Calculating international shipping fees just got a whole lot easier.
Airhouse has partnered with Zonos, the global technology leader for cross-border commerce, to provide in-cart landed cost calculations for our merchants. Now, Airhouse customers can charge international shoppers the exact cost of shipping and delivery fees no matter where they are in the world, guaranteed.
This feature takes our International Shipping Rates functionality a step further, determining the total landed cost of sending international orders. While Airhouse calculates the exact shipping cost at checkout, we’ve partnered with Zonos to calculate the total cost of customs duties and taxes on international orders.
The result? Shoppers will see the total landed cost of order delivery, including all applicable taxes and fees, at checkout. International Landed Cost makes it easy to understand the final cost of sending international orders in real time.
Ecommerce brands that sell internationally face a daunting challenge at checkout: How much should I charge for shipping?
Between ever-changing carrier rates and international duties and taxes that vary based on the package destination and contents, calculating the appropriate shipping fee is complex. As a result, companies often end up guessing what price to pass on to shoppers—and when they guess too low, they’re the ones on the hook for covering the overages.
Airhouse’s new International Landed Cost feature, powered by Zonos, eliminates the guesswork. The landed cost of shipping an order is calculated in real-time at checkout, so your customers see the guaranteed total cost of delivery—including all carrier charges, customs duties, and taxes—before they place their order.
Knowing the exact cost of sending an order is always important, but it becomes absolutely essential when taking duties and taxes into account. Airhouse’s International Landed Cost calculator allows brands to understand these costs and provide a better delivery experience for customers.
International markets represent a massive opportunity for direct-to-consumer brands. Cross-border shipments accounted for 22% of all ecommerce deliveries in 2022—or about $3.5 trillion. Brands that successfully expand into new countries reap the benefits of new consumer markets, meaning more sales, better brand recognition, and massive company growth.
Many brands begin testing the international waters by shipping across borders from their established fulfillment centers, which means they have to understand the landed cost of sending these orders to their destination. But even once these brands launch fulfillment centers in other countries (cutting shipping costs by 5x or more along the way), they’ll still be sending international orders. (Think, for example, of sending an order to Paris from a warehouse in London.)
Airhouse’s International Landed Cost feature ensures that merchants always charge their customers the exact cost of receiving their unique order.
International Landed Cost is the latest feature from Airhouse aimed at delivering insights into your operational costs. It builds upon existing Airhouse features to provide better cost estimates for all ecommerce orders: