All-in-one logistics services
When it comes to transforming logistics, an increasing number of small businesses are completely outsourcing warehousing, packing and delivery to third-party services. Here are two of those services.
Australia Post’s StarTrack operation caters for larger businesses, but there’s also Fulfilio, a startup being incubated by Australia Post.
Fulfilio is suitable for small businesses shipping as few as 20 orders a day, said Franzi. “It really works nicely when you’ve started to outgrow your house,” he suggested, observing that etail businesses often start as hobbies.
The service integrates with many ecommerce systems including BigCommerce , Magento , Shopify and WooCommerce, plus platforms such as eBay and Etsy, and is able to handle things like custom packaging, notes, and surprise gifts.
Pack & Send
Pack & Send is another provider of corporate-grade logistics services to small businesses.
The company is also developing a shipping platform called eSender that will integrate with popular ecommerce systems including eBay, Magento, Shopify and WooCommerce. Since Pack & Send works with multiple carriers, this will make it easy to provide customers with a wider choice of delivery options.
According to Pack & Send, eSender facilities will include automatic despatch, status tracking and consignment document and shipping label generation.