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Cheapest Way to Ship in the UK

The cost and speed of shipping products to their end destination aren’t mutually exclusive. As an online retailer, you shouldn’t be paying the same rates as the general public – and many shipping providers offer business rates, incentive programmes, shipping software, and carrier negotiations. Achieving the best possible scenario for your business can be tricky, […]

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Case Studies
Mental Health Charity MIND Maximises Impact with Ship-From-Store via ShipStation

When Covid hit, the going got tough for brick-and-mortar stores. And when the going got tough, the tough got going… straight to ecommerce platforms. Meet the ever-tough MIND Charity. This organization is dedicated to helping anyone who is experiencing a mental health problem by campaigning to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding.  MIND is […]

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Case Studies
Posh Totty Designs’ All-Female Artists Dominate Market with ShipStation

Alice Rivers Cripps, CEO and founder of jewelry company Posh Totty Designs, is spinning a childhood insult into pure gold. Often called “a posh totty” as a child, Alice is reclaiming the pejorative and embracing her inner poshness, while encouraging her customers to do the same.  Posh Totty’s team of skilled jewelry smiths is 100% […]

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Ecommerce: What to Expect in 2022

Over the past two years, the definition of normal within the retail industry has drastically changed. Propelled by lockdowns and societal changes stemming from the pandemic, ecommerce has seen a booming 24 months. With COVID-19 continuing to impact everyday life, the popularity of online shopping is expected to be the preferred shopping method for the foreseeable […]

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Shipping Basics
Going Global: What You Need to Know About Customs and Duties

Is your business ready to take on the world? Reaching international customers can take your business to the next level, but it’s important to know what to expect ahead of time. Customs and duties are part and parcel of selling internationally, and they can be incredibly complex. Educating yourself on the intricacies of global ecommerce […]

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Are You Ready for Small Business Saturday?

Established in the US by American Express in 2010, Small Business Saturday is designed to support local economies and is a great opportunity for marketing.  Part of the “Shop Local” movement, ShipStation proudly supports small businesses and their customers by helping provide streamlined, efficient order and delivery fulfilment – building trust for all those small […]

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Shipping Basics
How to Provide Visibility Into Shipping

No-one likes ambiguity, especially when it comes to that eagerly awaited parcel a customer has ordered.  From the moment someone presses purchase on your store, customers expect to know where their order is at all times and providing complete visibility into the shipping process is a must nowadays.   In our recent survey, we found that […]

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How Do I Calculate UK Shipping Costs?

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 […]

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2021 Last Posting Dates for Christmas in the UK

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 […]

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Shipping Basics
Printing Return Labels and Creating a UK Returns Strategy

Returns are an unfortunate part of any ecommerce business. No one wants to do returns. According to Statista, the key reasons people in the UK return items bought online are “it didn’t fit” (66%), “item not as described” (39%) and “it looked different in person” (36%). Returns are only increasing in the UK, and consumers […]

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The Power of Great Packaging: 3 Tips To Give Your Customers What They Really Want This Christmas

Online spending is on the rise. ShipStation’s study: The Global Pulse: Ecommerce After COVID-19 found that: 42% of consumers expect to spend more in 2021 than they did in 2020 65% of consumers say they plan to shop online vs. in-store even after the pandemic ends Only 36% of consumers say they have started shopping […]

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Shipping Basics
Expanding into international markets pt 4: Logistics, Customs, Taxes and Legislation

Welcome to the final post in our four part blog series, where we highlight what was covered in a recent webinar on essential business practices for international expansion, which you can access on-demand. The webinar was brought to you by experts from Lengow, Avalara, and of course, us here at ShipStation. Together, our three platforms […]

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