Why Integrate QuickBooks and 3PL with your Store?

By Mona McGraw | September 30, 2023 | Tips and Tricks

Put your data entry beast on a diet with affordable, highly customizable integrations that will have him politely sharing his plate in no time! Read below to explore two of the most popular types of software/integrations that will automate the bulk of your back office.

Maybe you already have a QuickBooks Desktop integration that works well with your store, and allows you to connect to some other online platform, but if you don’t, click here to find out more. Do you use QuickBooks Online? Even better!

For a well-oiled back office machine, you will also want to connect your 3PL software to your store. For those of you who may not be familiar with the term “3PL”, it refers to third party logistics software. Third party logistics software includes online SaaS “software as a service” tools that help manage the ordering, warehousing and transportation of supplies. The more narrow definition, as it applies to this article, is warehouse management tools that track inventory, purchase orders, and facilitate shipping. Some have more perks than others.

FlowLink sends orders to your 3PL while you sleep. Once an order is shipped, FlowLink updates your client’s order information in your store.

The FlowLink back office eCommerce integration platform enables easy out-of-the-box QuickBooks and 3PL integration with your store of choice, as well as highly customized integrations, for almost any tool, and specific to your unique setup.

“Why would I want my QuickBooks AND logistics software to share information with my store?”, you may ask? Depending on your processes, you will be able to cut back-office administrative costs by as much as 30% right out of the gate.

If you have a 3PL product that’s not on the list below, contact us as it may be in development, or we will quickly spin up a new logistics integration for you at a greatly reduced rate compared to custom integrators. FlowLink developers have chosen to integrate with our top 3PL software picks listed below (in no particular order):

Quiet Platforms

Quiet Platforms is a multi-channel fulfillment provider of choice for premium fashion and apparel brands (many in this space have chosen FlowLink for their integration needs) and e-tailers. FlowLink makes connecting Quiet Platforms and your store easier than ever.

This powerful integration allows you to send RMAs (return receipts), item profiles, purchase orders, and shipment orders from your store to Quiet Platforms. You can pull the following back into your store from Quiet Platforms: shipping confirmations, PO receipts, RMA receipts, inventory levels, and error messages.


ShipStation is software designed to save time and money on eCommerce fulfillment and shipping. And FlowLink is designed to make it a snap to integrate with your store!

The ShipStation integration lets your store send new order shipments to ShipStation, update shipments in ShipStation, then pull shipments (including tracking information) once they have been shipped from ShipStation.


AfterShip is a shipment tracking application and API for eCommerce retailers and buyers. Enter tracking number to view delivery status. FlowLink makes it easy to send Shipment data to and from AfterShip.

This integrations lets you automate much of the fulfillment process. With it, your store can send shipment information to AfterShip, and retrieve tracking information once shipments are made.

Fosdick Fulfillment

Fosdick has grown with the Fulfillment industry, with 55 years of service and over 3.75 billion packages shipped. Now FlowLink makes it a snap to connect Fosdick’s services to your store. This integration lets your store send new orders directly to Fosdick for fulfillment.

Bergen Logistics

Bergen Logistics is another leading fashion logistics provider that many of FlowLink’s fashion industry clients use. Bergen is on the forefront of advanced technology solutions. And now FlowLink lets you use Bergen’s services in your store. The Bergen integration lets your store send shipment information to Bergen, then, once a shipment is made, send tracking and status information back to your store.

MDS Fulfillment

MDS Fulfillment is a professional midwest order fulfillment service company with creative fulfillment solutions and low shipping costs. FlowLink makes connecting MDS’s services with your store easy. This integration helps you automate your fulfillment process. With it, your store can push new and updated orders to MDS, get inventory stock / status from MDS, and get order / shipment updates from MDS.

Contact us anytime to discuss your QuickBooks/3PL needs!


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Why Integrate QuickBooks and 3PL with your Store?

September 30, 2023   |  Tips and Tricks

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