Shipping Insurance for eCommerce Sellers

Teapplix ActionShip users enjoy a full featured shipping and inventory platform with over 50 marketplace integrations. This allows retailers and shippers the ability to tie into multiple channels and ship their merchandise from a single, consolidated solution.

Even though most users know about the time savings that ActionShip provides, many are missing out on the integrated shipping insurance product offered within ActionShip. Partnering with Shipsurance, ActionShip provides discounted shipping insurance options to all of their U.S. based customers. This often overlooked piece of the shipping process can save shippers thousands of dollars in shipping fees and provide a simple claims process if something is damaged or lost in transit.

The shipping carriers offer declared value protection for your shipments that are often costly and the coverage is contingent on proving they are at fault if something happens. Third party insurers, such as Shipsurance, provide full, all-risk coverage for your packages in transit, often at a fraction of what the carriers charge. Not only is it more cost effective, shipping claims are typically paid within a week!

Some of the benefits of using ActionShip’s built in insurance offering are:

Lower Rates – Save over 50% off of the carrier declared value costs. Cover shipments sent via DHL eCommerce, DHL Express , FedEx, FedEx FIMS, FedEx SmartPost, OnTrac, UPS, UPS Mail Innovations, and the USPS.
Broader Coverage – Coverage is all-risk with easy to read and understand coverage rules.
Real Insurance – The carriers declared value coverage require you to prove carrier negligence. ActionShip’s insurance solution through Shipsurance do not require proof of negligence.
Claims – Handling and managing claims through the shipping carriers can be an eye opening experience. When insuring through ActionShip, the paperless claims process can be streamlined with the entire lifecycle usually lasting less than one week. You will deal with a personal agent that will be courteous and helpful thought out the process.
Automation – Using ActionShip’s automation rules, shippers can set the system up to automatically cover outbound packages based on specific rules, making training new users a piece of cake.

Retail ecommerce sales are expected to hit $4.1 trillion by 2020. Selling online is a channel all retailers must follow and using ActionShip as a shipping platform will take care of the shipping side of the business. Along with the built in shipping insurance coverage, retailers can make sure their shipments are covered while in transit and that they will be made whole again if something happens to the packages while they are in transit.

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Walmart Free 2-Day Shipping Program

Walmart is opening up their Free 2-Day Shipping Program to all eligible Walmart Marketplace sellers whose:
• On-time shipping and delivery performance is better than 95% (last 30 days performance report)
• Order shipping has 95% or above valid tracking rate
• Order cancellation rate is less than 1.5%
• Offers favorable return policy
• Has sold on Walmart Marketplace for at least 90 days and fulfilled at least 100 orders
If you meet these criteria, you may request access to the program by going to Seller Center  General Settings  Shipping

The Free 2-Day Shipping program allows seller fulfill or 3rd party fulfill. However, Teapplix feels the current 3rd party fulfill options are all more expensive than FBA and not as good a deal, and require you to spread your inventory now to multiple Walmart oriented warehouse in addition to your current FBA warehouses. So we strongly recommend seller self fulfill to get started:

You gain the same key benefits even with seller self fulfill:
• offer free 2-Day Shipping to buyers in specific regions or nationwide
• increase search rankings and product visibility
• get better chance to win the Buy Box and conversion

Once you are accepted in the program, you can configure your item settings for:
• some or all your Walmart SKUs
• selected regions/States or all 48-state regions

However, these settings are required for all participating items in the Free 2-Day Shipping Program:
• lag time = “0” with 2:00pm cutoff time
• default $0 shipping fee
Please refer to Walmart Seller Help article for further details - Configure Settings and Items for 2-Day Shipping

Sellers are responsible for monitoring their performance regularly to stay in the program. Walmart provides report specific for Free 2-Day Shipping program performance. Failing to keep up performance requirement will result in warning, suspension or termination of participation in the program.

Teapplix users can setup filter to automatically submit the orders to a designated Queue, and use automatic rate shop to select shipping method that meet the delivery requirement with lowest rate.

Walmart is heavily pushing the 2-Day shipping program. However, the initial customer case shows that most of the early adoption is name brands. We are very interested in hearing about how the 2-Day shipping program will affect private label sellers.

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Prosper 2019

Teapplix will be exhibiting at the Prosper Show March 17 to 19 at Las Vegas. This is a great learning venue especially for Amazon sellers. Teapplix will be in booth 152, and we will showcase some of our latest Amazon related enhancements:

1. export amazon settlement report data to quickbooks
2. support for latest amazon shipping options and amazon transparency
3. support for amazon carrier

If you are going, we have a code for $100 discount of the show ticket:

Registration link and discount code
• Link: https://registration.experientevent.com/ShowPSL191/?flow=ATTENDEE
• Code: EXIV817988

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Security of your Seller Accounts

E-Commerce sellers should guard their seller accounts against hacking. Someone gaining access to your PayPal can take all your money away. If your Amazon Seller Account is hacked, one can change the bank account and redirect Amazon's seller payment to somewhere else.

A recent demonstrated way to hack your accounts is by using voicemail. Most people have very insecure voicemail passwords. This become a weak link in the security chain. Here is a PayPal password reset:

Now, if someone have access to your voice mail, they can change your voice greetings to the required 4 digit code key press sound after a long delay, thus gaining access to your PayPal.

Worse, many other account verification systems will simply leave the security code as voicemail.

Now, is your voicemail password 1234? or other 4 digit number?

We recommend at least a 10 digit password, or disable your voice mail remove login all together.

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Amazon Sales Tax Accounting

Amazon has now started collecting sales tax for multiple States. Depending on the State, Amazon policy can be different, and third-party sellers must now file sales tax in many States in addition to his or her home State.

This can be expensive and time consuming. Teapplix offers sellers a simple solution. In combination with QuickBooks, Teapplix will automatically enter data into QuickBooks so that for each State that seller must file taxes, you can generate a sales tax liability report out of QuickBooks with a single button click.

Because data entry is done by Teapplix into your QuickBooks automatically, you save lots of time each day tracking how much sales tax you owe and to which agency you owe them.

Other competing solutions cost lots more money. Teapplix solution can solve this problem completely starting for $15 per month.

Click on free trial on our site to start a 30 day, no obligation trial.

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Teapplix Integrates with Jet.com providing shipping, inventory, and accounting automation

Teapplix Integrates with Jet.com offering a worthy solution for shipping, inventory, and accounting automation.

Teapplix is proud to be a Jet.com integration partner. The new integration of Teapplix with the Jet.com platform offers for a worthy solution for e-commerce sellers that will help them manage their multi-channel shipping, inventory, and accounting automation on whatever third party front-end solution they choose. Jet.com is unique in the fact that when shoppers fill up their cart, Jet.com’s algorithm automatically lowers the prices of related items, sometimes up to 15%. This encourages customers to spend more so that they can maximize their savings. But because Jet.com offers no “front-end,” sellers need to utilize a third-party integration to get their products in front of Jet.com buyers. Luckily, Teapplix integrates with most of them. Once you’re up and running, Teapplix has an affordable Jet.com API integration, and it’s easy to download, allowing e-commerce businesses to easily ship their Jet.com orders, upload tracking numbers, and manage inventory and quantity on Jet.com.

Teapplix helps to improve the efficiency of your Jet.com business

With Teapplix, you can get the benefits of selling on Jet.com without the headache of having to handle each order manually. We can improve the efficiency of your business, lower your shipping costs using the most efficient shipping methods, and make sure that your orders go out on time, which also helps to ensure that you maintain a high Jet.com seller rating.

Teapplix goes beyond simple shipping, offering Jet.com sellers:

  • Shipping Automation- Teapplix shipping software lets you automate your order fulfillment process to send your Jet.com orders as quickly and cost effectively as possible, and we include a wide range of features that can make the process easier and save you money.
  • Listing Software- Teapplix listing software allows you to launch and list your products onto Jet.com in bulk with a single click of a button.
  • Order Processing- Teapplix saves you time by downloading Jet.com orders and uploading tracking numbers using the Jet.com web service API. Order payment and cancellation status are tracked and reflected in Teapplix. Orders marked as shipped on Jet.com are also automatically marked as shipped in Teapplix. Order synchronization happens when you push a button, or it can be set up to occur periodically every 15 minutes.
  • Automated Jet.com Inventory Management- Teapplix offers Jet.com inventory management software to help you manage your inventory across multiple channels. Teapplix downloads product and listing information from Jet.com, including pictures, SKU, UPC, etc. Teapplix can synchronize quantity back to Jet.com every 15 minutes to eliminate over-sells. In addition, you can also use Teapplix to update prices for your listings in bulk.

Start a free 30-day trial of Teapplix Shipping Automation Software today, and see how it can speed up your Jet.com business and make order fulfillment a breeze!

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3rd largest e-commerce site in US

Top 3 e-commerce site in US

  1. Amazon
  2. Walmart
  3. Macy's

Of course, the first 2 now are open to 3rd party sellers. Walmart is still by invitation only, (Teapplix customer's can ask us for an invitation). Macy's is not open to 3rd party sellers, but time will tell if that will change.

Yesterday's interview with Macy's CEO has some interesting information. Macy's has the same "high speed fulfillment warehouse infrastructure" as Amazon. They have the same 1 - 2 day delivery capability as Amazon too, so they too can in theory jump into the fray. Of course, if they will be open to 3rd party sellers is the next interesting question.

Fulfillment
It is natural to think that the next logical extension of Walmart Marketplace is a "Fulfillment by Walmart" model. This brings an interesting question to multi-channel sellers, "How are you going to allocate inventory if these channels all push their own fulfillment warehouse, which essentially prevents fulfillment by other competing marketplaces?"

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For more information on the Teapplix integration with the Walmart Marketplace, and to request a referral, please click here.

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Teapplix / Walmart Marketplace Integration – Shipping, Inventory management, and Accounting Automation for e-commerce

Press Release

Palo Alto, CA, August 11, 2016: Teapplix, a leader in Shipping, Inventory Management and Accounting Automation, announced a new partnership today with Walmart Marketplace which enables Teapplix customers to become 3rd party sellers on Walmart.com, bringing great new revenue opportunities for their e-commerce businesses.

"Walmart is one of the most important marketplaces to accept 3rd party sellers in the past few years. Nobody can ignore Walmart in their strategy. Our initial sellers on Walmart.com have received tremendous success with the Marketplace that reaches about 80 million unique visitors a month," noted Xudong Yan, the CEO of Teapplix, Inc.

Teapplix’s automated software helps customers by downloading Walmart.com orders and acknowledging them automatically to meet specific Walmart guidelines. Customers enjoy the convenience printing shipping labels in bulk, and the Teapplix’s integration with and all US shipping carriers while saving on USPS shipping rates.

This new integration provides Automatic Inventory Management to Walmart Marketplace sellers to help them manage their inventory across multiple channels. Teapplix downloads product and listing information from Walmart.com and can synchronize quantity back to the Walmart Marketplace every 15 minutes to eliminate over-sells. In addition, customers can now use Teapplix software on Walmart.com to bulk update price listings too, and much more!

Through this partnership and integration, Teapplix customers who use Walmart Marketplace can also utilize accounting software that automatically exports Walmart.com orders into Quickbooks, allowing sellers to properly manage profit & loss and synchronize inventory levels.

Teapplix can refer current Teapplix customers (including trial customers) to obtain an invitation to be a 3rd-party seller on the Walmart Marketplace. You must meet certain requirements. To get started, contact Teapplix support for a referral by clicking here today!

For more information, please click here.

Start your free trial today, and sell on Walmart Marketplace with this exclusive invitation from Teapplix. Try Teapplix today for free. It's easy to set-up and we'll provide the customer support you need to help make it even easier. There's obligation. To get started, just Click here.

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About Teapplix
Teapplix automation software provides the most sophisticated and flexible shipping, inventory and QuickBooks integration functions for online sellers. Highly rated by thousands of customers! You can save time and money using Teapplix multi-channel order and inventory management software. With our completed solution for shipping automation, accounting management and inventory tracking, your life will be much easier. With our multi-user, web based application, you can work anywhere with internet access. You can scale your business by consolidating orders from all market places into one place, getting the best price shipping method and bulk printing labels. You can track your inventory product quantities more efficiently and avoid over sell. You can better manage your profit & loss in your QuickBooks. Teapplix has been contributing to the success of thousands of online sellers, including many of the largest sellers on eBay and Amazon. Please visit www.teapplix.com for more information.

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Amazon Refunds Exported to QuickBooks

Teapplix is now beta testing exporting Amazon refunds into QuickBooks as credit memos.

Teapplix will download your Amazon refund information. This typically comes 1-2 days after refund is issued on Amazon. If you setup your QuickBooks integration properly, Teapplix will export these refunds as Credit Memos. Lines on the credit memos could include:

  • Item -- item is assumed to be returned and credited back to inventory
  • Fee adjustments -- Amazon commission is returned to seller, while a refund commission is charged to the seller
  • Adjustment to shipping, promotions, etc

Tax Considerations
Teapplix assumes that only the item is taxable, and will mark the customer as taxable if refund included sales tax adjustments.

If you would like to try out exporting Amazon refunds to QuickBooks, please contact Teapplix Support.

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Business Model Disruption – how Tesla Beats Google on Auto Pilot

This example shows how a company with less resources can still innovate on business model and beat a much bigger company. By using customer as gathering point, it seems like driverless car software wars will be won by manufactures that:

  • build and sell a lot of cars with hardware already built-in and turned on
  • are very good at software

Tesla already out with 70,000 cars, and with Model 3 will basically cover the world geography / roads at faster rate than anybody else. Next potential is Volvo, and I think their Chinese owner if properly partnered will also win out.

http://m.autoevolution.com/tesla-gathers-more-autopilot-miles-in-a-day-than-google-has-in-its-whole-program-107841.html

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