Australia Post eParcel for Magento

Ship with eParcel from your Magento Online Store

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You’ve got all of your orders and customer data in Magento right? Now you want to ship all of those orders with Australia Post eParcel. How? You could manually enter those orders into the Australia Post eParcel Portal, or maybe you could export your order data to CSV, and try to import that file into the eParcel Portal. Another option could be to export your orders to another ‘shipping’ app, and manage your shipping there. Or, you could use linksync eParcel for Magento and manage all aspects of shipping with eParcel right from within your Magento online store, saving you huge amounts of time, money and avoiding the potential for human error.

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Save wasted hours by not having to copy and paste order data, or export CSV files, to the Australia Post eParcel portal. Save money by reducing human error – no more double shipping of orders or mistyping of addresses. Deliver brilliant customer service by notifying your customers that their order has shipped, along with their tracking number for the delivery.

linksync eParcel for Magento Features:

  • You ship your eParcel orders from within your Magento online store – no exporting or importing of CSV files, or having to use other shipping systems.
  • You can ship all of your eParcel orders: Express and Standard Post domestic deliveries as well as eParcel international consignments.
  • We user your existing contract with Australia Post, so you still get to use your existing eParcel details and rates – we just make it much easier.
  • You can create consignments and labels for all of your orders in bulk with just a few mouse clicks, reducing the amount of time you need to spend on each order to just seconds.
  • There’s no need for you to enter weights for each consignment if you’ve got weights against your products in Magento – linksync will calculate order weights automatically for each consignment.
  • Domestic delivery addresses are validated automatically, speeding up the time it takes for you to ship your orders.
  • You Despatch your manifests with Australia Post with a single click from your Magento online store, and then simply print the Manifest Summary.
  • Provide amazing customer service by automatically notify customers when their order ships, including tracking number and link so they can track their deliveries.
  • We support Magento CE and EE editions, so regardless of what version you’re using, we support it.
  • Using M2E Pro to manage your eBay orders? We support orders generated via M2E Pro so you can easily ship them with eParcel too.
  • Want us to install the linksync eParcel for Magento extension for you? We’d be happy to – FREE OF CHARGE. And we’ll even configure it for you so that it works the way your business does.
  • Just like you, linksync is an Australian company – we’re based in Melbourne – and we understand Australian business and shipping issues.
  • Try our service free for 14 days – no credit card required, so you can try us out, absolutely risk-free.
  • Worried linksync isn’t right for your business? No problem, there are no contracts – you can cancel anytime.

Pricing

The linksync eParcel solution is available on two different plans:

1. Business Plan for US$39 per month and includes shipping of 100 parcels/articles per month. Additional articles are charged at .30c per article.

2. Premium Plan for US$69 per month, and includes shipping of 250 parcels/articles per month. Additional articles are charged at .20c per article.

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Get started in 3 easy steps

1

Sign-up for a – 14day free trial – no credit card required.

2

Install the linksync WooCommerce plugin and choose your options.

3

linksync effortlessly keeps your Vend & WooCommerce stores in sync.

faq

Frequently Asked Questions

No, our eParcel solution is only intended to manage orders with eParcel once an order is received. You’ll still need your own solution for charging shipping for orders on checkout.

Yes, there are features and options that the eParcel Portal supports that linksync eParcel for Magento. At this time, the linksync eParcel for Magento solution does not support the Cash to Collect eParcel service. We plan to incorporate this into our future release.

Yes, we can apply eParcel shipping to your existing shipping options.

Yes, orders placed using Checkout with Multiple Addresses combined with an eParcel shipping method will be managed by linksync eParcel for Magento.

Yes, choose the format used for creating shipping and return labels. Options are:

  • SP – single plain – one A6 sized label per ‘page’
  • SPP – single pre-printed -one A6 sized label per ‘page’
  • MP – multi plain – multiple labels per A4 ‘page’
  • MPP – multi pre-printed – multiple labels per A4 ‘page’

Yes, all orders associated with eParcel shipping are validated against the Australia Post postcode database. If an address fails validation it’s flagged against the order so that site administrators are notified. A consignment can only be allocated to an order with a valid delivery address. Now, because we validate orders as they are created, when you first install linksync eParcel, existing orders won’t have been validated, so they’ll all show as invalid. Don’t be alarmed by this – its normal. You just need to view each order, and if the address passes validation, you can simply refresh your page, and move forward with creating your consignments. If the address is invalid, you just need to correct it, and we’ll revalidate it when you save.

With linksync for eParcel and Magento, we generate consignment and article numbers for you, create labels, produce manifest summaries, notify your customers of tracking information and more, then when you’re ready to despatch your manifest, we upload it to the Australia Post eParcel SFTP server on your behalf. Once you sign-up for linksync for eParcel and Magento, and install the linksync Magento eParcel module, you can start managing your eParcel consignments from within Magento. All configuration options are managed from within WooCommerce using the Admin Settings for linksync eParcel for WooCommerce, including your eParcel account number, eParcel shipping options, confirmation email details sent to users when orders ship, and other options.

Yes, in Admin Settings for linksync eParcel for Magento there is the option to set the Operation Mode to either Live or Test. Test mode enables you to use and test all features of the linksync eParcel for Magento module without actually submitting a manifest to Australia Post on despatch of a manifest. Live mode will upload your manifest to Australia Post SFTP server on despatch of a manifest.

When you modify an order shipping, consignment or article information, all order and consignment data is resubmitted to linksync. That means, you’ll need to reprint labels for the consignment. The consignment number should not change, but the article details may change depending on the changes you’ve made.

You have two options with linksync eParcel for notifying your customers of tracking information:

  1. Use Australia Post notification service, where they will email your customer with delivery advice when the consignment is on-board for delivery. You can set-up the Australia Post email notification at Admin Settings for linksync eParcel for Magento. Note, Australia Post will not send email confirmation when a consignment is despatched – you should use the following option if you require this feature.
  2. Send an email notification from Magento with a customisable email message letting your customers know that their order has shipped when you despatch a manifest. You can set-up the Notify Customers on despatch of Manifest at Admin Settings for linksync eParcel for Magento.

Yes, all manifests submitted with the linksync eParcel for Magento will be accessible via the eParcel Portal as if you’d entered them via the portal. They will usually appear in the Portal within 10 minutes of the manifest being submitted by linksync eParcel for Magento.

No, we have no support for international returns. They will need to use the eParcel portal to handle returns.

About Australia Post eParcel

The Australia Post eParcel service is for established online sellers that send more than 1,000 parcels a year. The service provides tools and features that help business streamline their shipping and distribution of orders and returns. With linksync you can print barcoded labels and shipping information and send eParcel consignment and manifests to Australia Post Secure eParcel FTP sever, all from within your online store. Using our linksync eParcel solution integrated with your own online store will help you manage your shipping more efficiently and assist your business with:

  • Address validation
  • Consignment management
  • Barcoded label creation and printing
  • Manifest management and submission to Australia Post
  • Online tracking and delivery notifications for your customers
  • Fast and Secure

About Magento

Magento is a flexible award-winning open source ecommerce platform that is taking the web design world by storm. It gives your business enterprise level ecommerce features without the enterprise level price tag.

Magento offers flexible, scalable eCommerce solutions designed to help businesses grow and succeed online. The Magento platform is trusted by more than 200,000 businesses, including some of the world’s leading brands.

Customers choose Magento because their cost-effective solutions—built on open source technology—enable businesses of all sizes to control and customize the look and feel, content, and functionality of their online stores.

A comprehensive feature list can be found on the Magento website, but some of the key selling points as to why our clients choose Magento include:

Powerful attribute based product catalog functionality

This makes Magento the perfect choice for selling anything from a simple t-shirt, to a complex computer with customisable technical specifications.

Multi-store functionality

Different websites can all be managed from the same Magento back-end. This could include a completely new site, or a geo-location target such as a US store in US currency, or a French store in Euro’s and french language.

Modular architecture

Magento is modular software, this means that you build on top of it without ever changing the core code. This prevents issues in future with upgrades, and also means that there are 25,000 extensions out there that can be quickly and easily plugged into your site.

enterprise level ecommerce features with minimal outlay – features such as product reviews, layered navigation, product tagging, feature rich customer accounts and superb back-end administration out of the box.

Search engine readiness

Magento is one of the most SEO friendly ecommerce applications on the market. However it is not perfect, and we always make a point of installing things like canonical URL’s to iron out some of the kinks in the way Magento is build.

enterprise level ecommerce features with minimal outlay – features such as product reviews, layered navigation, product tagging, feature rich customer accounts and superb back-end administration out of the box.

strong Google Analytics integration

Full ecommerce reporting in Google Analytics is included in Magento as standard.

Magento offer a range of resources, support, and consulting services to help our customers get the most from their Magento deployments, including education, training, and developer certification programs. Their global community of partners and developers gives customers access to robust third-party extensions and certified professional integration help. Magento is owned by eBay Inc., a global leader in commerce technology.

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