How to Simplify Multichannel and Shopify Fulfillment 

Published on September 21, 2022
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If you sell on Shopify, you already know the importance of a good shipping workflow. Shopify Shipping is a great tool for fulfilling your Shopify orders. However, having the same amount of features available for shipping all of your ecommerce orders is crucial. Luckily, ShipStation gives you discounted shipping rates and integrations to over 100 of the world’s top selling channels, marketplaces, ERPs, and CRMs, you can fulfill all of your orders within ShipStation! 

To find out more about how ShipStation can help you ship your Shopify orders, read our Shopify Merchant’s Shipping Guide.

ShipStation is a Scalable Fulfillment Solution

As mentioned above, Shopify Shipping is a great way to ship your Shopify orders. But, as you increase the number of you’ll want to eventually start finding a platform that brings the same level of functionality for all of your selling channels’ ordedrs. As your business needs grow, ShipStation grows with your operations. So, regardless of how many selling channels or order sources you have, ShipStation offers an efficient shipping solution. 

Automatically Update Customers and Selling Channels

One of the main ways that ShipStation helps you scale your business is by updating shipping information. An example of this is how we communicate shipment and tracking info back to your customers and selling channels. It can save dozens of hours a week on shipping when you don’t need to manually configure shipping notifications or copy and paste tracking information from various shipping platforms back to selling channels. Not having to manually send shipping confirmation emails to customers also saves a lot of time. 

ShipStation also offers top-notch email templates and tracking pages that you can send your customers. Adding branded content to shipping confirmation emails is a great way to elevate your brand’s image to your customers. It puts them at ease during the shipping process and can create repeat customers. And if you don’t send emails from ShipStation, Shopify will know to send them instead. However, as you sell on more platforms, you can use ShipStation to help control the branding of your customer correspondence across all channels. 

Automate Your Shipping

A lot of merchants know which shipping configurations to apply to orders just by looking at it. In this case, why not just let it be applied automatically instead of having to open each order? This is where ShipStation’s automation rules help. Instead of manually applying shipping configurations to each order, you can set up automated processes that check orders for criteria you choose and apply actions to the orders. This isn’t limited to shipping services! You can also automate other configurations.

Automation Rule Actions available in ShipStation:

  • Add packaging weight
  • Assign orders to people
  • Change email or packing slip template
  • Apply Tax Identifiers to specific international geos 
  • Place orders on hold or do not import them 

International Shipping Simplified

International shipping can be complicated even if it’s just crossborder shipping to the US. Luckily, you can scale international shipping with ShipStation by removing manual steps. This lets you grow into new international markets across the globe. 

ShipStation helps international expansion by: 

  • Generating customs forms
  • Helping transmit tax compliance
  • Applying harmonization codes and customs forms 

Handle Return Shipping With Ease

Customers prefer that you make the returns process as simple as possible. A good returns process leads to customer satisfaction that leads to returning customers and good customer reviews. Not only does ShipStation simplify outbound shipping, we help you and your customers navigate the world of return shipping too! From creating outbound return labels that can ship out with parcels, to portals that your customers can access through email links to generate their own return labels. 

To see how much time and money ShipStation can save you when shipping, try for a free 30-day trial now.

Written by

James Messer

James Messer is a copywriter specializing in shipping, logistics, and ecommerce.

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