Making a decision on how you want to handle shipping and label creation in your online company is part of the arduous process many undertake along side of looking for the right inventory and order management software. There are so many options out there and by the time you finish, you end up with a Frankenstien’s monster of a solution that has you switching back and forth between apps to get your product out of the door. Navigating this in the modern eCommerce landscape means constantly adapting to the ever-evolving demands of customers and the intricate logistics associated with shipping. Platforms like BigCommerce, eBay, WooCommerce, and Amazon offer built-in shipping features. Yet these sometimes fall short of delivering a comprehensive solution for businesses aiming to scale or cater to a global clientele. Most sales channels with “built-in-shipping” have restricted lists of approved carriers and limited to no tools to automate. Not to mention a very limited capability for managing your inventory. For sellers who want to tap into a wider range of carriers to get the best rates, while having granular control of their inventory levels, this can be a significant hurdle.
Enter the partnership of SKULabs and EasyPost. These two industry giants have come together to create an easy to use and powerful all-in-one solution that remedies the inherent limitations of conventional sales channel shipping functionalities.
Overview of SKULabs and EasyPost
SKULabs is a comprehensive inventory management and order fulfillment platform. It allows businesses to consolidate sales channels, manage inventory across different locations, and automate the order fulfillment process.
EasyPost is a flexible and robust API for shipping, which integrates seamlessly with multiple carriers worldwide. By utilizing EasyPost, businesses can fetch real-time rates, print labels, and track packages with a plethora of shipping carriers.
Key Benefits of the Partnership
Streamlined Shipping Operations
By integrating with EasyPost, SKULabs eliminates the need for businesses to jump between multiple platforms or websites. You can compare rates, automate carrier selection, or set up advanced shipping rules to ensure you are selecting the best shipping options for your business. This gives you the convenience to manage all your operations right from SKULabs!
EasyPost’s extensive list of supported carriers, both domestic and international, opens the doors to a multitude of shipping options. This ensures businesses can cater to a wider customer base without hassles.
Accurate Real-time Rates
By leveraging EasyPost’s API, SKULabs fetches real-time shipping rates. This ensures businesses always have access to the most competitive prices, helping to optimize costs. With SKULabs shipping audit function, you can check every shipment in the audit table to see if postage costs could have been saved by selecting a less expensive shipping method. Shipments highlighted in green are confirmed to have been shipped in the most cost-effective way, while shipments highlighted in red may have been shipped through a costlier method than needed.
Enhanced Tracking Capabilities
Once an order is shipped, tracking becomes pivotal. With this partnership, businesses can offer end-to-end tracking to customers by providing the tracking numbers back to the sales channels, enhancing transparency and trust.
Overcoming the Limitations of Built-in Shipping Features
Sales platforms, while convenient, often pose scalability issues. With SKULabs and EasyPost, whether you’re shipping ten or ten thousand packages a day, the system effortlessly scales with your needs.
While platforms like Amazon and eBay have a significant global presence, their built-in shipping might not cater to all regions efficiently. SKULabs, with EasyPost’s integration, fills this gap, allowing businesses to reach customers worldwide without limitations.
Customization & Automation
The out-of-the-box solutions don’t always allow for personalized shipping preferences, packing slips, or labels. SKULabs and EasyPost allow for a higher degree of customization in terms of shipping rules, rate adjustments, and automated decision-making, unlike the rigid structures of built-in shipping tools.
Seamless Integration with Major Sales Channels
Thanks to SKULabs, businesses don’t have to abandon their existing sales channels. Whether you’re on Shopify, Etsy, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, eBay, or Amazon, SKULabs offers seamless integration, ensuring there’s minimal disruption to your existing workflows.
The Full Package
As e-commerce businesses grow and evolve, so do their logistical needs. While built-in shipping functionalities on sales platforms offer convenience, they may not always cater to the dynamic needs of modern businesses. The partnership between SKULabs and EasyPost presents a solution that’s not just about addressing limitations—it’s about setting new benchmarks in eCommerce logistics.
Connect with SKULabs Today
Now is the perfect time to discuss how we can help you seamlessly integrate creating shipping labels within your picking and packing flows, all in one software!
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