If you’re a NetSuite user looking for a shipping solution to integrate with your system, there are a few key considerations. Time, cost, return on investment, improved efficiency, and accuracy are just some of the factors that can make a big difference to your business. With so many options on the market, it can be tough to know where to start. That’s why we’ve put together a low down on what to consider when choosing a NetSuite shipping solution.
It’s important to consider the total cost of your shipping solution, which includes not only the cost of the software and implementation, but also any ongoing fees, such as software licences and carrier booking fees. Integration costs alone can be significant, with some direct integrations with a single carrier can set you back up to £15,000. This can quickly add up if you need to integrate with multiple carriers. Additionally, ongoing software licence fees can also be costly, especially if you have a large number of users who need access to the shipping solution. OneShip offers a cost-effective solution that can help you save on integration costs and reduce your overall shipping-related expenses. With OneShip’s fixed implementation cost of only £900 per shipper and an annual licence fee of £959 per shipper, you can get access to over 70 pre-built shipping connectors and unlimited users. What’s more, OneShip’s direct carrier integrations allow you to book shipments without any additional costs per booking. This is unlike other popular solutions that charge fees for each booking. Additionally, OneShip provides unlimited users compared to other solutions that may have tiered pricing and user restrictions. On average, OneShip customers save between £10,000 – £12,000 each year in shipping-related costs (*Based on admin hours, time to process, 2 shipping carriers, 100 shipments per day). Want to see how much you can save with OneShip? Check out our ROI Calculator.
When choosing a NetSuite shipping solution, consider the implementation process. Look for a solution that minimises downtime to ensure your business can operate without disruption. Choose a solution with a proven track record of timely and efficient implementation to avoid delays in shipping orders. Also, look for a solution that provides comprehensive support and assistance throughout the setup process. By selecting a solution with a streamlined and efficient implementation process, minimal downtime, and comprehensive support, your business can start shipping more efficiently and effectively without any hiccups. OneShip offers a streamlined and efficient implementation process that helps minimise downtime and delays. With a fixed implementation cost of only £900 per shipper and a quick set-up time of 2-4 weeks, OneShip can help you start shipping more efficiently and cost-effectively in no time. Additionally, BlueBridgeOne provides comprehensive support and assistance throughout the entire process, ensuring that everything runs smoothly. By choosing OneShip as your NetSuite shipping solution, you can avoid costly individual integrations and start experiencing significant cost savings and improved efficiency.
It’s important to think about your maximum daily shipments and whether the solution can accommodate your current and future needs. Some solutions may require you to upgrade to a higher tier or pay extra fees if you exceed a certain number of daily shipments, which can result in unexpected costs. It’s also important to consider how the solution scales with your business, especially if you expect growth in the future. Will the solution be able to handle an increase in shipments without requiring costly upgrades or additional fees on top of your agreement with the carrier? OneShip offers a cost-effective solution that can accommodate your current and future shipping needs. With OneShip, you won’t need to worry about upgrading to a higher tier or paying extra fees based on the number of daily shipments. OneShip doesn’t charge on a per-user licence basis and there’s no limit to the number of shipments you can process. OneShip is designed to scale with your business so you won’t need to worry about costly upgrades or additional fees as you grow.
Remaining compliant with shipping regulations is a critical aspect of any successful shipping operation. Failure to comply with regulations can result in costly fines and even legal action. When choosing a NetSuite shipping solution, it’s important to consider the solution’s ability to comply with relevant shipping regulations and to provide the necessary documentation. OneShip ensures compliance with shipping regulations by offering support for international customs documentation, including commercial invoices and packing lists, and by providing automatic updates to ensure compliance with changing regulations. This ensures that your shipments are not delayed or rejected due to non-compliance issues. Additionally, OneShip offers real-time tracking and visibility for your shipments, allowing you to easily monitor and manage your shipments to ensure they are delivered on time..
When it comes to shipping products, you may have multiple carriers to choose from, each with their own strengths and limitations. If you’re shipping different products with varying weights and sizes, it can be a challenge to manually select the best carrier for each shipment. By automating the carrier selection process you can streamline your shipping operations and improve efficiency. When choosing a solution to automate carrier selection, consider whether it can connect with one or more carriers, and how it will manage those connections. You’ll want a solution that can handle the complexity of multiple carriers and provide rules for selecting the best carrier based on shipment characteristics such as weight, size, and destination. OneShip automates carrier selection and includes service rules to simplify the process, you can connect with one or more carriers and set rules for selecting the best carrier based on shipment characteristics. For example, you can set rules to automatically select a carrier based on the weight and size of the shipment, or the destination country. OneShip can also help you manage carrier relationships, ensuring that you are always getting the best rates and service. By automating the carrier selection process with OneShip’s service rules, you can save time and reduce errors, while providing your customers with a seamless shipping experience.
Integration with your NetSuite account is a critical consideration. Some solutions may operate outside of NetSuite, leading to increased risk of human error and system outages when switching between different platforms. In addition, a lack of seamless integration can contribute to time-consuming administrative tasks, such as manual data entry and reconciliation between systems. Ideally, look for a solution that seamlessly ‘lives’ within your NetSuite platform to reduce the risk of errors and minimise time spent on administrative tasks.
Another consideration is the level of support provided for the integration process. A high-quality NetSuite shipping solution should offer comprehensive support and guidance throughout the integration process and not just leave you to it, ensuring that everything runs smoothly and addressing any issues or concerns that arise. This can help minimise downtime and reduce the risk of disruption to your business operations.
Finally, it’s important to consider the level of customisation and flexibility offered by the solution in terms of shipping rules, carrier options, and other factors. A solution that is too rigid may not be able to accommodate your unique shipping needs and requirements, while a solution that is too complex may add unnecessary complexity to your shipping processes. It’s important to choose a solution that strikes the right balance between flexibility and ease of use, ensuring that you can optimise your shipping operations without unnecessary complexity. OneShip is Built for NetSuite accredited, ensuring seamless integration and simple painless support for NetSuite’s twice yearly updates so you can trust that your shipping needs will be handled efficiently and accurately. As OneShip is NetSuite native, living within your NetSuite account, it reduces the training needed and eliminates the need to switch between different platforms, reducing the risk of human error and system outages. Additionally, BlueBridge One has a dedicated OneShip team that provides comprehensive support and guidance throughout the set-up process, ensuring that everything runs smoothly.
When it comes to implementing a shipping solution into your NetSuite system, there are many features to consider beyond just ownership, and each business is unique in their needs, challenges and what solution is best. It’s important to carefully evaluate each of these factors and determine which are most critical to the success of your business. By focusing on your key shipping challenges that matter most and the solution that ticks these boxes, you can ensure that your shipping process is efficient, cost-effective, and provides a positive experience for your employees and customers.
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