Miva: How to Set Up Ecommerce Shipping with ShipBobRequest a Quote
The best thing about starting an ecommerce business is you have access to several different ecommerce platforms on the market. Each platform provides different features and capabilities that fit a brand’s unique needs.
Miva is a flexible ecommerce platform that is gaining popularity. If you’re considering Miva as your ecommerce platform, read on to learn about to integrate your fulfilment and shipping to create an end-to-end ecommerce solution.
What is Miva?
Miva is an ecommerce platform that focuses on modern design and modern ecommerce functionality. Miva is a great option for mid-size to enterprise ecommerce brands that need a sophisticated ecommerce solution to manage a large product catalogueue.
What Miva provides for modern businesses
Miva offers everything you need to manage your ecommerce site, from multi-channel marketing to returns management. Here is an overview of the features Miva provides.
Easy inventory management for many SKUs
Managing inventory can be a time-consuming tasks, especially when you have a vast catalogueue of products. Miva simplifies the inventory management process by making it easy to manage a large volume of SKUs from one dashboard.
High-volume order processing
Miva’s enhanced order processing system is capable of processing large volumes of orders. You also have full control over your orders with the ability to cancel items, split, and mark items as being on back order.
Because Miva is a cloud-based platform, you can make updates to your website on demand, as well as track inventory and orders in real time. This allows you full visibility into all orders and inventory in real time.
Miva handles your ecommerce, ShipBob handles your shipping
Miva is a great option for your online store, but what about logistics? ShipBob can help you streamline your shipping strategy by integrating ShipStation with Miva or OrderDesk with Miva to access ShipBob’s fulfilment solution. Click here for more information on ShipStations’s Miva integration, or click here for more information on OrderDesk’s Miva integration.
ShipBob offers multiple fulfilment centre locations, which gives you the the ability to offer affordable 2-day shipping via ground to customers. This way, you can stay competitive and meet customer demand keeping shipping costs down while speeding up transit times.
ShipBob can help you manage ecommerce returns by processing and reintegrate your returned products back into your supply chain to optimise your fulfilment.
Warehousing and inventory management
ShipBob provides receiving and warehousing services, as well as built-in inventory management software that allows you to closely track inventory levels at each location, view order status in real-time, identify slow-moving inventory, set reorder points to avoid stockouts, and much more. You can also manage subscriptions, make changes to your orders post-purchase, map your store’s shipping options to ShipBob, and automatically share tracking information with your customers.
Forecasting and reporting
Partner with ShipBob and access a wealth of data-driven analysis that can inform business decisions and help you grow faster. Keep track of distribution metrics, purchasing trends, predict demand, and forecast inventory to make your business more efficient than ever. Save time and use this data for accurate inventory accounting. You can even keep us accountable with transparent fulfilment performance data.
Why ShipBob is a top choice for Miva shop owners
By connecting ShipStation with Miva, you can create a comprehensive fulfilment and shipping solution for your online store. Here is why ecommerce brands that use Miva choose to ShipBob as their fulfilment provider.
You can also connect OrderDesk with Miva to streamline fulfilment in a similar manner.
ShipBob provides ecommerce brands with reliable order fulfilment services and 3PL software solutions. We own the entire tech stack, meaning we don’t use anyone else’s software. We built our own warehouse management system (WMS), which acts as a control centre to compile all fulfilment metrics across all elements of our fulfilment centres.
Owning this deep of a tech stack increases the velocity and scale at which we can make any type of change to our technology based on real-time customer feedback. Here are some of the downstream benefits for ecommerce brands.
Intuitive reporting on shipping and fulfilment performance
Our proprietary merchant dashboard connects to our WMS and gives each merchant deep insights into fulfilment performance, how we’re hitting our SLAs, visibility into order status and inventory counts, and much more.
Rather than requesting someone to create a report for you, you can automatically pull them on-demand, eliminating back and forth while increasing transparency. You get real-time analytics with charts to help you with everything from year-end reporting, to better supply chain decision-making.
Is your store set to ship with ShipBob?
There is no “right” time to get started with a fulfilment provider like ShipBob. But here are some common signs it’s time to outsource fulfilment:
- You are looking to automate fulfilment for your Miva store
- You spend an unsustainable amount of time packing and shipping orders
- You are running out of space to store inventory
- You want to meet rising customer expectations around shipping
- You want to get affordable bulk shipping rates across delivery speeds
If you meet some or all of the above criteria, ShipBob can help streamline Miva shipping for your business.
How to set up ShipBob on Miva in 3 steps
Both Shipstation’s and OrderDesk’s softwares integrate with online platforms like Miva and can work as a middleman for stores that cannot directly integrate with ShipBob’s dashboard. It can also be used to bridge all stores together and have all orders sync through one main portal. Here’s how you set up ShipBob and ShipStation or ShipBob and OrderDesk to ultimately connect to your Miva store:
1. Start an account with ShipStation or OrderDesk
ShipStation allows you to manage over 100 stores and marketplace integrations, helps you track inventory, and makes returns easier. To get started with ShipStation, fill out the form here to create an account.
Similarly, ShipBob’s integration with OrderDesk lets you do the same. You can sign up for OrderDesk here.
2. Integrate ShipStation or OrderDesk with ShipBob
Create a free account with ShipBob to access ShipBob’s fulfilment dashboard, then follow the steps here to integrate ShipStation with ShipBob in just a few clicks.
Alternatively, follow the instructions to integrate ShipBob with OrderDesk here. It will take only a few clicks.
3. Sync your products
From the ShipBob dashboard, click on “Quit Setup” and select “Sync Your Products” to sync products from your online store in seconds. You also have the option to add products manually or upload an Excel sheet. For more information, click here.
4. Send inventory to ShipBob
Once you’ve successfully synced your products with ShipBob’s dashboard, you can create a WRO and ship products to one or more ShipBob’s fulfilment centre locations. Once we receive your inventory, orders placed on your online store will be automatically sent to ShipBob to be picked, packed, and shipped.
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FAQs when shipping with ShipBob
Here are some common questions about shipping with ShipBob.
Can I set up shipping zones with ShipBob?
We determine the zone for each shipment based on postcodes (where the shipment is originated >> the final shipment destination). To reduce shipping costs and reach your customers faster, you can distribute your inventory across ShipBob’s extensive fulfilment network.
Does ShipBob provide carrier discounts?
Yes! When you ship with ShipBob, you’re able to tap into carrier discounts with USPS, UPS, FedEx, and DHL. This reduces shipping costs and makes your business more profitable.