Articles & News

E-Commerce Shipping Made Easy

home_solutionshttp://firstmile.com/

 

If you are already in the E-Commerce business I bet you are mind blown already because you just read the words ‘E-Commerce Shipping Made Easy’. You may be thinking there is no way! The shipping and logistics world is not easy but we have the perfect solution for you. Sit back for a moment and soak in everything you are about to read and maybe we can make your life a little easier for you.

As a business owner your business began (or is beginning) because you had an awesome idea and you are passionate about it right? You are gung ho and ready to start making a fortune selling your product, you have everything set up including your website, social media platforms, maybe your packaging and so you think…your shipping. Well, we are here to tell you that the best thing you can do for your business is to educate yourself on shipping. Below we have listed a couple of terms you may or may not be familiar with and how FirstMile can help make shipping easy!

In the shipping world, you will hear the term last mile quite often but you do not hear as often the term first mile. FirstMile is essentially the ‘First Mile’ of shipping making your life easier and saving you time and money. The first mile is just as important as the last mile in the shipping process. Every business wants their packages to start off smoothly and this is where we can help you.

Another term used is API. API stands for application program interface it is a technology term which is a set of routines, protocols and tools for building software applications (google.com). FirstMile has an open API which means whatever label printing software you are using we most likely have an integration with. This is beneficial because we can go in on the back end and turn FirstMile on in your system without having to make any personal software changes, it is like magic! Now, you are probably comfortable with your software but do not be afraid of change, fear can sometimes be a good thing. As a FirstMile customer we have the expertise to point you in the direction for which software will fit you and your team best.

We hope to make your shipping process an enjoyable experience and we can promise to do that! To learn more please give us a call at 1-855-Go1stmile