Picqer blog

Tips for your warehouse, Picqer product updates and a look behind the scenes.

August 7, 2019

New in our team: Dirk

Hi! My name is Dirk and I started at Picqer in July. I have the privilege of getting to work on a very broad task. With the support team I am involved in supporting our users and partners, but as a product owner I also actively participate in the development process.

New in our Picqer team: Dirk

I like to approach my work process-wise: how do we get from A to B, and what can we do to make it as fun and effective as possible? Something that Picqer also does, but for your warehouse. A match made in heaven!

In my spare time you will find me outside a lot, I love cycling and I enjoy walking long days with many kilometers on foot. Earlier this year I walked from the Pyrenees to the Atlantic Ocean, and soon I will be walking from Porto to Santiago, Spain, with my girlfriend.

Working in the fast-paced world of software development, e-commerce and logistics is in many respects the total opposite of the total relaxation with digital detox that you experience during a multi-day hike. For me, however, the combination provides a great interaction, and the essence is the same for me: the journey is more important than the destination.

July 31, 2019

PostNL pickup points Belgium

Collecting online orders is extremely popular in Belgium. You can now also make use of this with PostNL and Picqer. In Belgium, PostNL has 1100 pickup points and new locations are opened every week.

PostNL Pick-up locations Belgium

Making shipments for Belgian pickup points is directly possible through PostNL and MyParcel. We support the official plugins for Magento 1, Magento 2 and WooCommerce.

Read how to activate Belgian pickup points on our help page.

July 29, 2019

Magento 2 plugin

When you receive an order in your webshop you want it imported in Picqer as quickly as possible. With Magento 2 new orders were imported with a maximum delay of 15 minutes. Now with the new Picqer plugin for Magento 2 you'll receive orders in realtime in your Picqer account.

New: Magento 2 plugin

Why a plugin?

We usually use webhooks when integrate webshops. The webshop will then give us a notification when a new order is placed. Unfortunately, Magento does not have support for this. That is why we already had a plugin for Magento 1 and now also developed one for Magento 2.

With the launch of the Magento 2 plugin we again support realtime receiving of orders for all connected webshops.

Plugin install

On this help page we explain how you can install the Magento 2 plugin. You may need the help of your webbuilder.

April 5, 2019

New in our team: Ramon

I am Ramon Kleiss and since May 20, I work at Picqer as an Senior Developer. Together with my colleagues Wouter and Anna (and of course Casper and Stephan) I hope to make the Picqer software even better than it is at the moment.

Nieuw in het Picqer team: Kasper

Before I started at Picqer, I worked in the social media world for 5 years. Before that, I studied Embedded Systems Engineering at the Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen. So you could say that I am completely new to the world of web shops and warehouses and this was exactly what attracted me to Picqer at first. The quality of the software and the clear communication are other things that I really like about Picqer.

Beside building software, I really love to go skiing in the winter and take a good mountain hike in the summer. I also love motorcycling, although it isn't possible for now due to leaking carburetors.

I look forward to helping you with handy features and bug fixes!

May 23, 2019

International shipping with Sendcloud

Good news for users who send packages with Sendcloud. We have expanded our Sendcloud integration with international shipping. This makes sending packages to a foreign country as easy as pie.

International shipment with sendcloud

For shipments outside of the EU customs union you need to provide extensive product information and add special customs documents to the parcel. We automatically give this product information to Sendcloud when you create a shipment for a country outside of the EU customs union.

Shipping documents

For international shipments you won't receive an A6 shipping label, but multiple customs forms. These you need to attach visibly to the outside of your parcel. Sendcloud generates these documents for you and Picqer automatically prints them.

Product information

For international shipments, extra product information is required such as weight, HS code and country of origin. Read all the needed preparation on our page about international shipping.

International shipping with Sendcloud is now available for all Sendcloud users.