Platform to Create New Solutions for Retailers
SmartFill™ and ShipStation™ solutions allows businesses large and small to stay competitive with easy-to-use platform
LAS VEGAS, APRIL 9, 2015 – Rakuten Super Logistics, the global leader in e-commerce order fulfillment, today announced the integration of SmartFill™, the industry standard platform for e-commerce order fulfillment, with ShipStation™, the leading web-based e-commerce shipping platform.
The integration with ShipStation, which provides order syncing across various marketplaces, efficient label printing, and do-it-yourself shipping and automation process technology, will allow e-commerce merchants of all sizes to automatically import their order information into the RSL system. With U.S. e-commerce sales expected to exceed $434 billion in 2017, this solution marks a new opportunity, for small businesses especially, to get products out to consumers faster and easier than ever before and to compete with larger companies in possession of bigger budgets and more manpower.
RSL SmartFill is a cloud-based solution that not only automates the order fulfillment process, but also provides online retailers with complete control over their fulfillment processes. When a ShipStation merchant’s fulfillment needs grow beyond their capacity, they can now onboard with RSL quickly and easily. The integration of SmartFill and ShipStation will allow:
- Fulfillment information, including tracking numbers, from the SmartFill platform to automatically update back to ShipStation upon shipment—all without the need for custom software development.
- Merchants to create custom rules to tag orders or manually split orders directly from ShipStation, allowing them to outsource all or part of their fulfillment operations as needed.
- Removes the hassle of micromanaging fulfillment—ensuring smaller retailers can focus on the most important aspect of their business: customers.
“E-commerce is becoming one of the fastest growing, economical, and efficient business models,” said Joseph DiSorbo, CEO of Rakuten Super Logistics. “We believe the integration will create a unique and powerful solution for rapid growth. The RSL/ShipStation partnership will allow e-commerce retailers to scale their businesses without any additional fixed costs, capital outlay, or labor for order fulfillment. And just as important, it will increase the reliability and manageability of the fulfillment processes significantly.”
ShipStation has been providing do-it-yourself shipping software for e-commerce since 2011, offering automatic order importing from numerous online marketplaces including Rakuten Shopping, eBay, and Amazon. Those retailers who integrate their ShipStation systems with RSL SmartFill can view real-time order statuses, shipment tracking, and inventory data, from anywhere at any time.
“At ShipStation, we endeavor to make every seller, wherever they sell and however they ship, exceptionally efficient at fulfilling orders,” said Robert Gilbreath, VP of Marketing at ShipStation. “That’s why we’re proud to integrate with Rakuten Super Logistics to offer yet another way for small and medium-sized businesses to easily scale and streamline their shipping processes by outsourcing all or part of their fulfillment operations.”
Merchants who currently use ShipStation can visit the Rakuten Super Logistics website or call (866) 955-7793 to learn more about how RSL can help them quickly onboard their products and inventory for fast and accurate order fulfillment utilizing the ShipStation integration.
About Rakuten Super Logistics
Founded in 2001, Rakuten Super Logistics U.S. (formerly Webgistix) is a Rakuten, Inc. (4755: Tokyo) company and a global leader in e-commerce order fulfillment. Operating a strategic, nationwide network of fulfillment centers, Rakuten Super Logistics U.S. protects e-commerce retailers’ reputation with fast and accurate order fulfillment. The Rakuten Super Logistics U.S. SmartSuite of e-commerce services include SmartFill, SmartStock, and SmartShip Optimizer for calculating the optimal shipment method so orders are delivered at the lowest cost at guaranteed delivery times.
ShipStation is the leading web-based shipping software that is built to help online retailers organize and process their orders, while fulfilling and shipping them quickly and easily. With automatic order importing from over 50 shopping carts and marketplaces, including Rakuten, eBay, Amazon, Shopify, Etsy, and more, and automation features like custom hierarchical rules and product types, ShipStation helps online retailers ship out their orders from wherever they sell, however they ship. ShipStation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit http://www.shipstation.com.