Published 14 May 2022
How is Shopify Used in Logistics?
Today, we will talk about how the Shopify application, which has recently become a trend in the field of e-commerce, carries out logistics operations.
What is Shopify?
We can say that Shopify is an e-commerce software that allows you to sell your products in a virtual environment without software and programming knowledge. With Shopify, you can start selling your products right away by setting up your e-commerce store for a certain subscription fee managed from a single main control center, with a minimum level of energy.
Shipping and delivery
Understanding the best ways to ship your products to your customers is an important part of running your business. Before you take your first order, you need to determine the shipping methods you want to use, and then set up your store's shipping services so your customers can choose a delivery method at the checkout.
If your business sells physical products, there are different ways to deliver your products to your customers. These methods depend on what is appropriate for your business and the type of physical products you sell.
The three main methods are shipping, local delivery, and in-store pickup. Your business can use one of these methods to deliver your products.
For example, if you run a restaurant, you probably only need to enable local delivery or in-store pickup delivery methods. If you have an inventory-free print-on-demand business, you usually only need to enable shipping rates without the local method. If you're an artist who doesn't have a showcase and you want to ship most of your products, you can enable shipping and local delivery and deliver your art to local buyers yourself.
Using Shopify in Logistics Operations?
Shopify allows connecting many shipping companies such as UPS, and DHL to the business account through its cloud-based software. In fact, some shipping companies are defined directly to the account by default, depending on your region. For example, USPS in the US region and Canada Post in Canada. Thus, as the sender, both the shipping charges and the customer can be calculated simultaneously. Additionally, shipping labels can be purchased at a discount through Shopify and scanned directly from the Shopify account.
Although some cargoes have a cargo service within themselves, Shopify also offers this service. Orders can be protected by purchasing insurance coverage of up to 5000 USD here. Shipping insurance can be added and claims can be submitted directly to the Shopify admin. Shipsurance is the manager of insurance purchased through Shopify Shipping.
Logistics apps that are widely used in Shopify
Nowadays, of course, constantly changing shipping prices pose a problem for many companies. Of course, Shopify can't stop these prices, which fluctuate in direct proportion to fuel prices. However, with many applications compatible with its system, it automatically adapts to the whole process without causing you any harm. Such applications mainly use the common panel of companies that provide shipping activities, such as FedEx, Ups, Amazon Fulfillment, and DHL, and calculate both the shipping price and the duty price according to the customer address you enter.