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Family-Run Harmony Harvest Farm Grows Flowers, and Sales, During Covid

When sisters Stephanie Duncan and Jessica Hall and their mother, Chris Auville, created Harmony Harvest Farm back in 2011, they had no way of knowing that a pandemic lingered in their future. Their product — farm-grown, hand-cut flower bouquets — needs a lot of care, from the ground all the way to ground shipping.  Harmony […]

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Expanding Into International Markets Part 2: Key Things to Consider in Local Markets

Welcome to part two in our four-part blog series. We highlight what was covered in a recent webinar – which you can access on-demand – 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, cross-border duties and […]

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What is a Residential Surcharge?

A residential surcharge is a fee applied to the base rate of a shipping label for an order being delivered to a home, home business, or any location deemed residential by a carrier or carrier driver. Residential surcharges are applied to FedEx and UPS services and typically cost about $4.00. However, USPS does not charge […]

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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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Carrier Rates
Find the Cheapest USPS Shipping Rates

Finding the right USPS shipping rate

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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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Case Studies
How Partake Brewing grew sales by 100% in one month in partnership with Canada Post and ShipStation

Cheers Through The Years For Ted Fleming, creator of the non-alcoholic beer company Partake, necessity really is the mother of invention. After a beer-loving Ted was diagnosed with a medical condition that precluded him from drinking alcohol, he was left feeling like an outsider at social events like happy hours and hockey games. He needed […]

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Carrier Rates
UPS Shipping Rates & Cost Estimates

UPS shipping rates are important for businesses of all sizes. United Parcel Service America, Inc. (or UPS for short) is a parcel delivery service based in the US that delivers to almost every country on Earth with an average daily package count of 15,000,000. Because of their global network and good customer satisfaction rating, UPS […]

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Carrier Rates
5 Ways to Stop Overpaying on Shipping Costs

“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” This may be a convenient expression for why you refuse to get rid of your 1994 Toyota Tercel, but it is not good for ecommerce sellers. Just because your workflow isn’t broken doesn’t mean it’s performing as it needs to. It’s easy to find discounts if you know […]

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Try Before You Buy: The Next Ecommerce Trend

Try Before You Buy provides online shoppers a try-on experience that was once exclusive to physical retail store locations. Now, it’s taking over ecommerce.

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Shipping Basics
How to Find a US Manufacturer

How to find a US manufacturer that meets your needs.

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ShipStation Product
UPS® and ShipStation Offer Discounted Shipping Rates

UPS announced an adjustment to its UPS® Digital Access Program rates. Effective January 1, 2022, customers who sign up for a UPS account through ShipStation will now enjoy discounts of up to 88% off Daily Rates, 77% off UPS® Ground shipments, and 72% for UPS 2nd Day Air® and UPS Next Day Air® services on […]

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