In this section you will find many helpful answers to our most often asked questions about our services. Please review the sections on the left to find the answers you are seeking.
Do you do e-commerce fulfillment?
Of course! In the Multichannel era, fulfillment houses need to cover every need:
- Online Orders
- Marketplace orders (Amazon…)
- Phone orders
- Mail orders
- Sales representative orders… you name it!
With our fully automated and integrated order processing and inventory control system we are ready to take any challenges your marketing efforts can bring.
How long does it take to set up a new account?
We are ready when you are ready!
From the day you get our quote all we need you to do is:
- Give us your SKU list and descriptions
- Decide what method you want to use to send your orders to us
- Ship your merchandise
- Fill out the Credit Card form
On our end, we can start 24-48 hours after we receive your merchandise.
Do I have to sign a contract?
No, we do not have contracts.
You have the right to cancel with us at any time.
Do you do small business fulfillment?
Yes. We have extensive experience with all kinds of small business order fulfillment. In fact, we specialize in small business fulfillment and meeting the unique needs of a small business.
Is my business big enough for outsourcing order fulfillment and warehousing?
No business is too small to benefit from outsourced order fulfillment services. Whether you ship 10 orders a month or 10,000 you will find 3PL (third-party logistics) can be very beneficial to the growth of your business.
Sam business fulfillment companies exist because many times, owning or leasing a facility, maintaining and staffing it is too costly and distracting for a small business. As your business grows, you may find that you are outgrowing your capacity, but are still not ready to commit to the responsibility of warehousing and fulfilling your orders.
We don’t have set up fees, contracts or minimum orders; you are only paying for the capacity your business uses.
Please contact us for a small business fulfillment quote.
Why should I use third-party fulfillment services?
So you can use your time and resources to grow your core competencies like product development, marketing, and sales strategies.
Ship My Orders will give you the peace of mind knowing that after your sale has been made, your products will arrive to your customers promptly and professionally.
How does ShipMyOrders.com charge my company
- Every month on the 1st we do a pallet count for billing purposes
- A pallet measures 42″ x 48″ x 42″ (49 cu ft.)
- For shelve/rack storage we do a pallet equivalency
- If there haven’t been any substantial changes (5 pallets or more) during the month we won’t charge for additional pallets received during the month
- Every Friday (after shipments) we close the weekly billing for orders shipped and any other extra services we may have provided.
- Credit Card on file
- Prepaid (minimum 2-3 weeks worth of shipments)
How much does your service cost?
Ship My Orders is very affordable.
We are here to work with you and become a seamless extension of your team.
We have a published price list with all the standard rates and a range on fulfilling fees.
Because the fulfilling fee depends on many factors (volume, amount of SKUs, size/weight/special handling…) we need to prepare a custom quote for your specific needs.Please fill out our Quote Request Form and we’ll respond within hours (during business hours)
Is my inventory insured?
Because we don’t own your merchandise we cannot insure it.
You need to provide your insurance by getting a new policy or by expanding an existing one to cover what you store with us.
Can you manage our back orders?
Yes, we can hold an order until every product for that order is in stock and we can follow any guideline you may have:
- Report to you so you can contact the customer
- Ship the restock item with a different shipping service
- Cancel the backorder after X amount of time…
Will you process our returns?
Yes, Ship My Orders can handle your returns.
Because returns need to be handled as fast as any other new order, Ship My Orders will help you keep your customers smiling (even after a return!)
- We enter a set of rules and guidelines in our system so our returns department can process your returns as you request.
- We process your returns by carefully opening and inspecting the items
- We report the product condition
- We either restock, destroy or return to you (or your manufacturer) the returned items
Any products you will not handle?
Yes, we reserve the right to decline a product where safety, legality, risk, size, weight, temperature sensitivity and imminent perishability are a concern. All industries welcome.
How do you handle an error?
Even though we have a 98% accuracy rate, any possible mistake will be resolved at no cost to you.
If we shipped something wrong we will issue a call tag and reship the correct merchandise.
In the event where we would have to refund you for your merchandise, this will be done at “your replacement cost price”, not at “retail price” nor “wholesale price”.
What if FedEx or USPS ships merchandise to the wrong address or damages my goods?
If a carrier makes a mistake we can help you with the claim process. Please bear in mind that FedEx includes a $100 insurance by default but USPS does not. Depending on the cost and fragility of your product you may need to add insurance and any other services (signature required) to your packages in order to be eligible for a carrier refund.
Do you send email confirmations when the order is shipped?
Yes, as long as we have an e-mail address we will e-mail the tracking number to your customers.
Do you provide packaging/boxes?
We do not charge for labels, packing slips, and a few other packing materials.
If we can use a FREE Carrier box (USPS Priority Mail) or envelope (USPS or FedEx Express) we will in order to save you some packaging costs.
We do charge for the boxes we have to buy. We carry many sizes in stock and we always try to fit your product in the most appropriate box for it. We don’t believe in “one size fit most” boxes, there’s always a lot of waste and extra shipping expense.
Boxes are not free and we rather have a transparent system where you know how much you are paying for our services versus how much you are paying for your shipping & packaging.
When we bill you at the end of the week you’ll receive an itemized report with every order fulfillment fee, shipping fee if we used our shipping account and the packaging size and price.
What shipping carriers do you use?
ShipMyOrders.com uses mainly FedEx and USPS
Does my company need to have a FedEx/USPS account?
No, it is not necessary.
With USPS we always use our own account.
With FedEx, we can use your account or we can use ours, it’s up to you.
Any shipments shipped with our accounts will be billed to our account at the end of each week.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes. Every day we are shipping out multiple packages all over the world.
We take care of all the custom forms/documentation for $1.45 per order.
What will be the best way to ship my orders?
There are many different ways to ship a product.
Ship My Orders will work with you to come up with the best solution for you and your company.
Do I need to meet a minimum number of shipments per month?
Not at all. Again, we are here to work with you.
You just pay monthly for the storage space, and weekly for the number of orders we ship for you.
If you don’t ship any orders during a whole month we won’t charge anything until your storage bill comes up.
We know it takes time and a lot of work to get your product out there. We’ll be here ready to ship when your customers come knocking on your door.
What type of reports will I receive?
We generate three basic types of reports:
- Order updates including tracking numbers, shipping status (in case of backorders), actual weight and actual shipping fees
- Merchandise received report
- Inventory report
What if there are no standard reports that fit my needs?
We can create any custom report you may need. Additional integration fees may apply.
How often will I receive reports?
As often as you need them: daily, weekly, monthly, event-triggered or all of the previous.
How do I get the orders to you?
If your shopping cart has a way to send an email notification upon order completion and/or approval, our in-house software developer can do custom integration to receive and process the orders individually.
We can also receive individual email requests and enter the orders manually or you can enter them directly in our web interface.
What type of files do you accept for data transfer?
CSV (Comma separated values), TAB, XLS Excel, XML are the most standardized and simplest to integrate with our system. You send us a feed file on a daily basis or whenever you have a batch of new orders, including the order and customer info and we take it from there.