Have you ever heard the phrase, “Think globally, act locally?” If you haven’t, it’s time to wake up and smell the coffee! But that’s besides the point. Thanks to the Internet, we are all now living in a global economy. That means knowing how to ship internationally is more important now than ever before. If you’re running your own eCommerce business, it’s safe to say that your success depends on whether you’re “thinking globally” or not! International shipping can be a complicated (and expensive) game, but we’re here to give you the upper hand. With an exclusive international shipping service on Pirate Ship called Simple Export Rate, your small business will be well on its way to world domination! Let’s party.
What is Simple Export Rate?
We’re glad you asked! Simple Export Rate is an exclusive international shipping service only available on Pirate Ship. In a nutshell, it’s hands down THE CHEAPEST way to ship packages internationally weighing less than 4 pounds. Delivery typically occurs within 1-3 weeks (depending on the destination), and it includes free package tracking to 41 countries. Shipping Simple Export Rate means you get hooked up with the biggest discounts possible on your lightweight international shipments. As a result, you’ll save a ton of money that you can put back into your small business. Who wouldn’t want that?
Do I Have to Use a Special Kind of Box?
Nope! Unlike other discounted international shipping services, you can use your own packaging with Simple Export Rate. All you need to do is hand your package to USPS, just like any other shipment. However, there are some restrictions your package must meet. We’ve outlined those below:
- No dimension can exceed 24 inches
- Length + Height + Width combined can’t be more than 36 inches total
- Maximum weight is 4 pounds
- Maximum package value is $400
How Much Does Simple Export Rate Cost?
The pricing behind Pirate Ship’s Simple Export Rate is, well…simple. Price of postage is based on two things: the weight of the package, and whether you’re shipping to Canada or to the “rest of the world.” We’ve included the Simple Export Rate price chart below for you to check out.
When it comes to shipping internationally with USPS, you can’t beat these prices anywhere else. In fact, Simple Export Rate lets you save up to 50% compared to similar services!
How Can I Ship Simple Export Rate?
Getting started shipping with Simple Export Rate only takes a couple of minutes, and it’s well worth it. All you need to do is create your free Pirate Ship account and chat with one of their support representatives for a quick review. It’s that easy! You’ll see Simple Export Rate pop up the next time you purchase a label for an international parcel (under 4 pounds), and you’ll be off to the money-saving races in no time.
Pro Tip: Most online shipping software solutions offer discounts for both domestic and international shipments. However, nearly every single one will hit you with additional fees or markups. Pirate Ship is the only free USPS shipping software that hooks you up with Commercial Plus Pricing rates without any markups or fees. That means you’re getting the deepest USPS discounts possible!
Don’t Forget the Insurance!
While Simple Export Rate is pretty much the best thing since sliced bread, it doesn’t come with built-in insurance like some other domestic USPS mail classes. That’s why it’s CRITICAL to purchase shipping insurance on your international shipments—especially if you’re running an eCommerce business. If your package gets lost (which it’s more likely to when traveling overseas), you’ll be able to reclaim both the price paid for the postage and the item you shipped.