One of the best ways to make sure your business is staying competitive is to pick up the speed. Literally. Research shows that consumers care more about shipping speed now than ever before. 63% of consumers say that shipping speed is important, and slow delivery times are one of the main factors contributing to cart abandonment.

Offering faster shipping times is a great way to stay a step (or even a week) ahead of your competitors.

Shipping products internationally

It is no longer acceptable to have three-week delivery times when you need to ship products from the US to Europe. Customers want to receive their products as quickly as possible, and they are willing to shop elsewhere if you cannot offer the shipping speed they need.

However, finding a shipping product that can offer quick delivery times without costing you an arm and a leg can be tricky.

Here is an example of a standard shipping model for businesses shipping products from the US to Europe using Express providers like FedEx and UPS:

Shipping methods:

  • UPS Worldwide Saver (2-5 days) $82.12
  • FedEx International Priority (2-5 days) $81.96
  • FedEx International Economy (6-10 days) $79.23
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited (6-10 days) $79.40
  • First-Class Package International Service (11-20 days)$21.63

With these Express providers, you and your customers will have to shell out quite a bit of money for international delivery and fuel surcharges in order for a parcel to be delivered in a reasonable amount of time. These limited options are not great for people who want to receive their products quickly without spending a fortune on shipping.

In order to offer your customers a better shipping option that will be quick and inexpensive, you can ship your products with Zenda.

Choosing Zenda

Thanks to Zenda, ecommerce merchants can ship products to Europe faster and up to 50% less expensive than Express providers. Powered by British Airways, Zenda is a shipping provider that understands the importance of offering speedy delivery.

When you ship with Zenda, your customers will be able to get their packages in record time without having to break the bank. With over 40 daily flights out of 21 airports in the United States, Zenda will deliver your customers orders to Europe in 4 to 8 business days.

By adding Zenda as a delivery option, your shipping model could look like this:

Shipping methods:

  • UPS Worldwide Saver (2-5 days) $82.12
  • FedEx International Priority (2-5 days) $81.96
  • FedEx International Economy (6-10 days) $79.23
  • UPS Worldwide Expedited (6-10 days) $79.40
  • First-Class Package International Service (11-20 days)$21.63
  • Zenda, powered by British Airways (4-8 days) $21.79

In a time when shipping speeds can make the difference between a sale and an abandoned cart, you should rely on Zenda for all of your international shipping needs.

Contact us to find out more about how Zenda can step up your shipping speed!