The Many Ways to Fulfill Orders on Shopify
What Are Fulfillment Services and How Can They Help You Fulfill Orders on Shopify?
When your Shopify store starts growing beyond your shipping and storage capabilities, you may find that it's no longer feasible to manually handle these activities yourself. This is where a fulfillment service can come in very handy as they are a third-party resource dedicated to the warehousing, shipping, and fulfillment of your orders. By outsourcing these activities, you can save a lot of time and effort behind the logistics of your business and focus your energy on scaling it instead.
To learn more about the benefits of using third-party fulfillment services and how to know when to make the transition to them, check out Shopify's 'Beginner's Guide to Fulfillment Services'!
The Best Fulfillment Services & Integrations for Shopify
The Shopify Fulfillment Network is an end-to-end fulfillment service offered by Shopify that connects you with a dedicated network of fulfillment centers to manage your orders. These centers take control over the packaging and shipping of your products to ensure timely deliveries, lower shipping costs, and a positive experience for both merchants and customers.
Shopify's Fulfillment Network offers a customized pricing structure that ensures your prices are tailored to your business needs. In addition, the fees charged are automatically added straight to your regular Shopify subscription bill, giving you a hassle-free payment experience.
ShipBob is a global logistics platform that fulfills e-commerce orders for direct-to-consumer businesses. This service helps increase your store's online success by improving transit times, shipping costs, and the overall delivery experience for your customers. ShipBob is available for download directly through the Shopify App Store and is able to integrate with a multitude of other platforms that are commonly used in the e-commerce space.
ShipBob offers simple, transparent pricing on their website where they outline the basic structure of their fees. However, they provide customized quotes for each of their customers so that the prices charged are uniquely suited to their needs.
ShipHero is another e-commerce fulfillment service that offers the ability to have your orders picked up, packed, and delivered through them. ShipHero is perfectly designed for e-commerce logistics, as they can sync data between multiple channels, automate many shipping and fulfillment workflows, and manage customer returns and cover their post-purchase experience.
ShipHero provides clear and thorough pricing details on their website, which includes no setup fees, no minimums, and a pay-as-you-go system. They have a very detailed pricing sheet that illustrates shipping costs based on the weight of the package and type of shipment (standard vs. expedited) used. They also offer a storage pricing calculator so that you can estimate how much you'll be paying for the storage of your products.
4. eStore Logistics (support discontinued by OneSaas)
eStore Logistics provides e-commerce companies with warehousing and order fulfillment services so that merchants can focus their time on their business. They offer streamlined order fulfillment processes that are reliable, flexible, and scalable, ensuring your products are delivered to customers swiftly and saving you costs in the process.
Although eStore logistics does not specify their pricing on their website, you can easily reach out to them for a quote by filling out this survey. A few of the logistical factors they take into account to calculate their pricing include number of eCommerce sales/months, number of pallets stored, and amount of shelf storage required.
5. Coghlan (support discontinued by OneSaas)
Coghlan is a versatile platform that can provide the safe storage, effective management, and timely distribution of your products to customers as well as handle the operation of your business’ back-end processes, if that's what you're looking for. They offer a range of services and solutions including warehousing, inventory management, e-commerce fulfillment, returns management, and more. Coghlan's systems are highly scalable and can work with any size of business.
While Coghlan does not offer any pricing details on their website, you can either complete a survey or call them by phone to get in contact with them directly. They will likely curate a personalized quote for you based on your needs and logistical requirements.
How Shypyard Can Help Integrate Fulfillment Platforms with Shopify
While a few of these apps can be directly integrated with Shopify through the Shopify App Store, there are many fulfillment services out there that require third-party integration platforms in order to sync with Shopify. Some of these, such as eStore Logistics and Coghlan, were once able to be integrated using OneSaas but they are no longer going to be supported by the company.
One of the best alternatives to OneSaas is Shypyard, which is a SaaS platform that specializes in creating customized integrations and automations for Shopify stores. Currently, Shypyard enables integrations between more than a dozen platforms and software tools, including many that are being discontinued by OneSaas. If you're interested in learning more about how to migrate your Shopify connectors from OneSaas to Shypyard, make sure to book a meeting with Shypyard today!