The ever-increasing population now rely on the internet for everything – from ordering food to payment of their electricity bill – and is steadily growing. This demand does put a huge amount of pressure on businesses – big and small. Which is why eCommerce businesses must adapt to cope with demand. With more orders than it is possible to manually deal with, it won’t come as a surprise that a key area to automate order management and stock control.
Once a high-quality solution is in place retailers can consolidate the orders from all their selling venues (Amazon, eBay and Magento) in one place; simply letting the system update stock levels automatically across all platforms.
The days of flushed-faced employees slowly gathering the order information from numerous platforms until after midnight are a thing of the past.
To make your order process more efficient, you’ll be glad to know that there is a way to automate the allocation of courier services. Whether you use: Royal Mail, DPD, UPS or Yodel to ship your orders, you’ll be able to produce shipping labels directly within the system.
The integration of shipping carriers – at this stage – wouldn’t be enough to pick, pack and print a shipping label efficiently.
If there are a high volume of orders to be sent daily, it is highly advisable for retailers to ensure their current system efficiently assigns postal services to orders, rather than wasting valuable time manually completing orders.
Before assigning a shipping service to your order there are many variables to check. The variables can range from highly complex to very simplistic.
Here are the five most popular variables you need to know for the automation of shipping using a multichannel order management system:
Now, below is an explanation of how the system will assign the accurate shipping information to the orders placed: