Shipwire opens a new Canadian warehouse

At the beginning of this year we added support for Shipwire order fulfillment to Shopify. If you are still manually picking, packing, and shipping your orders then you definitely need to take another look at Shipwire. Even more so if you are expecting a big holiday surge of sales, and you don’t know if you can handle the volume. shipwire.com has also been given a fresh new look just in time for the holidays.

Better yet, is that Canadians can now get in on the pain-free fulfillment solution that Shipwire offers by sending goods to their new Canadian warehouse in Toronto, Ontario. Utilizing Shopify for your ecommerce software, coupled with our dead simple Shipwire order fulfillment integration really can help remove the stress from your holiday season.

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Fetch update

Jared Burns writes us that Fetch, the application that allows Shopify store owners to sell downloadable goods, received an update:

Though Fetch is only a week old, we’ve made some major changes – hopefully to your liking! So, here’s a few…

  • 14 day free trial with any plan.
  • No Shopify user/pass required anymore.
  • Better product import for Shopify.
  • Lower prices!
  • In addition to clarifying our unlimited support, flat fees, etc. on the homepage, you can also explore Fetch in greater detail through the brand new sliding tour …

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Fulfillment by Amazon Integrated

With our recent push to expand our support for fulfillment services we’ve added support for Fulfillment by Amazon to Shopify.

Amazon says it best with the following from the Fulfillment by Amazon homepage:

Your business should focus on customers and sales – not fulfillment. With this innovative new service, your inventory and orders are processed using the same system used by Amazon.com. When a customer places an order we pick, pack and ship it. No more complicated warehouse and inventory management software. No more worrying about how you’re going to get all those items packed before the pickup time. No more hassles with shipping companies. Just let Amazon do all of it! After 10 years and millions of orders and customers, Amazon has created one of the most advanced fulfillment networks in the world and your business can now benefit from our expertise.

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Asset Management

Did you ever want to insert an Image on one of your blog posts or add a PDF with a feature overview to a product but you just could not figure out where to upload such files?

This week we introduce some improvements to Shopify’s asset management:

New is the “Insert an image” link which you can find underneath every text area in Shopify.

Clicking it opens a new dialog:

The files you upload here are independent of your theme and will stay with you even if you decide to apply a completely new theme to your store.

You can get an overview of all your uploaded files under the new Assets tab.

The new Assets tab unifies the Uploaded files, the newly redesigned Theme Editor and the Theme Gallery.

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