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How Lore of the Sea increased dispatching speed by 1000% with ShipStation and Australia Post

Sustainable women’s surfwear brand Lore of the Sea is dedicated to creating ethically made, slow fashion surf wear. The brand was founded by Laure Mayer in 2014 after she noticed a gap in the Australian market for functional surf wear.  “After I finished uni, I wanted to create my own label that was focused on […]

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Case Studies
West Coast Seeds Increase Shipping Capacity by 200% with ShipStation and Novatize

West Coast Seeds, a British Columbia-based organic seed company, may have been founded over 40 years ago, but they’re far from old-fashioned. While the company’s goal is to bring people back to their roots, they are utilizing the latest shipping innovations to do it.  As one of the first seed companies to embrace ecommerce, West […]

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Case Studies
How Subo Products Reduced Shipping Time By 300% With Automation

The idea for the Subo food bottle was one born from necessity. Husband and wife team Glen and Julie-Anne Mayer were busy raising their three young children. But they wanted a kids feeding product that would give them the convenience of pouch-style foods without the packaging waste or mess from overzealous squeezing. Using pump bottle […]

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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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Holiday, Shipping News
FedEx, UPS, and USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines For 2021

The 2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for USPS, and UPS are now here. Be prepared for the holiday season now by clicking here.

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Shipping News
USPS 2021 Holiday Peak Shipping Surcharge

Looking for 2022? Check out our 2022 Holiday Surcharges Blog! The USPS has announced a peak shipping period surcharge for the 2021 holiday shipping season. The charges will apply to commercial and retail domestic competitive parcels in the following classes – Priority Mail Express (PME), Priority Mail (PM), First-Class Package Service (FCPS), Parcel Select, USPS […]

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Case Studies
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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avalara and legnow webinar Shipping Basics
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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