I would like recommendations for a well integrated shipping app/provider for large letters and parcels. I currently use Royal Mail Click & Drop and Parcel2Go - which are apps provided from their own websites not the app store.
Both import orders with calculated weights ok. RM C&D iwill also correctly mark despatched orders as fulfilled, however although P2Go purports to mark items as despacted it fails - and couldn't anyway as the app doesn't ask for permissions to update fulfilments! This is the biggest pain with it - and there doesn't seem to be any way to contact support (any clues?)
I tend to use RMC&D for large letters and small parcels up to 2kg and P2Go for over 2kg. P2Go offers various couriers but we usually use Hermes for UK orders up to 5kg otherwise ParcelForce. I tried the Hermes app but it doesn't auto import orders - just a CSV upload!
My ideal would be to use a single integrated app which supports auto import of orders, postage calculation, label printing and autoupdate of fulfillments with the appropriate tracking number added. Is there such a thing?
If you are looking to outsource your Fulfillment, Storeship can integrate with most carriers and Shopify, all orders would be in one place.
An alternative it looks like you are looking for a multichannel ecommerce service such as channelgrabber etc.
You can use the Multi Carrier Shipping Label app which will help you display live rates at checkout, auto import all the orders, print shipping labels for all orders in bulk, request pickup and also handle order tracking.