggest challenges in ecommerce shipping is that business owners must be ready to provide delivery services to their customers on time. How to avoid shipping delays is an important question. Operating an e-commerce store is not as easy as it sounds. No matter how many goods you ship in a day, any small obstacle in the fulfillment process can put your business on the toss. Customers are always anxious to know about the whereabouts of the products which they ordered. Any variation in the delivery date will lead to frustrating customers writing a bad review on your website and social media, which can ruin your business eminence. It is imperative for any e-seller to avoid delivery setbacks as it may inhibit the growth of the company. However, here are the most common reasons you need to know which causes the delay. What are the causes of delay in shipment delivery? Customs Delay : Some of the sellers undervalue their product while declaring in the customs to avoid heav