Carrier Rates

Most ecommerce merchants use a wide range of carrier solutions to find the best shipping options for their customers. With so many options available, you want to make sure that the options you’re using are the best. Luckily, we’ve got plenty of resources to help you stay up-to-date on all the carrier rate changes, surcharges, and best shipping services you rely on. 

 

Whether you need access to new shipping services, international carriers, discounted rates, annual rate increases, or consolidation services, ShipStation has the solutions that work for you. This is where you can find all the information you need to make shipping more affordable.

Carrier Rates
Your Company Doesn’t Have to Be Large to Save Big on Shipping

It used to be that only the bigger players could pull off cost-effective ways of processing packing and shipping orders at high volumes. The times have changed, and online services are providing much more agile options. Today’s small and medium-sized businesses can leverage fulfillment services through ShipStation, with tools that help utilize technology to save […]

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Selecting the Best Shipping Options for Your Customers

You spend an enormous amount of time ensuring you provide a great customer experience. The decision of how to ship products to your buyers is equally as important and is key to having happy customers. Remember, the shipping of your item should be a celebratory event, not something that causes you stress. These days, everyone […]

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ShipStation Now Offers the Lowest USPS® Shipping Rates  

Here at ShipStation, we love to announce deeper discounts from our carrier partners. That’s because we know how important shipping costs are to ecommerce businesses of all sizes.  Today, we’re thrilled to share that our USPS rates are getting even better.  Starting on October 19, 2022, we have entered into a newly expanded agreement with […]

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Expanding Your Shipping Options for Your Customers

No matter how big or small your ecommerce business is, your customers expect flexible, reliable, and affordable delivery options. Luckily, ShipStation’s integration with UPS® conveniently provides all three in one spot.  ShipStation enables you to quickly connect all your selling channels and generate your shipping labels in a few clicks. The moment you make a […]

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ShipStation Users Can Now Save up to 77% on UPS® Ground Shipping

ShipStation is proud to announce that you can now enjoy savings of up to 77%* off UPS® Ground shipping when you open a UPS from ShipStation account! While other carriers are increasing their rates, UPS is offering deeper discounts on its popular UPS Ground® service. These rates are available to ShipStation users shipping in the […]

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USPS 2022 Holiday Peak Shipping Surcharge

USPS 2022 Holiday Peak Shipping Surcharge

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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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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 to US Territories: Puerto Rico, Guam, and More

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

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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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The Cheapest Way to Ship to Canada in 2022

Finding the cheapest way to ship to Canada is important for any growing business. Whether you ship to Canada with UPS, FedEx, or USPS, there are many affordable options depending on what you’re selling and how much your orders weigh. This blog will help you find options for cheapest shipping to Canada. Why Canadian Shoppers […]

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USPS First Class vs Priority Mail

The two most common USPS services a merchant uses to ship with are First Class and Priority Mail. Generally, the deciding factor in making a decision in First Class vs Priority Mail comes down to weight. If a parcel weighs less than 16 ounces, it makes the most sense to use First Class Mail. However, […]

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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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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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How to Reduce eCommerce Shipping Costs

Shipping costs are a major expense for any e-commerce merchant. When you’re first starting out, you may be buying your labels at the post office—hoping to one day have a driver instead hop down out of their truck and come to you to pick up outgoing parcels. ShipStation knows that shipping can be time-consuming and […]

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How to Get Cheaper International USPS Shipping Rates

The USPS is frequently considered the gold standard for national carriers. Many merchants across the world find shipping to the US to be a breeze because of how well our postal service deals with delivering parcels. Additionally, the USPS has built up a delivery network with other national carriers and international carriers like DHL to […]

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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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USPS Adds New Surcharges for April 2022

Starting April 3, 2022, the United States Postal Service is introducing surcharges for oversized packages with sides over 20” or 30.” These surcharges were announced as part of USPS’s 2022 rate increases in January as part of their annual rate increase. These surcharges are part of USPS’s recent measures to help deal with the large […]

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UPS, FedEx, and USPS Overnight Shipping: What’s Best? 

UPS, FedEx, and USPS overnight shipping services are now our familiar friends. As demand for quicker shipping times becomes 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 […]

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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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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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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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