Maria Fagerland

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Ecommerce: What to Expect in 2022

Over the past two years, the definition of normal within the retail industry has drastically changed. Propelled by lockdowns and societal changes stemming from the pandemic, ecommerce has seen a booming 24 months. With COVID-19 continuing to impact everyday life, the popularity of online shopping is expected to be the preferred shopping method for the foreseeable […]

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Shipping Basics
Going Global: What You Need to Know About Customs and Duties

Is your business ready to take on the world? Reaching international customers can take your business to the next level, but it’s important to know what to expect ahead of time. Customs and duties are part and parcel of selling internationally, and they can be incredibly complex. Educating yourself on the intricacies of global ecommerce […]

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Are You Ready for Small Business Saturday?

Established in the US by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is designed to support local economies and is a great opportunity for marketing.  Part of the “Shop Local” movement, ShipStation proudly supports small businesses and their customers by helping provide streamlined, efficient order and delivery fulfilment – building trust for all those small […]

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2022 UPS Rate Change: What You Need to Know

UPS’ shipping rates for 2022 were announced on November 5th and the rate increases will go into effect on November 14th. The announced rate increase of an average net 5.9% can mean different things to you as a shipper based on your shipment profile. This average rate increase matches rate adjustments already announced by rival carriers FedEx and DHL. As […]

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Shipping Basics
How to Provide Visibility Into Shipping

No-one likes ambiguity, especially when it comes to that eagerly awaited parcel a customer has ordered.  From the moment someone presses purchase on your store, customers expect to know where their order is at all times and providing complete visibility into the shipping process is a must nowadays.   In our recent survey, we found that […]

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USPS Shipping Delays Explained

Beginning October 1, 2021, many senders and recipients of USPS first-class shipments began to face delays and extended delivery times. This is no accident—these mail delays are strategic and self-imposed as part of a plan set forth by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Originally proposed in March of 2021, DeJoy implemented the new system as USPS […]

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Why Ecommerce Brands Should Focus on Sustainability

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) still fresh in our minds, we look at the impact of ecommerce on sustainability and why it’s everyone’s responsibility in the industry to consider changes that can make a difference. Over the last two decades, the ecommerce market has grown exponentially – and so has its […]

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Livraison pour Noël, délais 2021 des transporteurs

En cette période de fin d’année, bien préparer son processus d’expédition est un des éléments fondamental pour assurer l’acheminement des commandes en temps et en heure. Honorer les commandes et faire face aux demandes d’acheteurs de dernière minute requiert de bien connaître les délais de livraison des services des transporteurs et de bien les communiquer […]

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Carrier Rates
How Do I Calculate UK Shipping Costs?

There are very few things more frustrating than undercharging on shipping. Knowing what to charge customers can be challenging and overwhelming, especially if you sell a variety of products of all different shapes and sizes. Here are some of the things to be aware of when shipping online orders and calculating your shipping prices. How […]

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How to Get Ready for Black Friday

Learn how to prepare your backend for Black Friday and Cyber Monday with tips from our partner, Rewind.

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Shipping Basics
Printing Return Labels and Creating a UK Returns Strategy

Returns are an unfortunate part of any ecommerce business. No one wants to do returns. According to Statista, the key reasons people in the UK return items bought online are “it didn’t fit” (66%), “item not as described” (39%) and “it looked different in person” (36%). Returns are only increasing in the UK, and consumers […]

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The Power of Great Packaging: 3 Tips To Give Your Customers What They Really Want This Christmas

Online spending is on the rise. ShipStation’s study: The Global Pulse: Ecommerce After COVID-19 found that: 42% of consumers expect to spend more in 2021 than they did in 2020 65% of consumers say they plan to shop online vs. in-store even after the pandemic ends Only 36% of consumers say they have started shopping […]

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Shipping Basics
Expanding into international markets pt 4: Logistics, Customs, Taxes and Legislation

Welcome to the final post in our four part blog series, where we highlight what was covered in a recent webinar on essential business practices for international expansion, which you can access on-demand. The webinar was brought to you by experts from Lengow, Avalara, and of course, us here at ShipStation. Together, our three platforms […]

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Shipping Basics
Expanding Into International Markets Part 3: Shipping, Delivery, and Returns

Welcome to part 3 in our four part blog series, where we highlight what was covered in a recent webinar, which you can access on-demand. The webinar was brought to you by experts from Lengow, Avalara, and of course, us here at ShipStation. Together, our three platforms can help you succeed in product feed management, […]

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Shipping Basics
Expanding Into International Markets Part 1: Deciding Factors & Choosing the Right Channels

The global ecommerce market is expected to total $4.89 trillion in 2021. And according to Forrester, cross-border transactions will outperform domestic transactions by 17% between 2017 and 2022. So there’s never been a better time to expand into new international markets. But a profitable expansion requires a detailed and dynamic plan that considers technology, business […]

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How to Prepare for the Holidays Post-Pandemic

Every part of your ecommerce business is going to experience an influx of some kind or another during the holidays. Your website will see more traffic. Your customer service representatives will field more phone calls. And your packing and shipping area will process more orders. With the pandemic starting to ease and Peak season just […]

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How to Ship LTL Through ShipStation

What is LTL and what does it entail? LTL, aka Less than Truckload, is the transportation of products or goods that does not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel. LTL shipments are usually arranged on pallets and can range anywhere from 150 pounds to 10,000 pounds. LTL carriers specialize […]

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Shipping Basics
How to Navigate the Returns Process

The retail landscape changed dramatically in 2020. One major consequence of the pandemic was a huge upsurge in online shopping, which shows little sign of slowing even as UK lockdown measures start to ease. And as more people have turned to home delivery than ever, it’s not surprising that returns are on the rise, too. […]

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Shipping News
What Ecommerce Shoppers Think About Shipping and Fulfilment in 2020

The impact of COVID-19 has had serious implications on the international supply chain and to consumer expectations. Whereas previous years saw a shortening of expected wait time, 2020 saw the average amount of time a consumer is willing to wait grew from 5 days to 8 days. However, with this lowered expectation around ship time, […]

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Selling Channels
How Any Business Can Sell On Instagram & Expand Reach

Instagram makes it easier than ever for shoppers to explore and purchase the products they love.

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How SAP Business One and ShipStation Improved Fulfillment for BILLY Footwear

Learn how the integration between ShipStation and SAP Business One helped BILLY Footwear improve their fulfillment strategy.

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Multichannel Resource Hub

In our latest Multichannel ebook we outline the most important things to consider when planning and implementing an effective multichannel strategy.

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ShipStation Story: We Sell Mats

Learn how We Sell Mats has grown and scaled their fulfillment using ShipStation and their EDI provider, eBridge Connections.

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How ERP and 3PL Solutions Helped EasyCare Scale Their Fulfillment

Learn how EasyCare uses ShipStation, Warehouse Pro, Sage 100, and nChannel to streamline and improve their fulfillment process.

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