James Messer's posts

  • ShipStation University is Your New 24/7 Shipping Resource

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    ShipStation is all about efficiency. We know that bringing every part of your ecommerce business together—from software to printers to choosing shipping services—eases workflow. Creating a singular, simplified shipping process makes shipping easier and faster. However, shipping is not a simple process. We’ve spent years fine-tuning our product to account for all the areas of […]

  • 2020 Last Posting Dates for Christmas in the UK

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    Jump to deadlines for: United States | Canada | Australia One of the most crucial parts of holiday shipping preparation is knowing which carrier services to use and when. Accommodating last-minute shoppers is vital, and knowing which services are available until which dates is crucial for cart conversions. We’ve gathered the most popular carriers and their […]

  • How Logicbroker and ShipStation Help BidetKing Automate Shipping

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    About BidetKing In 2010, BidetKing.com launched as a dropship ecommerce site focused on bidet toilet seats. As their sales grew, their operations expanded. Over the past decade, they have grown at a steady pace and have solidified an effective, streamlined shipping workflow. Currently, they have three fulfillment warehouses where they fulfill their multichannel orders. They […]

  • What Consumers Really Think About Shipping

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    With the pandemic recalibrating how ecommerce shoppers want to and are able to shop, 2020 has had a monumental impact on consumer expectations. Whereas previous years saw a shortening of expected wait time, 2020 saw the average amount of time a consumer is willing to way grow from 5 days to 8 days. However, with […]

  • Australia’s Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2020

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    Jump to deadlines for: United States | Canada | United Kingdom During the holidays, there’s one thing you need to take care of: your shipping and fulfilment process. A big part of that is communicating to your customers your last posting dates for Christmas delivery. You need to find out the holiday shipping cutoff dates […]

  • USPS 2020 Holiday Surcharge

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    For ecommerce businesses, the holiday season is generally a time of increased sales volume, stress, and telling your parents “Hopefully we’ll be able to fly in by Christmas Eve!” This year, however, ecommerce volume has outpaced its own projections by 4-6 years. While this is largely good news for merchants, there has not been the […]

  • Introducing ShipStation’s Second Annual Partners of the Year

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    After last year’s inaugural award, we are thrilled to introduce the next solution provider Partners of the Year. ShipStation has partnered with many of the world’s leading shopping carts, marketplaces, carriers, and fulfillment services, as well as a large network of hundreds of agency solution provider partners that provide merchants with marketing, development, and integration […]

  • 5 Takeaways from Rewind’s Ecommerce During COVID-19 Ebook

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    Rewind, with the help of ShipStation, BigCommerce, Privy, and Shogun, has put together an ebook for adapting and surviving the COVID-19 pandemic. Each of these companies has a unique perspective on how their companies have helped ecommerce merchants through these new challenges. From creating better customer experiences to broadening where you sell to better shipping practices, you […]

  • The Cheapest Ways to Ship to the US from Canada

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    The US is Canada’s largest trade partner by a wide margin. Canada exchanges over $500,000,000,000 in goods with the US each year. Because of this close relationship, shipping across the border to the US is not particularly difficult. So, basically, if you properly document your contents, and don’t ship banned items, you should be fine. […]

  • What’s New with ShipStation?

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    ShipStation’s main purpose is to simplify shipping. The more efficient your fulfillment strategy is, the less time you have to spend on it—freeing your time to focus on more important areas of your business. We’re expanding ShipStation’s capabilities to cater to specific workflows. Whether you’ve been using ShipStation for a while or are still looking […]

  • Fulfill Salesforce Sales Orders with ShipStation

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    With ShipStation’s direct integration to Salesforce via the Salesforce AppExchange, all of your sales orders and order objects will import into ShipStation where they can be shipped—regardless of which Salesforce ecommerce solutions you use.

  • Cheapest Way to Ship

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    Low shipping costs are key for ecommerce businesses. They protect your bottom line, pass the savings on to the customer, and can continue to give you deeper discounts the more you ship.

  • How to Sell Food Online During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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    The recent social distancing measures in response to COVID-19 has led to the closing of restaurants and bars—quickly changing how many of us shop. It has also dramatically impacted those with careers in the service industry sector. As we navigate these changes and try and establish just how long these measures will be in place, […]

  • DropShipping Pricing Strategy

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    Dropshipping can be competitive, so figuring out how to price your products can be the difference between winning a buyer or even making a profit. Finding the sweet spot of being competitive while still protecting your profit margins is one of the most important aspects of starting a dropshipping business.  Choosing a Dropshipping Industry Before […]

  • Dropshipping 101

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    The traditional ecommerce practice of selling items that you keep in your warehouse or storefront is not the only way to become a successful ecommerce merchant. Some people have successful businesses that never even see the items they sell. This is known as dropshipping.  Dropshipping is a business model where the person selling the item […]

  • How Do I Ship Dry Ice?

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    What is dry ice? Dry ice is carbon dioxide in its solid form at or below -109º F. Because it converts from a solid state into a gas, it doesn’t thaw and risk ruining the packaging or contents. Apart from fog in Halloween punch bowls, dry ice is used to keep items such as medical […]

  • How Cotopaxi Scaled with Netsuite and ShipStation

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    About Cotopaxi Cotopaxi is an outdoors company based in Salt Lake City, Utah. They specialize in backpacks, apparel, and camping equipment. They’re dedicated to promoting social good and are a certified B corporation, meaning they balance profit with mission. They give 1% of their annual revenue to charity. From combatting poverty, to distributing mosquito nets, […]

  • UPS® and ShipStation Offer New Rates on Shipping

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    UPS now offers ShipStation users access to ecommerce discounts on domestic and international shipping with UPS. Ship more for less with rates of up to 48% off UPS® Ground shipments and up to 62% off UPS 2nd Day Air® Daily services on eligible packages. To receive these discounts and much more, all you have to […]