A webshop means buying from a distance, so products that need to be packed and shipped.
Connecting with StackAssist does not only offer the added value to do this as efficient as possible, it is also more simple than you would think.
Step 1: Determine what you want to automate
Most of the time we advise to do the entry of orders automated from your system, because otherwise it implies a lot of manual work. This does not only cost more time but also delays the total processing time of an order. However, it can be done manually or via XLS upload.
Next you need to choose what you want to do with products and packaging. Do you have a static assortment? Then we advise to upload this once into StackAssist via XLS.
When you have a dynamic assortment you could also use the automatic connection to StackAssist.
Step 2: Set the connection
To automate order entry you need to make sure an XML file is sent from your system with the variables Order ID, product codes and ordered numbers.
Via our translation module we make sure StackAssist “understands” the XML input and can process the information.
The documentation for the API connection is standard available, let us know when you want us to send it to you.
Step 3: Activate
Activate your connection in StackAssist at the API settings screen and start processing orders!
- Always the best fitting shipping box instead of a best guess. This choice is often made under time pressure and is therefore extra error sensitive. Using StackAssist will result in less volume and less filler materials.
- No more puzzling how items need to be placed inside a box: faster and more efficient packing.
- Possibility to introduce “pick to box” into your process.
- A connection with your TMS can even give you the option to immediately print the shipping label. After all, you know the shipping volume and weight the moment an order is placed.