Recently we rolled out some highly requested features for Megaventory’s order management integration with WooCommerce. But the great news doesn’t stop here! Now you can integrate Megaventory with ShipStation! ShipStation is a shipping software designed to make retailers efficiently ship their online orders. Let’s see how this shipping integration with our inventory management software can help you.
ShipStation enables retailers to generate shipping labels for all of their online orders fast and efficiently. Also, it is ideal for integrating with shipping providers to send parcels.
How to Integrate With ShipStation Through Megaventory
First of all, you have to enable the ShipStation integration from the menu of Integrations on Megaventory. Then you will have to fill in the API Settings and Keys that were generated automatically when your ShipStation account was created. Determine the weight unit and continue by saving the integration and syncing the carriers.
You can find more instructions on our Knowledge Base.
Calculate The Shipping Cost
When creating a sales order on Megaventory you will be able to choose the shipping provider and the type of package that you need to send. The shipping package name can be a letter, a tube, and other things depending on the shipping provider’s capabilities. This integration provides an estimation of the shipping cost. This estimation is a piece of very useful information that users can apply to the document to notify the receiver. Therefore, this integration with this shipping platform and inventory management software furnishes an estimation of the shipping cost.
Create a Sales Invoice
In the sales invoice, the estimated shipping cost is added as a shipping service. The total value is updated and includes the product’s unit price and the shipping service cost.
Create a Label For Your Shipment
In addition, you can monitor the shipment tracking. This means that thanks to ShipStation you will be able to create a tracking number and a label for your shipment.
Retrieve The Tracking Number of The Shipment
It is by clicking on “Create Label” that you will be able to create a tracking number and a shipping label. Remember that in the shipping provider section you have to define a URL that will be imported to the tracking number at the “Shipment Tracking” field.
This is what an example shipping label will look like:
If you haven’t specified a URL in the shipping provider area, you can choose to print the document, which will include the tracking number.
Benefits of the Integration with ShipStation
What are the benefits of this integration for our shipping and inventory management software?
- Let’s start with the amount of work that it saves. That’s because there is no need to log in to Shipstation each time you’re preparing a shipment by choosing a shipping provider.
- Additionally, ShipStation calculates the shipping cost automatically which also saves time from trivial tasks.
- These result in an improvement in your company’s workflow as well as time savings.
- In addition, there’s no need to integrate with each shipping! This means that you can avoid back and forth work will be thus human errors will decrease.
Do you have any questions about this?
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