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Record-breaking sales are the dream for any big shopping season—whether it’s the winter holidays or back to school—or a highly anticipated product launch. But the reality is, even after you’ve made those sales, you still need to set up shipping and fulfillment processes for every order.

Luckily, this is a great shipping problem to have, and we’re here to help. Our expert advice helps you create a seamless customer shipping experience during a rush, including ways you can offer free shipping or meet customer expectations. From Black Friday to Earth Day, uncover our best tips to prepare for the Holidays.

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6 Ways to Make Amazon Prime Day Simpler and More Affordable

Amazon Prime Day is a great way to get your products in front of a larger audience. And this year there will be a second Prime Day! It can be a great advertising tool, and while profit margins can be thin, it’s a lot more affordable than other marketing efforts. The drawback, though, is that […]

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Comment intégrer les questions d’écologie dans votre e-commerce ?

Les entreprises de e-commerce ne peuvent ignorer l’impact de leur activité sur l’environnement. Depuis quelques années, chacun prend le problème à bras le corps et met en œuvre des solutions pour penser la croissance de manière durable. En résulte un secteur qui évolue dans la bonne direction, prenant en compte les grands enjeux de demain. […]

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National Earth Day 2022: Sustainable Business Practices from Business Owners

In celebration of National Earth Day, we spoke with a handful of online business owners who have successfully implemented sustainable practices within their businesses. Learn from the tips, experience, and encouragement on going green in business from these eco-minded entrepreneurs. How does Shameless Pets practice sustainable shipping processes?  We know that shipping items can be […]

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Going Green: How Ecommerce Can be More Sustainable

Every little bit helps when it comes to combatting climate change. Earth Day 2022 is right around the corner, and it has everyone at ShipStation thinking of ways ecommerce businesses can be more sustainable. If you’re looking to shrink your business’s carbon footprint, we’ve put together five ways ecommerce retailers can help. What is sustainability? […]

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International Women’s Day 2022: Advice from Women-Owned Businesses

March 8th is International Women’s Day! To celebrate, honor, and recognize this day, we spoke with women-owned businesses to gather their insight, advice, and encouragement. Learn from these inspiring ladies in business! The online baby clothing store was inspired by the journey into motherhood for two friends, Kelly + Katrina. When the women had their […]

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Holiday Shopping Recap 2021: Supply Disruptions, Bracketing Nightmares, and a Very Early Start

If the 2021 holiday shopping season seemed a little “weird,” that’s because it was. After a particularly stressful 2020 holiday season amid Covid-19 lockdown, many consumers expected to have a semi-normal season this year with family gatherings (at least small ones) and gift-giving. Supply chain breakdowns, shipping delays, and the ongoing pandemic—now filled with additional […]

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How to Process Holiday Returns

As the holiday season comes to an end, we get ready for the new year. But ecommerce merchants have one last bit of business to clear up before moving fully into the new year: Holiday Returns. As unpleasant as dealing with returns can be, there is a silver lining. Customers that experience a good returns […]

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Ecommerce: What to Expect in 2022

Over the past two years, the definition of normal within the retail industry has drastically changed. Propelled by lockdowns and societal changes stemming from the pandemic, ecommerce has seen a booming 24 months. With COVID-19 continuing to impact everyday life, the popularity of online shopping is expected to be the preferred shopping method for the foreseeable […]

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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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Are You Ready for Small Business Saturday?

Established in the US by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is designed to support local economies and is a great opportunity for marketing.  Part of the “Shop Local” movement, ShipStation proudly supports small businesses and their customers by helping provide streamlined, efficient order and delivery fulfilment – building trust for all those small […]

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How ShipStation Mobile Can Help You Through the Holidays

Due to the pandemic, more consumers are shopping online than ever before. Our recent study shows 62% of customers are choosing to shop online instead of going inside a physical store. Although online shopping is convenient, the setback comes with making sure your product is shipped to your customer without avoidable delays or damages. Your […]

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Using Scan to Verify to Help with the Holiday Rush

During the holiday rush, shipping mistakes can be more common. These mistakes can lead to your customers not receiving their orders on time, resulting in refunds and negative reviews. More than 85% of consumers say a poor shipping experience negatively impacts their perception of the retailer, while 83% are less likely to re-purchase from a […]

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2022 UPS Rate Change: What You Need to Know

UPS’ shipping rates for 2022 were announced on November 5th and the rate increases will go into effect on November 14th. The announced rate increase of an average net 5.9% can mean different things to you as a shipper based on your shipment profile. This average rate increase matches rate adjustments already announced by rival carriers FedEx and DHL. As […]

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Why Ecommerce Brands Should Focus on Sustainability

With the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26) still fresh in our minds, we look at the impact of ecommerce on sustainability and why it’s everyone’s responsibility in the industry to consider changes that can make a difference. Over the last two decades, the ecommerce market has grown exponentially – and so has its […]

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Key Ways to Communicate Black Friday Cyber Monday Sales

This content was contributed by Bold Commerce Black Friday Cyber Monday(BFCM) has easily been the busiest shopping weekend on the calendar for years — and as more brands have developed an online presence, the image of busy mall shoppers has transitioned to eager sale-lovers in front of their computers at home. Just like the signage, […]

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How to Be Sustainable During Peak Season: 10 Aussie Retailers Share Their Tips  

Consumers around the globe are becoming more aware of the impact their purchases have on the planet. And in response, brands need to become more sustainable. According to ShipStation’s research, 62% of younger consumers prefer to shop for sustainable and green products, while 82% of consumers as a whole said they would like their parcel […]

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2021 USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The USPS has announced their 2021 holiday shipping deadlines. Below are the final dates to send items to be delivered prior to December 25th, 2021. For more carriers’ deadlines, head to our 2021 holiday shipping deadlines blog. USPS Domestic Shipping Deadlines USPS Service Shipping Deadline Retail Ground™  Wednesday, Dec. 15th, 2021 First Class Mail®  Friday, […]

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5 Ways to Prepare for the Holiday Rush

The holidays are fast approaching. Is your packing and shipping area ready to handle the incoming avalanche of orders?

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Australia and New Zealand Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2021

Jump to deadlines for: United States | Canada | United Kingdom During the holidays, there’s one thing you need to take care of: your shipping and fulfilment process. A big part of that is communicating to your customers your last posting dates for Christmas delivery. You need to find out the holiday shipping cutoff dates […]

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How to Get Ready for Black Friday

Learn how to prepare your backend for Black Friday and Cyber Monday with tips from our partner, Rewind.

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2021 Last Posting Dates for Christmas in the UK

Jump to deadlines for: United States | Canada | Australia One of the most crucial parts of holiday shipping preparation is knowing which carrier services to use and when. Accommodating last-minute shoppers is vital, and knowing which services are available until which dates is crucial for cart conversions. We’ve gathered the most popular carriers and their […]

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Supply Chain Delays and Carrier Delays Can Impact the 2021 Holiday Season

Shoppers are going to experience a mix of old and new concerns heading into the 2021 holiday shopping season. Americans are more willing to go to in-person events, travel, and shop this holiday season than in 2020 thanks to increased vaccinations. Many Americans are ready to start buying again. While this is a good sign, […]

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How to Automate Shipping Processes for the Holidays

ShipStation’s automation rules and batch printing do more than eliminate manually configuring each order. They also remove the risk of human error associated with it

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The Power of Great Packaging: 3 Tips To Give Your Customers What They Really Want This Christmas

Online spending is on the rise. ShipStation’s study: The Global Pulse: Ecommerce After COVID-19 found that: 42% of consumers expect to spend more in 2021 than they did in 2020 65% of consumers say they plan to shop online vs. in-store even after the pandemic ends Only 36% of consumers say they have started shopping […]

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