Ecommerce News

  • What Ecommerce Shoppers Think About Shipping and Fulfilment in 2020

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    The impact of COVID-19 has had serious implications on the international supply chain and to consumer expectations. Whereas previous years saw a shortening of expected wait time, 2020 saw the average amount of time a consumer is willing to way grow from 5 days to 8 days. However, with this lowered expectation around ship time, […]

  • ShipStation University is Your New 24/7 Shipping Resource

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    ShipStation is all about efficiency. We know that bringing every part of your ecommerce business together—from software to printers to choosing shipping services—eases workflow. Creating a singular, simplified shipping process makes shipping easier and faster. However, shipping is not a simple process. We’ve spent years fine-tuning our product to account for all the areas of […]

  • 4 Things to Consider When Moving Your Retail Business Online

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    Ecommerce is booming, there’s no denying it. Year after year we see statistics on the rise, and more physical stores moving their business online in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. As cities continue to require businesses to operate with limited capacity, ecommerce is becoming an unexpected necessity for many looking to find innovative new ways […]

  • 2020 Last Posting Dates for Christmas in the UK

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    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 […]

  • 8 Tips to Get Your Website Ready For the 2020 Holiday Season

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    The 2020 holiday season is forecasted to rise by up to 1 to 1.5%, according to Deloitte – and ecommerce sales, in particular, are predicted to jump by 25 to 35%.  While COVID-19 threw a wrench into in-person retail earlier in 2020, eCommerce has been thriving, and this trend looks like it’s unlikely to slow down this holiday […]

  • What Consumers Really Think About Shipping

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    With the pandemic recalibrating how ecommerce shoppers want to and are able to shop, 2020 has had a monumental impact on consumer expectations. Whereas previous years saw a shortening of expected wait time, 2020 saw the average amount of time a consumer is willing to way grow from 5 days to 8 days. However, with […]

  • Australia’s Last Posting Dates for Christmas 2020

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    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 […]

  • Annual Sweepstakes: Enter the Ultimate Ecommerce Upgrade!

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    ShipStation’s annual holiday sweepstakes is back! And, it’s better than ever. We’ve put together everything you need to make the holiday ordering season a breeze for your ecommerce business—from the best-in-class hardware to a free year subscription to our ShipStation Enterprise plan. The grand prize for The Ultimate Ecommerce Upgrade is valued at $5,000. You […]

  • FedEx Rate Increases for 2021

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    FedEx announced their annual rate increase in mid-September 2020, slightly earlier than usual announcements of this nature. FedEx Express, FedEx Ground, and FedEx Home Delivery shipping rates will across the board increase by 4.9%. As with most years, a 4.9% increase might be more or less for a merchant, depending on their shipping profile. Most […]

  • USPS 2020 Holiday Surcharge

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    For ecommerce businesses, the holiday season is generally a time of increased sales volume, stress, and telling your parents “Hopefully we’ll be able to fly in by Christmas Eve!” This year, however, ecommerce volume has outpaced its own projections by 4-6 years. While this is largely good news for merchants, there has not been the […]

  • Introducing ShipStation’s Second Annual Partners of the Year

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    After last year’s inaugural award, we are thrilled to introduce the next solution provider Partners of the Year. ShipStation has partnered with many of the world’s leading shopping carts, marketplaces, carriers, and fulfillment services, as well as a large network of hundreds of agency solution provider partners that provide merchants with marketing, development, and integration […]

  • How Selling on the Walmart Marketplace Helps Ecommerce Merchants

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    How does Walmart make it easy for merchants to get started selling? As a seller, you can take advantage of a great opportunity to reach millions of potential customers by listing your products on Walmart Marketplace. We created a straightforward process to list your items, which includes working with the Seller Center, using the Walmart […]

  • The Cheapest Ways to Ship to the US from Canada

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    The US is Canada’s largest trade partner by a wide margin. Canada exchanges over $500,000,000,000 in goods with the US each year. Because of this close relationship, shipping across the border to the US is not particularly difficult. So, basically, if you properly document your contents, and don’t ship banned items, you should be fine. […]

  • Upcoming International Changes: USMCA, Packet Rates, and More

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    New changes are reshaping international shipping. As part of the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) Extraordinary Congress in late 2019, the framework for what countries pay each other to deliver inbound packet shipments has changed. This change better reflects cost structures. Inbound shipments entering the United States will now be set at a rate of 70% […]

  • What’s New with ShipStation?

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    ShipStation’s main purpose is to simplify shipping. The more efficient your fulfillment strategy is, the less time you have to spend on it—freeing your time to focus on more important areas of your business. We’re expanding ShipStation’s capabilities to cater to specific workflows. Whether you’ve been using ShipStation for a while or are still looking […]

  • A Cart Full of Profits: Tips to Reduce Cart Abandonment

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    Even if customers flock to your ecommerce site and load up their online carts, there is the potential that they aren’t completing checkout. This is one way you could be losing out on a lot of sales. Companies lose revenue to cart abandonment every day. In fact, in 2018, almost 75% of ecommerce sales were […]