Expanding Your Shipping Options for Your Customers

Published on April 13, 2023
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No matter how big or small your ecommerce business is, your customers expect flexible, reliable, and affordable delivery options. Luckily, ShipStation’s integration with UPS® conveniently provides all three in one spot. 

ShipStation enables you to quickly connect all your selling channels and generate your shipping labels in a few clicks. The moment you make a sale, it should be celebratory, and not a headache of how you will make the package arrive to your end customer. You and your customers are buying and selling online more than ever. So, delivery matters! When you select UPS as your carrier of choice, you enjoy the full arsenal of UPS products to meet your shipping requirements. One size does not fit all when it comes to shipping and with UPS and ShipStation all of your needs can be met. 

All of these UPS® services are available on ShipStation today: 

In addition to a full range of products that can get your package to your customer on time and in a way that works with your schedule, UPS makes it convenient for you to drop off and for your customers to pick up their packages wherever they are. 

The UPS Access Point® locations are local businesses that offer a convenient option for your customers to receive their packages at an alternate delivery location when they can’t be home to accept a delivery, or if they’re concerned about leaving packages unattended. Providing your customers with reliable delivery options can help you win more business. Additionally, if your customer is a UPS My Choice® member they can easily log into their account anytime to redirect one or all of their packages to their preferred UPS Access Point® location.

Not only is the UPS Access Point® network convenient for your customers, but they also prove valuable for you as an SMB. These convenient and secure locations include thousands of The UPS Store® locations, local Advance Auto Parts, CVS, Michaels stores, and other neighborhood businesses. 

Here’s a step-by-step of how you can utilize UPS Access Point® locations for your business needs: 

We know that your business never stops, not even on the weekend. Through ShipStation and UPS®, when the weekend arrives, you don’t have to put business on pause. UPS weekend pickup and delivery services can help you take more orders after Friday, turn inventory faster, and best of all, create happier customers. UPS offers Saturday pickup for all service levels, and residential delivery to more than 100 metro areas across the U.S. on Saturday at no additional cost for select UPS® Ground packages.* 

*Saturday ground pickup is available in the contiguous 48 states. 

**Select ground packages with a committed delivery day of Monday or Tuesday may be eligible to receive delivery on the Saturday prior to their committed delivery date in territories eligible for Saturday residential delivery. 

Not only can ShipStation and UPS® help you deliver throughout the week, but they can also help you deliver throughout the world. 

Committing to shipping your products internationally may seem intimidating. But think about it this way: the idea of starting an ecommerce business in the first place was intimidating, right? And if you’re considering shipping overseas, then you clearly passed that test with flying colors. Many online retailers in the U.S. hesitate to sell products to other countries because they think the costs outweigh the potential revenue. Spoiler alert: they’re wrong.

ShipStation and UPS® can help you reach more customers in more places! ShipStation submits required customs documentation electronically and UPS ships more packages to more destinations than any other carrier, with experience, infrastructure, and resources spanning more than 220 countries and territories. However large or small your international orders may be, we can help you capitalize on global demand – every step of the way. 

“We’re shipping internationally through ShipStation. It makes it super easy and automated where you just click and print.”

TOWER, Galen Eckenroth, Director of Operations

*Orders shipped outside of the United States may be subject to import taxes, customs duties and fees levied by the destination country. The recipient of an international shipment may be subject to such import taxes, customs duties and fees, which are levied once a shipment reaches the recipient’s country. Additional charges for customs clearance is the responsibility of the recipient.

Paperless invoice eliminates the need for paper commercial invoices by digitally integrating your order and shipment information, enabling efficient clearance by customs offices across the globe. 

Key benefits:

  • Save time when preparing packages for international shipping
  • Eliminate redundant data entry, errors, and loss of documents
  • Ensure confidentiality of invoice and package information
  • Faster customs clearance and shipment processing that reduces holds by up to 56%
  • Reduce costs with less paper, ink, and supplies needed for each package

Creating a one-of-a-kind strategic partnership can change the game for growing SMB ecommerce merchants in need of a flexible, multi-channel delivery service provider. Sign up for a free trial today to see what else ShipStation and UPS provide and what they can do for you. 

For more on offering best-in-class shipping fulfillment solutions, check out our full guide, “The SMB Shipper’s Guide from UPS and ShipStation” today.

Written by

Maria Fagerland

Maria is a multifaceted writer and editor who is passionate about creating content that helps businesses succeed. When she's not writing, Maria can often be found in her garden tending to her plants.

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