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ShipStation Users Can Now Save up to 77% on UPS® Ground Shipping

ShipStation is proud to announce that you can now enjoy savings of up to 77%* off UPS® Ground shipping when you open a UPS from ShipStation account! While other carriers are increasing their rates, UPS is offering deeper discounts on its popular UPS Ground® service. These rates are available to ShipStation users shipping in the […]

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2022 USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The USPS has announced their 2022 holiday shipping deadlines. Below are the final dates to send items to be delivered prior to December 25th, 2022. For more carriers’ deadlines, head to our 2022 holiday shipping deadlines blog. USPS Domestic Shipping Deadlines* USPS Service Shipping Deadline Retail Ground™  Thursday, Dec. 17th, 2022 First Class Mail®  Saturday, […]

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How to Automate Shipping Processes for the Holidays

ShipStation’s automation rules and batch printing do more than eliminate manually configuring each order. They also remove the risk of human error associated with it

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5 Ways to Prepare for the Holiday Rush

The holidays are fast approaching. Is your packing and shipping area ready to handle the incoming avalanche of orders?

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Podcast, Shipping News
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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Holiday, Shipping News
2022 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for USPS, UPS, and FedEX

The 2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines for USPS, and UPS are now here. Be prepared for the holiday season now by clicking here.

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FedEx Peak Season Surcharges: What to Expect?

FedEx has announced peak surcharges that will impact both FedEx Express and FedEx Ground. These rates kick into effect on September 5th and are expected to remain until January 2023. Many of these surcharges have been incremental increases and are higher than the previous year.  Over the past three years, freight charges have remained on the higher […]

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Shipping News
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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Shipping Basics
How to Ship Clothing: A Merchant’s Guide to Apparel Fulfillment 

Shipping clothes isn’t the most complicated thing. However, there are some key features that make it unique when compared to other types of merchandise. For instance, you may ship some items in poly bags. Whereas heavier parcels require more rigid packaging. With a variety of shipping services to choose from, the right one can be […]

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USPS 2022 Holiday Peak Shipping Surcharge

The USPS has announced a peak shipping period surcharge for the 2022 holiday season. The charges will apply to both commercial and retail domestic competitive parcels in the following classes – Priority Mail Express (PME), Priority Mail (PM), First-Class Package Service (FCPS), Parcel Select, and USPS Retail Ground. When will the Surcharge Be In Effect? […]

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Shipping Basics
How to Ship Poly Mailers and Bubble Mailers

Shipping with boxes can be cumbersome and isn’t always necessary. If you ship non-fragile items, how important is it that you ship them in big bulky boxes? Ecommerce shipping requires you to cut costs wherever possible, not corners, and one way to do this is to cut back on high packaging costs. And poly mailers […]

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Shipping Basics
7 Expert Tips for Starting Your Own Clothing Line

If you’ve got an eye for fashion and have always wanted to try your hand at starting a clothing line, now might be the time to shoot your shot. Doing so has never been easier. Thanks to advancements in tech and the democratization of commerce—in a few clicks, you can buy stock from wholesalers, launch […]

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