Click & Drop
In its basic level, Click & Drop can be used on a
personal level by anyone, without even having to sign up to an account. The pay-as-you-go
format allows anyone with a computer and printer to print of their own postage
labels and pay via a card or PayPal.
Stepping up a level, small businesses can take advantage of
this by integrating straight into their online shop. It supports several online
market places, including Amazon, eBay, Shopify, Woocommerce, Not on the High
street, Etsy, Magento, Big Commerce, OnBuy.com, Bluepark, EKM and Squarespace.
Don’t worry if your store is not listed, or you have a
custom built platform, there are two options to link this into your existing
distribution system. Either by API (which require a minimum send of 20 packages
a week), or by Click & Drop Desktop which is open to anyone.
Click & Drop Desktop, despite the name, is a connector sitting
on your distribution machine or server which can accept spreadsheets or csv files
that can be generated by your ecommerce software and send automatically to your
Click & Drop portal. Your software can be setup to calculate the weights of
the packages by knowing its contents, and fill out any customs forms and IOSS numbers
if sending to Europe. All you need to do is open the click & drop portal,
make any changes if needed before applying and paying for the postage in bulk.
Then print out and stick the labels on to your packages and drop your letters,
parcels, tracked or international mail straight into any post box or parcel
The Click & Drop API is fairly similar to this
processes, except it talks directly with Click & Drop, instead of relying
on the Desktop. In our opinion, the extra requirements and applications to open
an account is not worth the trouble, we would recommend integrating via the Click
& Drop Desktop, which is automated, or integrate using Pro Shipping if you
meet the requirements.
We have integrated Click & Drop on Fish4Flies. If you would like us to integrate this into your site, get in touch to have a chat.