The first challenge an eCommerce website merchant faces after setting up his shop is to integrate his logistics partner. Typically, to create and dispatch a package with FedEx using their own website interface takes nothing less than 10-15 minutes per shipment without a FedEx Integration. All your order information, shipper and shipping info needs to be copy-pasted into the interface. As your website grows, this can be a significant drain on your time as well as the ability to deliver promptly without errors.
ShipTurtle boasts of a full suite of features related to FedEx integration
1. Neat and Intuitive UX where you can see all details relevant to Shipping at a single glance.
2. Authenticate and connect your account with negotiated rates.
Have the freedom of using your own account’s negotiated rates. Put in your credentials like key, meter number and password. You are good to go. You can set up unlimited accounts for different Service Types like Surface, Express, Overnight etc. (see below for details)
3. Check pin code serviceability
ShipTurtle automatically retrieves orders from Shopify the moment a customer places one. It connects with FedEx to check if a particular order can be delivered by FedEx as per the selected pin code/zip code.
4. Real-time Rate request service for you to check estimated cost of shipping
Basis the package weight and dimensions (which you can maintain in ShipTurtle masters), FedEx retrieves the estimated cost for shipping from your account. You can easily compare the cost of shipping with different services and select the cheapest one.
5. Create and print forward and reverse Shipping labels
Printing neat and professional Shipping labels is a click of a button since all required information of the order is automatically fed in. You can set up different paper dimensions depending on your requirements. Information like Pickup and Shipping address, Parcel amount, payment mode, reverse pickup, tracking number, bar code, etc. are all displayed on the shipping label.
6. Generate the pickup command to schedule a pickup from your warehouse
With ShipTurtle, you can create batch manifests and schedule parcel pickups in advance.
7. Tracking shipments
ShipTurtle tracks all your dispatches from tracking number generation to Delivery. It normalizes various stages into easy to understand terms which can be accessed by your customers directly. You can add a custom tracking widget to your website so that your customers apapers have the information at their fingertips. Less heartburn, more satisfaction!
FedEx is a fantastic choice as a Shipping partner. However, it’s default tools are not suitable for processing large volumes of orders. Any merchant who satisfies any of the following conditions will immensely benefit by using ShipTurtle’s direct integration – processing >10 orders per day, dealing with multiple courier partners from a common interface or having multiple vendors and shipping locations.
ShipTurtle is free to use for a limited number of orders per month and its basic plan starts as low as $9.