We have been working hard over the past few months to roll out new features and we are pleased to announce the launch of two new integrations.
DHL eCommerce and Couriers Please are very popular carriers in Australia and we now offer seamless integration with both. If you sell on platforms such as eBay, Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, NETO, ChannelAdvisor, BigCommerce (and others) you can now easily integrate with DHL and Couriers Please.
DHL eCommerce Integration
Seamlessly print labels and manifest for DHL eCommerce from within ReadyToShip. We also store information about your items such as their Country Of Origin, Goods Description and HS Tariffs codes to save you re-entering them.
Click here for more info
Couriers Please Integration
Connect to your Couriers Please account, get live rates, print labels and more. Labels print directly from within ReadyToShip.
Couriers Please is a growing freight providers in Australia, offering domestic satchel and parcel services as well as international services. In 2016 they shipped over 17 million consignments so they serve a significant portion of the market and offer a great alternative to other Australian carriers.
Click here for more info.
For a full list of our Store and Carrier integrations click here.
Nathan Huppatz, Co-founder for ReadyToShip and Costumes.com.au will again present at the annual Retail Global conference held on the Gold Coast in May 2017. He is a regular speaker on topics such as multi-channel retailing, online freight/logistics, Google Analytics, online marketing and more.
The ReadyToShip team is looking forward to another amazing event, catching up with customers, and finding new ideas to implement. A highlight is the networking and learning from other business owners.
Heading into its 11th year, Retail Global’s no.1 goal is to ensure value to the online seller community so it continues to grow in Australia and globally. At Retail Global you’ll find inspiring original content to put you and your business in a winning position. With over 100 speakers over 3 days, you’ll have the power to select the content you want to learn about.
You can learn more about Retail Global Australia., or click here to buy your tickets. Use Nathan’s speaker code READYTOSHIP17 for a $100 saving off your ticket!
ReadyToShip will now import weights and dimensions from an eBay store.
We keep a copy of weights and dimension (plus a few other attributes like warehouse location) if a sales feed provides them. You can also save your own values for an SKU if the sales feed doesn’t provide them. We use these values the next time we see the same SKU so you don’t have to enter them every time.
You can choose which data you want to use: the local copy in ReadyToShip or the data from the store.
Go to the store configuration and choose the values that will use the local copy.
This gives you the best of both worlds; you can use the values in your store if it provides them, and you can override values in ReadyToShip for a particular SKU if you need to.
Recently we started rolling out some changes to the way we handle and display quoted prices from some of our carriers.
Carriers like eParcel, Sendle and Fastway now allow us to provide live rates so you can make quicker and more accurate decisions on who to ship with.
If you have set up a Sendle, eParcel (Domestic) or Fastway courier you will now see rates on every order where they are valid. This will help you compare prices and decide the best way to ship your packages. Simply click the suggested rate to ship the order using that service.
We will be adding live rates for other carriers, with eParcel International and Couriers Please coming in the next couple of months.
Note: Due to limitations of the Fastway API, we are not able to get accurate prices. You will still see the available services but prices will not be shown.
After you make changes to an order you can click the refresh icon to reload rates. If there is more data required to get a rate quote (eg, weight, order dimensions) then ReadyToShip will alert you.
We are always working hard on new features, improvements and bug fixes so thank you to all of our customers who provide us feedback and suggestions, it is highly appreciated.
November has been a big month, with ReadyToShip breaking records in the volume of shipments we processed and new customers coming on board (welcome!)
We just wanted to share some recent news, new features and some updates on product improvements that you might like.
- Sendle Integration
We now integrate with Sendle. Sendle offers flat rate national pricing door to door and will pick up from your home or business. ReadyToShip is the first platform to integrate with Sendle and we already have a bunch of customers using them. Plus, get free Sendle Premium pricing for 12 months when you use Sendle via ReadyToShip and get a great integration with live rate quoting!
Click here for more.
- Live Rates
We have now enabled live rate quoting for eParcel, Sendle and Fastway, with more couriers to come. You can see rates in your order tabs and refresh them if you make changes. Click here for more.
- Customer Carrier names
Upload customer carrier names with tracking to your store. This gives some customers more flexibility in the carrier names they upload with tracking numbers.
- New Invoice Template
New template with cleaner styling. Check it out by selecting the newest one in your Store settings (Settings > Stores, then edit your store connection). As usual, it is HTML and new templates can be made and edited in Settings > Templates.
- Product images in templates
Now you can see item images in pick lists and new invoice template for most store connection types. Make sure you choose the newest templates (see previous point)
- Ability to edit total order weight
You can now edit the total order weight for orders. This should be another time saver.
As usual, if you have any questions or comments our team would love to hear from you. Just reply to this message and we will respond as soon as we can.
Wishing you a fantastic Christmas season of sales!
ReadyToShip is pleased to announce an integration with Sendle. As a bonus, if you use Sendle via ReadyToShip you automatically qualify for Sendle Premium Pricing!
Sendle is a national flat rate delivery service. You can sign up for free here. Pricing is based on satchel or carton and there is no minimum number of parcels required for a pickup from your home or business. 90% of locations are covered. Click here for an up to date list.
Inside Australian Online Shopping 2016
Australia Post has released some fantastic data on the state of Online Retail in Australia for 2016.
We at ReadyToShip love data and statistics so this document was great reading.
It is 122 pages of information about the industry including breakdowns of growth by vertical and growth of the industry as a whole.
The Executive Summary is:
The state of Australian eCommerce
Online retail continues to evolve and mature, creating great opportunities for Australian businesses.
While Australians have traditionally been accustomed to the familiarity of buying goods in a bricks-and- mortar store, the trend for growth is clear. In Christmas 2015 – the busiest time of the year for online shopping and deliveries – 53% of Australians bought online1, highlighting the strong potential for growth in the Australian eCommerce market.
Growth in online spending on physical goods exceeded bricks-and-mortar by 1.8%.
As Australia’s fondness for online shopping continues to grow, and previously untapped sections of the Australian population become more comfortable with online shopping, the shift towards digital will accelerate.
Australians spent $19 billion online in 2015 – which was 12% higher than the previous year – with digital services contributing around a quarter of that amount. In the same period, online spending on physical goods increased by approximately 6%3, compared to bricks-and-mortar spend which only increased by 4.2%
The full report also goes into detail on emerging suburbs for deliveries by vertical so, as a retailer, these suburbs might be worth targeting with some marketing.
We also have some single page category data to share — these are listed below.
Highlights: Inside Australian Online Shopping – Highlights
or view the full report : Inside Australian Online Shopping 2016
Single page reports:
You can now specify a different carrier name when tracking data is sent to your store.
Why have we done this?
- Some platforms look for specific carrier names in the tracking information so they can generate tracking URLs.
- Some of our customers would like to change the Carrier Name that is uploaded to their store when tracking details are sent.
We sat down to talk to Belinda Robb, owner and founder of One Little Footy Fan, about her business, how she got started and more!
Who are you? What is your business and what do you do?
Belinda Robb the Owner/Manager of One Little Footy Fan.
One Little Footy Fan sells a large range of mostly Australians Licensed Sports giftware. We carry ranges such as NRL, AFL, A-League, Cricket and Rugby Union.
We specialise in mostly giftware, but also a large range of Licenced infants wear. (more…)
Who are you? What is your business and what do you do?
Catherine Heenan is designer/director of Cantik Swimwear.
Cantik Swimwear (Cantik pronounced ‘chun-tick’ meaning ‘beautiful’ in Bahasa Indonesian) is a swimwear label designed for bold and strong women all over the world.
Cantik specializes in one pieces and bikini separates with cuts inspired by classic vintage styles & contemporary fashion silhouettes known for its minimal coverage to celebrate the female form. (more…)