Shipping for your Shopify Store Sep 29, 2014 Nadine Hogan General Are you like me? Have you dreamt of this moment since you were a little kid? I am a business owner (insert BIG smile here).You are a business owner (insert BIG pat on the back here). We did it. We are the superheroes of business – wearing every cape at any moment in time. We are not just business owners, we are small business owners. We do it all, and then some. So, fellow business owner, how is it going? Wearing all those capes can be exhausting, right? Anything you need help with? Shipping? Sure, we got you covered! We both know that as a store owner shipping isn’t the most exciting part of your business model. We both know you want to concentrate on your products and not on how they get to your customer. But we also both know that between the purchase and the delivery, shipping MUST happen. E-commerce has changed things with regards to customer experience. When a customer drops something into their virtual ‘cart’, many things can happen to disrupt payment. One major transaction destroyer (dramatic I know, but let’s stick with the superhero theme!) is the price of shipping. How do we fight this, Batman style?First off, you pretty much are Batman, right? You can figure this out; you don’t even need Robin’s advice, you got this! You decide to counter the issue by offering flat rate shipping or free shipping on orders over a certain amount. Great, problem solved! Another fantastic day in Gotham. Or is it?A few weeks of this solution and you quickly realize that flat rate/free shipping has seriously affected your bottom line – especially when those orders are coming in from remote destinations.Wait, what was it Robin had suggested?Right. He told you to reduce the costs of shipping by lightening your packages, using smaller boxes, and price shopping different carriers to see who has the best price for shipping.Fast forward a few weeks later and you now find yourself with seven different carrier accounts, invoices all over the Batmobile and you can’t remember which carrier you used to ship that last order. You’re exhausted and wondering if all this work is worth it. Then Secureship comes to the rescue Considering they're an online service that provides instant price shopping across multiple carriers, this means you'll never have to price shop again. You can even save up to 50% on your shipments by sending your packages through Secureship, which means more profit in your pocket. But like any great superhero, Secureship can do so much more than just save you time and money. Secureship provides you with the ability to manage all your shipments from one location. You can ship, track, view your shipment history, schedule pickups, get price quotes, manage a single address book, and do many more amazing shipping things.But what about your online store? You still need to find a way to provide more accurate pricing or you’ll still lose money on the shipping. Store-owner/superhero, meet Sendly. Sendly is a Shopify shipping app that gives your store real time, carrier calculated shipping rates for FedEx, UPS, Canada Post, PTC, Purolator, and USPS. It provides exact prices so you never lose out on additional shipping fees such as extended areas surcharges or residential surcharges. It's also fully customizable and can be adjusted to maximize your profits on shipping. Best of all, with Sendly, you give your customers the ability to choose which shipping option best suits their needs. Wait, there’s more!Once an order is placed on your Shopify store, you can use Sendly to automatically create the shipping label for you. Sendly can print the shipping labels for all your orders in one single click. Or you can print a select few at a time. You can even use Sendly with your own customized shipping rates. Either way, you save time.. a LOT of time! Enough time to fight crime in Gotham (have we had enough of the superhero theme yet?). To sum it all up one more time:Your Shopify store + Secureship + Sendly = Maximum profits – less of your time + more sales + happy customers. And all of this equals SUCCESS. Get started nowSendly InformationSendly via Shopify App Store About the author Nadine Hogan is a writer, blogger, yoga teacher and dessert lover living in Ottawa, Ontario. While she loves to send her nephews their Christmas and birthday presents from Ottawa to Calgary, she also loves to save money doing so. This shipping-made-easier information is what she shares, and as she continues to learn more she'll spread the word! About Secureship Secureship® offers an online service that helps businesses and organizations ship more efficiently and affordably. Providing instant price shopping across multiple carriers, Secureship is the best choice for reduced rate shipping. In addition, Secureship offers benefits such as a consolidated shipping system regardless of the carrier you choose, built-in address book, convenient invoicing and shipment management. Visit our shipping estimate tool to see how much you can reduce your shipping expenses.