As a direct-to-consumer brand owner, you know that managing your shipping expenses is key to maintaining healthy profit margins. However, analyzing shipping data can be time-consuming and confusing, especially if you use multiple fulfillment providers. This is where ShipStation can simplify your shipping operations–saving you time, money, and a few headaches.
As a leader in the shipping fulfillment space, ShipStation can offer up to 89% off of top carriers like UPS, DHL Express, USPS and more, cutting less coin from your profits. And with the new Triple Whale x ShipStation integration, you can track your fulfillment metrics right in your Triple Whale dashboard!
With the ShipStation integration for Triple Whale, you can:
Accurately track net profit
View fulfillment metrics directly on the Triple Whale Dashboard
Track shipping costs by carrier, service level, and package type
Monitor average shipping time, orders shipped and delivered, items out for delivery, and the shipping costs for new vs. returning customers
Why Should DTC Brands Use a Shipping Integration?
Shipping is one of the most critical components for ensuring longevity and success for DTC brands. In today’s ecommerce economy, a bad post-purchase and delivery experience will cause you to lose customers and tarnish your brand. Let’s face it, tackling the shipping process can be daunting, especially for brands that are just starting. That’s why so many opt for a shipping and fulfillment platform like ShipStation. Simply put, shipping platforms save you time and money through:
Streamlined Order Management: consolidate orders across all of your selling channels, compare carrier rates, print shipping labels, and more, all in one place. More sophisticated platforms enable users to automate most of the steps in their shipping processes by using preset automation rules and creating their own based on custom criteria. This simplifies the entire order fulfillment process, reducing manual tasks and potential errors.
Multi-Carrier and Platform Integrations: shipping platforms typically integrate with numerous shipping carriers, providing access to heavily discounted shipping rates to merchants who may not have the shipping volume required to negotiate custom rates with carriers. The best shipping solutions also integrate with the other technologies in your tech stack, ensuring data is accurately updated in real-time across all of your systems.
Enhanced Customer Communication and Tracking: send automated tracking and shipping notifications to customers, enhancing the overall customer experience. Customers receive updates on their order status, shipping tracking information, and estimated delivery times, leading to increased satisfaction and fewer support inquiries.
Scalability: the best shipping solutions grow with you. Whether you’re processing a hundred or a thousand orders, a proper shipping solution will allow you to take on the increased demand without proportionally increasing your workload or headcount.