Streamlining your order management process will help you fulfill orders accurately and get them out the door more quickly—an important step in building your brand’s reputation and a loyal customer base.
How to fulfill orders on Shopify
Sorting through all your orders can be a daunting and complex process, especially if you need to get many out the door at once, each with its own shipping and packaging requirements. Bulk fulfillment with Shopify Shipping makes fulfilling orders a pain-free experience—and here are several easy-to-use features that make that possible.
Customize your orders tab and get to work faster
To help speed up your Shopify orders fulfillment processes, you can now customize order views (including default ones). For example, you might want to change the default Unfulfilled view to include only orders you need to ship to customers and create a separate view for local delivery and local pickup orders.
You can now show, hide, and reorder columns in your order index, so you only see the information that matters most. Column arrangements can be saved within each view, so your configurations are ready the next time you access your orders.
Buy and print up to 50 shipping labels at once
Shopify’s bulk print shipping labels feature helps you create, buy, and print labels faster than before. If you’re shipping from the U.S., you can bulk-purchase and print labels for up to 50 orders at the same time.
You can do this from the Orders page, where you can select multiple orders to create and buy labels for.
Simplify multi-label purchases with the new table view
Shopify Shipping’s features allow you to review and purchase multiple shipping labels in a simplified table view, letting you quickly skim through your labels on one screen and make necessary tweaks before buying.
From here, you can update details such as shipping addresses, package types, weights, and shipping services on individual orders or in bulk.
Fulfill multiple orders faster with shipping presets
Are you growing quickly or shipping similar orders? If so, you can now fulfill orders faster by creating a shipping preset to save time. Create a preset by specifying your shipping options (such as package type, shipping service, and insurance). You can then apply it to multiple selected orders. Think of it as a shipping shortcut:
You’ll fulfill a batch of orders more quickly and reduce multiple clicks!
Automate your fulfillment process
As your business scales, the demands, complexity, and repetition add up. Make Shopify Flow, our automation tool, part of your Shopify order management process to streamline shipping workflows, reduce errors in the fulfillment process, and remove time-consuming tasks from your day-to-day. Automation can help you do more with less.
Install the app and customize an easy-to-use template to create automatic draft labels for new orders. You can prepare draft labels based on a specific product, weight, shipping method, and fulfillment country, so all you need to do is review and buy.
Shopify Flow is only available to merchants on the Shopify Plus and Advanced plans.
Print all your documents in bulk
Instead of printing shipping documents separately, you can now collate packing slips, shipping labels, and customs forms when printing documents for several orders in the same print session. This enhancement cuts down repetitive tasks as you fulfill multiple orders, so you can sort, pick, and pack your shipments faster.
Shopify Shipping’s features are designed to help you fulfill orders quickly and efficiently while also allowing you to lock in the best shipping rates through providers like USPS, UPS, or DHL. Through Shopify Shipping, you can customize orders, bulk print shipping labels, and automate your processes to make your Shopify order management system one less thing to think about.
Shopify Shipping FAQ
What is Shopify Shipping?
What are the benefits of Shopify Shipping?
- Buying and printing shipping labels directly from the vendor's Shopify admin page.
- Getting discounted rates for bulk shipping labels.
- Displaying calculated shipping rates (instead of flat rates) to customers at checkout.
How can I access Shopify Shipping?
Before using Shopify Shipping, businesses need to have an eligible fulfillment location. Once this is confirmed, here are the steps to follow to set up a Shopify Shipping page:
- From your Shopify admin, go to Settings > Shipping and delivery.
- Next to the shipping profile to which you want to add a shipping rate, click Manage.
- Next to the zone that you want to add a rate too, click Add rate.
- Enter the name and amount for the rate.
- Optional: Add weight-based or price-based conditions.
- Click Add conditions
- Select whether to base the condition on order weight or price.
- Enter the minimum and maximum values for the condition.
- Click Done, and then click Save.