Shipping and Shipstation

Shipping on FishList is made to be quite simple. You can set which locations you want to ship to, your shipping times, your shipping costs, and more. However, there are several things to take note in the shipping process.

The first thing to do is setting up shipping zones, which are areas that you want to ship to. The shipping zones in FishList are the US or International. You don’t have to ship to either zone if you don’t want to, and within each zone you can specify areas you don’t want to ship. Within each shipping zone, you can configure different shipping methods for which you can set the prices for shipment according to the product and the area.

Select your shipping zones in the seller dashboard.

The shipping methods are flat rate shipping, free shipping, or local pickup. With flat rate shipping, you set a price for each “Shipping Class”. Each class is a timespan for the product to be delivered (ie. “1-5 Days Shipping), and you can set a certain price for each class, or shipping timespan.

In addition to paid shipping, you can set free shipping for your store or select products. Customers can get free shipping either for the product (if preset), they get a special coupon you issue, or they buy over a certain price range that you can set.

Local pickup is also an option you can enable to allow for your store or certain products. This is especially helpful for bulk, large goods and livestock.

For “Shipping Setting” from a logged-in Profile follow this path “Sell > Setting > Shipping”. There will open a window like given below:

Add shipping methods for your shipping zones, and turn them on and off as needed.

There are two regions in which you can ship your products; in the United States and International. Internationally, it can be supplied to any country present in Asia, Africa, Europe, and South America.

Click on “United State” option and select “States” in which you want to Supply your products and set your Postal Code. You can select, for example Florida, Georgia, California, and Arizona as “States” you ship to and the specific “Postal codes” of 32013, 30002, 90001 and 85634. “Zone Name” will be the US and its location is also the same.

Setting the specific states, postal codes you want to ship to (if required).

Internationally, we can supply goods in any country in “Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America”. For example, you can select Thailand and UAE in “Country Selection” and “Nakhon Sawan” and “Yala” as the states your ship to. Within those states, you can specify to ship only to the postal codes of 60240 and 95000.

The next section is about the Shipping Method, which are “Flat Rate”, “Local Pickup” and “Free shipping”.

You can name your flat rate shipping methods based on what you use to ship – in our case, we call ours “UPSPS Priority Shipping”.

In the case of “Free Shipping,” you have to choose a minimum number of orders to set free shipping. In our case, we have selected 3 as a minimum order for free shipping.

If you chose “Local Pickup” then you have to add a cost of local pickups, as in our case we are not charging any fee in a Local Pickup. Add a “Tax Status” weather the product is “Taxable” or not. Now add a brief description of our shipping good.

You can configure how shipping is charged – you can charge per order or per class.

In Calculation, we will charge according to a class of the product as we have selected it and now click on “Save Method”. In the case of per class, we will charge for each shipping class, individually.

Shipstation

Let’s talk about the ease that is provided by FishList to a vendor in “Shipping Process” and “ShipStation”. The first thing that a vendor encounter during the process of shipping is “ShipStation”. It is one of the features that is provided by FishList to a vendor. By using “ShipStation”, a vendor can print a key of his/her store for the order box. The vendor can also tell the situation of the order to the buyer, whether the order is ready to be shipped or it is in pending condition due to money transfer or for any other reason. In this way, the vendor can successfully manage with the customers and it will lead to long success because informing the customers during a transaction improves customer trust and leads to a successful business.

Configure Shipstation from the vendor dashboard and use the Authentication Key to connect to your Shipstation account.

To find “ShipStation” follow Profile > Sell > Setting > Ship Station. There would be a website generated “Authentication Key” for every vendor. ShipStation allows you to retrieve and manage orders, then print labels and packing slips with comfort. Now, we have to choose labels for “Export Order Statuses” and “Shipped Order Status”. We selected “pending Payment”, “Processing” and “On hold”. Depending on the condition, we can apply any label on the statuses of an exported order. In “Shipped Order Status” we can select the “Completed” option. In the end, click on Save Changes to save your ShipStation Statuses.

That’s it for shipping! Let us know through email or the comments section if you have any questions

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