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Catch Marketplace integration launched

Now, Catch Sellers can connect their Catch account with ReadyToShip, making it easy to ship with your preferred carriers!

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WineDirect integration gives Wineries a fast way to ship!

Readytoship has launched an integration with WineDirect, allowing wineries all over Australia using their platform to now ship more efficiently and quickly than ever before with carriers like eParcel and Fastway.

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Winedirect is a leading ecommerce and end to end fulfilment solution for Wineries, offering eCommerce capability, POS systems for local tasting and restaurant sales, the ability to run wine clubs and much more.

 

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ReadyToShip greatly expands the capability of the WineDirect platform by providing a shipping management platform that can integrate with existing Fastway and eParcel accounts used for shipping wine and alcoholic beverages

WineDirect orders are imported automatically into ReadyToShip.

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WineDirect retailers can see live shipping rates in the ReadyToShip dashboard, and create commonly used packages for shipping (eg, 1/2 dozen, dozen cartons etc).

Shipping labels and manifests are generated with a single click of a mouse button.

And shipping information is uploaded back to WineDirect with one click too.

This means no more copying and pasting addresses into carrier systems to find the best rate which is a huge time saver!

Check out how easy it is to print eParcel labels for your orders:

 

Start a Free trial with ReadyToShip and connect your WineDirect account today.

Earn revenue with every parcel, with paid parcel inserts

ReadyToShip and ParcePush announce a partnership that provides any retailer shipping 250 orders per month or more to Australians to earn extra revenue for every order thanks to paid parcel inserts.

Click here to make an enquiry – it’s free and simple to set up

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Temando Shutdown and Alternative – Get $100 of shipping credit

Temando Shutdown – What are the alternatives?

In late September it was announced that the Temando shipping platform would be closing down.

This has left a lot of retailers looking at options and alternatives to Temando.

If you need an alternative, ReadyToShip and Sendle can offer one, with $100 free shipping credit to help you out! To find out more, read on.

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2019 Australian eCommerce Statistics

This month Australia post released some 2019 eCommerce statistics for the Australian market.

Some brief highlights for 2019 are:

  • Total eCommerce revenue $27.5bn (10% of total retail)
  • 73% + of Australian households shopped online during 2018
  • Online purchasing up 20.2% y/y
  • Black Friday/Cyber Monday growth 28% y/y
  • Next day deliveries grown by 31.7%
  • Paypal dominant, but Buy Now Pay Later now 6.7% of payments

So all in all 2019 looks like a strong year for Australian eCommerce.

With total retail just growing at around 2% (and seeming very soft at the moment, with the retail sector just enduring it’s 3rd month in a row of negative growth) online is still charging ahead with 20% growth for the year.

View the full report here.

Buy Now Pay Later has been the big story of 2018 and going into 2019 AfterPay is still king with very strong growth and some dominance in the sector

Afterpay is the most popular BNPL provider, recording $2.3 billion
in underlying sales through its platform in the second half of 2018.

The other growth area seems to be sustainability and enviro friendly eCommerce, both in products and services.

Product and brands are growing in this space, as well as providers of eco friendly packaging such as compostable satchels, recycled packing materials and more.

In other news, marketplaces are growing and are still dominated by eBay, although new entrants Catch, Amazon and Kogan are looking to take some market share.

What is Australia Posts OnDemand shipping service?

Australia post recently launched their new ‘OnDemand’ carrier services which ReadyToShip integrates with.

There are three different services available including:

  • NOW (Which is a 3hr courier delivery option)
  • SAT (Which is a Saturday afternoon delivery option) and
  • TON (Which is an evening delivery option)

These new services offer some great courier/same day options to Australia Post/Startrack’s offerings.

For retailers that sell product required for events or in faster time frames, the ability to offer a same day or courier service is highly sought after.

What are these services?

Here is some more detail about the three services.

They are only available in certain metro postcodes, and the same/next day coverage is usually to the same postcode area.

For an up to date list of serviced areas, please view the Auspost OnDemand service area list here.

NOW: This is a 3 (or 4) Hr courier delivery service, which is a point to point pickup via a Startrack Courier van.

It is direct delivery, from your business to the customer. Manifest must be done as soon as possible, so a job can be allocated by the Startrack courier.

TON: This is a great service providing same day delivery to the customer in the evening.

Booking again must be manifested before a cut off time for pickup (usually around 3pm). Bookings are picked up by Startrack Courier vans, and delivered to customers between 6 and 9pm that evening.

SAT: This is a Saturday afternoon delivery, which can be booked on a Friday or Saturday morning.

These bookings can be made on Friday, or Saturday morning up until 11am, for delivery between 1 and 6pm Saturday afternoon.

How does the Auspost OnDemand pricing work?

The pricing model is quite simple.

Each service is a flat fee added to your local Auspost metro delivery rate. This means that each service is the one cost, regardless of delivery postcode.

How do you qualify for OnDemand services?

Qualification is required, and retailer fit can be examined on a case by case basis. You need to be in the serviceable area, and meet some other general requirements. For more questions, contact your Australia Post account manager.

To generate OnDemand labels and update tracking to your customers via your webstore or marketplace you can connect OnDemand to ReadyToShip.

Simply sign up for a ReadyToShip account for free here, then follow the prompts to connect to OnDemand services.

Sendle releases new pricing from October 29th

Sendle is one of the more popular carrier integrations in ReadyToShip as there are a number of great features available including free Premium pricing for 12 months when using ReadyToShip and Sendle together, along with flat rate pricing Australia wide.

This month we have a number of updates to share regarding our integrations with Sendle. The first is upcoming price changes, including some great looking local satchel rates.

To find out more about the Sendle pricing information below please get in touch with the Sendle business team.

Not a Sendle user yet? Signing up is free and easy to do – just click here.

The announcement from Sendle is included below:

Announcing $4.75* (ex GST) 500g Satchels!

Sendle has reduced local satchel rates.

For Pro Plan customers our same city 500g satchels are down $1.00 to a super sharp price of $4.75* (ex GST). There’s also good news for those on Sendle’s Premium plan, with same city 500g satchel rate discounted by 14% to $5.80 ($5.27 ex GST).

If you’d like to access these rates for your business, contact Sendle’s business team.

 

Sendle Price Guarantee: Cheaper than Parcel Post*

 

Sendle New Rates and Extended Price Guarantee

Sendle have adjusted their rates to reflect standard changes in markets and CPI. Some rates have come down, some have stayed the same and others have gone up. Scroll down to see the full rates for each plan. These rates will come into effect on 29th October 2018.

To help your business succeed, Sendle developed the Sendle Price guarantee so you can send your 500g satchels, 2kg, 5kg, 10kg and 25kg parcels to Sendle’s same-city and national zones for less than standard Parcel Post rates.

If the standard Parcel Post rate is cheaper, Sendle will beat it. That’s a like-for-like, kilo-for-kilo better price guarantee! For business plans, save 30% to 60%† on same city parcels and save 16% to 72%† on national parcels! 

Sendle Plan DiscountsSavings are compared to the latest standard Parcel Post rates, published 1 October, 2018. Percentage comparisons shown range from destinations in the same state (min) to prices from Perth to Hobart (max).

 

Remote and International: Sendle to Alaska or Alice Springs

In line with their commitment to simplify, Sendle added a simple $13 surcharge for remote parcels. So even if you’re sending a full 25kgs of love to folks in Ghan, Northern Territory, it’ll still only cost $13 more than the national rate.

Aussie goods are going cheap with the dollar at a 2.5 year low, and the good news is, there’s never been better time to start exporting. Sendle maintained their international rates just as they are, so you can compete with the folks overseas.

Here are the rates for Sendle’s Easy, Premium and Pro plans. These will come into effect on 29th October 2018.
Sendle Easy Pricing
Sendle Premium Pricing
Sendle Pro Pricing

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If you want more information, reach out to Sendle’s Business Team, or talk to us here at ReadyToShip on live chat.

How to connect Sendle to Amazon Australia

Connecting your Amazon Australia account to Sendle is super easy with  ReadyToShip’s integration with Amazon.

This integration connects your Amazon Australia account to Sendle for easy shipping with the click of a button (full list click here).

The integration has great features such as:

  • Automatic importing of Amazon orders into ReadyToShip
  • Address verification (suburb/postcode matching)
  • Automatically assign carrier services based on customer’s selected shipping method
  • One click label printing
  • One click manifesting
  • One click tracking update to Amazon!

Speed is of the essence and Amazon Australia (like other Amazon marketplaces around the world) has strict performance metrics. ReadyToShip help sellers maintain high standards with shipping time by optimising the label printing and order updating process with Amazon.

Connecting Sendle only takes a few minutes and can be done without any assistance.

We provide detailed instructions here: > Connect to Sendle

Once Sendle is connected, Amazon orders are imported automatically into ReadyToShip.

Sendle pricing is shown for each order (using the item weights and dimensions from the Amazon order).

Then simply select orders to ship, and click a button to print labels, and click again to update Amazon with tracking information. Simple!

 

Need a Sendle Account? Get one a free account in a few minutes, with Premium Pricing for 12 months! Click here to create a Sendle account

Amazon Australia is Amazon’s newest marketplace, and for now is offer merchants the ability to list product and self-fulfil. This is called Fulfilled By Merchant (or FBM for short).

ReadyToShip is a multicarrier/multi-store shipping platform that now integrates with Amazon Australia, allowing sellers to manage their orders, print labels, and update tracking numbers back to their Amazon account. ReadytoShip now help sellers ship nearly 1 million items a month in Australia.

Start a FREE 30 day trial of ReadyToShip, and if you don’t sell on Amazon Australia yet, click here to register.

ReadyToShip’s Australian eCommerce Christmas 2017 Market Update

New figures from Australia Post have highlighted strong eCommerce growth for the Christmas season in Australia. Coupled with our own ReadyToShip data, we dig a little deeper into November and Christmas activity for online retail in Australia.

Australia Post Online shopping is still growing much faster than traditional retail, with online growth at 13.8% versus 2.2% for traditional retail. A pretty large difference.

Online shopping activity in Australia is also increasing, with online shoppers buying 28% more often in 2017 compared to 2016

ReadyToShip has also seen strong growth in the SME online retail market, with a record November . This November ReadyToShip helped dispatch nearly 1 million items to people Australia wide, a large lift on 2016.

ReadyToShip also saw strong  week on week growth for Black Friday/Cyber Monday shipping. In 2016, Cyber monday shipping volumes were 15% up on the previous week. This year 2017 Cyber Monday shipping volumes rose 18.9% on the previous Monday, highlighting the continuing strong adoption of these shopping holidays in Australia.

We predict further growth next year in 2018 as more and more local retailers provide discounts and deals for this weekend, and consumers become more aware of them. Coupled with Click Frenzy earlier in November and ‘Singles Day’ in China, November is quickly becoming the Christmas shopping month. But are consumers getting conditioned to only shop when sales are on?

Finally, Australia Post predicts they will ship over 10 million parcels in the week leading up to Christmas. Strong growth, helped a little by Amazon’s entry into the market.

View the Australia Post Online Shopping Report Christmas 2017 here.

 

ReadyToShip integrates with Amazon Australia

Connecting your Amazon Australia account to major Australian Shipping carriers today became simple with ReadyToShip’s integration with Amazon.

This integration connects your Amazon Australia account to carriers such as Australia Post’s eParcel, Couriers PLease, Fastway, Sendle, DHL, Startrack and more (for a full list click here).

The integration has great features such as

  • Automatic importing of Amazon orders into ReadyToShip
  • Address verification (suburb/postcode matching)
  • Automatically assign carrier services based on customer’s selected shipping method
  • One click label printing
  • One click manifesting
  • One click tracking update to Amazon!

Speed is of the essence and Amazon Australia (like other Amazon marketplaces around the world) has strict performance metrics. ReadyToShip help sellers maintain high standards with shipping time by optimising the label printing and order updating process with Amazon.

All of our carrier integrations can be used with Amazon Australia accounts including:

  • eParcel (standard and express)
  • eParcel international
  • Startrack
  • Couriers Please
  • Sendle
  • Fastway
  • DHL eCommerce
  • TIG Freight
  • and more

For a full list of integrations, click here

Amazon Australia is Amazon’s newest marketplace, and for now is offer merchants the ability to list product and self-fulfil. This is called Fulfilled By Merchant (or FBM for short).

ReadyToShip is a multicarrier/multi-store shipping platform that now integrates with Amazon Australia, allowing sellers to manage their orders, print labels, and update tracking numbers back to their Amazon account. ReadytoShip now help sellers ship nearly 1 million items a month in Australia.

Start a FREE 30 day trial of ReadyToShip, and if you don’t sell on Amazon Australia yet, click here to register.