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New Features: Product Aliases, Product Bundles & More

August 29, 2012

We’re constantly working to improve the experience for our customers here at Shipwire. Internally, our unofficial motto is “Build the Road,” which simply means that everyone at the company is committed to designing a repeatable and elegant infrastructure, thus ensuring a smoother path for those who follow.

The mindset is no different on the product side – our development team always has its ears to the ground and values what you, our customers, have to say about Shipwire. We want your experience to be world class. The new features we’ve just rolled out are more proof of this: You spoke and we listened. Read on to find out more about these recent additions.

Product Bundles

Product Bundles allow you to tell our warehouse to pick a bundle of items, even though this might correspond to a single product in your order taking software (e.g. shopping cart, marketplace, etc). You can use this feature to sell promotional combinations of products, or promotional multiples of a single item. Examples might include gift baskets or multi-month supplies of a product. Learn more »

Product Aliases

With Product Aliases, you can specify one or more alternative identifiers for a product that relate to its primary reference within Shipwire (i.e. the SKU label). For example, if you sell a product on multiple marketplaces, but the product is referenced by a different name on some of these, then product aliases are just right for you. Please note that alias names must be unique to other SKUs and bundle names. Alias inventory is also updated to your cart while bundle inventory is not. Learn more about this feature.

Magento Real-time Shipping Rates in your Currency

Our updated Magento extension, Shipwire Real Time Rating v1.3.0, works with Magento v1.5.1.0 or higher and automatically converts real-time shipping rates into the currency preferred by your Magento cart. Supported currencies are AUD, CAD, CHF, CNY, EUR, GBP, HKD, JPY, USD. You can find the latest version of our extension on Magento Connect.

Lower Shipping Rates – Hong Kong Orders

We’ve added an additional shipping partner to our Hong Kong warehouse that will decrease shipping costs for orders by approximately 45%*. See how much you can save by utilizing our Hong Kong warehouse as a staging site to access Southeast Asia and Australia.
*size and weight limitations apply

Dimitri Onistsuk

Dimitri Onistsuk is the marketing director at Shipwire, and is in charge of figuring out what knobs to turn in order to spread the word about the leader in order fulfillment. During his years working in ecommerce, shipping, and fulfillment, he has helped countless merchants sell stuff to their global customers.