How to Estimate Ecommerce Shipping Costs, and Commonly Overlooked Factors

The first step to getting an accurate estimate of shipping costs is understanding how your transportation invoice is calculated.  

Understanding the true cost of shipping products to customers is a big puzzle. There are so many factors that it can be difficult for an ecommerce business to choose the best shipping method that fits their needs, their customer’s delivery time expectations, and is also a low-cost solution.   

Transporation costs have risen more than usual in the past two years, making it more important than ever for online businesses to understand how to forecast and estimate their shipping costs.   

Here are the four major components to consider when choosing between shipping services, and a list of the top factors that affect your overall ecommerce shipping costs.