Interparcel benefits roundup 2023

Interparcel Benefits & Features Roundup 2023

21st March 2023, 8:08am in Shipping Advice by Amy Newham

In January 2022, we published our top 10 features of an Interparcel account. However, a lot more has been added since then!

Along with offering fantastic courier discounts, we’re constantly looking for ways to improve and streamline parcel delivery. All you need is an email address and password to get started with a free Interparcel account. Once you’re signed up, you’ll have access to an abundance of convenient and helpful shipping tools and features.

To make it easy, here’s a quick roundup of our key features:

1. Rule Manager

Rule Manager example

Rule Manager lets you set rules for your Shipping Manager items to automate sending. It’s a time-saving tool designed to speed up manual processes, giving you more control over your parcel deliveries. Simply add a new rule and set the conditions and actions you require. Shipping Manager will automatically implement active rules for your imported eCommerce orders, CSV uploads and manually added shipments.

2. Multiple collection addresses

If you send packages from different collection addresses, don’t spend time manually filling out the pickup address for each order!

Instead, enter your addresses in your account settings. When you create a new shipment in Shipping Manager, you can choose a pickup location from your list of saved collection addresses.

3. Bulk services

The Interparcel International Bulk Solution is for senders who regularly ship parcels or packets in volume internationally. It works by consolidating several Spring Global or Landmark Global shipments into one larger box. You then book a single collection or drop-off service, saving you time and money.

4. Interparcel Print Manager™

Label printing directly from account

The Interparcel Print Manager™ is a time-saving plugin that enables direct label printing from your account. The printing plugin is free to install, and you can print your 6x4 inch labels and A4 shipping documents easily.

5. E-commerce integrations

Connect your online store or website to Interparcel to easily import and fulfil your orders in Shipping Manager. We integrate with popular eCommerce platforms like eBay, Etsy, Shopify, Squarespace and WooCommerce. Last year, we added a new integration with Zen Cart to quickly import and manage orders in one convenient platform.

For specific platforms, like Shopify, you can download the Interparcel UK Shopify app via the Shopify app store.

6. Link multiple stores within a platform

If you manage several stores within an eCommerce platform, like a personal eBay shop and a business eBay shop, you can link these stores within your one Interparcel account. It only takes a few minutes to connect to a store and fulfil orders.

7. Shipping Manager

Shipping Manager is the one-stop shop for parcel delivery. It’s where you create and validate ad-hoc deliveries, pull through eCommerce orders, and manage them all in one place. It doesn't matter if you’re a small business or an individual shipper because Shipping Manager streamlines sending. It also gives you access to the best courier services usually reserved for big companies.

8. Branded Tracking

Branded tracking portal example

To take tracking one step further, we created our Branded Tracking feature. Branded Tracking is an easy-to-use tool designed to support brand continuity post-purchase. You can claim a branded tracking portal free of charge and customise the subdomain, logo, background colours and promotions.

9. PrePay

PrePay is a fast and simple way of paying for your Interparcel orders. It allows you to add credit to your account from a stored card, so there's no need to enter your card details for each order. PrePay is also a great way to keep track of how much you’re spending on shipping and budget accordingly. You can either manually top up your PrePay account or set up PrePay auto top-up.

10. Parcel Presets

If you regularly send items in set box sizes, you can define them in Parcel Presets. Save the dimensions and weight of the boxes and select your parcel present when creating a new order in Shipping Manager. This tool is useful if you sell one particular product, like a subscription service.

11. CSV upload

The CSV upload feature is a simple and quick way of uploading and processing deliveries. You can upload 10,000 orders in the same time it takes to book one order manually. We offer a downloadable template for a quick upload, or you can upload your template and map out your fields.

Once uploaded, Shipping Manager double-checks the date you’ve input to determine all the information is accurate. If any data is missing, like the parcel weight or contact number, it will flag in Shipping Manager.

12. Live shipping rates

Live shipping rates allow your online buyers to see real-time delivery costs from your courier services at the checkout. Calculating live delivery costs at the checkout means you’re charging the exact amount for delivery, allowing complete transparency for your customers. Cart Quoting is available to set up for Shopify and WooCommerce stores.

Create an Interparcel account today!

As you can see, we are more than just a parcel comparison and booking service. These valuable shipping solutions are available at your fingertips so you can grow your business. Although creating an Interparcel account is not necessary in order to book deliveries with us, there are plenty of benefits as mentioned. Most of our features come with handy guides and video tutorials to assist you if you require any help. If you’d prefer to speak to a human, get in touch via telephone, email or live-chat!

Alongside these helpful tools, all Interparcel orders come with free parcel tracking, and many courier services include a level of free transit cover. You can track your parcel using our online portal.

So, ready to send a parcel or pallet at a discounted price and have access to multiple free tools and features?

Yeah, we thought so. Create/ Sign in to your Interparcel Account today!

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