Shipping is one of the last moves an online retailer makes when fulfilling a sale, but it’s arguably one of the most important steps. An effective shipping process yields an effective ecommerce business. Just recently, Amazon released a new internal shipping platform to better help merchants fulfill orders. This new platform is structured to give sellers the means to customize shipping needs to better suit their business. Shipping across the country? Need two day deliver rates? Want to set different settings for your various SKUs? No problem. This new shipping platform could make fulfillment a whole lot easier for Amazon merchants. Here’s what you need to know about Amazon’s new shipping settings, and how ecomdash comes into play.
What the new Amazon shipping standards offer.
Merchants now have the ability to set different transit times according to state and country (this option is for U.S. merchants only). This means that a merchant can give an accurate wait time for customers who may be a little further away. Merchants can also set different rates for two day deliveries and also provide different shipping possibilities for different SKUs. This will make it easier to price two day deliveries for people in different areas, and will provide you with special instructions on how to ship certain products in your inventory and price accordingly. These options are available to all types of Amazon merchants who want to make their shipping better. To migrate your account to these new shipping standards or learn more, log in to your Seller Central account and click here.
What this means for ecomdash users.
Most of our customers are multichannel users, so they use our shipping app to simplify fulfillment and speed up the process (this customer said it speed up his shipping by more than 50%). Within ecomdash, you can create pick lists, packing slips and shipping labels, and ship products via USPS (through Endicia and Stamps.com), UPS, FedEx and DHL Express. However, if you wish to take advantage of Amazon’s internal shipping application, you can. Just like within eBay, you can use the marketplace internal shipping settings to fulfill orders. Ecomdash will mark the order as shipped, and change the order status to complete.
These new shipping settings are a great addition to Amazon Seller Central and will undoubtedly prove beneficial to many merchants. Are you ready to enlist a software to take these tedious processes off your hands and give you back precious resources and time? Sign up for a free 15 day trial with ecomdash.