Squarespace shipping and Wix Shipping API Automation and Discounts
Hey. This is Jeremy with Easy Logistics Management. Wanted to go through a little bit… a few more of our shipping integrations shipping for Squarespace and shipping for Wix integrations, both ground and parcel shipping and freight shipping automation that we can bring to these interesting and highly used e-commerce platforms. We can do, basically, anything. Freight is our main conduit, but we can automate UPS, FedEx, brokered parcel rates and brokered freight rates as well as direct freight rates with an extra linking piece of software called FreightDesk Online.
But let me take you through how we configure or how highly configurable the freight shipping app is for Squarespace and Wix. We have other integrations with all the top platforms: Shopify, WooCommerce, Magento, BigCommerce that I’ve gone through in other videos that I can link out to. But today, we’re going to talk about Squarespace and Wix. It’s pretty similar as far as how it configures and how robust it is, but I want to take you through it step by step. Hopefully, this is helpful.
First and foremost, you need to get a search in Squarespace or Wix in their app section for the GlobalTranz app for freight shipping. You want to install that and activate it. Then you connect with me and my team, we can open you a GlobalTranz freight shipping account and request the API key, which will then import our carriers and rate selections into your Squarespace or Wix e-commerce system.
Again, the benefit of some of this is we are a large brokerage organization, so you get heavily discounted freight pricing with hundreds of carriers and a wider variety of carriers that you can leverage both national and regional carriers, which allow for a lot more flexibility. Some of those regional carriers can actually be a lot more economical just because they don’t have the footprint that some of the particular carriers have. Once you have the account open and the API key requested, you can import that into the app in Squarespace or Wix, and it will get that process going.
Number 3, once you’ve completed that, you want to select the carriers that you’re most comfortable using. Generally, to start, we would probably persuade you to leave them all open so you have more variety of carriers for each shipping lane that you’re going to require. But if you’re more comfortable with certain carriers like UPS or FedEx or R+L or whoever it is, you can certainly select just those carriers.
Once you’ve got that established, number 4, you get into the quote settings and how you want the system to actually quote. Do you want it to quote the lowest cost carrier or the fastest transit time or some variety thereof? We can even do the average of lowest cost carriers so that your client is seeing an average of the first five carriers that are the least expensive or something like that. But it has a lot of flexibility of what you can do.
Number 5 is it going to involve standard LCL freight shipping or final mile or white glove-type freight shipping? We have a conduit for both, so we just need to know which type of shipping you’re going to require. Most would be standard LTL, I would imagine, have an e-commerce rate. But if you are using Final Mile, we have the ability to set it up for threshold deliveries, room of choice deliveries, or a premium service that includes room of choice, unpacking the material, even light set-up and assembly and debris removal.
Number 6, you’ll want to… It has flexibility for order cutoff times. Generally speaking, in the freight world, if the orders come in before noon, we can usually pick up the same day, but you can also set it up so that it dictates that the order will pick up next day or if you have a certain creating procedure. Or in some cases, we even run into some companies that are custom making the products to order and need 2-4 weeks of lead time. But all that is configurable, however you want it to be done.
Number 7, do you want residential detection? Since we’re talking about e-commerce, I probably recommend that you do pay for this option. I think it’s only like a $20 a month upgrade, but it literally uses Google Maps and auto detects if it’s a residential address so that when your clients are actually purchasing the products on your site, if they don’t check the residential box, it will auto detect where they’re shipping to when they put in their address and it will add that fee in so that there’s no adjustment or fee after the facts that upsets everybody. Then if you want an automated or not. I would definitely suggest that you automate it. It’s a small monthly fee to get the premium version of this product.
Number 8, do you want liftgate deliveries? Depending on the commodity and where you’re delivering to, like some of the electric motorcycles and bikes that we ship direct to consumer or shipping the Fliteboard electric foil surfboard recently a lot, and they basically need liftgates to all their delivery sites because the product is heavy and really expensive. You can configure that any way you want. Generally speaking, if it’s large and cumbersome and it’s not on a pallet and they don’t have a forklift, you should probably include a lift gate, if it’s going to a residence or something other than a commercial business.
Number 9, do you want to include any type of handling or prep fee for the shipping on Squarespace or Wix? If you’re doing any custom creating or involved packaging, you might want to include… You can include flat fee of any $50, $100, $200, depending on what the commodity is or how it’s being packaged.
Number 10, the LTL weight threshold, especially if you’re going to be using the parcel and freight shipping systems for Squarespace and Wix. Generally speaking, I think 150 pounds is the usual cutoff for LTL freight shipping versus ground shipping with UPS and FedEx. But you can configure that any way you want.
Actually, this interesting new product freight desk online will allow you to import both parcel and freight rates into Squarespace for shipping and Wix for shipping. You can import brokerage pricing through us at a heavy discount with multiple carriers and carrier direct pricing. It’s really flexible on how you do things and you can pick the best of both and it all comes up on the same menu when your clients go to check out, which is super sleek.
Number 11, allowing for your own shipping arrangement. Let’s say your client is nearby or they have a better deal, it does allow for them to select their own shipping arrangement and set that up.
Number 12. Next, you would probably want to input your warehouse and dropship locations so it allows complete flexibility of whether you have multiple warehouses or multiple dropship vendors for your product. I know there are a lot of dropship businesses out there. It does allow for all of that and you just need… It’s a step-by-step process. I’m going to build out an article that actually has the screenshots of each section, what exact buttons you’re clicking and all that to make it easy for you guys.
Number 13, if you’re going to offer in-store pickups, it has flexibility to set that up, both in average miles from the shipping location or by postal code match. A lot of ways in which you can define what can be allowed as an in-store pickup depending on the exact location of where your client is buying the products from.
Number 14, allowing for local delivery settings. If you had a local carrier or some delivery deal that we couldn’t match, it allows for local delivery options. That’s another interesting, flexible way that you can configure the product.
Number 15 is inputting the palette size and configurations, both in terms of weights and dimensions and freight classes, and also the handle units if it’s not palletized; what do those handling units look like? What are the dimensions and the weights of the boxes of each individual product? So that the system is rating it correctly. Even down to the level of how do you configure pallets of these individual handling units so that the system is calculating the dimensions and weights correctly when it’s rating it for freight.
Then obviously, freight class. Any item should probably have a freight class on it, even if you think you’re going to mostly sell it with ground shipping with UPS or FedEx. If your client were to buy 5 or 10 units of that product, would it be heavy enough to where we’d have to palletize it and ship it that way? It’s always a good idea to include a freight class on all your products.
Number 16, obviously configuring the product’s dims and weights and class of handling. That’s the same thing, but a little bit different. Configuring your products. You can do this with a CSV or an Excel file, so you can autoload a lot of it. If you do already have the products in your Squarespace or Wix e-commerce account, it should be pretty easy to set up a Squarespace shipping or Wix shipping with a CSV import, or even just add a few more rows for dimensions and weights of the handling units and the palette configurations.
That being said, the big question is why? Why would you want to automate your shipping for Squarespace and automate your shipping for Wix e-commerce platforms. In my mind, if I were in your business, I would want to automate it as much as possible because you’re making the process more seamless, your clients are literally buying the product, rating the shipment, and then paying for it all at checkout. Then it auto books the loads, whether it’s freight or ground shipping or overnight.
You don’t have to have as many people internally, less headcount, and have a much more scalable business because you won’t have to have 10 people in your operations or logistics or warehousing department. A lot of this can automate the process that has been tedious in the past and demanded more specialized knowledge, maybe. I would be all for that.
Obviously, by partnering with Easy Logistics, my company, you get access to industry leading LTL freight rates and ground rates with FedEx and UPS, depending on what you need, and even USPS if necessary. Then we’re part of a much larger organization by partnership with GlobalTranz and a few other companies. But my team’s only eight people, so you get small company customer service. You’re only going to be working with four or five reps on my team as far as operations and shipping day-to-day concerns is. Nobody’s going to be passing the buck on you like dealing with a bigger company and sitting on hold forever.
Then obviously myself as the owner, you’re going to be dealing with an active, involved owner that… This is my bread and butter, so we love to take care of our clients and grow with you and hopefully partner with companies that we’re stoked on, and we like what you’re doing. That’s about it. It’s just there are a lot of ways to use this product. It’s, in my opinion, amazing.
We have the flexibility, especially with the FreightDesk Online application. We can pull our freight rates as well as your carrier direct tariff, any UPS or FedEx tariff or account, as well as our brokered FedEx and UPS rates to always make sure you have the best possible price and everything for your e-commerce shipping on Squarespace and Wix.
It’s my company. We’re looking to grow. If you have any questions related to this, I’d be happy to have a meeting with you. Give me a call at 866-854-5341, extension three, or jeremy@easylogisticsmanagement. Give me a call. We’d be honored to drill into this for you and help you as much as we can. Have a great day.