Written by David Renwick
The end of the year is fast approaching, and for retailers, that means one thing: peak season. As online shopping continues to surge, it's essential for retailers to ensure their shipping and order fulfilment processes are not only efficient but also capable of handling the increased demand.
But for any retailer using Starshipit, peak doesn't have to be stressful. Whether you're a seasoned pro or just starting your online business journey, mastering Starshipit is a game-changer for managing peak season. In this blog, we're going to take you through the steps to set up Starshipit for peak season success.
Peak season really can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, it's a golden opportunity to boost your sales and revenue. On the other, it can lead to logistical nightmares if you're not adequately prepared. But don't worry – we've got you covered.
Let's dive in!
Do you need to dispatch your orders in a specific sequence? Maybe you have a DHL delivery driver who comes at 10am, and an AusPost driver at 1pm? Or you want to process your high value orders first?
Create and save views in Starshipit so you can quickly load the orders you need – and switch between them.
Is the option you’d like to filter by not there in the presets? Try tags. For example:
It’s as easy as that!
Do you ever accidentally send out the wrong item? Or worse, forget to pack something in the order? Making just one mistake can be both expensive to correct as well as damaging to your brand.
Use Starshipit’s packing validation to ensure everything is correctly packed into your order, before generating a label.
That’s all there is to it!
Handy tip: Try packing validation + with scan to select packaging to minimise clicks and ensure the package dimensions are declared correctly.
Did you know you can set up Starshipit’s orders grid in a way that works for you? This can save you time while picking and packing.
To start, just click the settings cog at the top right of the orders grid and choose which columns to display.
You’re now good to go! Best of all – Your preferred changes will be saved as defaults for that computer every time you log in.
Every computer will possess its own unique settings, allowing you and your team to uphold personalized configurations that perfectly match your goals, whether it's tracking order progress or picking and packing.
Handy tip: You can also make direct edits to orders from several columns in the orders grid, including receiver address, SKU and packaging dimensions.
Did you know you can streamline your packing process in Starshipit with our Product Catalogue? Use it to effortlessly manage all your products along with the key information – like bin locations, barcodes, HS codes, and more.
When you import orders, our Starshipit scans for matching SKUs in the catalogue and intelligently fills in any gaps. When it's time to pick and pack, your orders will be perfectly set up with all the right item details, ready for seamless processing.
Handy tip: Only include the product attributes you want to autofill. Just need bin locations? Create a file with SKUs and bin locations for effortless setup.
With user accounts, you can invite team members into your Starshipit account, complete with tailor-made permissions. This means you can fine-tune what users can access, enabling seamless – and secure – teamwork.
Handy tip: You can also just as easily edit user permissions and revoke their access if required.
Print SKUs on your shipping labels so you can fulfill your orders more efficiently without the need for separate packing slips.
You’ll save time – and paper!
Handy tip: SKUs on labels is only supported for Australia Post, DHL, Border Express, Seko, MyFastway, Couriers Please and MyToll.
Preparing for peak season with Starshipit is not just about meeting the demands of the busiest time of the year; it's about exceeding expectations and delighting your customers.
With the right shipping setup and strategies in place, you can turn what might otherwise be a logistical challenge into a golden opportunity for growth.
As you gear up for the approaching peak season, take the time to fine-tune your operations with the insights and tips shared here. With Starshipit as your shipping and fulfillment ally, you'll be well-equipped to not only survive the rush but thrive. So, go ahead and implement these strategies, monitor your progress, and make the most out of Starshipit's capabilities. Here's to a successful and profitable peak season for your eCommerce business!