Why Your Reverb Shop Should Ship Internationally

Browse through the many pages of listings on Reverb, and you’ll be met with thousands of pieces of gear from all over the world. In just a series of clicks, you can go from scrolling through Eurorack modules listed by a hobbyist in Ohio to checking out the vintage guitars lining the walls of one of London’s famed Denmark Street shops.

Reverb wouldn't be this way if it weren't for sellers and shops with international shipping policies. Since every individual seller is in charge of their own shop, whether or not you choose to ship internationally is up to you. But as Reverb continues to grow globally, the shops willing to do so are being consistently rewarded with more eyes on their listings, which often leads to quicker sales.

The best part here is that international shipping isn't something to worry about, despite sounding daunting. In fact, it's not much more difficult than shipping within your own region and is a great way to ensure that your listing is being featured prominently on the site. Today, we're going to walk you through how to equip your shop for international shipping so that you can start getting more potential buyers looking at your gear.

Change Your Shipping Profile

1. Go into your shop settings.

To adjust your shop's shipping policy, head into the Shipping tab of your shop settings. From here, you can choose to edit an existing shipping profile or create a new one.

The Shipping tab of your shop settings

2. Set up new shipping locales.

Within that shipping profile, scroll down to the Shipping Locations section. Here, you can add new shipping locations by individual country or by region (like the European Union).

Remember: Buyers will only be able to see your listings if you have set a shipping price for their locale.

Some of our top selling territories are listed at the top depending on how specific you’d like to be—but if you want the most people to be able to see your listing, it’s good practice to set up a conservative rate for “Everywhere Else” as a catch-all.

Set up your shipping locations

3. Double check your costs.

If you're not sure exactly what it's going to cost to ship your items to that locale, you can use Reverb's shipping estimator by clicking the corresponding dropdown menu. All you have to do is enter the zip code of the locale you'll be shipping from, select the country or region you're shipping to, and enter the dimensions of your package for our estimation.

These prices are based off Reverb’s discounted shipping labels—which can be up to 20% off over-the-counter prices—so don’t forget to get a Reverb label when you make your sale.

Reverb's shipping label estimator

4. Apply the shipping profile to your listings

After a shipping profile is created, it is saved in your account. Just select that shipping profile in the “How will you ship it?” section when creating a listing, and all of your shipping rates for that category are applied.

You can apply this profile to existing listings by going to your listings page, selecting “edit” for the listing of your choice, and following the same steps as above.

Shipping section of the listing page
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