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QuickBooks: Pick, Pack and Ship with StarShip and Acctivate

Posted on Fri, Aug 17, 2018 @ 12:42 PM

 

 

10 Ways to Save On Pick, Pack and Ship

With QuickBooks, Acctive and StarShip Integration   

 

We are excited to introduce one of our newest integrations, Acctivate, developed by Alterity.
Acctivate is a robust inventory management solution that also offers advanced order processing and business analytics.  Our partnership with Alterity and integration to Acctivate helps businesses streamline supply chain management. Acctivate optimizes high volume order fulfillment for multiple channels then passes those details to StarShip to complete the shipping process, integrating to parcel & LTL for carriers, automating international documents and more. Together with Alterity, we are eager to help extend the QuickBooks investment, simplify supply chain management, e
liminate duplicate data entry, increase accuracy and supercharge productivity.

 

Save on pick, pack and ship: 

  1. Get more out of your QuickBooks investment
  2. Streamline order entry - Acctivate automates processes
  3. Improve accuracy - use real time integration to reduce data entry
  4. Access Acctivate orders from StarShip 
  5. Integrated shipping to automate small parcels and LTL carriers such as FedEx, Holland, UPS, USPS and YRC
  6. Accurate dimensional weight - StarShip connects to CubiScan scales for faster, more reliable measurements resulting in accurate rate calculations
  7. Discounted USPS rates - always available through StarShip - provides ultimate savings for packages < 20 lbs.
  8. Send automatic email notifications that build brand awareness, provide item-level detail and drive traffic back to your site
  9. Run a late deliveries report to proactively obtain refunds
  10. Rate shop to find the most cost effective way to ship across carriers and modes 

 Video below to see our Acctivate and StarShip workflow:

 

 

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Tags: EDI, QuickBooks, StarShip, eCommerce, Acctivate

Extend the Functionality of Your Infor ERP- Guest Blog by Aktion Associates

Posted on Tue, Jul 24, 2018 @ 04:33 PM

 

4 Top Rated Third-Party Apps: Extend the Functionality of Your Infor ERP

Big thank you to our guest blogger, Gary Kirstein, Supply Chain Division Practice Manager at Aktion.  He was kind enough to share his wealth of knowledge (40 years worth!) and provide insight and top picks into popular third-party solutions to extend Infor ERP.  

You’ve invested time, money, and resources in your existing Infor ERP. It works great, but you need to modernize your business. A proven third-party application can make all the difference.

Is your ERP at its Current Release?

The first and most important thing for anyone looking to get more functionality out of their current Infor ERP is to update to its current release. The functionality you’ve been looking to add may be included in it.

Adding Functionality: Third-party App Integration

Shipping solution, business intelligence (BI), customer relationship management (CRM), and document management, are a few of the third-party products that can add the functionality your business is missing.

 

A few of the third-party apps worth considering:

Shipping Solution:  Integrates multiple shipping types to find the best available by carrier.

  • Aktion Recommends StarShip for Shipping Solutions         StarShip Video

BI: Business-critical data available in real-time Dashboard or Report Views – i.e. Sales, Purchasing, Inventory and Financial Data.

  • Aktion Recommends MITS – Analytics & iReporting for BI MITS Video 

Document Management: Electronic storage/management of documents. These include system generated documents or reports and/or scanned external documents/reports. 

UnForm Video

  • Aktion Recommends UnForm Document Archive Manager for Document Management 

CRM: Maintain relationships with customers, prospects, sales representative, and management teams. Integrate with your back office solution for a complete collaboration environment.

  • Aktion Recommends Infor CRM for CRM                                 Infor CRM Video

 

Is it Time to Replace?

If an ERP installation falls into one of three situations, an ERP upgrade should be considered.

  1. Doesn’t Meet Your Needs Anymore – If upgrading your legacy ERP to its latest release doesn’t give you the functionality you desire and if you have to add multiple third-party applications, then a replacement effort should be considered.
  2. I Want to Move to the Cloud – If you’ve been considering an off-prem ERP solution then you’ll want to investigate the many benefits of implementing a Cloud-based solution.
  3. Mobility – Adding third-party applications may help with both responsiveness and mobility but, it will never be a true web-enabled ERP solution.
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Tags: Shipping Software, Infor, StarShip

StarShip shipping software update 18.0.3 new eCommerce interfaces

Posted on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

 

 

StarShip shipping software update 18.0.3

Now with new eCommerce interfaces and more! 

 

We're happy to announce our most recent StarShip update, 18.0.3, now enhanced to offer more functionality in several areas:

 

        ♦  Continued expansion of eCommerce interfaces now includes: Shopify, WooCommerce,                        Volusion, BigCommerce, Magento, Etsy, Amazon & more* 

        ♦  Save time and money, eliminate logging into your eCommerce shopping cart or marketplace                every day to re-enter shipment details

        ♦  View potential savings with discounted USPS rates. Savings can be viewed as you ship or                  via a new dashboard widget 

        ♦  Improved speed & support for Windows 10 

        ♦  New Acumatica interface boasts lots of speed improvements

 

Customer’s current on software maintenance and the latest version of StarShip can take advantage of the new enhancements by simply running the web update. For customers running earlier versions, full download links are available from the My Account customer portal.

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Tags: FedEx, UPS, USPS, QuickBooks, StarShip, LTL Shipping, eBay, Acumatica, Amazon, eCommerce

Acumatica & StarShip Integration: Shipping Solution Software

Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 09:50 AM

 

Acumatica & StarShip Shipping Software Integration  

Last year we were happy to announce our new Acumatica Cloud ERP interface. Our StarShip and Acumatica Cloud ERP integration is a bi-directional interface to streamline the entire workflow, gain immediate efficiencies in shipment processing, accounts receivable, and customer service!

5 Reasons Acumatica Customers Choose Us: 

1.  ERP & Amazon integration:  Streamline shipping, accounts receivable, and customer service. Plug-and-play interfaces provide the warehouse with instant access to orders and shipments. Simply scan the document number from your pick sheet to auto-populate the ship screen. Amazon orders can be accessed direct/in parallel OR updated as an extension to the standard Acumatica interface.

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Tags: USPS, ShipGear, StarShip, Acumatica, Amazon

Demystifying USPS Shipping Rates with StarShip Software

Posted on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 05:29 PM

  

Our Pitney Bowes Shipping Software Integration Boosts Shipping Efficiency
 
 
Let's talk about the facts. The United States Postal Service (USPS) was founded in 1775. They played a crucial role in the foundation and expansion of our country. Over the last 200 plus years, they have experienced some growing pains, especially related to tracking packages and many competitors have also emerged. Thanks to the Amazon effect and eCommerce boom, those days are over. Now there are tons of shipping options but USPS is back on top for many businesses and people are talking about it. They are the #1 delivery partner for Amazon, eBay, Etsy, PayPal and many other major online shopping companies. 

Through our partnership with Pitney Bowes and Visible Supply Chain Management, we are able to offer an easy and cost-effective alternative to ship your packages. There are a lot of great benefits: 

     ♦  No additional residential or accessorial shipping charges

     ♦  Free pick up with no minimum quantity (24 hours notice)

     ♦  Delivery to all 50 states which means no rural or extended area surcharges

     ♦  Scan based returns– can be used in conjunction with outbound UPS or FedEx shipments

     ♦  Free boxes + APO/FPO shipping

Our partnership with Visible Supply Chain Management; a rate provider with over 25 years of supply chain management experience, provides StarShip customers with discounted Priority and Express Mail rates for domestic and international shipments. Significant cost savings can be found for packages under 20 lbs!   Interested in seeing if you could be saving with USPS? Contact us to get a free shipping analysis:

 

Free Shipping Analysis

 

In the meantime, check out the video below to learn more about why you should be shipping USPS:

 


 

V-Technologies was founded in 1987, we are a shipping software development company and have a selection of multi-carrier shipping software solutions to meet the growing demand for integrated shipping. StarShip™ and ShipGear® our two flagship shipping software products provide integration between carriers and popular ERP, accounting and eCommerce platforms: QuickBooks, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Acumatica, Macola, Amazon, Shopify, Magento and ebay to name a few.               

                     

                                     

 

 

 

                                                                              

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Tags: Shipping Software, USPS, Sage, StarShip, eBay, Acumatica, Amazon, eCommerce

Our Reviews Integrated Shipping Software Provider Edi Partners

Posted on Fri, May 18, 2018 @ 11:12 AM

 

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Tags: Shipping Software, EDI, ShipGear, StarShip

Earth Day, V-Technologies Integrated Shipping Software Solutions

Posted on Mon, Apr 23, 2018 @ 04:08 PM

 

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Pitney Bowes & USPS Automated Postage Verification (APV)

Posted on Fri, Feb 23, 2018 @ 01:38 PM
 

Last year, the U.S. Postal Service implemented Automated Postage Verification, which automatically evaluates dimensions, weight, package types and zones during processing to confirm the correct postage amount. If the calculated postage differs from the postage paid for the shipment, USPS notifies Pitney Bowes of the discrepancy.

On March 3, 2018, Pitney Bowes will begin applying postage payment adjustments for overpayments and underpayments to your pre-paid postage account. We strongly encourage all shipping managers to learn about the root causes of postage adjustments and how to avoid them.

 ENSURING ACCURATE POSTAGE

 


3 Common Postage Errors (and how to avoid them)

  • Weighing items incorrectly - Weigh your item and round up. USPS rounds up to the next pound or ounce.
  • Exceeding weight limit for mail class - For example, First-Class Package service can only be used for packages under 15.999 oz; anything over the weight limit must use Priority Mail.
  • Entering wrong package dimensions - Measure your package and enter the length, width and height into StarShip.

Learn more about USPS Automated Postage Verification along with steps to ensure accurate postage.

 

Contact us today for more information: 800-462-4016 sales@vtechnologies.com  

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Tags: Shipping Software, USPS, ShipGear, StarShip

Happy New Year from V-Technologies, LLC. Shipping Software Providers for ShipGear and StarShip

Posted on Fri, Jan 06, 2017 @ 02:39 PM

Happy New Year!

V-Technologies, LLC. Shipping Software Providers for ShipGear and StarShip

To our customers and business partners, on behalf of our team at V-Technologies, LLC.,  we wish you and your family a very Happy New Year! We want to take this time to express our gratitude to all of our ShipGear and StarShip customers that help give us purpose in the work we love to do - helping shippers ship better, cheaper and faster! It's our privilege to be a part of your team! Thank you for your business. We wish you a happy, healthy and prosperous 2017! 

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New ShipGear Shipping Software Pricing Announcement

Posted on Mon, Dec 05, 2016 @ 04:29 PM

ShipGear Shipping Software Monthly Subscription Plan Pricing

Earlier this month, V-Technologies launched a new subscription pricing model with new service levels available when purchasing ShipGear.  ShipGear is the leading shipping software solution providing instant integration between UPS WorldShip, FedEx Ship Manager or USPS Endicia Professional with business applications to:  Amazon, eBay, Macola, Microsoft Dynamics GP, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Sage 50 and Sage 100.  There are several advantages to this new pricing model including flexible pricing, additional product features and the option to discontinue service at any time. 

Find ShipGear pricing plan details HERE.

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Tags: Shipping Software, ShipGear