3dcart is currently partnered with over 200 eCommerce companies. We’re constantly on the lookout for vibrant, innovative partners that can bring state-of-the-art solutions and services to our customers.
For the month of August, our Partner of the Month is Advanced Shipping Manager. Our team interviewed Ryan Stango, Marketing Director of KingWebmaster, to help 3dcart merchants get insight into their company and solution.
1. Please provide some general background and history on your company:
Advanced Shipping Manager is a powerful and easy to use solution for providing the most accurate shipping rates available. Advanced Shipping Manager has grown to many e-commerce platforms including 3dcart, allowing merchants to set up complicated shipping rules such as Freight couriers, Real Time Courier Calculated rates, Free shipping for individual items, Multiple Origin shipping rules, and many other special options set globally or for specific individual items. We wanted to make a plugin that could handle the most complicated shipping needs out there while remaining accurate and easy to use.
Advanced Shipping Manager was Created by E-Commerce Entrepreneurs Dan Rotem and George Chityat who at the time owned an online store that had complex shipping rules. Their stores E-Commerce platform did not have any way to handle shipping items from multiple origin zip-codes and it barely even provided accurate shipping rates, so they created the wheel and launched Advanced Shipping Manager in 2006.
2. What’s the main service your company offers?
Advanced Shipping Manager offers e-commerce store owners accurate shipping rates, no matter how complicated their shipping needs are. Most E-Commerce platforms do not allow for fine tuned control over shipping methods and rates. With Advanced Shipping Manager we give store owners an easy to use platform for handling all of their shipping methods and rules including freight couriers, free shipping on the individual item level, multiple drop shippers and more!
3. Describe the integration and how long you’ve been a partner with 3dcart.
Advanced shipping manager has been a partner with 3dcart since June 2013.
Our service integrates through the Advanced Shipping Manager Connector app, connecting your store to our server - allowing you to control all your shipping rules and settings through our hosted back-end.
4. What are the benefits for 3dcart merchants that use your solution?
3dcart merchants that use Advanced Shipping Manager cut their losses in shipping costs, as well as having the ability to run free shipping promotions on individual items and ship from multiple dropshippers, and of course - account for dropshipping fees. Being able to provide Accurate shipping rates saves our customers tons of money in the long run and also helps increase their sales and conversions! Nothing turns off a prospective customer more than an absurdly high shipping price!
5. What are your solutions’ biggest strengths?
Advanced shipping Managers biggest strength is its ability to easily handle complex shipping rules. E-Commerce store owners regularly lose thousands of dollars a month over under-charging for shipping, losing customers and money in the process. Our Customer support is also one of our biggest strengths, all of our customers are welcome to call or email and receive our assistance. Whenever they need it!
6. How does your solution compare to similar solutions in the market?
Advanced Shipping Manager is the only all in one solution on the market capable of handling all of your complex shipping rules in one place, no other plugin is capable of handling multiple drop shippers, product level free shipping, hybrid shipping rates, courier calculated shipping, hazmat charges, google distance shipping, multi-box shipping, box mapping, ship alone, nested shipping, temp controlled shipping rates, and much more - all in one easy to use service.
7. What plans do you have for future development of your solution?
We are constantly working on adding new features and couriers! We are currently updating our knowledgebase with more in depth tutorials and videos showing how to use our software and updating our website to allow for better navigation and ease of use.
8. Any other thoughts for our readers, who are mainly e-commerce merchants?
We are always interested in hearing about your complicated shipping needs! Feel free to reach us anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help simplify your shipping needs, providing you and your customers with accurate shipping rates!
To celebrate the Partner of the Month feature, any 3dcart merchant who signs up for Advanced Shipping Manager during August will automatically receive their first month free! Learn more about Advanced Shipping Manager here.
Offer valid 8/10/16-9/10/16