ShipStation: Powerful shipping, simplified. ShipStation is here for all stages of your business, from the early days to the multi-million dollar businesses. They will automatically import all your orders from wherever you sell, and their time-saving application will help you manage orders so you can ship them out quickly & easily! You can define automation rules, filters, […]
UPS has recently announced their 2012 rate changes. The changes will take place on January 2, 2012. UPS announced an increase of 6.9% for their air service and a 2% reduction in the fuel surcharge. UPS Ground will increase an average of 4.9% with a 1% reduction in the fuel surcharge. Once again, the surcharges take a big hit, especially their declared […]
The United States Postal Service will be raising the prices of First Class Mail beginning January 22, 2012. The cost of mailing a letter will raise $0.01 (one penny) to $0.45. Additional ounces will remain at $0.20. The overall average price increase across all mailing services is capped by law at 2.1 percent. The new prices were […]
Whether you insure your packages with Shipsurance, with the carriers, or do not insure at all, there are certain pitfalls to look out for when shipping. We have put together a small ‘cheat sheet’ called “Safer Shipping Guidelines”. Click here for a printable PDF version.
Shipwire is a fulfillment solution that removes the overhead involved with the shipping aspect of your business. Imagine just managing the sales and marketing of your products. With Shipwire, that is your only focus. They store your merchandise and ship it to your customers whenever there is an order. Their system ties into most shopping cart programs […]
Second in our Shipping Tools series: ReadyShipper. TrueShip is an industry leading shipping software developer. Their flagship product, ReadyShipper, offers users one of the most robust and easy-to-use shipping systems available. It gives you one platform to import, organize, process and print all your shipping labels. Every download includes fully integrated USPS shipping featuring Stamps.com […]
We wanted to follow-up with our article “If You Are An International Shipper Know The Restrictions” with another reminder to make sure you understand the International shipping restrictions of the shipping carriers. Specifically; the United States Postal Service. We found the following video and it reminded us of something we see too often. When shipping Internationally, please […]
The United States Postal Service is operating at a huge loss. Competition from email and the other carriers has forced their hand. They have been looking into a five day delivery week for some time now and it seems the Postmaster General is on board. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe issued the following statement today.
First Class Mail & Media Mail to get more expensive. Commercial Base Prices are introduced to add an incentive to online postage printing.
The United States Postal service 2011 rate change goes into effect on January 2, 2011. This is a reminder of what changes are coming. Below is a summary of what is changing and what is not: First Class Mail is not changing. The First Class Stamp will continue to be $0.44. Standard Mail & Parcel […]