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Built In Shipping Label Generation
By DannieB
5/18/2009 11:41:00 AM
Shipping is one of the more difficult aspects of owning an online business.  Whether you ship products in-house, ship from a fulfillment center, or you use drop-shippers, the process of getting an order to a customer from the moment it is received is as complicated as it is extensive.  Multiply that order by hundreds, and the potential for problems increases at every step of the way.  That’s why many merchants in the market for a new ecommerce platform make sure to team up with a provider that has the kind of sophisticated shipping technology to make things easy and efficient.  ShopVisible is one of those providers.  This week’s blog entries are dedicated to highlighting ShopVisible’s unbeatable shipping system for every client’s needs.

Today’s Feature: Built in Label Generation

While it might seem like an afterthought, having the technology to print shipping labels easily is quite important to many online merchants.   Most ecommerce providers do not have label-printing capabilities built into their platform.  They typically integrate with a third party software packages like TrueShip or require the merchant to go through the shipping carriers like FedEx or UPS themselves.  

ShopVisible has built in technology to allow for label printing directly from the client’s Site Manager, which is the same user-interface the client uses to manage every aspect of his business including marketing, IT, back office, accounting, inventory, and of course shipping.   Automatic label generation saves the client time and hassle of managing separate software or involving another step in the process of shipping.

ShopVisible’s label generation technology includes a batch printing system, which allows clients to set up printing options so that they don’t have to hit the print button every time there is a new order or item going out.   A wide variety of options can be created to suit the client’s preferences.  For example, a client can create an option to pull all order labels every thirty minutes or he can decide to print sporadically, and create an option that will automatically pull any news labels since the last batch was printed.  

ShopVisible’s built-in application also creates a local archive of shipping label PDFs in case a client makes an error and needs to print a label more than once.  This handy archive is a great way to automatically back up information, and it saves the client a lot of clicking around in the website to find and reprint old labels.

Finally, ShopVisible supports label generation for thermal printing if needed.  

If you’re an online merchant who has experienced frustrations with your platform’s shipping tools, it may be time to switch providers.  Read more about ShopVisible’s shipping technology and check back on this blog for more information on special features that come with our standard platform.

ShopVisible is an ecommerce solution based in Atlanta, GA.

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