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Podcast, Shipping News
Get Ship Done Episode 4:  Brick-and-Mortar & Ecommerce Success Flowing With ‘milk + honey’

The husband and wife dream team that founded milk + honey—Alissa and Shon Bayer— as a single-location spa in 2006 and have since grown their business beyond physical walls to include a full direct-to-consumer and wholesale product line that has become a cult classic among celebrities, clean beauty influencers, and in many retailers across the […]

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Shipping News
How the Amazon SP-API Update Impacts Merchants 

The way many apps communicate to each other is through API (Application Programming Interface) integrations. API integrations send and receive data between apps, websites, servers, etc. For instance, when your Amazon orders import into ShipStation, this is done through an API integration. It is how the order data is automatically sent to ShipStation from Amazon. […]

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Case Studies, User Story
The Smell of Success: The Burlap Bag Burns Bright with ShipStation

When The Burlap Bag opened as a quirky, brick-and-mortar retail shop in Austin, TX, owners Lauren and Josiah Lowe had no idea that the brand’s true success would lie in ecommerce. The couple opened the shop with the intention of peddling local fare from artisans in the Austin area and decided to throw their own […]

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Holiday
6 Ways to Make Amazon Prime Day Simpler and More Affordable

Amazon Prime Day is a great way to get your products in front of a larger audience. And this year there will be a second Prime Day! It can be a great advertising tool, and while profit margins can be thin, it’s a lot more affordable than other marketing efforts. The drawback, though, is that […]

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Shipping Discounts for USPS, FedEx, UPS, and more

Save the most money on shipping by leveraging carriers, how much you ship, and what software you use. Our tips are inside.

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Carrier Rates
The Cheapest Way to Ship to Canada in 2022

Finding the cheapest way to ship to Canada is important for any growing business. Whether you ship to Canada with UPS, FedEx, or USPS, there are many affordable options depending on what you’re selling and how much your orders weigh. This blog will help you find options for cheapest shipping to Canada. Why Canadian Shoppers […]

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Carrier Rates
USPS First Class vs Priority Mail

The two most common USPS services a merchant uses to ship with are First Class and Priority Mail. Generally, the deciding factor in making a decision in First Class vs Priority Mail comes down to weight. If a parcel weighs less than 16 ounces, it makes the most sense to use First Class Mail. However, […]

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Shipping Basics
A Guide to International Shipping Services

When shipping internationally, there are a lot of great services to consider. Some will work better for some packages in certain situations than others. So, while something like USPS First Class Mail International will generally win the title of cheapest international shipping rate that doesn’t make it the best fit. Learning which services offer the best […]

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Cheapest Way to Ship a Package in 2022

Shipping can be expensive. In this guide, we offer tips & solutions that show you how to save money on shipping, order fulfillment, & packaging.

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Media Mail Shipping Rates for 2022

USPS Media Mail is the preferred way to ship books, records, and movies. There are some exceptions to what can be shipped with Media Mail. However, we will get into that later. It’s a good thing that shipping Media Mail is affordable because the contents within can be fragile and need extra care and packaging […]

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Case Studies
Suitably is Blazing Trails for Women in the Workplace

For women in business, life can seem like a constant juggling act. As a new mom, Columbia business school graduate, and CEO of a businesswear line that launched a few weeks before COVID lockdowns, though, Annabel Gato is well-versed in the art of keeping things moving with both hands full.  We chatted with Annabel and […]

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How to Use ShipStation to Ship Ecommerce Orders

Figuring out how to ship your ecommerce orders can be a challenge. A common side effect of a growing business and increased order volume is realizing that some of your processes now take longer than they should. Thankfully, ShipStation is here to help. For instance, before Homefield Apparel found ShipStation they weren’t shipping as efficiently […]

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