Shipping News

With so much going on in the world, it can be hard to keep track of the events that impact your business. And since shipping updates aren’t usually front-page news, you may not find out information until it’s too late. Whenever something newsworthy happens in the world of shipping, you can find out about it here. 

We have resources to help you stay on top of everything going on in the world of shipping. There are so many international shipping restrictions, supply chain disruptions, and exciting news that helps you stay on top of your orders, it can be hard to keep track of. That’s why ShipStation is here. When we find events that can impact your business or delays that delay your customers’ parcels, we’ve got you covered.

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Ship & Sip Unboxed: 2023 Trends and Research

Have you ever wanted to get insights from other business owners and industry experts about how they get ship done? Our twice-a-quarter event series, Ship & Sip allows you to do just that. Hi! My name is Erin and in addition to being the Manager of the ShipStation Community, I also have the honor of […]

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How to Win Holiday Shoppers: Peak Season Consumer Trends in 2022 

Because economic stress has been a major financial driver this year, the 2022 holiday shopping season will be a departure from 2021 and 2020. Raising costs and inflation have replaced previous concerns such as low inventory. Because ShipStation is an ecommerce platform, we knew we needed to get our own pulse on the situation. That’s […]

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Holiday, Shipping News
Key Ways to Communicate Black Friday Cyber Monday Sales

This content was contributed by Bold Commerce Black Friday Cyber Monday(BFCM) is typically the busiest shopping weekend of the year—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. This is especially true this year with inflation concerns […]

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Ship & Sip Holiday Hustle & Bustle Roundtable Recap

Have you ever wanted to get insights on how entrepreneurs took an idea and turned it into a successful business while utilizing ShipStation? Twice a quarter event series, Ship and Sip allows you to do just that. Hi! My name is Erin and in addition to being the Manager of the ShipStation Community, I also […]

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Get Ship Done Podcast Episode 6: Tower Paddle Boards: Standing Up to the Big Guys

Tower Paddleboards may have cracked the ecommerce code: simply sell a quality product at a lower price than your competitors. Ah, if only it were that simple! Yet, that’s exactly what CEO and Shark Tank-funded entrepreneur, Stephan Aarstol, has done time and time again with his many business ventures. In this episode, we sat down […]

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Retailers: Here’s how to navigate rising ecommerce costs and tougher times

Depending on where you look, we’re either on our way to a recession, or it’s already started. Regardless, as a small business owner or someone who works in a nimble retailer, navigating rising ecommerce costs and interest rates, inflation and supply chain pressures is challenging. While recessions can be scary, the first thing to remember […]

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Holiday, Shipping News
2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FedEx

Holiday shoppers start earlier and finish later every year. Find out which services you’ll need to use the closer we get to Christmas.

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How to Automate Shipping and Label Printing

Manual entry kills productivity—especially when business picks up! ShipStation streamlines your fulfillment workflow with intuitive automation processes.

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How to Work Through Labor Shortages to Fulfill Orders

While high demand is typically a good problem to have for shippers and carriers, it can create significant issues if there aren’t enough hands on deck to move goods, particularly within warehouses. Currently, there is a two-fold issue within the U.S. supply chain. The first issue is that high levels of demand, which is compounded […]

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Ship & Sip Summer Events Recap

I’ve deemed this summer the summer of events here at ShipStation. It might be blistering hot in Texas but I have had the honor of hosting unique panels at both our July Pride in Bloom Ship & Sip event and our ShipStation University Homecoming event. If you missed out on these events in person, I […]

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How To Plan For Growth In Your Business

It’s the best-case scenario for most any business owner, watching revenue tick upward, seeing hiring rates blossom, gaining traction with a customer base, and getting the brand recognition that you always had faith the company could pull off. What a lot of people aren’t talking about is the growing pains of business growth.  Will they […]

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Ecommerce 2022: What happens next? 

The last two years have been a rollercoaster ride. From COVID-19 lockdowns and the reopening of the High Street to rising inflation and the cost-of-living crisis, many retailers have needed to adapt to scenarios not seen before in our lifetimes. Whilst COVID-19 measures are fading into the past, the impact from those lockdowns is still […]

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Get Ship Done Episode 4:  Brick-and-Mortar & Ecommerce Success Flowing With ‘milk + honey’

The husband and wife dream team that founded milk + honey—Alissa and Shon Bayer— as a single-location spa in 2006 and have since grown their business beyond physical walls to include a full direct-to-consumer and wholesale product line that has become a cult classic among celebrities, clean beauty influencers, and in many retailers across the […]

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Shipping News
How the Amazon SP-API Update Impacts Merchants 

The way many apps communicate to each other is through API (Application Programming Interface) integrations. API integrations send and receive data between apps, websites, servers, etc. For instance, when your Amazon orders import into ShipStation, this is done through an API integration. It is how the order data is automatically sent to ShipStation from Amazon. […]

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Cheapest Way to Ship a Package in 2022

Shipping can be expensive. In this guide, we offer tips & solutions that show you how to save money on shipping, order fulfillment, & packaging.

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April Ship & Sip Recap: An Ecommerce Makeover for Bulk Candy Store 

Have you ever wanted to get insights on how entrepreneurs took an idea and turned it into a successful business while utilizing ShipStation? Twice a quarter event series, Ship and Sip allows you to do just that. Hi! My name is Erin and in addition to being the Manager of the ShipStation Community, I also […]

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Goodbye Abandoned Baskets, Hello Higher Checkout Conversion with Optimisation

Did you know that nearly 69% of baskets are abandoned? As an ecommerce retailer, it’s essential to improve this in order to improve customer experience, turning those abandoned baskets into sales. The ecommerce experts at ShipStation provide a comprehensive list of how you can optimise your checkout experience to ensure you’re turning those visitors into […]

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Covid-19 : moteur des nouvelles tendances e-commerce?

La pandémie de Covid-19 a drastiquement changé nos habitudes de consommation. De nombreux secteurs sont affectés. C’est notamment le cas du e-commerce, qui a connu un essor fulgurant. Une tendance qui n’est pas près de s’essouffler : même après la pandémie, les consommateurs se tournent de plus en plus vers les achats en ligne. Pour mieux […]

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Shopify: How ShipStation Can Help Simplify and Automate Your Fulfilment

One of the easiest ways to launch your online ecommerce business, Shopify offers a wide range of features and a toolbox full of features to help you become a success. Fully customisable with endless apps and plugins, Shopify is the perfect platform to grow and scale your ecommerce business. Choosing a fulfilment solution like ShipStation […]

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Transparency: Giving Customers What They Need

Ecommerce continues to grow and evolve at a rapid pace. As more options become available to online shoppers, the urgency to build brand loyalty and keep customers happy increases. One of the easiest ways to keep your customers happy and returning time and again is to be fully transparent. Whether it’s providing clear product availability […]

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Stratégie Ecommerce: Les étiquettes de retour

Acheter en ligne expose les consommateurs au risque d’être déçus. Pour les mettre en confiance, les e-commerces ont besoin de politiques de retour simples, claires et efficaces. La possibilité de retourner un article pèse lourd dans la décision d’achat de vos clients et clientes. En parallèle, vous devrez prendre en compte ces retours dans la […]

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Suez Canal Blocked: One Year Later

With so many links in a supply chain, all the pieces have to fit together to keep global commerce running smoothly. If there are disruptions, products may not reach your customers. A delay or bottleneck at one place can cause massive disruptions everywhere else. For a while, merchants were able to buy new inventory or […]

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Ship & Sip: February Recap

Have you ever wanted to get insights on how entrepreneurs took an idea and turned it into a successful business while utilizing ShipStation? 2x-a-quarter event series, Ship and Sip allows you to do just that. Hi! My name is Erin and in addition to being the Manager of the ShipStation Community, I also have the […]

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Exceptional Customer Experience: Omni-channel Customer Support

Providing your customers with an exceptional customer experience across all your selling and marketing channels is essential to building an efficient and profitable business. The ecommerce and shipping experts at ShipStation explain why omni-channel customer support should be a focus for your business in 2022 and beyond. What is omni-channel customer support? Over the last […]

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