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7 Expert Tips for Starting Your Own Clothing Line

If you’ve got an eye for fashion and have always wanted to try your hand at starting a clothing line, now might be the time to shoot your shot. Doing so has never been easier. Thanks to advancements in tech and the democratization of commerce—in a few clicks, you can buy stock from wholesalers, launch […]

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labor shortages Shipping News
How to Work Through Labor Shortages to Fulfill Orders

While high demand is typically a good problem to have for shippers and carriers, it can create significant issues if there aren’t enough hands on deck to move goods, particularly within warehouses. Currently, there is a two-fold issue within the U.S. supply chain. The first issue is that high levels of demand, which is compounded […]

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Podcast
Shady Rays: A Great Returns Strategy Keeps Customers Coming Back

Becoming someone’s favorite sunglasses brand is difficult. But Shady Rays remains a gold standard for many of its customers. Through competitive marketing efforts, a philanthropic mission, and an ultimate focus on providing the best service and product to their customers, Chris and Dan have found success in ecommerce — shipping upward of 10,000 orders in a […]

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Shipping News
Ship & Sip Summer Events Recap

I’ve deemed this summer the summer of events here at ShipStation. It might be blistering hot in Texas but I have had the honor of hosting unique panels at both our July Pride in Bloom Ship & Sip event and our ShipStation University Homecoming event. If you missed out on these events in person, I […]

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Selling Channels, Shipping Basics, ShipStation Product
How to Create a Return Policy That Works 

Let’s be honest, nobody likes dealing with returns. They are expensive and time-consuming. While physical retailers deal with them, they are much more of a nuisance for ecommerce merchants. However, since shipping plays a large part in an online business’s brand identity, there are a lot of reasons to have a solid return policy. The […]

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Shipping News
How To Plan For Growth In Your Business

It’s the best-case scenario for most any business owner, watching revenue tick upward, seeing hiring rates blossom, gaining traction with a customer base, and getting the brand recognition that you always had faith the company could pull off. What a lot of people aren’t talking about is the growing pains of business growth.  Will they […]

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Carrier Rates
Do USPS, UPS, and FedEx Offer Saturday Delivery?

The global network of carriers is constantly moving, from trucks to planes to conveyor belts to homes. Despite this hectic pace, deliveries aren’t made around the clock. Most carriers offer Saturday delivery, however, it can be at a high-cost surcharge. Sunday delivery, on the other hand, is a lot less definite. USPS Weekend Delivery Does […]

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ShipStation Product
ShipStation Connect: The Best Cloud Printing App for Ecommerce

If you’re in a time crunch and putting the shipping labels on your parcels, you need your printing to keep up. This is where ShipStation Connect helps. Instead of having to go through the tedium of downloading a label or going through the rigamarole of choosing a printer on the PDF viewer, you should just […]

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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 Basics
Can I Use the DYMO 450 to Print 4″ x 6″ Shipping Labels?

While the DYMO Label Writer 450 is a great printer that can print name tags, stamps, and address labels it WILL NOT print 4” x 6” labels. The reason behind this is simple: The DYMO Labelwriter 450 doesn’t have the ability support 4” x 6” labels. The maximum supported width is 2.2”.  For printing 4” […]

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Carrier Rates
USPS Flat Rate vs USPS Priority Mail: Flat Rate Boxes, Prices, and Services

USPS Flat Rate is a commonly used shipping service. A major reason this shipping method is used so frequently is that it’s a very easy parcel size for the USPS to fit into their trucks. It’s also a good way for the USPS to make money. As a result, they’ll usually suggest it when you […]

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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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