International shipping for U.S.-based Shopify merchants just got easier, faster, and more affordable.
The global retail market is five times the size of the U.S. market, so we teamed up with DHL Express to help you access it. Now, you can grow your business with international shipping that works for every business, big or small.
DHL Express, the world’s leading international express shipping provider, is now an option in Shopify Shipping. You can ship with the same premium carrier the big global retailers use, with guaranteed express service, negotiated shipping rates, and service to over 220 countries and territories.
And you can even schedule free DHL Express pick ups in Shopify, for any volume of packages.
The best part is that DHL Express shipping comes standard with your Shopify plan if you’re a U.S. merchant. Here’s how to start using DHL Express:
- Make sure your shop is setup to ship internationally with shipping zones
- Add DHL Express rates to these international shipping zones
- Create DHL Express shipping labels for international orders
- Schedule a free DHL Express pickup
When you ship orders with DHL Express, your customers win. They'll get end-to-end shipment tracking, the security of a signature upon delivery, and their order will be there in two to five business days. (That’s fast!)
Sell to more customers, in more places
Maybe you aren’t shipping internationally right now because it seems complicated and expensive. But if you’re not, you’re missing out on a big opportunity. The U.S. exported 2.21 trillion dollars’ worth of goods in 2016 alone*, and it wasn’t just big retailers getting a piece of that trillion-dollar pie.
Known around the world as the International Specialists, DHL is a proven premium carrier that can deliver to most countries in just two days. Your potential new customers will get their order quickly, and they’ll be able to trust that it will arrive safely and intact.
Your potential new customers will get their order quickly, and they’ll be able to trust that it will arrive safely and intact.
Manage all of your shipping in one place
With this integration, all your shipping information is in one place. Order details, customer data, and tracking information all live in Shopify. That makes it easy to print out everything you need directly from Shopify, including pre-populated customs forms.
When you’re ready, you can schedule a DHL Express pickup right in Shopify. They’ll come pick up your orders for free, no matter how many packages you have ready for them.
If you’re a merchant in the U.S., international shipping just got a lot easier and more affordable. To start shipping outside of the U.S., just update your settings to ship worldwide, add DHL Express rates to shipping zones, and create DHL Express shipping labels for international orders.
We’re working to make easy, affordable international shipping available to more merchants in the future, so stay tuned for additional updates, and please feel free to share your feedback with us in the comments section.
See our guide on epacket for exporting to China.