Online merchants planning to migrate their eCommerce platform often stand at a crossroads. One path leads to a temptation to develop a custom shipping solution, a journey fraught with uncertainties, high costs, and time-consuming development. The other path? ShipperHQ – A tale of 15+ years in shipping and a journey of understanding the real challenges merchants face.
Let’s explore why the latter is the smart choice for merchants seeking growth and innovation.
Why Choose ShipperHQ Over Custom Shipping Solutions?
✓ Proven Expertise in the Shipping Game
ShipperHQ isn’t just another shipping solution; it’s a culmination of 15+ years of industry-leading experience. This deep-rooted expertise means we understand the intricacies of shipping and logistics like no other.
Most of our staff has been working in the eCommerce ecosystem for decades; we understand the challenges you face and are committed to creating solutions that work for merchants like you.
✓ Cost-Effective and Time-Saving
Custom solutions might seem tempting, but they’re a sinkhole for funds and time. Building your custom app may cost you anywhere from $15,000 to $100,000 as a one-time cost, and another 20% of the total price as recurring annual maintenance expense. These development costs can quickly spiral out of control, and the timeline? Endless.
ShipperHQ offers a budget-friendly, ready-to-deploy solution that cuts down on unnecessary expenditures and gets you up and running in no time. We are here to support your increasing shipping demands without compromising performance or efficiency.
✓ Seamless Integration and Migration Support
Migrating to a new eCommerce platform? ShipperHQ smoothly integrates with all the major eCommerce platforms, ensuring your shipping operations don’t skip a beat. Plus, our free migration tool makes the transition smooth and fast.
Everything stays in place for order processing but you now have a smart and enhanced checkout with accurate shipping rates. So be ready for more orders to fulfill!
✓ Focus on Business Growth, Not Logistics Headaches
With ShipperHQ, you can redirect resources that would have been spent on developing and maintaining a custom solution toward more critical business growth activities. It can be easy just to see shipping as a cost center, but ShipperHQ makes it possible to cover costs and generate revenue turning shipping into a profit center.
✓ Global Support and Innovation
As a merchant, you need a solution that scales with your business and adapts to the global market. ShipperHQ offers unparalleled global support and continuous innovation, ensuring your shipping strategy is always ahead of the curve. While others in our space have the same ‘feature’, a deep dive into our capabilities will show why and how we are set apart.
The Hidden Costs of Custom App Development
Custom shipping app development isn’t just about the initial app build. It’s a long-term commitment with hidden costs that can impact your business significantly. Let’s take a deeper look:
- Development and Maintenance Costs: Expect a hefty bill for both building and maintaining your custom app. These costs often exceed initial estimates and can continue to increase over the years hampering your growth.
- Time and Resource Allocation: Custom app development isn’t just expensive; it’s time-consuming. The months or even years spent developing and maintaining the app could have been directed toward business-enhancing activities.
- Integration and Compatibility Issues: Custom apps require constant updates to ensure compatibility with evolving eCommerce platforms and shipping carriers. This adds another layer of complexity and unforeseen expenses.
- Opportunity Costs: The resources tied up in custom app development represent missed opportunities. Every hour spent on development is one less for marketing, product development, and other growth-focused areas.
The Bottom Line
The decision to partner with ShipperHQ is more than just a short-term tactic. It’s about aligning with a team of shipping experts who have weathered the storm, comprehend your challenges, and offer a reliable solution for your shipping needs as a long-term strategic partner.
Using ShipperHQ and considering switching eCommerce platforms? We’re here to assist. Please reach out to us to explore the next steps and ensure a smooth, hassle-free transition.
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