MarketShip is a robust shipping solution available for your WC Vendors marketplace. Leveraging the Shippo API, MarketShip enables your vendors to provide customers with real time shipping quotes, as well as purchase and print shipping labels directly from their vendor dashboard. As a result, your vendors are able to more efficiently run their business, and your customers are not overcharged for shipping!
Real Time Shipping Rate Calculation
By creating a free Shippo account, your vendors can provide their customers with real time shipping quotes from any of Shippo’s carrier partners, including USPS, FedEx, and UPS. Vendors have full control over the carriers they ship with and can even connect their own carrier accounts if desired.
To ensure the most accurate shipping rates, MarketShip will automatically “pack” the shipment into pre-selected boxes. Vendor can choose from carrier provided boxes or create their own boxes. By default items will be packed together, but vendors can choose to have their items packed individually if appropriate.
Purchase and Print Shipping Labels
After connecting their Shippo account, vendors are able to purchase and print shipping labels directly from their vendor dashboard! When a vendor prints a label, the tracking number displays on the order screen, and the tracking number is included when the order is marked as “Shipped.” Vendors also have the ability to reprint a label or request a refund. All billing goes directly to the vendor’s Shippo account, so there is no cost to you whatsoever.
New As of MarketShip version 5.0, you have the option of allowing vendors to purchase shipping labels through your Shippo account (labels billed to you), or have them create their own account (vendors charged directly for their labels)!
Flat Rate and Free Shipping
If your vendors prefer, flat rate and free shipping options are available. Vendors can enable or disable shipping methods in their vendor dashboard and choose a different shipping method for each of their products.
When a vendor prints a shipping label with MarketShip, the tracking number displays on the order screen and it is also included in the email sent to the customer when the order is marked as “Completed.”
Live Rates – Real Time Shipping Rate Calculation
The Live Rates method allows vendors to provide their customers with real time shipping quotes from any of Shippo’s carrier partners, including USPS, FedEx, UPS, and more. By default vendors must connect their own Shippo account to utilize Live Rates, but you can enable the Use Admin Account for Calculations feature to use your own Shippo account for Live Rates calculations instead. This is a great option if you want to provide a way for vendors to offer live shipping rates while keeping the number of vendor onboarding steps to a minimum.
MarketShip’s Flat Rate shipping method allows vendors to set flat shipping rates for entire continents, countries, and states.
The Free Shipping method is a dead simple shipping method that allows vendors to ship their products for free.
Please note that these shipping methods will be offered in addition to any shipping methods that are part of your marketplace’s native shipping system. You can easily control which shipping methods are available to vendors from the MarketShip settings page.
Starting with MarketShip 2.0 you can optionally enable Per-Product Shipping to allow vendors to assign a different shipping method to each of their products. This provides vendors with more granular control over how their products are shipped at the expense of some added complexity.
Table Rate Shipping Integration
If your marketplace is running our Table Rate Shipping plugin, Table Rate Shipping will appear as another shipping option for your vendors.