Fashion software provider Visual 2000 International has added a host of new shipping carrier integrations to its suite of omni-channel software for apparel, footwear, and accessories customers in Europe, North America and Australia. 

The direct carrier integrations include features such as automated label printing and import-export document generation from warehouse packing stations.

"Creating omni-channel success depends on a solid and efficient fulfilment system," says Charles Benoualid, VP of research and development. "Without automated shipping processes, businesses struggle to scale their operations and end up needing to cut corners, especially when it comes to the channel-agnostic consumer."

Using the Visual 2000 End2End Suite, including advanced PLM and ERP systems, businesses can directly connect and easily automate shipping processes via a wide range of carriers and services such as USPS, FedEx, UPS, Endicia, Canada Post, Royal Mail and Australia Post.

"Customers appreciate that they can now print labels, get rate estimates, generate end-of-day manifests and communicate with carrier headquarters, directly from their ScanPack station,"  Benoualid adds. "They used to have to manually connect to the carrier machine to do something as simple as print a label, but it is now all accessible through Visual using direct APIs."

Visual 2000 said that eliminating the need for manual label printing and manifesting is expected to lower fulfilment costs while also reducing sources of error.

The new shipping integrations will also see the introduction of a completely automated import and export documentation system, which generates the appropriate legal documents required for orders destined for delivery in different countries. Visual 2000 said it expects this will help break down borders and give businesses the freedom to easily offer their products in new countries.