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We probably don’t need to tell you this, but e-commerce is a tricky business. Selling online is fun and exciting, but there’s no getting around the fact that it’s also challenging. If you’re looking for the edge over your competition, it’s important to keep up with all the latest trends and advancements in the world of online retail, and also take advantage of any help that may be on hand.

A great way to do this is by visiting the Magento Connect Marketplace – a site packed to the rafters with e-commerce solutions, software, apps and extensions. The latest addition to the Magento’s extension family is ShipStation – a web-based platform for online retailers which is specifically designed to make e-commerce just that little bit easier. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer at look at what ShipStation has to offer…

What is ShipStation?

ShipStation is a handy piece of software that focuses on ease and simplicity. Its web-based design allows users to log-in from anywhere in the world to manage shipping orders, and its wide selection of integrations makes synchronising orders and data an absolute doddle. The program allows you to do whatever you like with your shipping tactics, boasting an expansive interface that can help you to streamline your orders and increase efficiency. There’s no cap for selling channels either, which means you can sell and ship to anyone you like, whenever you like, for no additional fee.

Shipping Labels Made Easy

One of the biggest pains of delivering products to customers is the production of shipping labels and packing slips. Creating these things can really cost you a lot of time, effort and money, so having a fluid manufacturing process is absolutely essential. ShipStation offers the perfect solution for this dilemma, allowing users to create a multitude of different shipping labels in a matter of minutes. These labels include (but are not limited to):

  • UPS
  • FedEx
  • DHL
  • Canada Post

Tracking

Another nice little feature of ShipStation lies in its ability to offer package tracking information to customers. This means that anyone who has purchased an item from your store can see exactly where it is at any time. Not only does tracking info make the customer feel as though they’re in the know, it also keeps both parties covered in the rare event that something goes awry during the delivery process.

Free Trial

As for cost? ShipStation is free to download, and followed by a free one-month trial and a $25 (about £17.50 GBP) monthly fee thereafter. There’s a 90-day money-back guarantee for any e-commerce operators who find ShipStation doesn’t quite tickle their fancy in the long run.

Our Thoughts

Overall, ShipStation is a cracking little addition to the Magento Connect Marketplace, offering e-commerce owners the ability to carefully organise their shipping data, clients and projects. Shipping is a process that often ends up being far more complicated than it needs to be, and ShipStation is a nice piece of software that can help to keep your delivery methods efficient and your customers happy.

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If you are looking for ways to supercharge your e-commerce business, Bing Digital can help. With our award-winning Magento-certified team, you can tap into the industry leading e-commerce platform trusted by businesses worldwide. Get in touch with our team today to find out more.

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