Choosing the right partner can make or break the logistics, customer service and repeated purchases of your company. Using a fulfillment center like Shipfusion frees you from navigating the fulfillment landscape with zero stress. Below are some insights on how Shipfusion can take your business to the next level.
Shipping is a fundamental part of your ecommerce business. Figuring out how to ship products to customers is a challenging aspect for any online product-based business. Every business will have its own unique challenges to work through and overcome to develop the best and most efficient ecommerce shipping solutions. Like many aspects of building your new ecommerce site, it will take time and tweaking to figure out what works best. Understanding all the variables and evolving how you approach fulfillment and shipping ecommerce orders is vital to its long-term health and success. So, once you think you have ecommerce shipments figured out, do not let it go stale. Re-evaluate every six months to make sure you are delivering the absolute best service and experience for the best possible price to your customers.
Can Shipfusion integrate with Shopify?
Our tech team will build an integration between our software and your Shopify store. This will allow for seamless data integration so we can ship out your orders without any manual effort at your end. Our onboarding team ensures the accuracy of data for new customers with a complete analysis of SKUs and multiple tests run between Shipfusion and existing systems.
When do the orders import into your system?
Shipfusion imports orders every 5 minutes using our custom cloud-based customer portal that can be accessed from anywhere in the world through Shipfusion.com. The system offers customers many intuitive and easy-to-use tools.
Can Shipfusion pull products from our Shopify store?
Yes, Shipfusion does pull in the products from your Shopify store, including the pictures, the pricing, and the specific titles of the SKUs. We map product bundles on Shipfusion to single SKUs. Shipfusion’s Inventory Management software allows the change of SKUs at no extra cost.
Can you stop products from being imported into orders?
Yes, you can create product rules. You can set it up to exclude specific or multiple products from importing on orders. Shipfusion’s software provides the customers with complete control over their orders and inventory while being stored at any of our warehouses. The features and tools will allow clients to apply specific rules to each individual SKU. If a client wants to prohibit certain products from shipping to chosen states or international countries outside of the US, these can be easily applied using the workflows in the portal.
How do I manage my inventory stock?
Shipfusion’s Inventory management software allows the client to view, change and manage your inventory levels in your Shopify store. Also, the real-time inventory tracking sweep allows transparency of a client’s stock, helping to better organize your inventory. The technology works on sweeping inventory if you are using our multiple fulfillment centers programs as well. Shipfusion’s inventory management software makes it easy to view, manage and notify changes in your inventory levels in your eCommerce store.
Does Shipfusion manage inventory Levels?
Shipfusion updates all inventory levels back to the clients Shopify store and keeps track of all the inventory items sold directly off Shopify. Clients can request annual inventory audits and product counts through the portal. If you require a third-party auditor to attend an annual physical inventory count, Shipfusion will also accommodate this as well.
Does Shipfusion handle returns and supply shipping labels?
As soon as an order is made on your Shopify store, the shipping labels will be made. Shopify will start tracking this label for delivery status and return purposes. All of your customer returns will be handled through Shipfusion’s portal. Returns can be placed by simply selecting the order that needs to be returned and creating an RMA. If you would like to cover the cost of the shipping, our system will automatically generate a shipping label for you to use. You can either have Shipfusion send the shipping label directly to the customer using a specified preloaded email address, or you can download the label and send it to the customer directly as a PDF. If you are not covering the cost of shipping, you can create the RMA and pass this information to your customer to include on the shipping label.
How does Multiple Warehouse Shipping work?
Shipfusion offers its customers a North American-based Omni Channel fulfillment solution through Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Toronto warehouses. Using different warehouses allows customers to reach end-users faster at a more cost-effective shipping rate while significantly lowering costs and increasing customer satisfaction.
Does Shipfusion update the tracking system?
We pull orders every 5 – 7 minutes from our clients’ Shopify stores, and the orders automatically flow into our pick queue. Our goal is to get out as many shipments each day as possible, so it is common to see same-day fulfillment up until 2 PM CST, excluding holidays.
Planning for Success
Logistic planning is the deliberate placing and timing of inventory as to where it is needed that leads to value creation. Ecommerce companies should combine their functions into a well-laid-out plan that aims to create value and encourage a seamless supply chain structure creating a seamless product delivery from start to finish. A coordination plan should incorporate material handling, packaging, storage, order management, and transportation. The idea of developing a solid logistical plan will add value to your company through an efficient supply chain management system and tons of time knowing your business logistics are handled.
Logistics planning involves research and building structures that enhance your primary logistics function. Researching this information helps a firm plan in the occurrence of fluctuations, disruptions, or changes to any section of the supply chain. A strategic logistics plan lets your business remain responsive to the recurrent disruptions and market dynamics that may appear along the way.
Logistics can be an absolute nightmare for businesses that depend on efficiency to drive revenue without proper planning. As such, logistics planning is at the heart of the eCommerce process. It is essential to understand the three core elements of logistics planning.
Next Week: The Three Main Aspects of Logistics Planning
Shipfusion sets your business on autopilot and combines flexible, reliable fulfillment with powerful, real-time technology. Shipfusion has multiple fulfillment centers across the US and Canada– making it easy to manage your eCommerce business. For more information on how to set your business on autopilot, contact one of our fulfillment specialists today.