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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How to Automate Shipping and Label Printing

Automating shipping doesn’t require you to have robots picking items off your shelf. With a few tweaks to your workflow, you can reduce manual clicks, data entry, and guesswork that comes with shipping. The fewer steps it takes to pack a box and print a label, the sooner your customers receive their package, and the […]

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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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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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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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Livraison Rakuten : Les optimiser avec ShipStation

Rakuten, première place de marché omnicanale de France La technologie porte en elle des réponses à de nombreux défis contemporains. On l’observe sur des problématiques aussi variées que l’engorgement des villes, la réduction de la pénibilité au travail, la gestion de nos consommations énergétiques… Et sur le secteur du commerce. Il y a des technologies […]

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Comment créer une boutique en ligne en 5 étapes 

Magasin physique vers e-commerce : comment créer une boutique en ligne ? Vous avez un magasin physique et souhaitez savoir comment créer une boutique en ligne ? On fait le point sur ce qu’il faut prendre en compte pour réussir votre transfert entre les deux shops. L’e-commerce est devenu incontournable. Mais cet essor ne signifie pas pour autant […]

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AI & Analytics: Building Brand Loyalty

Embracing technology can help ecommerce brands deliver more personalised omnichannel experiences, promoting brand loyalty with new and returning customers. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on the way consumers shop. Since it began, retailers have been forced to adapt to new ‘normal’ ways of operating in an ever-changing landscape. Shopping both in-store and […]

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USPS Cancels Priority Mail International Service to China

Starting January 28th, 2022, the USPS will suspend Priority Mail International shipments with a destination address within China. This will impact all non-military or diplomatic USPS Priority Mail International mailpieces destined for China.  For Priority Mail items that entered the mailstream prior to 1/28/22, the Postal Service will transport them to their destination. However, delays […]

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Avoid Shipping Delays This Holiday Season With Multi-Carrier Options

This holiday season is going to put considerable demands on already strained delivery services. In August 2021 alone, carriers experienced parcel volumes in excess of Christmas 2020. And, with shoppers expected to spend big online this holiday season, these volumes are only set to rise. Many carriers are currently overwhelmed and have already issued warnings […]

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Enhance the Customer Experience This Peak Season With Branded Tracking and Customised Notifications

ShipStation’s entire mission is to simplify shipping. As a result, we have a few features that can help make your holiday rush less stressful and more affordable. According to our Last Touch, Lasting Impact research report, 87% of consumers say the shipping and delivery experience directly impacts their decision to shop with the merchant again. […]

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Offer Hassle-Free Returns This Holiday Season With ShipStation’s Returns Portal

Returns are an unfortunate part of any ecommerce business. No one wants to do returns. Customers have an item that doesn’t fit their needs. They hurt a business’s bottom line. However, having a seamless strategy for printing return labels is a great way to cut down on processing time and find the most cost-effective ways […]

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USPS Shipping Delays Explained

Beginning October 1, 2021, many senders and recipients of USPS first-class shipments began to face delays and extended delivery times. This is no accident—these mail delays are strategic and self-imposed as part of a plan set forth by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy. Originally proposed in March of 2021, DeJoy implemented the new system as USPS […]

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