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What is Ecommerce Shipping Integration?

When growing your ecommerce business, you’d typically think of improving a few things: your product offerings, marketing/advertising, or distribution. But there’s one major facet that business owners usually overlook: their shipping processes.

Generally, businesses are forced to work with an old-fashioned shipping process. When a customer orders from your Shopify-built website, you fulfill the order by manually booking on a courier’s website or app. Or worse, you drop off shipments at the courier’s branch.

Sure, this can be manageable with a handful of orders. But when you get dozens or even hundreds of orders, the minutes of individual bookings can easily turn into hours. What if we told you that there’s a better way?

Our courier platform, Shipmates, syncs your orders from Shopify automatically. This means that you no longer have to export your orders and import them again on a courier’s website. You could ship orders in bulk, without having to fill up a single waybill. You also get access to multiple standard and on-demand couriers. All of these, on one courier platform.

What does this mean for your business?

As a business owner, you know that every hour spent on repetitive tasks is money down the drain. From an average of ~4 hours per day spent on booking shipments, you could get it down to around ~10 minutes using Shipmates.

It can be frustrating to have orders returned just because of errors. You can reduce input errors by automating the order importing process, therefore avoiding returns. Shipmates also filters invalid addresses which you could change before booking.

With the multiple courier options, you can actually start to pretty much any corner of the Philippines. The fact is, there’s no single courier that has complete nationwide coverage. You can also ship to your customers in ways that they’d prefer. If your nearby customers want their orders ASAP, you can book on-demand shipments instantly.

It only takes a few minutes to set up Shipmates for your Shopify store. Follow the steps in this video on how to install Shipmates.

Now that you’re familiar with how our ecommerce shipping integration works, we hope we can help you, not only in improving your shipping process but to also give you more time to work on things that are more important to you. To get started, you may sign up here.

Note: If you don’t have Shopify yet, Shipmates also lets you upload orders via CSV files. Future ecommerce shipping integrations include Magento and WooCommerce.

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