Last year, we posted fortnightly 'Feature Friday' blogs about the fantastic features available within an Interparcel account. Setting up an account is simple, convenient, and the best of all, completely free!
An Interparcel account is helpful whether you are a small eCommerce business or an individual sender as it helps to streamline the shipping process. You can manage your current and previous orders all in one place and access a range of handy business tools to take your shipping experience to the next level.
Let's look over the ten features of an Interparcel account:
With Branded Tracking, you can create your very own tailored tracking page with your own custom subdomain- for free! Seamlessly theme the Branded Tracking page with your company name, logo, colours and banner image to bring your brand to life. We will automatically update your customer's confirmation and notification emails with your branded tracking URL when you send through us.
Our Advanced Shipping Manager is a powerful tool that allows you to book ad-hoc delivery while simultaneously pulling in all of your marketplace orders to one place. Within minutes, you can validate your shipments, tweak delivery details and process your orders. You can also manually create a new shipment and it will instantly appear alongside your other Shipping Manager orders.
Interparcel integrations work by creating a direct link between your online store with the Advanced Shipping Manager. Whether you prefer to sell on Amazon, Etsy, Shopify, eBay or Not On The High Street, we can pull those orders through into your Interparcel Account. If you don't use a marketplace platform, you can also import your order data via CSV upload or our Interparcel API.
The Dashboard is the heart of your Interparcel account and provides a quick overview of your recent account activity. You can get familiar with your Dashboard by checking out your parcel status, parcels sent, total spend, PrePay credit, annual deliveries and the latest orders all in one place.
PrePay takes the hassle out of sending parcels by creating a fast, streamlined way of paying for your orders. It allows you to:
- Add credit to your account from a securely stored card
- Pay for bookings without entering your card details each time
- Manual or Auto top-up so your credit will never fall below your chosen amount
The 'My Orders' section of your account holds all of your previous order information together. You can view full order details, find a tracking number, reprint documents and so much more. A convenient feature is the ability to reprint your order's receipt, shipping label and Customs invoice, so you never have to worry about losing (or ruining) a shipping document again.
Everything is secure and encrypted when you save a payment card to your Interparcel account, so your details are safe. You can add multiple cards to your account and choose your preferred card at checkout for efficient one-click sending. As our website is mobile and tablet-friendly, you can book your parcels on the go without re-entering your card details during the payment process.
Hidden in your Interparcel account are your settings and they are not to be ignored! Within your Settings, you can access these tabs:
- General: Automatically agree to T&Cs and Pre-sort quotes
- Account Address: Update primary account address
- Pickup Address: Enter a different address for pick up
- Label Printing: Install The Interparcel Print Manager™ to enable direct label printing
- International: Populate tax settings and Customs invoice defaults
- Communication: Toggle newsletter subscription, customise email and SMS notifications
- Business Tools: Amend Shipping Manager and CSV import settings
Our simple Address Book lets you save any delivery address and contact information in one digital book. You can input a singular address manually or upload multiple addresses via a CSV file. This feature is excellent if you regularly send parcels to different delivery locations as it will also automatically format the shipping address so your information displays correctly.
Parcel Presets are perfect for senders who tend to use the same packaging, or range of packaging, for their orders. You can save the dimensions and weight of boxes you regularly use to save you time during the booking process. Parcel Presets is particularly useful if you sell one particular product or a subscription box service.
As you have read, there are so many excellent features available at your fingertips. It doesn't matter if you are an eCommerce business looking to take your branding experience to the next level or an individual sender looking to access your delivery addresses all in one place. An Interparcel account provides so many great shipping solutions for you to use.
So, what are you waiting for? Set up your free Interparcel account today!
If you have any questions about creating an account, speak to our experienced team of parcel experts between 8 am - 8 pm Monday to Friday, or 9 am - 1 pm on weekends via phone, email, or live chat.