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FlavorCloud & ShipBob: A Powerful Solution for International Shipping and Fulfillment | FlavorCloud

We’re extremely proud to announce FlavorCloud’s new partnership with industry-leading international fulfillment platform, ShipBob. It means ShipBob’s Shopify, BigCommerce & API merchants can now seamlessly plug into FlavorCloud’s extensive global cross-border carrier network and intelligent shipping algorithm to grow their international sales easily. ShipBob: a Global Omnifulfillment Platform ShipBob provides merchants with a single view…

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FlavorCloud Ranks No. 19 on Inc. Magazine’s Pacific Regionals 2022 | FlavorCloud

We’re delighted to share that Inc. Magazine has ranked FlavorCloud as one of the fastest-growing private businesses in the Pacific region with a growth of 589%, landing us at number 19 on Inc.’s 2022 Pacific list. Inc. Magazine’s third annual Pacific Regionals 2022 comprises US-based, privately held companies in Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, and Washington.…

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FlavorCloud Suspends Shipping to Russia | FlavorCloud

As the world watches the shocking events unfold in Ukraine, FlavorCloud has made the decision to #StandWithUkraine and block all international shipping services to Russia through our Global Carrier Network. At FlavorCloud, we are proud to participate in the international community, powering merchants worldwide—at our core, we believe in connecting the world. We are committed…

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The Logistics of Logistics Podcast: The FlavorCloud Story with Rathna Sharad | FlavorCloud

Our Rathna Sharad, FlavorCloud’s Founder and CEO, recently joined Joe Lynch on the ‘Logistics of Logistics’ podcast to talk about the origins of FlavorCloud and how we’re shaping the future of international shipping. The podcast is a fantastic listen and covers the following topics. Why the demand for cross-border shipping is more significant than ever…

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Why it Pays to Set Expectations for International Shipping | FlavorCloud

Patience is a virtue, the saying goes, but end consumers can have very different expectations when they hit that ‘order now’ button. Everyone—merchants, carriers, and customers—are aiming for fast as possible international shipping. But some things are simply beyond our control. So it’s wise for merchants to set expectations around delivery times. Done right, you’ll…

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What is Guaranteed DDP? | FlavorCloud

Two top concerns cross-border consumers have are high shipping costs and long delivery times. These worries are so important that customers often abandon their shopping carts. Merchants can easily address these concerns by offering DDP shipping. This gives your customers what they want—the best shipping costs, shortest delivery times, no surprises, and an excellent customer…

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Buy Early, Ship Quickly: The Covid Effect on the 2021 Holiday Season | FlavorCloud

The pandemic has seen record numbers of consumers online shopping, and the holiday season 2021 looks set to break records.  As much as Covid has increased online shopping habits, its effects are also still rippling through the supply chain. Manufacturers, merchants, and delivery operations are still struggling to catch up with buyer demand. There’s no…

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FlavorCloud Alerts: Weather Delays in Canada, Dynamic Changes to Landed Costs and Omicron Impact on Transit Times | FlavorCloud

Ecommerce is booming, and the Holiday season is in full swing. Demand is high, but managing the mayhem of supply chain issues has not made it easy. We have a few important updates to make you aware of, relevant to your shipments now and in the future. The good news is FlavorCloud is here to…

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What is DDP? A Complete Explanation of DDP Shipping | FlavorCloud

There are billions of consumers around the globe, presenting a huge opportunity to grow your business through selling internationally. However, consumers considering cross-border purchases cited high shipping costs (51%) and long delivery times (47%) as their top two concerns. Interestingly, these are also two of the top three reasons cited by consumers for cart abandonment.…

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Rising Shipping Charges: How we Mitigate Risk and Keep Costs Low | FlavorCloud

Every year there are industry-wide (and worldwide) changes to the cost of shipping. It’s known as the GRI (general rate of increase) and comes into effect for shipping carriers on January 1, when new charges and surcharges kick in (typically a little later for postal companies). Many factors drive these changes, which increase costs and…

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An Introduction to Shipping Dangerous Goods | FlavorCloud

Running an ecommerce business involves a lot of moving parts. There’s the obvious stuff, like choosing the right products, marketing, site design, accounting, payment processing, packaging, and shipping. And then, each of those aspects breaks down into smaller subsections, like nesting dolls of necessary knowledge.   So, at first glance, you need to decide about shipping…

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Rear View On 2021, Looking Ahead To 2022 | FlavorCloud

The curtain is down on 2021, and a whole new year is opening up. But what a ride the last year has been for ecommerce.   The highs? Consumer demand has continued to grow at pace. The lows? The dreaded Supply Chain chaos and its impact on shipping. Delays, disruption, and carriers facing real hurdles.   Online…

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Beginner’s Guide to Tariffs & Trade Barriers | FlavorCloud

The rise of technology has helped make everything more accessible. The exchange and availability of information, ideas, products, and services multiplied exponentially once the internet helped ease the logistical obstacles that previously presented a challenge. The result is an entire world full of options versus the local communities we were once limited to—benefitting consumers and…

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GDPR Compliance for Merchants | FlavorCloud

There’s a lot to successfully selling internationally with many things to manage, including branding, marketing, fulfillment, and customer service. Data privacy is a vital aspect too. It continues to increase in importance for consumers and has become an essential element of customer satisfaction and retention. According to McKinsey, 87% of surveyed consumers said they would…

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5 Tips to Sell More with Cross-Border Shipping in 2022 | FlavorCloud

While we’re all beginning to see the end of another holiday season in sight (virtual high-five to all of us for surviving another BFCM), it’s time to look at your plans for 2022. If you’ve been neglecting or just outright ignoring international shipping, this is the year to let it grow your business by up…

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We’ve Joined Forces with ShipperHQ | FlavorCloud

FlavorCloud Brings the Power of International Shipping to Leading Shipping Rate Optimization Platform We’re excited to announce FlavorCloud’s integration with leading shipping rate optimization platform ShipperHQ, merging the benefits of our vast global carrier network with ShipperHQ’s innovative shipping logic and tools. Pairing ShipperHQ’s robust suite of built-in features and shipping API with FlavorCloud’s guaranteed…

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What is an HS code? | FlavorCloud

Preparing to ship products across borders can seem daunting. But if you’re doing so, you’ve probably come across the term ‘HS codes’. If you haven’t, we’re glad you’ve found yourself here—HS codes are fundamental to shipping internationally, as is getting them right on your international shipping documents. If you get your HS codes wrong, you…

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International Shipping 101: DDP, Returns, Undeliverables & Insurance | FlavorCloud

Shipping internationally is no easy task and comes with a lot of complexity. At FlavorCloud, we make it simple by taking care of everything for you—wherever you’re shipping. Leveraging FlavorCloud’s Global cross-border carrier network gives you high-quality shipping at the best rates across our algo-optimized routes. Wherever you’re shipping, there are important pieces of information…

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Understanding Landed Costs: Duties, Taxes, and Fees | FlavorCloud

As an ecommerce merchant, determining shipping costs is an essential and ever-present part of doing business. At first glance, it doesn’t seem like it would be a complicated calculation—just put some information into an online tax and shipping calculator, hit enter, and go about your day, right? Not quite, but it’s a start. The duties,…

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What is DDU? Risks, Responsibilities, and Usage | FlavorCloud

Selling globally is a huge opportunity for merchants, allowing you to reach billions of consumers and grow your business. But intricate regulatory practices and procedures make international shipping a challenge, so it’s important to understand the basics. If you’ve been researching how to handle your logistics internationally, you might have come across the term DDU in…

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Black Friday: 3 Key Trends For International Ecommerce | FlavorCloud

Have you noticed 2021 holiday goods and gifts promoted early this year? Even before Halloween merchandise hit the shelves, some retailers were already messaging holiday. A previous Digital Commerce 360’s retailer survey found 59% of merchants had intended to start 2021 holiday marketing in October or before. And Black Friday is following suit. Is it…

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