How does your shipping strategy stack up against your competition?
In 2017, if you don’t have a good shipping strategy, competitors will eat your lunch. Amazon continues to invest in their fulfillment strategy and it is crushing its rivals. Delivery expectations are going up, but cost control is more important than ever. Where do you start? Can you leverage shipping automation to improve your ability to scale? There are so many factors to consider such as pricing strategy, fulfillment locations, shipping software and technology, personnel, customer experience, and more.
To determine how you stack up in key strategic areas, use our simple calculator that diagnoses your process maturity and identifies the key areas where you can improve.
As we gather more data we’ll be able to give you comparisons against other companies similar to you in size and freight profile.
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Introducing our New Shopify and Magento Plugins
Over the last six months we’ve talked with many of our customers and prospects about their shipping needs. The most common feedback we heard was that they wanted the power of the ShipHawk Platform in the ‘plug-and-play’ architecture of their Shopify or Magento storefront.
Today, you can have just that. We’re excited to announce our new ShipHawk Magento Extension and ShipHawk Shopify App. Both give retailers access to powerful back-end automation and an integrated front-end experience, with minimal-to-no development effort.
SKUs to fit your Shipping Needs
Today we’re announcing some exciting upgrades to the ShipHawk product line. We originally launched these offerings for two reasons: 1) to give enterprise customers an easy way to try our products out before purchasing and 2) to give small-to-midsized companies with lower complexity a way to access the magic of ShipHawk. With today’s changes, that access now includes support for a wider range of services—parcel, large goods (LTL), home delivery as well as blanket wrap—in all SKUs, even our free starter product. We’ve also packaged a custom SKU for those of you looking to manage your current parcel and freight tariffs in a single place.
Zone Based Pricing is the Future of LTL Shipping
FedEx Freight’s announcement of its zone-based pricing for all new accounts, effective January 4, 2016, is an industry game-changer for less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shippers.
Shipping API: An Overview
Shipping today is fragmented and opaque, and unfortunately most shipping API’s perpetuate that experience.
- Shipping API’s typically return quotes rather than rates, which introduces risk into pricing.
- Many don’t consider packing costs in their quote returns, making the landed cost non-transparent.
- Most shipping API’s don’t aggregate multiple modes, thus limiting service and cost options.
- They lack visibility into shipment status. Without updates between pickup and delivery, sellers and their customers are left in the dark.