How ShipStation Makes Shopify Order Fulfillment & Shipping Easy

How ShipStation Makes Shopify Order Fulfillment & Shipping Easy

Monday, September 9, 2019Eric Zegarski

How ShipStarion Makes Order Fulfillment & Shipping Easy for Shopify Merchants

Managing fulfillment and shipping for an eCommerce can be a nightmare if you’re offering multiple shipping carriers, rates, and shipping to different geographical regions. Ensuring that you have the proper labels for each carrier can be a headache just on its own. Luckily for you, solutions like ShipStation exist. You’ll no longer have to keep a vile of 400mg Advil at your desk! Let’s explore how ShipStation helps Shopify merchants “get ship done”.  

Access to Exclusive FedEx & USPS Shipping Rates 

Whether you’re a small merchant just starting out with 100 orders a month, or an eCommerce selling machine with 10,000 orders, with ShipStation every merchant gets access to deeply discounted rates. For those on the FedEx Advantage Program, ShipStation users can save up to 29% on FedEx services. As a merchant you can pass these savings along to your customers. Discounts like these also make it economically appealing to offer free shipping as a promotional tool.  

Utilize Over 3 Dozen Different Carriers  

ShipStation provides Shopify merchant access to over 40 different carrier services across the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United Kingdom. This includes local postal services like:  
  • USPS 
  • Royal Mail & Hermes 
  • Australia Post & Sendle 
  • Canada Post & Purolator  

Simplify your Multi & Omni-Channel  

ShipStation connects to more than just Shopify! If you’re selling on additional channels like Amazon, eBay, or Walmart Marketplace, then ShipStation can help you with fulfillment and shipping for those channels. Channels like Amazon have strict packaging and shipping regulations. Amazon requires specific labels and all packaging (including labels) must not contain any of your brand elements. ShipStation makes this process simple. In addition, all orders from your sales channels are visible in the ShipStation hub.  

Unleash the Power of Automation  

ShipStation has numerous automation features that allow you to eliminate manual data entry, reduce the risk of human error, and limit the number of repetitive tasks. But most of all, you’ll save hundreds if not thousands of labor hours associated with manually printing labels. Learn more about ShipStations automation features here.  

ShipStation Allows You to Position Your Brand Front & Center  

When fulfilling and shipping your Shopify orders, ShipStation allows you to add your brand to your shipping labels. This enables your packaging to live and breathe your brand! Here are a few ways ShipStation makes it easy to incorporate your branding into your fulfillment and shipping:  
  • Branded Tracking Page: Bridge the gap between purchase & delivery by displaying up-to-date order & tracking information for shipments in the U.S., Canada, Australia, & the U.K. 
  • Branded Returns Portal: Simplify the returns process, improve operations, & show your dedication to providing a positive shopping experience 
  • Branded Shipping Emails: Send notification emails with content personalized at the individual user level 
  • Branded Shipping Labels: Replace the carrier’s branding with your own & continue connecting with customers even after their order has arrived 
  • Branded Packing Slips: Customize everything from the header & footer to individual line items and be confident the post-purchase experience ends on a high note 

eBridge Supercharges Your ShipStation & Shopify Fulfillment Process  

Connecting ShipStation with your ERP application enables you to streamline your business. Eliminating manual data entry will reduce errors and save you valuable time. In addition, keeping track of your shipping data will be easier than ever. eBridge Connections can help you integrate ShipStation with all leading accounting/ERPs from solution providers like Microsoft Dynamics, NetSuite, Sage, Epicor, Intuit QuickBooks, SAP, and more.  

In addition to having a pre-built connectors for both ShipStation and Shopify, our cloud-based solution is hosted on Microsoft Azure. Therefore, we can ensure an almost 99.9% uptime and industry leading security. With an integration solution from eBridge, you can ensure that your commerce network has an automated solution streamlining your ShipStation, Shopify, and ERP dataflows.

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