ShopSite merchants need to look outside the box when it comes to shipping software. While ShopSite does not offer an internal method to produce shipping labels compliant to the major carriers, they are one of the most versatile when it comes to exporting order information.
Today ShopSite offers methods to export your order data as CSV files or in an XML format. The CSV file can easily be mapped and imported into ReadyShipper. But the recommended method for a clean ShopSite integration is through the ShopSite Module. Now available for ReadyShipper, this module features an integrated OrderBrowser that delivers a web-enabled window into your ShopSite account. Easily view and import your orders for fast, efficient shipping with ReadyShipper shipping software.
Start with ReadyShipper shipping software. Then, download the ShopSite Module, its a featured integration found on the Modules page at www.trueship.com. By double-clicking on the Module Icon, it will look like a puzzle piece after download, the Module will automatically install and ReadyShipper will launch.
With ReadyShipper open, select “Modules” from the menu bar. Now choose “ShopSite” and click on “Settings”. To finalize installation simply enter your user name, password and the XML URL exclusive to your site. If you do not know your URL, contact your hosting company or web administrator.
You are now ready to view and import your orders. From the ShopSite menu option, select “Import Orders”. This opens the integrated ShopSite OrderBrowser. From here you need only to click “View Orders” to instantly view your daily orders.
The second method of integration uses ShopSite’s CSV order file export. Available to any user, this also requires the merchant to set up a “Field Map”. The Field Map is a selection from the “Orders Download” screen that delivers a useful tool to create a custom CSV order export file. Of key importance when creating an export file is to first determine whether shipping labels or forms are preferred. If the merchant needs only labels, the export file will be complete with just a shipping address, order number and package weight. On the other hand, if the merchant would like to create an all-in-one form, ReadyShipper needs the item details as well. At a minimum this would include part numbers, item weights and descriptions.
ShopSite saves the custom CSV export format for future use. These files can then be easily mapped into ReadyShipper using its Order Mapping Wizard. After a map has been created and named, it is added as a standard import type in ReadyShippers order importer.
More than Shipping Software
Its not uncommon for ShopSite merchants to offer special shipping promotions. When assigning a ship method like “Free Shipping” to an order, it must later be translated into something a carrier like UPS will understand. ReadyShipper features a ship type converter just for this purpose. ShopSite merchants are able to import any style of shipping promotion and ReadyShipper will automatically convert it to Ground, Air or any other method defined by the user.
ReadyShipper offers a number of tools to fill in the blanks for faster, more efficient shipping. Delivering a range of features from Automators for routine tasks, to product tables that fill in the blanks, ReadyShipper is enterprise level shipping software that any merchant can afford.