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All Things Shipping | October 29, 2021

3 Shipping Solution Features That Streamline E-Commerce Businesses

Running an e-commerce business takes plenty of tough work. There are a million and one things to think about to keep your business sailing as smoothly as possible, all while working hard to keep customers happy and returning. At Shippo, we want shipping to be one less thing you and your team have to worry about. Here are the top shipping solution features that enable more efficient processes so you can focus time and energy on other areas of your business:

Manifests

Manifests are one-page documents that let carrier representatives collectively scan packages instead of scanning each label one by one. If you’re sending out at least 5 packages a day, adopting manifests is an excellent way to gain time back in your day.

It is also a great way to speed up the pick up and delivery time for carriers so your products can reach your customers as soon as possible. 

Automations

Empower your team and speed up manual processes by replacing routine, repeatable tasks with automations. Automations let you apply if/then commands so that steps are repeated for common order instances. 

For example, if you always use the same package template for a certain SKU, you can automate this portion of the label creation process to auto-apply that package template and thereby speed up your workflow. 

Note that automations are only available for Pro and Premier plans.

Hiding Service Levels

In addition to manifests and automations, this Shippo feature saves you time in your workflow by letting you deactivate the specific carriers or service levels you don’t plan to use. 

If you know there are certain carriers you don’t want to ship with, you can easily turn those off in the Carriers page in the Shippo Web App. If you still want to use a carrier, but want to omit certain services (like shipping internationally), you have the option to deactivate specific service levels. Once you deactivate a specific service level, Shippo will stop showing rates for this on future shipments, saving you time and money and further eliminating human error.

Implementing these shipping solution features will help drive efficiencies, boost productivity, and save time for your business. It’s a win-win-win! Sign up for a free Shippo account free today and let us handle the complexities of shipping for you.

Dalena Nguyen is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager at Shippo.

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