Technology has transformed the shipping industry in recent years, particularly within the online retail industry. Businesses who run online stores are meeting a growing consumer demand for convenience when it comes to delivering their products swiftly. Customers now predominantly shop online through mobile devices and apps. Digital technology has increased demand and resulted in shoppers wanting everything in an instant.
Meeting the needs of customers demand forces companies to look for faster, competitively priced, easy to use online systems to book and send their business parcels world-wide.
What’s more popular than ever is having a choice of courier suppliers in one online software. One company making a big impact in the business sector is the online courier services company World Options.
As well as providing businesses with an online portal for booking shipments directly, World Options have been developing their shipping integration software for a number of years. This month they launched a new app for businesses with online stores.
The new World Options Global Shipping app has been created to integrate World Options shipping rates directly with Shopify online stores and retailers using WooCommerce websites. What this means is, Shopify and WooCommerce stores who connect to the World Options app will get special negotiated shipping rates from World Options partner carriers who include; UPS, DHL, DPD, FedEx and TNT. What’s also handy is World Options have included Royal Mail shipping rates within the app, giving customers more choice to switch between courier brands and Royal Mail.
World Options is a UK company founded in 2003, its Head Quarters is in the East Lancashire town of Clayton-le-Moors with additional offices in the USA, Australia, Belgium, Netherlands and Singapore. The firm now has more than 100 franchises worldwide and handles millions of shipments per year.
The online portal and integration services is designed to help solve businesses shipping and courier needs with a simple online shipping solution for booking courier services in just a few clicks. Businesses can sign-up to a free online account and get their Shopify and WooCommerce website integrated for free, there is no contract or tie-in, businesses can use the account as much or as little as they want. They get assigned to a dedicated account manager who is there to help guide the business with shipments.
Stewart Butler, Founder and CEO – World Options said, “We’ve been developing our integration services for a number of years now and I’m absolutely delighted with the launch of the new World Options Global Shipping app.
This is the first step towards providing seamless shipping integration for businesses that’s compatible with a number of online ecommerce websites and marketplaces.
The best kind of integration software connects into a business’s website and ecommerce platforms with ease and without the help of a website developer to make this connection. I’m pleased to say the World Options Global Shipping app does just that. It’s been developed in such a way that all you need is a World Options account manager to setup the account and guide the business through the online installation. We look forward helping ecommerce stores integrate with World Options, giving them a choice of competitive shipping rates.”