ShipWorks for Warehouse includes the automation features and rapid label print speeds of ShipWorks' desktop-based e-commerce offering, along with Open Database Connectivity (ODBC); access to web-based order management, support for fulfilling orders from multiple sites with intelligent order routing, and business intelligence; and with scan & pack quality control coming soon.
ShipWorks for Warehouse features include:
- Manage fulfillment across multiple locations without losing speed
- Print labels from the desktop with industry-leading label print times
- Scan barcodes for instant, error-free quality control
- Instantly compare rates across carriers to ensure best price and service level
- Save on shipping costs by routing orders to a fulfillment center based on business rules
- Centralize all shipping and operational data using 100+ native connections or ODBC technology
- Generate detailed, customizable reports on all aspects of order processing to identify sales trends, bottlenecks and extra expenses
Shipping software ShipWorks has released product enhancements including a new shipping workflow called "The Works".
The Works is designed to simplify shipping, particularly for warehouses with large volumes.
"Warehouse shipping continues to evolve in line with FBA and other new, innovative fulfillment options," said Dominic Lozano, General Manager of ShipWorks. "We have been working closely with our customers to make sure ShipWorks keeps them competitive in this rapidly changing industry. We've enhanced our software for performance optimization that will result in processing labels faster, and we're particularly excited about the launch of The Works."
The Works is a simplified user interface for processing labels for a single piece shipping workflow. Today, most warehouses have individual stations for FedEx, UPS, and USPS. Warehouse workers must prep the packages to get it to the correct station for the operator to weigh and print that carrier's label. Now, with The Works, there is no need for multiple stations. All carriers exist in a single solution at a single station. A one-time scan tells the system what label to print, and in less than a second, the box is waiting for the carrier.
"Warehouses finally have an automated and installed multi-carrier solution that allows a single scan to print the right label at the right time," said Lozano. "All employees can be trained on a single application instead of three different applications, which will allow warehouses to scale as needed rather than imposing artificial bottlenecks due to resource contention."
The latest ShipWorks release also includes a product catalog import and management feature, and support for custom data fields.
Shipping software ShipWorks has hired St. Louis executive Dominic Lozano as the company's new General Manager.
Lozano will lead the execution of ShipWorks' growth strategy, building out the organization to support it, while overseeing all operations.
"Fifteen years ago, ShipWorks invented e-commerce shipping, and the company keeps trailblazing its way through innovation, technical expertise, and endless support for large e-commerce merchants," said Lozano. "It's longstanding leadership position, forward thinking direction, and talented people were three of the many reasons I wanted to join ShipWorks. As a native of St. Louis who is partial to start-ups, I've watched ShipWorks build its brand, customer base, and app over many years. I feel very fortunate to be joining and leading a local success story with tremendous growth opportunities ahead."
Prior to ShipWorks, Lozano was Senior Vice President of Network & Infrastructure at St. Louis-based Contegix, a leading cloud application services provider. At Contegix, Lozano was responsible for strategically analyzing all aspects of the business for opportunities that aided in product, process, and organizational growth for the company, which has nearly 270 employees and annual revenues in excess of $60 million.
During his stint at Contegix, Lozano was named to the 2018 St. Louis Business Journal's 40 Under 40, the publication's popular list of local movers and shakers under the age of 40. This year, there were more than 500 nominees seeking a selection. Before Contegix, Lozano was Director of Operations at Nimbus EMR, a St. Louis start-up that develops innovative long-term-care EMR software.
The Lozano family's success in business is well known in the St. Louis community. Father, Bob Lozano, co-founded several companies, including Paylinx, a payment processing software company, and brother, Gabe, is co-founder and CEO of LockerDome, a native ad and publishing platform that powers content for thousands of brands and media companies.
Source: Business Wire
Shipping software ShipWorks has released an integration with the Overstock marketplace.
The new ShipWorks integration allows Overstock sellers the ability to manage the entire order fulfillment process within one user-friendly interface. One click pulls Overstock orders into ShipWorks, then sellers can compare shipping rates, send notification emails, and more. In addition to full control of Overstock orders, ShipWorks customers get access to discounted shipping rates.
Overstock.com has over 30 million unique visitors each month and 46 million customers. Overstock provides advisors to help sellers optimize their marketing, analytics, inventory, and photos.
ShipWorks allows sellers to import orders, and print shipping labels for a wide range of carriers. ShipWorks automatically verifies domestic addresses using the U.S. Postal Service database to improve delivery accuracy.
Shipping software ShipWorks has a new Enterprise edition with advanced tools to manage order fulfillment across a large organization.
ShipWorks Enterprise has been built specifically for high-volume shippers, and can be used from hundreds of workstations across different offices and locations.
The Enterprise edition can import sales orders from Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) including TMS, OMS and ERP platforms. Data connectivity options include OBDC, Excel, CSV, TXT and XML files, and the ShipWorks API.
Key features of ShipWorks Enterprise include:
- Workforce management, auditing and reporting tools.
- Customizable access rights at store, location and workstation levels.
- Instant shipping rate comparison across carriers and services.
"ShipWorks Enterprise features have brought about a ton of efficiency in our overall shipping workflow," says Andrew Smith, director of operations at Golf Direct Now. "We are able to process 300-400 orders a day which is a 10x improvement over what we were able to do previously! ShipWorks Enterprise also provides us with a dedicated account manager which means we have direct access to customer support in case a problem ever comes up."
"ShipWorks Enterprise is the result of us paying close attention to the changing warehouse shipping environment over the last few years," said ShipWorks Co-Founder and General Manager Wes Clayton. "Warehouses need visibility, cost controls and carrier options to maintain ROI and stay competitive. With ShipWorks Enterprise, our customers can now access these new features to lower costs and expedite package delivery."
Ken McBride, Stamps.com chairman and CEO, said, "The acquisition of Endicia represents a significant strategic investment in our high volume shipper business. Endicia is a great complement to Stamps.com's traditional strength in the enterprise and small business mailing segments. High volume shipping is the fastest growing segment within the mailing and shipping space and this acquisition will allow us to accelerate our innovation, enhance and streamline our sales and marketing, and accelerate our growth. Together, the two companies will be able to more effectively compete with the very large competitors we face today in the mailing and shipping industry."
Endicia's parent company Newell Rubbermaid announced on Tuesday that it had made a definitive agreement to make the sale.
Michael Polk, Newell Rubbermaid president and chief executive officer, said, "The announced sale of our Endicia business furthers our strategy of strengthening and focusing our portfolio to create a faster growing, higher margin business. While a very attractive asset, Endicia is not focused in the core of our portfolio, and under new ownership is in an exciting position to continue innovating and offering the best possible solutions and service for its customers and partners."
Stamps.com was founded in 1996 to offer US postage printing over the Internet. It claims more than 80% of the internet postage subscription market, and has seen its annual revenue rise from $85.5m in 2010 to $147.3m in 2014. Stamps.com said it would fund the acquisition with $50m in cash and $165m in financing.
Source: Post & Parcel
ShipWorks founders Brian Nottingham and Wes Clayton
Stamps.com purchased ShipWorks for approximately $22 million in cash. Stamps.com plans for ShipWorks to operate as an independent, wholly-owned subsidiary, led by the existing management team.
"We're very excited to become a part of Stamps.com," said Wes Clayton, ShipWorks Co-General Manager and COO. "We've long enjoyed a strong partnership with Stamps.com and with the acquisition we look forward to continuing to build the ShipWorks business with the support of the Stamps.com team."
ShipWorks is integrated with over 50 popular online sales and marketplace systems including eBay, PayPal, Amazon, Yahoo! and others. Stamps.com enables nearly 500,000 customers to print U.S. Postal Service-approved postage.
Order management software ShipWorks has added a new feature which auto-populates shipping data.
"ShipSense" is a new feature that automatically populates the weight, dimensions and customs information (if applicable) based on recent shipments of the same items.
uShip is a marketplace for large shipments, that are too large to affordably ship through conventional carriers. ShipWorks customers can receive a $5 rebate on all shipments sent via uShip or a volume discount when they ship five or more shipments per month via uShip.
"uShip is a pioneer in the LTL marketplace, and their ability to provide streamlined shipping solutions for oversized items is recognized across the industry," said Wes Clayton, Co-CEO of ShipWorks. "Like ShipWorks, they are known for their reliability and focus on the customer, and we look forward to partnering with them so that ShipWorks customers can easily ship oversized items using uShip’s LTL services."
Source: EcommerceBytes PR Service
The new integration is provided through a third party solution called Cloud Cart Connector, which synchronizes customers, inventory, products and orders with QuickBooks.
"Many of our customers rely on QuickBooks to manage their accounting needs, so we believe this new integration with Cloud Cart Connector will help them immensely," said Wes Clayton, Co-CEO and COO of ShipWorks. "Cloud Cart Connector is highly praised by reviewers for its ease of use, its worldwide compatibility, and because there are no files to install."
An online demo, getting started guide and trial sign up is available from Cloud Cart Connector.
A new version of order management tool ShipWorks has been released.
The update includes a scheduler which enables sellers to run tasks automatically at a predetermined time, and new API and FTP integration options - enabling integration with other applications and custom-built systems.
Shipping software Endicia now integrates directly with eBay to process orders, print USPS shipping labels, and update tracking information.
"We are thrilled to offer a solution specifically for those eBay businesses that are just getting started," said Amine Khechfe, general manager and co-founder of Endicia. "Our new feature provides an affordable solution to help small eBay businesses free up time previously spent manually entering shipping data, which increases efficiency and allows them to focus on growing their businesses."
Order management system ShipWorks has added support for additional fulfillment services in Canada and Europe.
ShipWorks version 3.4 includes support for FedEx Canada, i-parcel, UPS Canada, and USPS Priority Mail Cubic Pricing. i-parcel is an international fullfilment company with facilities in Indiana, New Jersey, California and the United Kingdom.
The Sellers' Conference for Online Entrepreneurs (SCOE) will be held from May 30 - June 1, 2013, at the Seattle Airport Marriott Hotel.
The conference is particularly focused on Amazon sellers, with sessions on Amazon Web Services, Sponsored Products and Webstores and product category focus groups.
Suppliers profiled on Web Retailer sponsoring the conference include Indaba, FillZ, Kabbage, Monsoon, Outright, ReplyManager, Seller AppVantage, SellerEngine, ShipRush, ShipStation, ShipWorks and Solid Commerce.
The ShipWorks order management system now supports OnTrac, a regional delivery service in the western United States.
"The addition of OnTrac support in ShipWorks provides instant access to a variety of regional shipping options that are extremely competitive in terms of delivery time and cost – with savings of up to 40 percent," said Wes Clayton, co-founder and CEO of ShipWorks. "OnTrac’s twenty-year history in this space is impressive, and we’re excited about the many benefits our partnership brings to e-commerce merchants."
OnTrac operates in California, Arizona, Nevada, Oregon, Washington, Utah, Idaho, and Colorado.
The carrier integrations are provided for an additional fee by third-party developer Mad Capsule, while the ShipWorks integration has been added to the core product from Brightpearl.
The following providers of software for sellers on eBay, Amazon and other marketplaces are exhibiting at the 8th Annual Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE) in Chicago June 5-8:
- DYMO Endicia
IRCE is the world's largest e-commerce event, covering technologies and practices for using the Internet to connect with consumers. More than 7,500 attendees are expected, and the agenda includes 175 speakers from across the industry including William Lynch, Jr., CEO of Barnes & Noble and Joel Anderson, President & CEO of Walmart.com U.S. More information.
Order management solution PhiConnect can now be used to batch print UPS and USPS labels without UPS WorldShip or Endicia Dazzle. Additional carriers are now available via an integration with ShipWorks.
While UPS and USPS are available within PhiConnect, exporting orders to ShipWorks enables the use of Endicia, EquaShip, Express1, FedEx, UPS WorldShip, and Stamps.com.
"PhiConnect makes all e-commerce jobs easier and better, because it is an all-in-one multi-channel management web service. With its new features including batch label printing and ShipWorks integration, medium to high volume retailers can save more time and money," said Daniel Kim, Project Manager of PhiConnect.com.
eBay's certification program for third-party solution providers has been updated, with significant changes to the criteria certified providers must meet - resulting in some providers leaving the program.
The current certified providers are:
- Cloud Conversion
- The Seller Sourcebook
The eBay Certified Provider Program was launched in 2004.
Order management solution ShipWorks now has a free edition which allows the printing of USPS postage using Endicia's technology.
Free ShipWorks for eBay downloads orders from eBay and prints USPS shipping labels without a monthly fee. Invoices and packing slips can be printed, tracking emails sent, and shipping status updated on eBay.
eBay announced today that Interapptive, provider of shipping solution ShipWorks, has become the newest member of the eBay Certified Provider Program.
ShipWorks is a desktop application that bridges the gap between receiving an order and getting it out the door. The product is integrated with all major carriers to provide bulk and automated shipping labels, invoice printing and email notifications.
The Certified Provider Program is an eBay scheme that approves companies providing software and services to eBay sellers. There are two types of Certified Providers: Certified Solution Providers, who offer software that connects directly with eBay; and Certified Service Providers, who provide services for eBay sellers.
To become certified, businesses must enter employees for eBay exams, provide customer references, and provide company information to prove their track record.
ChannelAdvisor has partnered with Interapptive, integrating their ShipWorks shipping automation software into ChannelAdvisor Merchant. ChannelAdvisor customers will be able to download orders into ShipWorks, print shipping labels, provide tracking numbers to buyers, and update the status of orders within ChannelAdvisor. In addition, ChannelAdvisor customers will be able to manage and ship their orders by using ShipWorks built-in support for FedEx, USPS, and UPS.
A 30-day free trial of ShipWorks is offered to all ChannelAdvisor Merchant customers. After the trial period, customers pay a monthly fee that automatically adjusts based on shipment volume.
Interapptive announced similar partnerships with Marketworks in July, and Prostores in June.
Auction management solution provider Marketworks has announced a new Order Management System that enables online merchants to customize and automate their order process to manage large order volumes with minimal staff.
The new System includes an easy-to-use interface; automatic emails to buyers on payment, order and shipping status changes; custom flags and statuses; and data export features. Managing and shipping large order volumes is further simplified by partner ShipWorks, which passes data to shipping solutions from Endicia, Stamps.com and UPS WorldShip.
Leading auction management company Marketworks has partnered with Interapptive, to offer a solution that integrates Marketworks' Order Management System with Interapptive's ShipWorks shipping automation software.
Marketworks sellers will be able to download orders ready for shipment, print shipping labels and packing slips, create professional invoices, provide direct tracking links to buyers, and update the status of orders within Marketworks. ShipWorks instantly passes data to Endicia, Stamps.com, UPS WorldShip, and includes built-in UPS Online® Tools. Integrations with other carriers are underway.
Marketworks sellers will be offered a 30-day introductory free trial with ShipWorks.