Shopify is well known as one of the best ecommerce platforms on the market – and for good reason.
There are over 820 000 businesses using Shopify.
The platform is very user friendly and has a bunch of features to help the budding ecommerce entrepreneur.
Those businesses have sold over $100 billion on the platform and there were 218 million buyers on the platform in the last year. In 2020, Shopify doubled in size! That’s a whole lot of goods that have to be delivered and packages to ship.
So what’s the best way to easily complete all those shipping requests without tearing your hair out?
Shopify has a range of shipping and fulfilment options to suit every online store, big or small.
Shopify’s in house fulfilment integration
Shopify offers their own in house fulfilment option. This is the only option for ecommerce businesses on the basic Shopify plan.
You can buy a shipping label from the fulfilment screen once you’re ready to ship your order.
You’ll then enter the shipping details and Shopify will calculate your shipping rate (Note: In Australia, Shopify works with Australia Post).
This is a fairly easy method for fulfilling packages, however you don’t have the ability to select the best courier, or the best price, for the job.
Third-party fulfilment integration
It’s important to note that Shopify has three plans. One is Basic, one is Shopify (Standard) and then Shopify Advanced. They have different features and functionalities, so before you commit, check out the differences between them.
Important Note: You can’t use third-party shipping calculators or fulfilment options with the Shopify Basic plan.
A business on the other plans can make use of the array of third-party fulfilment services. An aspect of this process includes giving your customers real-time tracking and rates and saves you a lot of money long ter
The Transdirect Shopify Shipping app, integrates seamlessly with your store, allowing customers to select the best courier, at the best rate, for their delivery.
Using Transdirect simplifies the fulfilment process with simple design and automation.
Once a customer has placed an order you will receive a notification, and be asked to verify the stock.
Our system will then email you the consignment label for the package. You simply need to print the label, attach to your consignment, and wait for one of our couriers to arrive.
Using a third-party fulfilment service will help you simplify the whole shipping process, saving you time and money.
You also have the luxury of working with a wide variety of couriers, perfect for if you are shipping heavy items, or require express shipping.
It’s critical to do your research when it comes to picking a fulfilment option – invest the time now and you’ll save yourself a bunch of money (and headaches) in the long term.
Prepare to supercharge your Shopify shipping!
Our Transdirect Shopify App is built for easy integration — that means you won’t need to spend hours on configuration and making it all work seamlessly with your Shopify store.
Plus, not only is our Transdirect Shopify shipping app free, but you can install the app and connect it with your Shopify site and free Transdirect Member account in mere minutes.
If you already have a Transdirect Member account, get ready to streamline your online shipping with the best rates!