Finding the right shipping solution that works with all your other systems can become a frustration. As a small business owner, it’s imperative to your business growth to have a working and accurate shipping tool. But, what happens if manually entering addresses and shipping orders yourself becomes too much to handle? We list out some key shipping strategies to look for when trying to find a shipping management system for your e-commerce business.
1. Use Services That Offer Multi-Carrier Shipping
With the shipping delays that can occur with different carriers, the shipping solution that you choose should offer multi-carrier shipping of orders. One of our integration partners, Ordoro is able to ship via any integrated shipping carriers like the following:
- Canada Post
If you use a tool with this shipping strategy, you’re guaranteed accuracy in QuickBooks. Connex is able to map custom fields from QuickBooks to your shipping solution. Never worry about finding the most cost-effective shipping carrier, with a multi-carrier solution you’re able to get the best shipping rates, print shipping labels to designated carriers, and with Connex, automatically sync over the shipping field into QuickBooks.
2. Manage Shipping with Inventory
Having an organized inventory system is essential for any small business’s growth. Making sure your inventory is properly stocked, synced, and scanned accordingly prior to being shipped shouldn’t a manual job. As a small business owner, having a shipping tool that is able to auto-track and sync your inventory levels will save you the trouble and frustration from potential angry customers. Not having the proper inventory management will ultimately lead to the following:
- Low customer reviews and seller ratings
- Less revenue due to refunds/returns
Our Connex automation tool is able to make those adjustments from your shipping tool automatically into your QuickBooks account. You might be thinking, what about any returns or refunds from my shipping solution that need to be processed in QuickBooks? Read our article on How Inventory Syncing Works. Having an automated system that keeps your inventory up-to-date and in turn keeps your shipping solution on track, is a major key factor in growing your business.
3. Simplify Shipping for Multichannel E-Commerce
With a multichannel solution, it’s important that your shipping tool is able to integrate and sync correctly with an array of systems. If you’re importing your orders by the following:
- A CSV upload
- Other integration platforms
- Directly from warehouse
It’s important to make sure your current system is operating efficiently for the overall customer experience and your business growth. Having a shipping solution that is able to operate and manage every aspect of your multichannel orders, will save you time, frustration, and money. You will never have to worry about tackling separate shipping operations from different channels, when you have a supported multichannel shipping tool, it covers all the bases for you!
As a small business owner, we know that adding other selling channels to your business can be profitable but can also cause confusion. We recently came out with a 2021 Best Practices to Expand to Multichannel E-Commerce Guide where we discuss some essential key elements that we believe every small business owner should implement when expanding to multichannel e-commerce.
4. Automate Shipping Data
As you know, manually entering data can be tiresome and frustrating for any small business owner. Having automated shipping strategies to reduce the amount of time you use in manually entering shipping criteria’s, will save you time and money in the long run. Key automation features that could be valuable in a shipping solution:
- Applying tags based on SKU, destinated, and weight (to name a few)
- Create POs
- Have shipping presets according to shipping carrier, method, ship date, and product dimensions
- Auto dropshipment requests sent to supplier/vendors
When your shipping tool is automated, your orders are getting shipped and delivered on time – with no issues! Our Connex tool is able to assist your current shipping strategy solution by automatically mapping over fields into your QuickBooks Online or Desktop account. We are compatible with over 20 Integration platforms including some popular shipping platforms like Ordoro, ShipStation, ShipRush and so much more.
How can you decide if Connex is right for your e-commerce business?
-Full functionality for 14 days
-Sync up to 500 sales to QuickBooks Desktop or Online
-Complimentary support during your free trial
Are you unsure whether Connex is right for your business?
Why Our Customers Choose Us
Developed specifically for e-commerce business owners
- Scale your business by automating syncing sales & inventory from multiple e-commerce platforms to QuickBooks Desktop or Online.
- Save resources by not wasting time manually entering sales, inventory, and customers into your website and QuickBooks accounts.
- Recommended by Intuit itself, Connex is a trusted name in the automation field.
- If you sell on multiple channels, you can simplify your workflow by using our solution instead of multiple tools.
- Connex integrates QuickBooks with all major e-commerce platforms