Here's How Online Sellers Can Prepare For The New 2020 Shipping Rates

Make the most out of the year-end sales.

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This Spotlight is sponsored by Pos Malaysia.

While we are super excited for 2020, the new year will also bring about a hike in global postage rates

From next year onwards, you will have to pay more for international shipping when you sell or shop online.

This rule has been implemented by the Universal Postal Union (UPU) Extraordinary Congress in September and will affect online purchases as well as the shipment of all small parcels below 2kg.

The biggest catalyst of this price hike is the ongoing trade war between the US and China.

How can online sellers adapt to these changes?

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1. Prepare for 12.12
It's the final huge sale of the year, and many shoppers will want to check-out their shopping carts. You can jump onto this final opportunity for cheaper international postage rates by enticing potential customers with cool year-end deals from your online store.

2. Discounts for bundle purchases
Encourage shoppers to check-out a bundle of items by offering a discount or free shipping voucher when they purchase multiple products in one order. This way, buyers can save on shipping costs if they get what they need from one store. Furthermore, their final check-out value will increase and you can use this extra income to cover the shipment fee. 

3. Find a reliable and efficient postal service provider
Pos Malaysia offers amazing postal deals and services, and they are super dedicated to assisting entrepreneurs in providing excellent and trustworthy services.

Despite these changes, Pos Malaysia remains committed to providing safe mail and parcel deliveries to multiple destinations across the country

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With Pos Malaysia's modern courier system, you are guaranteed efficient delivery with affordable rates.

Pos Malaysia has introduced an ecommerce service known as SendParcel for personal users and small/medium enterprises.

Pos Laju also offers a convenient EziBox service, which is its 24/7 e-commerce convenient touch points or parcel locker facilities where customers can pick up parcels at their nearest spot within 48 hours in case they missed a home delivery. These services will further enhance Pos Malaysia's performance as the widest distribution network in the country.

To find out more about Pos Malaysia's services, click here.

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