Everything you need to know about Shopify fulfilment…
If you use Shopify for your ecommerce business, you might be wondering what your options are when it comes to fulfilment.
In this article, we answer various questions on the subject of Shopify fulfilment, as it’s one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the world.
At Jigsaw Fulfilment, we offer Shopify fulfilment services so we can do all the heavy lifting in terms of picking, packing and posting your orders, if you’re looking to grow your ecommerce business.
Read on to find out how our Shopify fulfilment services work and everything else you might like to know on the subject.
What exactly is Shopify?
If you’re here, you probably have a good idea what Shopify is, or you might already have a presence online with your own Shopify store.
But for those who might be a little newer to the world of ecommerce, here’s a quick overview…
Shopify is an ecommerce platform that allows businesses to build an online shop and sell their products through their own website.
In fact, it’s one of the most popular ecommerce platforms, with over 1 million sites powered by Shopify worldwide.
Fun fact, even in the year that was 2020, Shopify merchants created more than 112,000 jobs in the UK, the equivalent to the population of Lincoln!
It’s no surprise it’s a popular choice.
Shopify has every functionality required to allow you to successfully create and run an ecommerce shop.
It’s user friendly interface allows you to list your inventory, accept online payments and manage your orders.
In a nutshell, that’s the Shopify platform.
Does Shopify have order fulfilment capabilities?
Shopify has features built in to manage inventory stock levels, but it doesn’t have its own order fulfilment facilities here in the UK.
If you use Shopify’s ecommerce platform, you’ll still need to either have your own warehouse facilities or opt for a 3PL (third party logistics company) like Jigsaw Fulfilment.
Why should I consider outsourcing my order fulfilment to Jigsaw Fulfilment?
Here are just a handful of reasons you might consider using our ecommerce fulfilment service.
- Stock levels are automatically synced across Shopify and all your other channels (like eBay and Amazon) so you never need to worry about overselling an item again
- You’ll have real-time stock visibility 24/7 via our easy-to-use dashboard
- Over 60 marketplace integrations and over 80 courier integrations. The choice is yours
- Access your dashboard to generate comprehensive reports for your sales data across all sales channels
- A dedicated client success manager will offer regular account reviews, provide advice for growing with us, and seek feedback on our service
- In house print and mail facilities – we can print and personalise memorable gift messages, cards, printed abandoned cart mailers, and so much more to make your ecommerce brand stand out
When should I outsource my Shopify order fulfillment?
Order fulfilment is a time-consuming process. It takes time to pick, pack, and seal boxes accurately for shipping. You may find it easy to manage fulfilment when your ecommerce shop is still small…
But as your business grows, items begin flying off the shelves faster, and you find yourself with more orders coming in from different sales channels such as your Shopify website, Amazon, eBay and Etsy.
When you reach this point, order fulfilment can overwhelm your staff’s capacity and eat into your working hours.
You might find yourself struggling to strike a balance on where you should spend your limited time –growing your business or fulfilling orders.
At this point, something has to give! You are better off leaving order fulfillment to the experts and concentrate on growing your business.
How does Shopify order fulfilment work together with Jigsaw Fulfilment?
We partner with Access Mintsoft, the industry-leading cloud-based warehouse management system, (WMS) for order management, marketplace and courier integrations.
It allows our customers to onboard quickly and effortlessly with over 60 standard marketplace integrations, Shopify being one of them, and over 80 UK and worldwide courier integrations.
Here’s a quick summary of how it works…
We receive and process your products into our warehouse.
We then pick, pack and post them.
At the same time our Shopify integrated system keeps track of your stock in real-time, so you never have to worry about overselling. Our system supports over 60 marketplace integrations, so your stock levels are synced across every channel.
How does Shopify integrate with your system?
We aim to keep the transition to our Jigsaw Fulfilment fulfilment as simple as possible.
Here’s how our full implementation / onboarding process works…
Step 1. Initial fact finding call
A consultancy call to discuss your current operations, your future ambitions and the barriers standing in your way.
Step 2. Solution Creation
A tailored proposal, including an online demo and a full pricing proposal.
Step 3. Transition Planning
A comprehensive transition plan to agree milestones and timelines, eliminate business disruption and deliver a smooth switch to us.
Step 4. Set-up and training
An onboarding specialist will train your team on our platform, help configure your account and optimise how you work with us.
Step 5. Service Delivery
A reliable, scalable fulfilment service with clear service-level agreements, cloud-based, real time updates and human support.
Step 6. Client Success
A dedicated client success manager will offer regular account reviews, provide advice for growing with us, and seek feedback on our service.
Is it time to outsource your fulfilment?
Build trust by providing your valued online customers with the Ecommerce experience they deserve. Our order fulfilment service gives you real-time visibility and traceability of your inventory and dispatches. Bring confidence to your business with powerful reporting tools, all accessible anywhere, any time.