Support for multiple USPS providers: Endicia, Stamps

We have made a change such that a single Teapplix account can support multiple Endicia and Stamps.com account at the same time.

Such accounts are tied to shipping profiles. You can have one shipping profile using Endicia account 1, second using Endicia account 2, and the 3rd one using Stamps.com. Teapplix support any such combinations.

By default, your current USPS Provider settings are used for all your profiles. However, you can customize a profile to use another USPS provider. You can do that in Setup => USPS page.

Setup => USPS
This page replaces the previous Setup => Endicia and Setup => Stamps. If you have shipping profile, you will notice each shipping profile can either use the global setting, or can have a separate setting.

Express1
If you use Express1 discount postage, this is a global account that will be used for all shipping profiles.

Scan Forms
Currently scan forms for all shipping profiles are generated at the same time into a single PDF document.

Migration From DaZzle to PDF
As you know Teapplix is planning to phase out support for Endicia DaZzle, and move everybody to using Endicia Label Server where labels are generated natively in Teapplix. The above multiple USPS account feature allows our customers using DaZzle integration to have a migration path to print some orders using Endicia label server without completely stop using DaZzle. To achieve this:

  1. turn on multiple shipping profile "Setup => Shipping Profile". create a second shipping profile
  2. Go to Setup => USPS, on second shipping profile, choose to enter another Endicia account. Enter your Endicia account number and passphrase
  3. Go to Setup => Shipping, turn "Express1" as your Discount USPS provider if you don't have one, then go to Setup => Express1 and create an Express1 account. This will give you discounted USPS priority mail shipping rates
  4. Now anytime you print using the second shipping profile, it will use Endicia PDF rather than use DaZzle
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The Incredibly Simple Tesla Model 3 Reservation Page

If you are an e-commerce seller, you should take a look at the Tesla Model 3 reservation page and benchmark it against your own site checkout page.

We have captured a screen shot below:

tesla

It literally has no delay when you enter your credit card and push the reserve button. In addition, it seems that they have really worked to simplify what they ask you to complete process:

  • You don't have to check a check box to "I agree to terms", it is simply a line above the "Reserve" button
  • There is no page to display "cart details", simply, the original button to enter the page shows "Reserve for 1000", and here on the page you can change quantity from 1 to 2 and the price changes next to the quantity.
  • Country and State is auto detected
  • Only the expiration date shows an inline format prompt. You just enter the date based on the format, on many devices it seems to be easier to do than drop down selections or worse, calendar widgets.
  • It seems to adopt "label line above entry box" design

I am sure everybody in ecommerce can check the design and maybe learn a thing or two from it. We certainly did.

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Support for Amazon Japan

Teapplix now supports Amazon Japan. It works for both order sync and inventory sync, just like any other Amazon country.

So now the supported country are:

  • United States
  • Canada
  • Mexico (through an integrated account
  • UK
  • Germany
  • France
  • Itlay
  • Spain
  • Japan

If you are interested in selling on Amazon Japan, but don't know where to start, Amazon Japan has kindly shared the following informational link:

http://services.amazon.co.jp/services/out-of-country/en/selling-on-amazon.html

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QuickBooks Desktop REST API Deprecation has no impact on Teapplix

You may have heard or gotten email announcement from Intuit, that starting March 1st, 2016, Intuit will discontinue support for the QuickBooks Desktop REST API.

This change does not affect Teapplix and our QuickBooks Integration products. Teapplix utilizes "QuickBooks Desktop SDK and the QuickBooks Web Connector". This will continue to be supported as per Intuit.

To integrate Teapplix with your Desktop QuickBooks (Windows version, Pro Premier and Enterprise, Point of Sale), install Web Connector from this link.

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Teapplix QuickBooks Integration now support Invoices

We have enhanced our QuickBooks integration to be able to export orders as "Invoices". So now the total choices are:

  • Sales Receipt
  • Daily Summary Sales Receipt -- all orders from one channel grouped into a single Sales Receipt
  • Invoice
  • Sales Order
  • Daily Summary Sales Order -- all orders from one channel grouped into a single Sales Order

*Note that Sales Order option requires QuickBooks Premier or above.

This new Invoice option is planned to be made available for QuickBooks Online in the next couple of weeks.

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UPC based method to quickly enter quantity

Teapplix has just released enhancements to our enter quantity screen, to allow you to quickly scan in UPC codes and enter quantity.

Traditionally when you enter quantity, you have to enter or scan in SKU barcode, and fill the quantity column. Some products, however, do not have SKU barcodes. Instead, they have UPC barcode.

We have enhanced our enter quantity screens, such that you have the choice of scanning either the SKU barcode or UPC barcode, either one will lookup and bring up the proper product. All you need to do then is to type in the quantity and your system will be updated.

This affects people using "Teapplix as inventory master" mode. For customers using QuickBooks as inventory master, you enter quantity in QuickBooks and are limited by whatever features that QuickBooks support.

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Teapplix Adds Jet.com Support

Teapplix has introduced support for the Jet.com marketplace.

This is one of the first marketplace, where Teapplix not only manages orders & inventory, but also can launch listings. Multi-Channel eCommerce sellers can quickly take their existing product definition, and bulk launch them onto the Jet.com marketplace. In addition, Teapplix automate the download of Jet.com orders and upload of tracking numbers, handles returns and cancels automatically, and control inventory quantity and pricing, all from our easy to use web interface.

For details, please see:

http://www.teapplix.com/help/?page_id=4805

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Teapplix Adds Support for Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime Program

Teapplix has released support for Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime Program. This program allows sellers to offer free shipping to Amazon prime members using merchant fulfilled merchandise. Historically, you have to send your item to be fulfilled by FBA to participate in the Prime program.

For more details, see http://www.teapplix.com/marketplaces-and-carts/amazon-seller-fulfilled-prime.html

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Deposit to Multiple Bank Accounts for Shopping Cart Orders

http://www.teapplix.com/help/?page_id=3557

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Overlay of SKU onto FedEx SmartPost labels

By popular request, we have now enabled printing of label SKU onto FedEx smart post labels. The SKU is printed in the upper right hand area to the right of service endorsements.

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