Struggling to meet customer demands for fast and affordable shipping?

In today's competitive ecommerce landscape, it's more critical than ever. Our recent survey found that 67% of US consumers abandon carts due to high shipping costs. This puts pressure on warehouses to fulfill orders quickly, efficiently, and cost-effectively.

The answer? Shipping automation.

This powerful tool can revolutionize your warehouse operations. By automating repetitive tasks like carrier selection, rate shopping, and label printing, Extensiv's solutions seamlessly integrate with ShipEngine's platform to streamline your fulfillment process, reduce errors, and ultimately delight your customers.

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Why You Need Automated Shipping

Manually managing shipping is a time-consuming and error-prone process. Here's how automating your shipping with Extensiv and ShipEngine can benefit your business:

  1. Eliminate manual data entry tasks, such as carrier selection, rate shopping, and label printing. This frees up your staff to focus on higher-value warehouse management activities like order fulfillment and customer service.
  2. ShipEngine's carrier rate shopping ensures you get the best possible rates on every shipment. Additionally, automation minimizes errors in shipping weights and dimensions, leading to fewer package surcharges.
  3. Automated shipping processes eliminate human error, ensuring accurate labels and shipping documentation every time. This reduces the risk of delays and lost packages. By streamlining the shipping process, orders are processed and shipped out faster, leading to happier customers.

As your business grows, your shipping needs will too. Extensiv and ShipEngine can scale with you, ensuring a smooth and efficient fulfillment process regardless of order volume.

Streamline Your Fulfillment with Automated Workflows

Extensiv's integration with ShipEngine takes the burden off your warehouse by automating several key tasks in your fulfillment process. No more wasting time manually comparing carrier rates; ShipEngine automatically finds the most cost-effective option based on your shipment's weight, dimensions, and destination. Generating shipping labels becomes a breeze too, with a single click from directly within your warehouse management system (WMS).

Accuracy is also guaranteed with automated packing slips and commercial invoices that include precise product information and customs documentation, ensuring a smooth journey through customs and delivery. Both you and your customers benefit from real-time tracking and visibility. You can track shipments in real-time, while your customers receive automatic shipment notifications, keeping everyone informed about the status of orders. Even returns become hassle-free with automated return labels and tracking information, simplifying the process for both your customers and warehouse staff.

These are just a few examples of the automation power you gain with Extensiv and ShipEngine. By adopting warehouse automation trends, you can significantly improve efficiency in your warehouse, free up staff to focus on higher-value activities, and ultimately create a smoother fulfillment experience for everyone involved.

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Automate Your Shipping Processes with Extensiv and ShipEngine

By automating your shipping processes with Extensiv and ShipEngine, you can unlock a new level of efficiency and accuracy in your warehouse operations. Conquering logistics challenges, reducing costs, speeding up shipping times, and wowing customers are just a few of the benefits you can expect.

Ready to take control of your shipping and streamline your fulfillment process? Request a demo today of Extensiv's solutions for 3PLs or solutions for brands to learn how the ShipEngine integration can help you achieve your shipping automation goals. 

About the Author: ShipEngine

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ShipEngine is the platform of choice for world-class shipping and logistics. With the #1 shipping API that's powered over one billion shipments and counting, ShipEngine supports your custom workflows to unlock significant time and cost savings while solving the logistics problems that arise as you scale.

Shipping Automation FAQs

What is shipping automation?

Shipping automation is the process of using software and technology to automate repetitive tasks in the shipping process, such as carrier selection, rate shopping, label printing, and order tracking.

How secure is shipping automation software?

Extensiv and ShipEngine prioritize data security. Both platforms offer robust security measures to protect your sensitive customer information.

What are the potential drawbacks of shipping automation?

While rare, there is always a small risk of technical glitches that could cause delays. However, the benefits of automation far outweigh the potential drawbacks.

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