A turnkey eCommerce solution for the Iberian market
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When starting a new year, it is quite common that some goals are set and lots of expectations are created. For an individual, this happens both on a personal and professional level, however, this is also true for most companies.
In the Iberian market, as well as in much of the world, there were already good projections in relation to the evolution of eCommerce in 2020, even with the projection that this year, Portuguese consumers would reach the mark of 8.9 billion euros spent in online shopping. In Spain, even in back February, sales of the eCommerce sector were already projected to grow 12.5%.
And then, the world changed. The new Coronavirus pandemic put millions of people at home for several months, many having been released from their jobs. Both consumers and professionals quickly turned to eCommerce as a way not only to continue their consumption habits but also often, as an alternative to maintain their income. Be it physical stores that had to close their doors or new entrepreneurs who saw the internet as a good opportunity to stay active, the fact is that eCommerce has once again shown its importance during this period that the world is still going through.
IPSOS data, for example, show that one in two Spaniards say they made purchases online during the confinement period. The same study points out that consumers are likely to continue to increase their online consumption even after the pandemic. In addition to the convenience of buying without leaving home, at a time when we still do not know how long the measures of social distancing and the risk of infection will last, eCommerce should continue to grow, even with the reopening of local commerce. And even the local commerce itself might also strengthen online sales, since many retailers may seek to be more prepared for the second wave of Covid-19 or for any other future incident that will possibly lead them to have to close their doors again.
Having this scenario insight, it is vital to develop and strengthen more complete and ready-to-use initiatives that make eCommerce more accessible also for those who have never sold online and even those who until today have made limited use of the internet. All-in-one eCommerce platforms are an excellent answer to this demand. They allow you to start selling products online in a reasonably simple and quick way, and with a low initial investment. However, many new online stores find it difficult to make decisions that go beyond the store itself, such as choosing their logistics partner. This requires researching prices and services and, often, forces them to sign direct contracts with carriers that may not even have integration with the chosen eCommerce platform. Thus, shipping costs are reduced, but management difficulties are increased.
With that in mind, Shiptimize joined forces with the eCommerce platform Jumpseller to offer the Iberian market a complete solution, which makes creating and managing online stores in Portugal and Spain even easier, from end to end.
Shiptimize and Jumpseller: together for a turnkey eCommerce solution
Jumpseller is a Portuguese eCommerce platform already well established in Latin America, where it is present in countries like Chile, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. Now, with the shipping solutions provided by Shiptimize in Portugal and Spain, Jumpseller becomes a complete eCommerce platform, which can further strengthen the Iberian market through all the possibilities it offers, such as:
- Professional and customizable themes and templates
- Custom domain
- Stores in multiple languages
- Integration with payment solutions
- Integration with social media and analytics platforms
- Automated shipping process with CTT, Vasp, Via Directa, GLS, CTT Express, Correos Express, UPS, DHL, DPD, and B2C Europe.
In addition, Jumpseller users will be able to make use of negotiated shipping rates by Shiptimize with some of the most reliable carriers in each of the markets and services such as express shipping in cities like Lisbon and Porto, shipping in 24h / 48h / 72h, and also extras options such as parcel pickup, deliver to collection points and additional insurance.
The integration between Shiptimize and Jumpseller can be done simply and quickly, as you can see here.
This is another step we take to make eCommerce a viable option for stores of all sizes, which speaks directly to our mission to simplify the life of small and medium businesses. For us, it is always a great satisfaction when we can join other companies that have the same goals, as happened with our friends at Jumpseller. We know that this partnership means a lot to us, but that, above all, it represents a great advance for the Iberian market. And that’s what we work for.