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4 Ways to Reduce Shipping Costs for Small Business

Finding ways to reduce shipping costs is crucial for all small businesses. There are enough expenses required to run a successful business that you shouldn’t have to worry about paying too much for shipping. You can look at cutting costs in four areas: Finding lower shipping rates, using the right shipping services, affordable packaging, and […]

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Shipping Discounts for USPS, FedEx, UPS, and more

Save the most money on shipping by leveraging carriers, how much you ship, and what software you use. Our tips are inside.

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Media Mail Shipping Rates for 2022

USPS Media Mail is the preferred way to ship books, records, and movies. There are some exceptions to what can be shipped with Media Mail. However, we will get into that later. It’s a good thing that shipping Media Mail is affordable because the contents within can be fragile and need extra care and packaging […]

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Best Shipping Options in Canada

Finding the best shipping options for shipping your parcels domestically or internationally doesn’t have to be difficult. In fact, once you figure out which services work best for local deliveries, shipments heading across Canada, or crossborder, you’ll be able to develop a workflow of automatically selecting the best carrier service and package type for each […]

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The Cheapest Way to Ship Books 

Shipping books doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. But you do need to make sure that you are shipping books correctly. Books are heavy and if you’re not careful, they can jostle loose and tear open boxes. This can cause headaches for postal facilities, as well as damages and additional fees to return the […]

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Save Money on Shipping with ShipStation Carrier Services 

Shipping can be expensive. It can be time-consuming. Managing your carrier accounts alongside your selling channels can also be a headache. Simplifying how you select a carrier service for your different orders doesn’t have to be difficult. Because our major goal is to let you manage the shipment of all your orders, ShipStation Carrier Services […]

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Cheapest Way to Ship in the UK

The cost and speed of shipping products to their end destination aren’t mutually exclusive. As an online retailer, you shouldn’t be paying the same rates as the general public – and many shipping providers offer business rates, incentive programmes, shipping software, and carrier negotiations. Achieving the best possible scenario for your business can be tricky, […]

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Shipping Basics
How to Sell and Ship Car Parts

Figuring out the best way to ship car parts is crucial for a good customer experience. It allows you to get expensive, time-sensitive, frequently heavy auto parts to your customers. This leads to higher ratings and allows you to stand out in a somewhat crowded market. Luckily ShipStation and Simplepart.com are joining forces to make […]

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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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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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Shipping Basics
How Do I Calculate Shipping Costs and Charge Customers?

Learning what to charge for shipping and how to calculate shipping costs helps you become a better ecommerce merchant.

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The Cheapest Ways to Ship to the US from Canada

The US is Canada’s largest trade partner by a wide margin. Canada exchanges over $500 billion in goods with the US each year. Because of this close relationship, shipping from Canada to the US is not particularly difficult. So, basically, if you properly document your contents, and don’t ship banned items, you should be fine. […]

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2021 USPS Rates

The USPS has announced their annual rate increase for 2021. The following USPS rate increase is expected to go live on January 24th, 2021. Below you can find the rates available to ShipStation customers through our partnership with Stamps.com. Keep in mind that many package/thick envelopes can have varied prices depending on cubic rates or […]

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5 Facts About the 2018 UPS Rate Change Merchants Should Know

UPS this week announced an increase in shipping rates effective in December 2017. Here’s what merchants need to know about the UPS rate change.

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USPS Announce Rate Change for 2018

As FedEx has already done, the USPS followed suit this week to announce their own rate change that will take effect on January 21st, pending Postal Regulatory Commission (PRC) approval.  As expected, the rates increased year over year, but there were a few surprises.   The announced rate of increase is 3.9% for shipping services; […]

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2018 FedEx General Rate Increase

Nearly every year, FedEx General Rate Increase by 4.9% across all weights and zones. Here’s what you should know for GRI in 2018.

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Positive Distribution Case Studies
Customer Story – Positive Distribution

Name: Louisa Eyler Title: President Company: Positive Distribution Website: http://positivedistribution.com/ Louisa is the distributor for LOCK LACES™, a company that offers bungie cord-style laces for athletes’ running shoes. Her company has been tasked with the marketing, logistics and fulfillment for the brand. Unfortunately, she shortly found herself bogged down in hundreds of orders and hours […]

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ShipStation is now a FedEx® Compatible Solution!

For the last several months we’ve been working very hard on adding new features to ShipStation. Today, we’re happy to announce that ShipStation is now a FedEx® Compatible Solution! With this addition, ShipStation now supports the 3 major US shipping carriers! Here are some highlights of our new FedEx module: Integration highlights Support for FedEx […]

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3DCart Shipping Solution

We are pleased to announce that ShipStation now supports 3DCart!  3DCart is a complete eCommerce shopping cart software provider. eCommerce store owners can easily build, edit, and maintain an online store without any programming knowledge. 3DCart Integration Highlights Fully support all 3DCart stores Intuitive, easy to use web interface with no software to install Real-time information retrieval […]

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UPS Paperless Invoicing Shipping News
Go Green with UPS Paperless Invoices!

Here’s another great reason to process your UPS shipments with ShipStation – UPS Paperless Invoices. Once this feature is enabled on your UPS account, ShipStation will communicate your customs information electronically – eliminating the need for paper commercial invoices! The UPS Paperless Invoice has several benefits: Electronic transmission allows customs processing to begin earlier, reducing […]

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Product & Order Tags Shipping News
Use Product Tags to Automate Decisions and Save Money!

We are continuing to enhance the features of the “Products” area of ShipStation and this week we released a feature that can be extremely handy in the process of automating your shipping selections. We now allow products to automatically “Tag” orders that contain them. This can have several advantages from simply informational to surprisingly functional. […]

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USPS Cubic Rates Shipping News
USPS Priority Mail Cubic Shipping Rates Now Available

We are excited to offer USPS Priority Mail Cubic Pricing to our customers! USPS Cubic service is a good substitute for UPS and FedEx ground services. We are now able to offer this service to our users through our relationship with Stamps.com. Cubic rates are ideal for small, heavy packages Cubic rates are ideal for […]

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