Running a successful e-commerce business is a constant challenge. The key to success: Ensuring that your online store's e-commerce platform and shipping features are working together smoothly.
3dCart, one of North America's top e-commerce platforms, and Canada Post have worked closely together to integrate features that boost the power of your e-commerce operations and allow you to deliver a superior end-to-end shopping experience.
What Canada Post features are available for my 3dCart store?
Produce automated shipping labels. Boost productivity by creating your own shipping labels directly within your 3dCart store. It's easy, and eliminating the need to measure and weigh individual shipments gets your parcels from the warehouse to your customer's doorstep that much faster.
Here's what you'll see within 3dCart:
Tip. If you currently use a shipping software like ShipStation, OrderCup or Canada Post's Electronic Shipping Tool (EST) to print your labels, you can always continue as before.
Display real-time shipping details at checkout. Provide shipping estimates to your customers, highlighting shipping defaults and delivery instructions at the same time. By adding your fulfilment time into the calculation, soon-to-be-satisfied customers see more accurate dates for receiving their purchases.
Here's what your customers will see:
Tip. Display shipping estimates early in the purchase flow to let shoppers know precisely where they stand. According to recent Canada Post research*, 13% of online shoppers abandon their cart when shipping costs aren't provided upfront.
Provide end-to-end tracking. 3dCart and Canada Post make tracking easy by automatically emailing your customers a tracking number when the shipping label is created. Customer confidence in your e-commerce store is heightened because they are able to track their last purchase without any problem.
Tip. Tracking encourages your customers to return to your site, or stay longer, increasing the chances of additional purchases or cross-opportunities.
Putting these features to work
How to get started. To setup your 3dCart store with Canada Post and access these features, you need to:
- Log into your online store manager
- Go to settings à shipping and click on the 'enter settings' button located under Carrier Settings
- Click on 'Canada Post' as your desired shipping carrier and provide your account credentials
- Click "save settings" and you're good to go
Tip. The above steps assume that you already have a Canada Post account. If you don't, 3dCart allows you to quickly register and create a Canada Post account.
Looking to print a Canada Post shipping label from within your 3dCart store? Here's a tutorial.
Tip. Remember to prepare your manifest at the end of each day to ensure everything is documented and ready for shipment with Canada Post.
Setting up real-time shipping is quite straightforward. Here's what you need to know.
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* Source: 2016 Canadian Online Shopper Study, CPC 16-202, April 2016
** Source: Building eShopper Loyalty, CPC 15-213, August 2015