Top ten shipping apps for Shopify
There are a number of shipping apps available for Shopify, some free and some paid. StarShipIT is one of several paid options available for Shopify users in Australia, NZ and Asia, specifically designed for carriers in these regions.
The following article compiles the top ten Shopify shipping apps, independently written and published by web developer, Sam Deering at Full Stack 4U. Sam rated StarShipIT in the top 3 shipping apps for Shopify, in third position.
Here is Sam’s full review:
A shipping plugin allows you to offer your customers a more available range of shipping options when they checkout. This could be order tracking options, priority delivery, international delivery or faster delivery. I’ve found that some customers are willing to pay more for shipping & handling if they want the product quick, such as next day!
Depending on your location, determining your shipping options can be quite difficult as every customer is usually from a different location, country, city, suburb etc. Some plugins can show the shipping rates calculated at the shopping cart level with a Google map which is nice. Feel free to checkout some Shopify Parcel & Shipping options that are currently available to add to your Shopify store.
1. Better Shipping
Better Shipping lets you set suitable shipping rates so you are not out of pocket. Better Shipping gives you two distinct features that enable you to take full control over how much you charge for shipping. Better Shipping calculates shipping rates based on the customer’s zip or post code and the items they order.
2. Tracking & Delivery Updates by AfterShip
A tracking URL is automatically generated for each tracking number. You can enable custom domain to show order status at your site. Your customer can easily view the latest delivery status, expected delivery date, courier’s name and contact details.
3. Australia Post, DHL, StarTrack, Labels, Rates & Tracking by StarShipIT
Enables Accurate Postage Rate calculation, Looks-up addresses and auto-populates fields, enables delivery option selection i.e. 3 hour, click-+-collect etc, reduce postage costs. Print labels (single or batch print) with full support for return labels direct to thermal or A4 printer. Improve customer service & engagement and up-sell with branded tracking pages. Supports the largest range of couriers – Australia Post, StarTrack, DHL, Fastway, Sendle, CouriersPlease, Toll Priority, TNT and Hunter Express (and more). Specialises in Australian and Asia Pacific carriers.
4. Australian Shipping Unlimited by Smart Send
Take advantage of Smart Send’s unbeatable shipping rates at shop checkout or fulfillment, whether you’re sending to Australia or the world!
Shipping Unlimited, the new, advanced app from Smart Send, lowers your shipping pricing and takes the work out of fulfillment, too. The app leverages the great shipping rates that Smart Send has access to – we look at what you are sending, from where and to where, and get the best rates from up to seven different Australian and international carriers.
5. ShipHero Inventory & Shipping
Manage your inventory, and have your team shipping your orders accurately and quickly at scale, with ShipHero.
Utilizing iPads or iPods together with inexpensive barcode scanners, ShipHero provides Shopify stores of all sizes the ability to manage stock, pick, pack and print shipping labels all from one powerful platform. ShipHero is 100% digital, completely eliminating the need for any paper pick tickets and is able to track all orders, products, shipments as well as gain a real-time understanding of employees’ performance.
Veeqo’s Integration with Shopify allows you to pull orders from Amazon, Shopify, Woocommerce, Magento or Ebay and print USPS, Royal Mail, UPS and FedEx shipping labels in one place, create shipping rules and email your customer their shipping details in an instance. It’s an easy way to ship and a great way keep your customers happy.
7. Shipping Rates Calculator Plus
This app shows the shipping costs to your customers in the shopping cart. It makes your customers feel more confident about the checkout process and increases the usability of your store. Everything happens automatically with zero effort for you or your customer.
The app autodetects your customers’ location using a precision IP database. Then queries the Shopify API to get the different shipping options for that location.
8. InXpress – DHL at Checkout
InXpress – DHL at Checkout help customers dramatically reduce international shipping costs by consolidating the shipping volume from thousands of small businesses under one umbrella. When you request your DHL account through InXpress, the DHL account belongs to you; you just pay much less. You will gain access to discounts you would never achieve on your own. DHL picks up and delivers your packages. It’s that easy.
9. Automated RMAs and Returns
With the Automated RMAs and Returns app for Shopify, you can give your customers the fast and easy return process they expect while saving yourself time and money. Customers print labels, rebox, and return, and returns are delivered wherever in your supply chain they need to go. You and your customers get the automated power and convenience of the biggest ecommerce stores, without the enterprise-level costs.
Zenstores connects your Shopify store to your couriers so you can spend less time shipping orders and more time growing your business. Zenstores makes printing shipping labels for your orders fast and easy. Zenstores automatically imports orders from Shopify and your other stores/marketplaces – providing a single place to easily manage orders, print shipping labels and dispatch. Fulfil orders from Zenstores and the parcel tracking information is automatically sent back to your stores, saving you hours of work.
Shipping can be the biggest pain point for online merchants because it’s time consuming, complex, and the possibility for errors is high. By removing the manual processes, you can remove bottle necks and minimise the time you spend on fulfillment, saving you time and money.
StarShipIT’s Shopify integration has been built for Shopify and for the leading carriers in Australia and New Zealand. This means faster and more efficient support when carriers have outages and issues, with support one click away and life time training and support for customers.
If you would like to try StarShipIT for yourself, sign up for a FREE 30 day trial and someone will be in touch to help you get setup and shipping straight away!