How to Map Out Shipping Process during Seasonal Rush on Shopify Store?

Dream of every entrepreneur from ecommerce industry is to hit big on sales during the holiday season, whether it’s Black Friday or a Cyber Monday.

A record-breaking sale is possible if you map out ecommerce shipping process during the upcoming seasonal rush. Fact of the matter is, even if you meet sales goal, you still have to fulfill every placed order. Unfortunately, this is a big problem often faced by the business owners. Hire Shopify expert for customization or shipping process automation.

Do you know what steps are part of your shipping process?

If the answer is no, now is the time for sorting this out. And if the answer is yes, now is the time to write them down. Getting the process on to the paper will help your team members know the process clarity.

To figure out the process, check your next few orders you shipped or check with your team ‘how they handled the fulfillment. Prepare a list of steps and elaborate, do mention the approximate time.

Step 1:

Open placed orders in the Shopify store. Take time to review. Approx. time: 30 seconds to 1 minute.

Step 2:

Place all ordered items at one spot/place. Approx. time: 1-2 minutes

Step 3:

Prepare an average size or approximate size of packaging for the placed orders. Approx. time: 20-40 seconds.

Step 4:

Package your sent items and place them in shipping parcel. Approx. time: 2-3 minutes

Step 5:

Add extras like coupons or small gifts. Approx. time: 1 minute

Step 6:

Add parcel security by tapping it up and branding it with the logo sticker. Approx. time: 2 minutes

Step 7:

Go for printing shipping labels right inside the Shopify store. Approx. time: 1-2 minutes

Step 8:

Seal shipping label to the package ready for shipment. Approx. time: 1 minute

Above shown steps are one way of handling or mapping out the ecommerce shipping process on Shopify store. The steps may vary but the basic flow will remain the same.

While you jot down the steps, do look out for the bottlenecks and see how long each of the mentioned steps take. And search for solutions, what you can do to make the shipping process more efficient.    

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