31 May 2022 By By Hayley Cowburn
Postcodes and street addresses often don’t lead couriers to the right place. If you live in an apartment block with multiple entrances or in the countryside, where postcodes cover large areas, you’ve probably had difficulties receiving deliveries to your address. That’s why we’re using what3words – so that couriers always know exactly where to deliver. Every 3 metre square has been given a unique combination of three words. For example, the delivery entrance to our company headquarters can be found at [///swing.twice.aware.]
If your eCommerce website uses what3words locations, you can have your customer's three-word address added to your shipping label for most leading couriers. Simply let us know where the data is and we’ll do all the work to get you set up and tested, all with no extra charge.
Initially, we will be launching the what3words integration with the couriers BJS and Aramex, rolling out to all leading couriers compatible with what3words in the next 2 weeks. We will of course keep you updated on this in the Shipster updates newsletter.
A what3words address is a human-friendly way to share very precise locations with other people, or input them into platforms and machines, such as ride-hailing apps or eCommerce checkouts. It is optimised for voice input and contains built-in error prevention to immediately identify and correct input mistakes.
The free what3words app, available for iOS and Android and the online map enable people to find, share and navigate to what3words addresses in over 50 languages. Millions of what3words addresses are in use around the world, with thousands of businesses using them to save money, be more efficient and provide a better customer experience. what3words is integrated into apps, platforms and websites, with just a few lines of code.
On working with what3words from a technical standpoint, Tony Cheetham, Shipster Founder and MD says “Working with what3words has been very easy and the technology has been simple to add to our platform. It’s a feature that will make deliveries more successful the first time around for our clients with customers in remote, complex or unique locations.”
Regarding the new partnership, Max Bartholomew, Shipster Partnerships Manager says “It is amazing to have a company like what3words compatible on the Shipster platform for our retail client warehouses and other distributors to use. This will make shipping, deliveries and tough-to-find locations so much easier for our clients and couriers.”
Hayley Cowburn, Shipster Marketing Director comments, “I’ve known about what3words for a long time in the context of the app and emergency services and believe it could be a revolutionary tool in delivery too. I’m excited that Shipster can play a part in bringing this technology to the eCommerce market and I’m looking forward to seeing it on our shipping labels.”
Chris Sheldrick, co-founder & CEO at what3words adds, ‘'It has been great working with the innovative team at Shipster who immediately recognised the benefits of integrating our technology. We are looking forward to seeing what3words addresses appear on their shipping labels and improving the delivery experience for consumers and couriers alike.”
If you're interested in adding what3words to your Shipster services, please contact Shipster Support.
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