Automated shipping and its business benefits

By Oleg Mikhailenko
Published in Solutions
June 29, 2022
2 min read
Automated shipping and its business benefits

We live in the 21st century now, meaning that there are more technologically-forward and convenient solutions to common ecommerce chores than ever before. From manufacturing to fulfillment to delivery, more and more aspects that previously took much-needed hours or even days to get done manually can now be almost totally automated. One of the ways we can make our lives easier as ecommerce merchants is to automate the shipping process. This totally revolutionizes how shipping works, making shipping systems less time-consuming and easier as a whole to manage.

Aspects of shipping automation

One of the most common ways to utilize automated shipping systems is to have your shipping labels automatically generated whenever you receive an order. There’s a variety of ways to generate a prepaid shipping label meaning that you have no shortage of options regarding how to get it done. The three major US couriers, that is to say USPS, UPS, and FedEx, have the ability to generate and print shipping label sheets directly from the comfort of your own home. This means the ability to create UPS shipping label stickers, or USPS or FedEx stickers depending on your preference, isn’t dependent on your ability to find the time to go down to the shop itself. In fact, many order management systems can integrate seamlessly with your preferred courier partner, so all you have to do is print out the label and attach.

Another way is to set up package pickup on a regular basis, so all that’s needed is to set out the packages. This is especially useful if you’re looking to take advantage of overnight delivery options. Instead of worrying about delivering your packages before the cutoff time, your courier partner can retrieve your boxes automatically and utilize their robust network to get your parcel from Point A to Point B by the end of the following business day. They then automate delivery on your behalf, getting your customers their items in a timely manner.

In conclusion

Dealing with the technical parts of running an ecommerce business can feel boring or overwhelming, especially if you’re new to the game. Thankfully, due to modern technology and the impending ecommerce revolution, most of these parts you’re unexcited about? You don’t have to handle them yourself any longer. Automated shipping is increasingly common in this day and age, and there’s no shortage of automated shipping software available. This frees up more time for you to develop your marketing strategies, source cool new products, and engage with your customers on a more personal level. These are the reasons why you got into business in the first place, so why waste time on the boring bits when you don’t have to? P2Pseller is proud to have your back.


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