Magento + Itella Estonia OÜ integration

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Seamless freight transport integration between Magento and Itella Estonia OÜ.

Calculate prices, ETD, ETA, CO2; create shipments, shipping labels, tracking links and branded notifications automatically.

Overview

Cargoson lets you send info between Magento and Itella Estonia OÜ automatically — no code required.

Using a TMS is the first step to optimizing your transport and logistics. It allows you to save time, money and CO2 emissions by having Itella Estonia OÜ and all your other carriers on one dashboard.

If your company is using Magento, you can take it a step further: skip the manual steps and automate the shipping process.

What you can automate

Pre-shipment

  • Use the sales/purchase orders data in Magento to automatically create shipments in Cargoson
  • Display all available shipping options for a given order and let your users choose
  • Get a list of parcel lockers from different carriers
  • Communicate shipping needs between colleagues
  • Hand over the responsibility of comparing and choosing a transport option from third party users or purchase/sales managers to a logistician

Comparison

  • Calculate the transport price automatically from your price lists and receive it back to your Magento software
  • Request spot prices from your carriers
  • Find the estimated lead times for transport or request estimations from carriers
  • Find the estimated transport CO2 emissions for each transport option
  • Compare carriers and different transport options for each shipment in Cargoson, your business software or any other system your company is using
  • Place a transport order to a carrier of your choice, through their preferred channel: directly into their system or by automated mail (see the carriers integrated with Cargoson)
  • Set up predefined rules to automate transport booking and let the software choose the carrier automatically

Post-shipment

Shipping label on a pallet - Cargoson
  • Send branded email transport notifications to your customers, colleagues and partners (labels, ETA, modifications, cancellations, licence plate numbers, documents etc)
  • Generate shipping labels, get them in your Magento, and send them to relevant parties
  • Generate tracking links and receive them back to Magento, and automatically update shipment statuses
  • Get daily reports about delayed shipments in your email inbox
  • Generate transport statistics and reports across all your carriers
  • Compare transport invoices with pre-calculated or pre-agreed amounts

Magento TMS integration features

Magento is now called Adobe Commerce, but since it's still widely known as Magento, we'll refer to it as such for now.

In our experience, the best shipping setup for most eCommerce businesses is integrating their Magento store with their ERP software, and then integrating the ERP with a multi-carrier shipping software.

This plugin is not meant for:

  • companies whose only sales channel is their Magento store, and
  • are shipping small quantities (less than a pallet), and
  • don't want to negotiate their own prices due to their company size, or
  • are using only a few large carriers.

If these apply to your business, we recommend checking out other Magento shipping plugins from the Magento Marketplace.

However, if you need to:

  • ship pallets or larger packages,
  • sell from multiple channels like a physical store in addition to your Magento store,
  • use niche, smaller or just many different carriers, or
  • want to use your personally negotiated prices,

we recommend you keep reading.

Display available shipping options

After your customer has filled their shopping cart and are ready to order, most online merchants want to offer them a variety of shipping options.

Depending on the store and the products, the options can include parcel lockers, pickup points, home delivery by courier or pallet/freight transport for larger goods.

Option 1: carrier shipping plugins

You can install many different shipping modules by different carriers from the Magento store, but you might run into a few problems with this approach:

  • You can't ship pallets or large quantities which the nature of your goods might require.
  • Some of your carriers don't have their own Magento shipping plugin.
  • You're using multiple different shipping plugins so the customer experience is different and your data is not together in one place.
Option 2: 4PL shipping plugins

To solve these problems, you might have tried using some type of a multiple-carrier shipping module by a 4PL provider.

They normally work well but can sometimes create other issues for you:

  • Most likely, you still can't ship pallets or large quantities.
  • You'll be forced to use their shipping rates, and not your own negotiated rates.

    Note: this might actually save some money for small companies without lots of negotiation leverage. However, larger companies usually want to negotiate their own rates.

  • Your shipping options will still be limited by the carriers the 4PL provider cooperates with.
Option 3: Cargoson Magento shipping plugin

The Cargoson multi-carrier shipping plugin for Magento will give you the best of both worlds:

  • Ship goods of any size: packages, pallets, part loads, FTLs. Heck, you can even display ocean container shipping options in your store if you wish!
  • You and only you will be the one selecting the carriers you want to use.
  • With Cargoson, you can even display shipping options from niche carriers in your Magento store.
  • Display a list of parcel lockers, pickup points or other service options from different carriers.
  • The shipping rates are your own.
  • The contracts and other agreements with your carriers are your own — Cargoson is just a useful tool, not a middleman.
  • All shipment data will be centralized in your transport management software.
  • The customer experience will be the same, regardless of which carrier is used.
Magento Cargoson Shipping Options

Transport orders

After a customer places an order in your Magento store and selects a shipping option, the shipment will be created in Cargoson automatically.

Some merchants choose to offer their customers free delivery without displaying a choice of shipping options. This is fine too — you can let your logistician make the decision or automate the transport option selection process.

Whichever process you choose, the shipment will end up in Cargoson. After confirming the shipments (and fixing some issues with incorrect data, if needed), you can print the shipping labels, auto-notify the customer and provide tracking using Cargoson.

Packaging labels

After a customer has placed an order, the package labels can be printed by the administrator while on the Magento order or in Cargoson.

Notifications

Your customer will be notified automatically about shipments, and provided with information about tracking statuses, updated ETAs, delays, truck licence plate numbers, cancellations etc.

Tracking

The shipment's tracking link will be sent to your customer automatically. It will also be accessible on the Magento order.

Magento Cargoson Shipment Tracking

Pricing

The Magento + Itella Estonia OÜ integration works with all Cargoson plans.

View detailed features and pricing plans

Retail

from 99€ / mo

For eCommerce and retail

Industry

from 299€ / mo

For wholesale and manufacturing

Corporation

from 499€ / mo

For large corporations

Custom

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We'll set up a custom solution for you

FAQ

We offer ongoing integration support and regular updates, ensuring that your Magento and Itella Estonia systems are always synced and up-to-date. APIs often undergo changes and updates, and it's our job to ensure that these changes don't disrupt your workflow. This means you can always benefit from the latest features and improvements from both Magento and Itella Estonia.

The Itella Estonia and Magento integration provides a comprehensive set of capabilities, including Display available shipping options, Transport orders, Packaging labels, Notifications, Tracking. All of these data exchanges with Itella Estonia are seamlessly integrated directly into your Magento system, enhancing the overall functionality and convenience.

The integrations with carriers, just like the Itella Estonia integration, are always developed and maintained in-house by our dedicated Cargoson team; these integrations are our utmost priority. For the connection between Cargoson and stores like Magento, we typically rely on specialized third-party providers.

This strategy allows us to tap into the deep knowledge and expertise of those who specialize in specific store systems. While we are the developers of Cargoson and naturally handle all carrier API integrations in-house, we recognize that we can't be specialists in every ERP platform out there.

In addition, many of these store integrations are built in close cooperation with our existing customers. This ensures that they are not only thoroughly tested, but also designed to meet the practical requirements of real businesses in their day-to-day operations. This way, we guarantee robust, reliable, and efficient integrations for you to use.

Absolutely! Cargoson's architecture is built to be carrier-agnostic, meaning that it's capable of integrating with a wide range of carriers, not just Itella Estonia. As long as the carrier has an API we can work with (or EDI, or even just email), you can incorporate their services into your Magento system through our platform. Additionally, we're constantly expanding our roster of carrier integrations based on customer demand and market trends, so you'll always have a rich selection of carriers to choose from.

Integrating Magento with Itella Estonia using Cargoson is a straightforward process. Simply reach out to us at support@cargoson.com. Our team will walk you through the process, offer a demo if needed, and assist you with the installation of the plugin into Magento. We'll also guide you on how to request and input the Itella Estonia API keys into Cargoson.

Rest assured, data security is our top priority at Cargoson. Your Itella Estonia API keys are securely encrypted in the Cargoson database. However, it's important to note that as your data originates from Magento and then is sent to Itella Estonia, we are not in full control over how these systems handle your data. Nevertheless, both Magento and Itella Estonia are trusted platforms with robust security measures in place.

Absolutely, the Magento-Itella Estonia integration supports all types of shipments: domestic, international, import, export, and cross-trade. The specific services depend on your chosen carrier(s), but we facilitate all freight modes: road, air, sea, rail, and all shipping modes: parcels, LTL and FTL freight shipping, and even parcel lockers.

Itella Estonia offers the following services: Freight, Express Business Day (courier request), Parcel Connect (Parcel machines / courier request).

Yes, we're open to discussing custom feature requests. Each case is unique, so we encourage you to reach out to us at support@cargoson.com. We might already have a solution for either the Magento or the Itella Estonia side that might cover your need. If not, and the feature would be beneficial for other businesses as well, it could potentially be added free of charge. However, for features specific to your business, we can agree on a development cost.

Integrating Itella Estonia directly into Magento through Cargoson simplifies your operations significantly. You can now manage transport orders directly inside Magento, removing the need to log into various carrier systems including Itella Estonia. Furthermore, it eliminates the necessity to access Cargoson for daily operations, providing a unified and simplified process. While some unique features like analytics or carrier chat may still require logging in to Cargoson, the integration generally minimizes daily tasks, enhances productivity, and reduces potential for errors.

Start using a transport management system with Magento

Your time is valuable

If you use other carriers along with Itella Estonia OÜ, we believe that using one system to work with all of them is the most efficient use of your time and resources.

Skip the manual work

Your contacts, orders and shipment data already exists in Magento. Stop copying it to different carrier systems or sending it via email.

Instead, make use of it: integrate Magento with Cargoson and your data will be exchanged with all of your carriers automatically! This will also avoid human errors.

Pick and choose which carriers you like

The carriers you want to use is your decision, not our business.

Cargoson is not a middleman or a forwarder, but your transportation management software.

Our carrier database is extensive, but you can add missing carriers by simply contacting Cargoson support.

All your carriers connected to Magento

  • All your transport bookings could be placed the same way.
  • Simple API: One integration from your Magento store will cover all your present and future carrier integrations.
  • Requesting a new carrier integration, in case we haven't built it yet, is free for all customers.
  • Track all of your shipments on one dashboard.
  • Adding, removing or switching carriers is quick and easy.

Branded notifications

All transport-related notifications to your partners, customers and coworkers are branded and look the same, regardless of the carrier you're using.

How to start shipping directly from Magento

Get a demo to see how you can add the shipping module to Magento. Then, select your carriers, upload your prices and other agreements with your carriers, invite your users and start shipping right away. See also: Configuring my carriers, price lists and users in Cargoson.

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