Small Business

Case Studies, User Story
The Smell of Success: The Burlap Bag Burns Bright with ShipStation

When The Burlap Bag opened as a quirky, brick-and-mortar retail shop in Austin, TX, owners Lauren and Josiah Lowe had no idea that the brand’s true success would lie in ecommerce. The couple opened the shop with the intention of peddling local fare from artisans in the Austin area and decided to throw their own […]

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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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Selling Channels
Jamersan’s New Ebook Is Bursting With Tips And Tricks For Ecommerce Businesses

Jamersan has been helping business owners get more out of ecommerce for over 20 years. With decades of trial and error, experience, and expertise they have produced an ebook that promises to help growing ecommerce sellers ask the right questions to get the most out of their growth. The ebook goes hand-in-hand with the video […]

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Case Studies
BullyBillows’ ‘Next Chapter’: Dog Accessory Company Increases Efficiency 10x with ShipStation

Spending a day at BullyBillows’ newly refurbished Nottingham warehouse will leave you with a smile on your face and fur on your jumper. The company’s team of eleven humans and several dogs, led by Founders Anthony Koumi & Benjamin Billows, designs tough, comfortable, and fashionable dog accessories that are selling as fast as the team […]

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Case Studies
My Bucket Journals Expands with ShipStation’s Optimize Consulting Package

As entrepreneurs of all kinds know, a small business is often more than just a way to make money. For Steven and Shelle Wells, the husband and wife team behind My Bucket Journals, their business venture is at once a passion, a coping mechanism, and an exercise in humanity.  Just as Shelle suspected when she […]

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Case Studies
Real for Real Reduces Shipment Errors by 85%, Expands Internationally with ShipStation

Shannon Storms Beador, founder and CEO of Real for Real, believes that healthy and natural products should be simple to attain for everyone. That’s why Shannon, a mom of 3 and TV personality on The Real Housewives of Orange County, decided to pursue her passion for health by founding her company.  Shannon believes that getting […]

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Case Studies
Mental Health Charity MIND Maximises Impact with Ship-From-Store via ShipStation

When Covid hit, the going got tough for brick-and-mortar stores. And when the going got tough, the tough got going… straight to ecommerce platforms. Meet the ever-tough MIND Charity. This organization is dedicated to helping anyone who is experiencing a mental health problem by campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.  MIND is […]

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Case Studies
Posh Totty Designs’ All-Female Artists Dominate Market with ShipStation

Alice Rivers Cripps, CEO and founder of jewelry company Posh Totty Designs, is spinning a childhood insult into pure gold. Often called “a posh totty” as a child, Alice is reclaiming the pejorative and embracing her inner poshness, while encouraging her customers to do the same.  Posh Totty’s team of skilled jewelry smiths is 100% […]

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ShipStation 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

Tis the season! We’ve gathered together a list of products from our very own ShipStation users to help guide you through your holiday shopping. 63% of consumers say they’re more likely to use buy online/pick up in-store shopping this year than last 🛍️ — ShipStation (@ShipStation) December 3, 2021 Stocking Stuffers Needing the final touch […]

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Case Studies
Making Spirits Bright: DecoExchange Builds Wreaths and Community with Ecommerce Craft Company and ShipStation

It’s a quintessential success story: what began as a stress reliever for a pair of engineers has grown into a full community of entrepreneurs and hobbyists, and a successful ecommerce business. Damon Oates and Parker Stelly created New Orleans-based DecoExchange in pursuit of passion, not profits, but now, with the help of ShipStation, they’ve found […]

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Case Studies
The Stay Beautiful Foundation Ships 5x Faster with ShipStation and Konnectryx

Cancer isn’t pretty, which is why Ashleigh Cortes, the founder of The Stay Beautiful Foundation, launched her business to help women feel beautiful and empowered throughout their cancer journey.  Ashleigh’s beloved grandmother was the owner of a day spa in Chicago before she was diagnosed with esophageal cancer. ​​As Ashleigh watched her grandmother endure harsh […]

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Case Studies
How Lioness Fashion increased dispatch speed by 50% with ShipStation

Australian online retailer Lioness has fast become a fashion force. Founded by Wendy Lin in 2010 as a wholesale business, the label made its foray into ecommerce in 2014. According to Brian Nguyen, director at Lioness, the label has significantly ramped up its direct-to-consumer business over the past three years.  “We started as a wholesaler […]

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Case Studies
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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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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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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Shipping Basics
ShipStation: How to Create and Print a Shipping Label

A quick, effective shipping process is not just an advantage for ecommerce businesses anymore, it’s a necessity. Customers expect their packages to arrive on time and at the right destination. Planning your shipping and fulfillment process in advance will set your team up for success. Creating and printing accurate shipping labels is a critical part […]

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ShipStation Story: Yumi Organics

Learn how Yumi Organics, an overnight oats company, was able to utilize ShipStatin to streamline their shipping processes and grow their business rapidly.

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How Ruroc Increased Fulfilment by 3900% with ShipStation

A pioneer in snow sports helmets, the Gloucester-based business has a global reach of 97 countries and counting. Learn how ShipStation helped enable their ecommerce growth. The Founding Story Ruroc was born in 2008 after the original founder experienced a near-fatal snowboarding accident. Fortunate to survive a severe wipeout and being buried in an avalanche, […]

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Thicc Cookie’s Journey To Ecommerce

Founder Christopher Scheldrick, and his sister’s afternoon craving for New York-style cookies transformed into all that THICC Cookies is today. Dreaming about the cookies from their favorite New York bakery, Levain, the brother and sister duo recognized an opportunity to bring this unique style of cookies down under. Christopher was part of his family’s wholesale […]

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Case Studies
How Logicbroker and ShipStation Help BidetKing Automate Shipping

About BidetKing In 2010, BidetKing.com launched as a dropship ecommerce site focused on bidet toilet seats. As their sales grew, their operations expanded. Over the past decade, they have grown at a steady pace and have solidified an effective, streamlined shipping workflow. Currently, they have three fulfillment warehouses where they fulfill their multichannel orders. They […]

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ShipStation Story: Craft + Boogie

Learn how Craft + Boogie supports its mission of giving back with the help of ShipStation. Meghan McCloskey, founder of Craft + Boogie, was busy working a fulltime corporate job while trying to provide her 3 kids the same magical childhood she experienced. The kid’s arts and crafts monthly subscription box rolls out a new […]

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How Desk Plants Pivoted and Found Success During COVID-19

Desk Plants provides indoor low-maintenance plants that light up one’s workspace. Learn how they were able to make pivots and scale their growth during COVID-19 and how ShipStation has aided them through this process.

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