This year, holiday sales from online orders are expected to increase by 9% over 2014. Though greater sales yield better opportunities for profits, the increasing popularity of ecommerce shopping during the holidays means small business retailers will experience order volume much higher than usual. To better equip ecommerce sellers with the tools needed to fulfill these orders, ecomdash inventory and order management software now integrates with FedEx, UPS and DHL Express via its internal shipping application. With these new integrations, ecomdash serves as a complete end-to-end ecommerce automation system and can help sellers speed up and simplify shipping and fulfillment process.
The ecomdash order management system retrieves sales order data and collects it for order fulfillment. From there, users can create pick lists, custom packing slips and shipping labels from within the shipping application. Then, users buy postage via new integrations with FedEx, UPS, and DHL Express. The ability to create shipping materials in one, central location speeds up the process significantly and contributes to better efficiency. One ecomdash user reports that shipping speed increased by 50% after enlisting the software. Though ecomdash has had an integration with the USPS via Stamps.com and Endicia, providing more shipping and postage options to users will enable them to further speed up the fulfillment process during the busy holiday season.
“We’re excited to be able to offer these new shipping integrations in time for the holidays,” said Kevin Loomis, co-founder and vice president of product development at ecomdash. “This is a critical period for online retailers. The more shipping options they have during the holidays, the better they can strategize shipping costs and maximize profits. The ecomdash shipping application helps them do that, and speeds up the process,” Loomis said.
Ecomdash just published a 2015 Shipping Survival Guide for online retailers. It’s available for free download here.
Ecomdash is a web software application enabling ecommerce sellers to run their business from anywhere at any time in a fraction of the time they spend today. Ecomdash automates and integrates omni-channel retailers’ inventory, sales orders, product listings and shipping processes across marketplaces like Amazon, Sears and Etsy as well as ecommerce-ready website platforms like Bigcommerce, Shopify and Magento. Ecomdash gives merchants the ability to save time, grow sales, and increase customer satisfaction. For more information visit ecomdash.com.