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What is the Best Fulfillment Solution for Shopify Stores?

E-commerce businesses love Shopify. The platform makes it easy to create a beautiful online storefront, and provides all the tools and features an online business needs to develop strong customer relationships and maximize sales, including:

  • Seamless integrations with sales and marketing tools.
  • Access to a robust library of built-in features, like SEO and customer analytics.
  • Highest-converting checkout of all e-commerce platforms.

Shopify proactively supports the success and growth of its customers–and your e-commerce fulfillment partner should do the same.

Providing a delightful shopping experience is only half of the customer experience. Issues with order fulfillment such as unexpected delays or incorrect shipments can kill an otherwise perfectly orchestrated customer experience.

If you’re looking for the best fulfillment solution for your Shopify storefront, an experienced e-commerce fulfillment partner can ensure a seamless experience continues even after your customer makes a purchase.

Fast Integration with Your Shopify Storefront

Order fulfillment can’t begin until the integration with your Shopify store is complete.

Whether you’re partnering with a fulfillment company for the first time or switching to a new one, ask how long integration will take. You might be surprised to hear that some implementation processes can take up to four weeks.

Time is money, and we don’t like to waste either. GLF can get your Shopify store fully integrated with our inventory management platform in just 24 to 48-hours–before your inventory even arrives at our warehouse.

Once you’re up and running, you’ll have full oversight of your inventory and behind-the-scenes operations. As new orders come in, we’ll quickly pick and pack items from our shelves to be sent out. Order tracking information is then automatically pushed to your store, where it can be shared with customers.

To ensure you always have product available, our team proactively identifies manufacturing turnaround times, and uses projected and historical data to determine ideal inventory levels.

Should you need a special feature or reporting capability, our in-house development team can create customized integrations to meet your needs.


Quality Assurance for Shopify Order Fulfillment

There’s little room for error when it comes to the customer experience. Consumers are quick to abandon carts–and your business entirely–after just one frustrating experience.

At GLF, quality assurance is a two-part process: product inspection upon arrival in the warehouse and order inspection prior to shipment.

When your inventory arrives in our warehouse, we carefully inspect items and look for any signs of damage. Only items that pass this first round of QA get stocked in their designated place (shelves, bins or pallets), labeled with a unique SKU and entered into our inventory management system.

As orders come in, our fulfillment team reviews the order prior to picking and does one final check before packaging for distribution.

Easy Inventory Management for Shopify Stores

Tracking and monitoring inventory can morph into a full-time job, especially during your busy season. Fear not, GLF inventory management software to the rescue! When you login to your account, you can run comprehensive reports, including:

  • Current inventory levels.
  • Historical inventory levels.
  • Sales data.
  • Order status.
  • Shipment costs.
  • Forecast and benchmark growth.

No more guessing what items to restock, or when or where bottlenecks might be occurring. You’ll know:

  • What products are selling best, and which aren’t moving.
  • When demand peaks and plateaus.
  • Whether you have excess inventory.
  • Which products to kit together based on expiration dates or seasonal fluctuations.

With this knowledge, you can make strategic, data-based decisions such as forecasting demand.

Kitting and Assembly for Shopify Stores

A rock-solid kitting and assembly process increases accuracy, saves time and gets orders out the door faster.

  • Kitting is the assembly of two or more different items into one offering (think olive oil, vinegar and a serving dish), packaging them per your specifications and assigning them one SKU.
  • Assembly is the process of arranging the individual items in the kit.

Each kit is assigned one SKU, and the process is done in bulk ahead of time. When a customer places an order, our fulfillment team looks for the SKU, grabs the kit off the shelf and sends it to production for shipping.

We can also support your marketing and sales efforts by including high-quality, customized print materials, such as:

  • Thank you notes.
  • Product catalogs.
  • Coupons or special offers.
  • Recipes or tips.
  • Brand story.

>>>Related Resource: Learn more about the marketing materials your shipments should include.

Cost-Effective Shipping for Shopify Orders

Consumers have been spoiled and now expect orders to ship in two days or less. With two centrally located warehouses in Dallas and Maine, and an extensive network of domestic and international shipping partners, GLF can identify the best shipping solution for Shopify stores to ensure orders are delivered as quickly and cost-effectively as possible.

We can also identify the best returns and exchanges solution for your business. When a return or exchange arrives at our warehouse, we:

  • Document why the item was exchanged or returned.
  • Restock the item.
  • Prioritize returned products in good condition so they can go back out the door.

Looking to expand your Shopify store to an international audience? GLF provides turnkey access to our global distribution network for a wide variety of services, including:

  • International e-commerce shipping and delivery.
  • Global returns and exchanges.
  • Customs brokerage and import solutions.

Experience the Best Fulfillment for Shopify Stores with GLF

With 20 years of experience in e-commerce fulfillment, GLF takes pride in offering transparent pricing, unmatched reliability and personalized services. Our team takes the time upfront to learn your business and work with you as a proactive partner to create personalized integrations for your Shopify store. For more information, contact us today.

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