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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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Carrier Rates, Shipping Basics
How to Ship Vinyl Records 

Selling and shipping physical media is usually pretty straightforward. However, talk to any record sellers and you quickly know which one requires the most care. Knowing how to ship vinyl records is a skill that every record store, dealer, or label has to learn. They require a little bit more care than other media do. […]

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Shipping Basics
Why Was I Charged a UPS, USPS, or FedEx Billing Adjustment? 

Billing adjustments can be a shock at the end of the month. Luckily there are ways to minimize and avoid them. Find out how for UPS, USPS, and FedEx here.

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Podcast
Get Ship Done: Episode 1: Harmony Harvest’s Dirt-to-Door Business Model is Coming Up Roses

Harmony Harvest is a flower farm that grows more than flowers. They have recently grown into a booming ecommerce company. Owner Stephanie Duncan —who joins us in this month’s episode—along with her mother and sister are the women behind the bouquets. Based in Virginia’s Shenendoah Valley, they control the entire business process from growing, to […]

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Carrier Rates
Why You Should Use Multiple Carriers: UPS, USPS, DHL, and FedEx 

Merchants typically look at shipping as a necessary evil: It cuts into your profit margins and you just have to deal with it. Yes, shipping costs money. But there are many ways to make fulfillment more affordable if you know what to look for. Sometimes, merchants make assumptions about which services are the most affordable. […]

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Carrier Rates
Overnight Shipping Options for Next Day Delivery: UPS, FedEx, and USPS

As demand for quicker shipping times become standard, the most urgent of shipping needs have become more commonplace. Next-day delivery is a popular option for many items now. It’s not just for ice cream or medical supplies anymore. As merchants adapt to the evolving ecommerce landscape, having a plan for dealing with express delivery is […]

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Carrier Rates
How to Schedule a Carrier Pickup With ShipStation

Running an ecommerce business means dealing with carriers. Logging into different carrier accounts to buy and print postage can become tedious though. And the only thing worse than having to print postage in all your different carriers’ interfaces is having to drop of packages at the post office or carrier facility. Luckily, ShipStation makes all […]

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Carrier Rates
Shipping to China: A US Merchant’s Guide

China is the US’s third largest trade partner, behind Canada and Mexico. Beyond manufacturing in China and their place as a central figure in world economics, there is a big demand for American goods in China and vice versa. As with any international market, China has its own set of rules and regulations regarding what […]

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Carrier Rates
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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Carrier Rates
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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2019 FedEx Rate Increase Carrier Rates
FedEx Rate Increases for 2022

FedEx rates went up in mid-September 2021. If you’ve been following FedEx services, you know this is slightly earlier than the usual annual announcements of this nature. FedEx Express, FedEx Home Delivery, and FedEx Ground rates will across the board increase by 5.9%. As with most years, a 5.9% increase might be more or less […]

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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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Shipping News
2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for Canada

Use our holiday shipping deadlines for all the major carriers in Canada to make sure you deliver packages on time for the Christmas season.

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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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Carrier Rates
Domestic or International: Shipping to Puerto Rico, Guam, and Other US Territories

Shipping to territories can be complicated, let us remove the guesswork!

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Shipping News
2017 Holiday Shipping Deadlines in the US

Get the holiday shipping deadlines for USPS, FedEx, and UPS. Deliver gift packages on-time with the right service, cost, and speed. #shiptheseason

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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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Carrier Rates
Shipping Alcohol via FedEx & ShipStation

If you’re in the alcohol business, you know just how many laws there are surrounding the purchase and sale of it. If you want to ship your wares, there are even more rules surrounding the process—especially between if you’re shipping to a different state. Well, we’re here to make shipping your alcohol a little bit […]

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volusion Shipping News
ShipStation is now a certified Volusion Partner!

Today, we’re very much pleased to announce that we’ve strengthened our relationship with Volusion! While we’ve had a Volusion integration for ShipStation for some time now, we’ve been working with the booming e-commerce company, and are delighted to tell you that we are now a certified Volusion Partner! Volusion is a leading e-commerce software platform, […]

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Shipping News
Important Information for Internet Explorer (IE) users

Have you been experiencing slower than expected processing speeds with ShipStation? If so, we have some news that we’d like to share. ShipStation makes heavy use of Javascript which allows us to provide a feature-rich user interface. JavaScript speed is very important in optimizing the overall performance of your ShipStation experience, including site navigation, order […]

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