Open-source Shopping cart solutions from Smart Send

Do you have an e-commerce store? Or, have you thought about starting one? Well, there’s a lot to consider when creating an e-commerce website. Merchants have to decide which e-commerce platform to use and how to effectively showcase their products. The shipping process is an important aspect of an e-commerce store that is often overlooked. And, it can often be a costly mistake. In order to be successful, e-commerce stores have to find the right shipping and shopping cart solutions as early on as possible. This will make your shipping process easier and more convenient for your business and its customers.

There are many shopping cart solutions for merchants to choose from. If your website was created by a web development company, then your website probably has its own shopping cart with customised features. Our Smart Send Smart API solution can be integrated into these types of shopping carts to make the check out and shipping processes more efficient for you and your customers. Our Smart API provides ‘real time’ shipping costs at checkout, automated booking services with carriers, shipping label generation and ‘real time’ tracking services through your website.

Our Smart Send open-source carts are another valuable and efficient shopping cart solution. These solutions are free or very inexpensive to set up. If you have some programming experience, you will have no trouble setting it up yourself.

There are many open-source cart solutions available, but here are the most well-known solutions:

  • WordPress Woocommerce
  • Shopify
  • Opencart
  • Magento
  • Prestashop
  • Oscommerce
  • Virtuemart
  • Zencart

At Smart Send, we have created free shipping plugins or add-ons for these carts. These add-ons provide ‘real-time’ shipping costs at check out, tracking updates, PDF shipping label generation and much more. We continue to develop new plugins regularly and can also create them on request.

For assistance or more information about our shopping cart solutions, visit https://www.smartsend.com.au/smart-api.cfm.

Smart Send Couriers Offers Thermal Label Printing

Smart Send Couriers is Australia’s leading online courier solution. Over the years, Smart Send has helped countless private individuals, eBay members and small and mid-sized businesses through its competitively priced and convenient door-to-door delivery and tracking services. Smart Send Couriers constantly strives to make the shipment process easier and more convenient for low volume freight users. That’s why Smart Send Couriers reviews every part of the shipment process to find ways to improve it.

Smart Send found that many merchants sending higher volumes of parcels and shipments need an easy labeling process for their businesses. To simplify the shipping process, we now offer thermal label printing for VIP clients. Before our thermal labeling solution, many merchants had to use laser printers or inkjets and bubblejet printers. These types of printers print too slow and are too wasteful for larger volume merchants.

Our Smart Send thermal printers provide merchants with the best solution printing and labeling solution. With a thermal printer, higher volume businesses can print labels much faster. Our printers provide despatch points with quick, cost effective label printing. These thermal printers generally use smaller shipping label formats that are commonly used in high volume despatch environments. Thermal printers can print well over 100 shipping labels per minute. And, printing speeds generally increase every year.

These labels can be formatted to print from any thermal printer. To switch to “thermal label” formats for your Smart Send consignment-labels, VIP clients can access the “VIP Settings” tab in their VIP account console to make the necessary changes in the ‘Label Selection’ area.

Make your shipping process more efficient with Smart Send’s thermal printer labeling. Contact Smart Send Couriers today!

How Smart Send’s New Smart API Makes Shipping Easier

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For years, Smart Send has helped merchants across Australia satisfy their customers with competitive quick and easy door-to-door delivery services. Smart Send Couriers reviews each and every detail to ensure the satisfaction of their customers, which can be observed in how well they treat them. And now, Smart Send has implemented a new Smart API to make the shipping process even easier! Whether you’re a small to medium sized business owner or a startup retailer, you’ll benefit from this Smart Send solution.

So, what makes the Smart API unique?

This solution will enable your business to thrive online and improve your shipping process. With the Smart API, your website will display real time shipping and freight costs to your customers at checkout. The solution also automates the checkout orders and provides your customers with real time tracking. With this solution on your site, you will no longer receive tonnes of customer queries asking for freight charges for delivery to their location. And, using one account you can deliver your goods to customers nationwide at unbelievable pricing.

You can customize your Smart API solution to suit the specific needs of your business. The solution’s features include road or express shipping options, pricing on up to 20 items per quote, a receipted delivery option, transit times based on your chosen services and even emailing your receiver a tracking link upon booking.

Check out these other awesome features:

  • For shipment of heavy, large, or awkward items, you can choose our Tail Lift Truck option. With this, items can be easily loaded and unloaded at pickup and delivery.
  • Our Transport Assurance gives you coverage for goods that are lost or damaged in transit.
  • With our Tracking option, your customers can access their tracking information once the products are despatched. They simply enter a consignment number on your website.
  • With the Smart Send automated booking process, you don’t need to re-enter the buyer’s address and contact information when filling out a shipment booking.

Improve your shipping process and get started with the Smart API today! For further details and to watch our Smart API video: https://www.smartsend.com.au/smart-api.cfm

 

How to Protect your Package during Transport

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When shipping a package, you want your shipment to arrive at its destination in pristine condition. Whether you’re a retailer sending off a customer purchase or you’re shipping a gift to a distant family member, it is important that the package arrives undamaged. Your package may get bumped around during transport, but with the right packaging your goods will arrive securely, without a scratch or tear. Give your package the best protection with these guidelines for safe packaging from Smart Send Couriers.

Choose the Right Box

For the most secure shipment use a new, corrugated box. These boxes have protective features to ensure the safety of your items. Choose the right size and box strength for the items you are shipping. Since they have already be handled and torn open, used boxes may not be in the best condition. Only re-use boxes that are in pristine shape. Do not use a box that has any tears, rips or damaged flaps. Also, be sure you remove or cover the old shipping labels.

Provide Internal Protection

Your package will be exposed to outer impacts during transport. Protect your content with internal cushioning, such as bubble wrap, polystyrene peanuts, foam, or corrugated liners. Steer away from using newspaper, blankets, or construction paper in an attempt to protect your materials. Also, do not situate fragile items directly against the external container or against other items. Wrap each item separately using an appropriate form of cushioning. If you’re placing multiple items in the same package, use dividers to prevent your items from shifting during their travel.

Securely Seal your Package

Once your items are safely stored, use strong sealing tape, such as self-adhesive synthetic sealing tape, wet-adhesive strips, or pressure-sensitive plastic, to securely seal your container. For the best protection of your container, do not use masking tape, duct tape, or string.

Smart Send Couriers helps businesses, private individuals, and eBay users get their items in the hands of their customers safely and without delays. Secure your packages today!