Selling online is great, apart from the hassle of actually getting those orders delivered to your customers. Especially if you are selling in various places like Amazon, Ebay, Shopify and Magento at the same time.

Bristol-based Tom Palmer and Rob Ashcroft had exactly this problem when they started selling their classmates artwork online, and came up with a solution that automated the process and printed delivery labels in bulk to free them up to concentrate on growing the business.

“We set up Zenstores last year with absolute focus on simplifying shipping for small businesses”


From this Zenstores was born, and it was clearly a problem that needed solving, as 12 months later the startup has now helped other small ecommerce businesses deliver over 1 million products to their customers.

Simple shipping

zenstores-logo-rgb-transparentTom comments: “We set up Zenstores last year with absolute focus on simplifying shipping for small businesses so that they can get on with the important task of driving their businesses forward. That approach is bearing fruit, as evidenced by the huge numbers of shipments we’re now processing.”

The startup’s speciality in giving you the power to print shipping labels and despatch online orders in a few clicks is winning many fans. British Red Cross eBay coordinator, Victoria MCGirr, says: “Having just launched our British Red Cross eBay store, Zenstores is helping us with shipping and dispatch. Their customer service and advice is excellent. The system they provide makes the dispatch process simple and time efficient.”

Zenstores also lets you create customisable invoices, integrated labels, and picking and packing slips. The company plans to provide support for other platforms such as Etsy, WooCommerce and OpenCart in the next few months too.

You can find out more at the Zenstores website  and keep up to date with goings on at the company on its blog or on its Twitter feed: @zenstores 

Jamie Middleton