Ecommerce News

  • ShipStation 2021 Holiday Gift Guide

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    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 […]

  • 2022 UPS Rate Change: What You Need to Know

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    UPS  announced their 2022 rate change on November 5th and the rate increase 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 […]

  • Key Ways to Communicate Black Friday Cyber Monday Sales

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    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, […]

  • 2021 USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

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    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, […]

  • How Do I Calculate UK Shipping Costs?

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    There are very few things more frustrating than undercharging on shipping. Knowing what to charge customers can be challenging and overwhelming, especially if you sell a variety of products of all different shapes and sizes. Here are some of the things to be aware of when shipping online orders and calculating your shipping prices. How […]

  • 5 Tips for Making Better Shipping Notifications Emails

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    Customers read shipping confirmation emails—they’re the only email you send that you can almost guarantee each of your customers wants to read. Having a good shipping experience is one of the main contributing factors to a customer buying from you again. Almost as important as quick, affordable shipping is keeping your customers informed. Because customers […]

  • What Slower USPS First Class Mail Transit Time Means for You

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    Consumers and merchants alike have likely experienced delayed shipments since the onset of COVID. The USPS, FedEx, and UPS have each felt the stresses of increased demand on their operations. USPS has been hit especially hard by the stress ecommerce has placed on carriers. Delivering to every address every day is demanding. Even down to […]

  • How to Ship a Package

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    To ship a package you really just need to make sure that the package is accurately weighed, sized, and packaged. If the parcel uses a service that allows for its size and weight, you’re good to go!  How to Weigh a Package Weight is typically the major factor that determines a package’s shipping rate. In […]

  • USPS 2021 Holiday Peak Shipping Surcharge

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    The USPS has announced a peak shipping period surcharge for the 2021 holiday shipping season. The charges will apply to commercial and retail domestic competitive parcels in the following classes – Priority Mail Express (PME), Priority Mail (PM), First-Class Package Service (FCPS), Parcel Select, USPS Retail Ground, and Parcel Return Service.  When will the Surcharge […]

  • Are You Prepared for the Back-to-School (and Work) Shopping Rush?

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    The summer holidays are in full swing and as another tumultuous year for school children comes to end sellers and retailers across the ecommerce sector are quickly turning their heads towards the bonanza that is back-to-school shopping season. Last year was a damp squib as retailers faced a drop in sales due to the uncertainty […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 January 1, 2022, customers who sign up for a UPS account through ShipStation will now enjoy discounts of up to 86% off Daily Rates, 55% off UPS® Ground shipments, and 69% for UPS 2nd Day Air® and UPS Next Day Air® services on […]