International Shipping Comparison for Sequent Microsystems store

Posted by Mihai Beffa on

US shipping is done exceptionally well by the USPS and UPS. Both carriers are available at checkout on our website. 

We offer international shipping with carriers supported by Shopify and Easyship. The list can be broken down into two classes: Fast and Expensive, Slow and Cheap. In the first class, USPS, DHL and UPS do all a good job. They deliver in maximum 1 week (with some exceptions for remote locations) to most countries. Shipments are tracked, status is updated on the website, customers are notified. No major complaints here.

Unfortunately there is no Fast and Cheap option. We tabulated the Slow and Cheap carriers and made the following comparison table. All shipments originated in the last 18 months until 45 days ago from Cupertino, California.

The first row contains the carriers. The first column shows the destination countries. The table values show the number of days until the package is shown as Delivered. The  Average row is the average number of days until a package was delivered, for each carrier. The Delivered row is the number of packages each carrier has delivered. The Untracked row shows the number of packages which were shipped with the carrier but do not show a delivery status. Simply untrackable. The Delivery Rate is the ratio of packages delivered divided to the total number shipped with each carrier. The rate does not imply packages were not delivered, but only that delivery was not recorded and the status is unknown. 

 

Aramex

RRD

APC

Asendia

DHL eComm

Flat Export

Global Post

Australia

 

18

 

 

 

 

 

Canada

 

24

 

 

27

11

 

Canada

 

 

 

 

23

9

 

Finland

 

 

 

 

 

33

 

France

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

Germany

 

 

 

28

18

 

 

Israel

 

 

 

46

 

 

 

Italy

 

 

 

23

 

 

 

Korea

 

 

 

21

 

 

 

South Africa

18

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spain

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

UK

16

 

9

30

 

 

 

Average

17

21

12.5

29.6

22.7

17.7

 

Delivered

2

3

2

5

3

3

0

Untracked

0

1

2

17

13

22

18

Delivery Rate

100%

75%

50%

23%

19%

12%

0%

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