ShipIt from AKA Consulting is an AccountMate plug-in that integrates your shipping and invoicing process to UPS, FedEx and USPS. Well, that used to be the case—the exciting new version integrates to many more carriers. It also adds new functionality, and is now powered by the popular cloud-based ShipStation, where you can process packages, print labels, shop for the best rates, and use a mobile iOS or Android device to process and print labels and receive tracking updates via text message. And more.

Here are some of the coolest features in the new release:

  • New carrier options: In addition to UPS, FedEx and USPS—now DHL, Purolator, Canada Post and others are available—with LTL on the near horizon
  • Mobile device operation—commit the carrier shipment from a phone or tablet while scanning the order number via bar code!
  • Your corporate branding on shipping labels and automated emails
  • SMS (text message) tracking updates
  • Dimensional weight cross reference table
  • Ability to browse rates and select the most cost-effective shipping option
  • No longer has “Pro” and “Lite” versions—the latest ShipIt includes more features than Pro and is priced less!

Notes for current users:

1. With the move to ShipStation, the engine of your current ShipIt version will be phased out in the near future. We’ll need to talk soon about replacing your current installation, getting it set up and users trained, etc.

2. The new version requires a ShipStation subscription.

3. If you’re also using the MKT Credit Card plug-in and automatically charging the customer credit card on shipment, let’s talk as we’ll need to come up with an alternate means of handling this process. Committing the shipment to the carrier is now a separate step from the AccountMate <Ship Sales Order> screen, so the invoice doesn’t have the shipping charges applied immediately upon shipment.