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Khrystyna Oliinyk
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How eCommerce SaaS Can Easily Gather Store Data to Create Shipping Labels

Shipping label is one of the most important elements of the shipping and order fulfillment process. It provides detailed information related to delivery. Incorrect or missing info leads to losing or mistakenly sending the package. As a result, it can damage brand reputation and cause loss of sales.

That is why, for shipping and logistics companies that provide such a feature of creating shipping labels, it is vital to access the needed store information. Integration with eCommerce platforms and marketplaces allows such systems to gather store data and implement the functionality of creating shipping labels.

This article will cover the information about a shipping label, what data is needed to create shipping labels, and how SaaS companies can easily get store data from multiple eCommerce platforms.

What Is a Shipping Label

A shipping label, by definition, is a bit of information about the shipment. It contains everything required for carriers to deliver a shipment from the shop's warehouses to the client's address. It is an important aspect of the order processing cycle that is applied to the product throughout the packing process. This label is then used by the logistics division to deliver the product through the various steps of order fulfillment and eventually to the desired location.

What Info Shipping Label Contains

Shipping label includes a variety of info, some of which are as follows:
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  • "From" and "to" shipping addresses - It also includes the sender's and receiver's names and also the postal number. The first 2 letters signify the state, the first 3 numbers reflect the zip code's first three digits and the 9-03 that can identify an area and district.
  • Smart label - It is a new feature that enables you to follow things as they move through warehouses, shipping centers, and retail locations.
  • Shipping service - It could be "UPS Worldwide Express", "UPS Express Mail", "UPS Next Day", or any other service offered by the carriers.
  • Tracking number – It is the number provided to the clients to track the shipment's location.
  • Barcode - It helps the logistics company handle the shipment properly.
  • Billing option - On such label, "P/P" indicates pre-paid, whereas "T/P" indicates third-party or "F/C" that represents freight collection.

A Solution to Gather Needed Data From Stores for Creation of Shipping Labels

As previously said, if you want to get the info for creating shipping labels, your software needs to be integrated with shopping platforms and marketplaces. However, this process is often time-consuming and requires a lot of money and resources.

The easiest way to effectively integrate your shipping software with eCommerce platforms is to use a ready-made integration solution like API2Cart. Its unified API allows you to connect to 40+ shopping platforms at the same time. Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, Ecwid, and many more are among the platforms available.

API2Cart enables you to obtain information from eCommerce platforms to create a shipping label by using the API methods listed below:

  • order.info - By using this method, you may get information about the order like the customer's name, email, id, shipping address, billing address, order status, and other relevant information. This method is already supported by over 35 different eCommerce platforms, including Shopify, Magento, Amazon, eBay, and others.

  • customer.info - Using this method, you may access all of the customer's information, including their name, email, phone number, and other vital information for creating shipping labels. This method is implemented with many major eCommerce platforms like Shopify, Prestashop, Magento, and 30 more.

  • order.shipment.list - This method provides more detailed information regarding shipments, order status information, and tracking numbers. It is currently supported by 15 eCommerce platforms, including Prestashop, WooCommerce, Magento, Squarespace, and others.

API2Cart has more than 100 API methods to get, add, update and synchronize the data from stores like orders, products, customers, shipments, baskets, etc. You can test the methods using API2Cart demo stores in Interactive Docs and see their response structure.

We provide a 30-day free trial period, so that you can test all API methods on your own stores. What’s more, we provide tech support which is always ready to help you with any matter.

If you have any questions about getting store data for creating a shipping label, feel free to contact us.

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