Wednesday Fulfillment

Read fulfillment tips, tools and processes that help online retailers to ship faster and better on every Wednesday.

Wednesday Fulfillment

How to calculate volumetric or dimentional weight

What is volumetric weight Volumetric weight is also called dimensional weight, which is calculated from length, width and height with a volumetric divisor. Each courier can have a different volumetric divisor for calculating volumetric weight. Below you can find the volumetric weight formula or also called dim weight factor. What is volumetric weight calculation formula Each courier may have a different volumetric weight calculation, below are the formula FedEx and UPS calculate volumetric we

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3 Killing Featues of an Amazon Fulfillment Warehouse

Reason 1: Random Stow The storage of items in a randomised order at fulfilment centres to maximise the chance of multiple items on the same order being near each other. The fulfilment centre management system knows the location of every item and is able to work out the shortest travel distance to pick the orders. Reason 2: SLAM System (Scan, Label, Apply, Manifest) At the end of the packing process, packages move along conveyor belts to the SLAM where the package is weighed to ensure it is

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Why Amazon FBA?

Many people think fulfilment by Amazon (FBA) is just about Amazon picking, packing and shipping products for your Amazon.com orders (and also handling your inventory). You are wrong. Read this post to see benefits of using Fulfilment by Amazon instead of you shipping orders by yourself. Reason 1: Eligible for Amazon Prime If you sell at Amazon.com and using FBA services, the products are eligible for Amazon Prime, FREE Two-Day Shipping, FREE Shipping, and other benefits. You can also increase y

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Shipping function analysis - Shopify, Bigcommerce, WooCommerce and more

Allowing sellers to print label directly at shopping cart and showing carrier calculated shipping rates seem to be two key shipping function for online retailers. In this post I am going to analyse the shipping functions being offered by the top shopping cart systems in the market. Function 1 - Print Labels Shopify Screen Shots (USPS via Shopify) Before considering to use shipping apps like ShipStation, Shipworks, ShippingEasy or Shippo [http://blog.postmen.com/shipping-apps-comparison-ships

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Shipping labels 102 - paper size, label format and printer choices

Fulfillment Wednesday today will tell you how to setup your printer, and what label size and format you should choose when printing electronic shipping labels (i.e. online labels) with thermal printers and desktop printers. Label paper sizes & Printer Type In general there are** 2 different paper sizes** for shipping labels: Paper SizePrinter TypeCourier 4" x 6" Thermal printerUPS, DHL, FedEx, USPS, Royal Mail 8" x 11.5" (~A4)Laser or inkjet printerAll couriersBasically 4x6 paper size is used

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Shipping labels 101 - 3 ways to create shipping labels online

Fulfillment Wednesday yeah - it is my favorite day as I got to learn what matters for an online retailer shipping an order. Today I will go through different options of creating shipping labels online. What are shipping labels Shipping labels basically detail the delivery information like ship from, ship to, package description, dimension, weight, customs, billing info. Shipping labels are also called waybill or consignment note depending on the shipping company. Usually the courier has a speci

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How to setup carrier shipping rates at Shopify checkout?

Fulfillment Wednesday again :) Today we are going to teach you how to setup shipping rates at Shopify checkout page. Step 1: Setup shipping zone a. Head to Settings > Shipping at your shopify store b. Click Add shipping zone c. Name a zone and select countries Step 2: Add shipping rate to each zone You are required to select a rate method for that zone 1. Free Shipping 2. Based on order price 3. Based on order weight 4. Real-time rates estimate Option 1: Setup Free Shipping You can set

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What is manifest, end of day form, scan form?

Today is fulfillment wednesday, which I will go through issues, questions or topics we came across when shipping. Today's topic is manifest, which is also called end of day form or scan form for some carriers. What is manifest? Manifest is sort of a confirmation list of shipments that you're going to ship that day. In general, carriers require shippers to print out a manifest form at the end of the day and pass to the carrier - which carrier will verify the list of shipments. Some carriers also

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Shipping Apps Comparison: ShipStation, ShippingEasy, Shippo

Every Wednesday, we will be talking about fulfillment tools, processes and tips that make merchants ship faster. We will be reviewing the top shipping apps in the market - ShipStation [http://www.shipstation.com/], Shippo [https://goshippo.com/], ShippingEasy [http://shippingeasy.com/] by their pricing, features and supported carriers / shopping carts. In general shipping apps automatically import orders at different sales channels in one place, allowing you to calculate rates and generate label