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Posted by bidorbuy Marketing, Last modified by bidorbuy Marketing on 08 February 2017 02:36 PM

Shipping is a vital component of a successful ecommerce business. Customers are more likely to buy an item when they know the shipping costs and the expected delivery time. That is why it is to sellers’ advantage to clearly state shipping fees and to offer several shipping options.

Set up Your Shipping Options
 
bidorbuy has enabled sellers to set up their shipping and delivery options by creating shipping methods and charges for specific product classes. Read more about setting shipping options and charges on bidorbuy.

bidorbuy has also made it easier for sellers to ship items by integrating various shipping services. These are:

uAfrica Shipping

What is it?

uAfrica Shipping is a comparison tool that compares quotes from a range of courier companies, helping you save money.

Why should I use it?

  • Save on shipping costs: Get quotes from multiple couriers with or without having your own courier account. Save up to 40% on standard shipping rates.
  • Quick and easy order fulfillment: Generate electronic shipping labels with one click. Request collections from multiple couriers and keep your customers updated on the status of their shipment.
  • Automatic parcel tracking: Know exactly where your parcels are while in transit and automatically update your customers of any shipping status changes by email.
  • Custom shipping zone: Get charged for shipping based on your location. Shipping charges customised to suit you.

How is it integrated?

Your buyer enters their suburb and postal code and the system automatically calculates the cost of shipping based on theirlocation and your location.

What is the cost?

If you join the free shipping option, you will be charged the standard shipping rates and receive all the benefits of using uAfrica Shipping. The higher the uAfrica plan you select, the bigger the discounts!

How do I sign up?

Sign up for Multichannel, add bidorbuy as a product channel and set a collection point. Read more about how to activate uAfrica Shipping and about how to use uAfrica Shipping.

Pargo

What is it?

Pargo lets you send and receive parcels at designated Pargo Parcel Points located in well-known retailers throughout the country.

Why should I use it?

  • Charge a flat shipping rate
  • Flexible pick up times: most pick up points are open 24 hours
  • Additional delivery option at checkout page
  • Buyers save time by combining the collection of a parcel with their daily shopping
  • Unique returns solution without the bothersome home collections
  • Better access to people in outlying areas
  • Safe and convenient

How is it integrated?

Pargo will be added to your shipping table where you can enable and disable Pargo for different product classes. When buyers purchase from you, they will be able to select their nearest Pargo Pickup Point on a map. Once payment has been made, a green “Release to Pargo” icon will appear next to the order. Clicking on this icon will notify Pargo to collect the item from you and deliver it to your buyers’ chosen Pargo Pickup Point.

What is the cost?

A flat rate applies for standard parcels. Please see Using Pargo to Ship Products to Customers for details.

How do I sign up?

Register by emailing info@pargo.co.za. Read more about Pargo delivery options.

Parcelninja

What is it?

Parcelninja is an outsourced ecommerce warehousing and order fulfillment service. Parcelninja stores, packs and delivers your products to your buyers.

Why should I use it?

  • No need for your own warehouse
  • Manage inbound stock, from the supplier to the warehouse
  • Manage outbound stock, from the warehouse to the customer
  • Get the cheapest possible courier quotes in real time through LiveQuote
  • Get full visibility and reporting through real time analytics
  • Real-time tracking alerts keep your customer updated throughout the entire process

How is it integrated?

Once Parcelninja is synced with your bidorbuy account, all you need to do is create your listings with the correct product code/SKU and Parcelninja will automatically be updated when an order takes place.

What is the cost?

Costs vary depending on the volume of business. Please enquire with Parcelninja at support@parcelninja.com.

How do I sign up?

Register by emailing support@parcelninja.com. Read more about Parcelninja warehousing and shipping.

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