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  • How to Ship LTL Through ShipStation

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    What is LTL and what does it entail? LTL, aka Less than Truckload, is the transportation of products or goods that does not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel. LTL shipments are usually arranged on pallets and can range anywhere from 150 pounds to 10,000 pounds. LTL carriers specialize […]

  • How to Show Your Customers Some Love This Summer

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    Dismissing 2020 – when online sales were completely skewed by the pandemic lockdown – most online retailers usually experience a lull in sales during the summer period. According to IMRG, in July 2019, ecommerce experienced its lowest ever growth and continued to fall well below the 5-year sales average of +9.6% in August, reaching just […]

  • ShipStation Spotlight: Summer Sports

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    Summer sports are back Crowds are back in stadiums throughout Europe. There’s nothing quite like the roar that happens when the home team hits the back of the net or there’s a match winning point in tennis!  The Euros has been the first major sporting competition to take place since the pandemic started. The excitement […]

  • New Research: How COVID-19 Has Impacted Ecommerce in Australia Indefinitely

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    It’s no doubt that the pandemic has had an effect on all of us, and particularly for ecommerce and businesses small and large, it has had lasting impacts on consumer behaviour and expectations around shopping, fulfilment, and delivery. We recently conducted a survey of 475 online shoppers across Australia, with over 2,000 worldwide respondents, to […]

  • The Latest Research from ShipStation: Has COVID Shifted Ecommerce Consumer Behavior For Good, Globally?

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    Consumer behavior has changed dramatically — and likely permanently — as a result of the global pandemic. Since March 2020, ShipStation has kept a pulse on the progression of COVID-19 and how it transformed ecommerce long-term. The results? Consumers globally are spending more, they’re supporting small businesses, they’re demanding more visibility into shipping and delivery, […]

  • How To Retain Your Ecommerce Customers After the Pandemic

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    You don’t need us to tell you that 2020 and 2021 have been extraordinary years. Despite all the challenges, you may have also experienced some of your most profitable months on record, as those forced into lockdown suddenly shopped online for the first time.  This was reflected across the world. 2020 was a turning point […]

  • UPS® and ShipStation Offer Discounted Shipping Rates

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    UPS announced an adjustment to its UPS® Digital Access Program rates. Effective April 11, 2021, customers who sign up for a UPS account through ShipStation will now enjoy discounts of up to 50% off UPS® Ground shipments, up to 66% for UPS 2nd Day Air® service, up to 65% for UPS Next Day Air® service, […]

  • How to Ship Cannabis in Canada: Your FAQs Answered

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    Bio: Purolator Inc. is a leading integrated freight, package and logistics solutions provider. Celebrating over 60 years of delivering its customers’ promises, Purolator continues to expand its reach and renowned service levels and reliability to more people, more businesses and more places across the country and around the world. Purolator is proud of its Canadian […]

  • This Time Next Year: British Jubilee Fever

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    This Time Next Year: British Jubilee Fever   It’s no secret that to anyone in e-commerce that peak selling periods come around on Black Friday, Christmas, and the New Year. Sometimes, though,  once-in-a-lifetime events come along outside of these times that offer new opportunities to grow your brand.   2022 is one of those years […]

  • USPS Media Mail Rate Increase on August 29, 2021

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    While the new year brings the usual annual USPS rate increase, there can occasionally be additional rate increases that happen throughout the year. USPS’s financial woes have been an issue for them ever since the Postal Accountability and Enhancement bill in 2006. Even as ecommerce booms, the USPS continues to operate at a deficit. So […]

  • How the IOSS and Recent Changes to VAT Costs Impact Shipments to the EU

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    Effective July 1st, 2021, value-added taxes (VAT) will apply to orders valued at under €22. Because this additional fee can become a make-or-break deciding factor for customers placing orders with international merchants, the Import One-Stop Shop (IOSS) is now available. The IOSS allows merchants to pay the value-added taxes on orders valued at up to […]

  • FedEx Peak Surcharge, July 2021: What to Expect

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    FedEx has announced three peak surcharges that will impact both FedEx Express and FedEx Ground services effective June 21st, 2021. Some of these surcharges are continuations of earlier surcharges. Others are new surcharges.  These rates are a result of the growing strain that increased parcel volume is putting on carriers. These surcharges allow FedEx to keep […]

  • Expert Tips To Make Your Shopify Plus Store Even Better

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    The world of ecommerce has never been busier. The number of ecommerce shoppers surged to 3.4 billion in 2020 and this trend shows no signs of slowing down, with the figure expected to grow 10% YoY to 3.8 billion in 2021.  With more and more consumers shopping online, this means competition to get their attention […]

  • How to Navigate the Returns Process

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    The retail landscape changed dramatically in 2020. One major consequence of the pandemic was a huge upsurge in online shopping, which shows little sign of slowing even as UK lockdown measures start to ease. And as more people have turned to home delivery than ever, it’s not surprising that returns are on the rise, too. […]

  • 4 Tips to Make Your Shipping Eco-friendlier for Earth Day

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    This piece was contributed by Elba Pareja-GallagherDirector Stakeholder Engagement, UPS Elba is a finance and strategy professional with 20+ years of experience at UPS. She’s held roles in Finance, investor Relations, Marketing and Strategy. Most recently, she has joined the Sustainability team as DirectorStakeholder Engagement. For more information, head to her LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/elbapareja/ As Earth […]

  • Getting Started With Multichannel Selling

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    Contributed by Cindy Puryear, Partner Marketing Manager with ChannelAdvisor. How many ecommerce channels do you sell on? If the answer is still “one,” it’s time to rethink your current online selling strategy. Here’s why: By selling on multiple ecommerce channels, you can open the door to more revenue. A lot of revenue, in fact. Today’s […]

  • ShipStation: How to Create and Print a Shipping Label

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    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 […]

  • ShipStation Joins the Shopify Plus Certified App Program

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    The Shopify Plus Certified App program hand-selects apps that deliver quality, service, and the ability to solve the ever-increasing complex needs of fast-growing merchants. ShipStation has now joined this program. In the past 10 years, ShipStation has powered unparalleled shipping experiences for tens of billions in GMV – and counting. Tens of thousands of Shopify […]

  • 2021 USPS Rates

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    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 […]

  • Effects of Brexit on UK Ecommerce Retailers Selling to EU

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    After a number of extensions, the UK left the European Union on 31st January 2020. A transition agreement was made, running until 31st December 2020, with new rules coming into effect on 1st January 2021. During this period, the UK and EU have been negotiating a trade deal. However, for UK ecommerce retailers selling to […]