Software News tagged "Shipping"
UK multichannel management solution StoreFeeder has added support for British marketplace OnBuy and parcel carrier myHermes.
StoreFeeder now connects to OnBuy for order download, despatch and shipping updates. Listing download and inventory updates will be following soon.
The new integration with myHermes provides greater carrier choice within StoreFeeder. myHermes is targeted to lower volume users than its sister service Hermes.
The latest StoreFeeder update can also send credit notes to accounting system Xero, when a return is created in StoreFeeder.
Finally, supplier minimum order quantities (MOQs) are now displayed in the Product Grid to help users with inventory replenishment.
ShipBob is now part of ShipStation's Fulfillment Provider Program as a preferred fulfillment partner for ShipStation users. ShipStation customers who choose to outsource fulfillment to ShipBob will now have access to the following features and benefits:
- An expert team who has extensive experience working with ecommerce merchants
- A strategic geographic footprint to store and ship inventory with fulfillment centers in Brooklyn, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, and San Francisco
- World-class fulfillment technology and integrations with leading ecommerce systems
"We're excited to partner with such a well-known company in the e-commerce space to offer our customers access to ShipStation's expertise," said Dhruv Saxena, Co-Founder at ShipBob. "We are looking forward to reaching a wider array of customers and helping their businesses run more efficiently."
"It's always exciting when we have the chance to work with a company who shares our same passion for e-commerce," said Robert Gilbreath, Vice President of Marketing and Partnerships at ShipStation. "This partnership with ShipBob enables us to offer an even wider range of services to ShipStation customers and further demonstrates both ShipBob's and ShipStation's dedication to helping online retailers succeed."
Ecommerce fulfillment service provider ShipBob has integrated with returns technology provider Returnly.com.
Returnly.com is a leading post-purchase technology provider for online retailers to help expedite returns and refunds. The integration between ShipBob and Returnly will allow online store owners to seamlessly connect their platforms, sync their return merchandise authorization data, and automatically process returns and refunds from their ShipBob dashboard, making refunds painless for shoppers and merchants alike.
Returnly's financial technology incentivizes repurchases through the online product returns flow by issuing instant credit to shoppers at the start of the return.
"We are excited to partner with Returnly as returns can be a major pain point for e-commerce merchants," said Dhruv Saxena, ShipBob CEO and Co-Founder. "ShipBob is committed to partnering with organizations that add value to our customers' bottom line and allow them to focus on growing their business."
Order management solution Ordoro has a new feature to help print shipping labels for orders which will be sent in multiple packages.
The Multi-Package Labels feature reduces the number of steps required to process shipments containing multiple packages.
The individual packages can now be entered in one step, alloowing users to adjust dimensions and generate all the labels at once.
Each package will have its own unique shipping label and tracking number, tied to a master tracking number for the order. The feature is available to Ordoro 3 users and is compatible with UPS and FedEx.
Multichannel management tool Sellbrite now supports selling on the Jet.com marketplace.
The integration allows merchants to list inventory for sale on Jet, manage inventory quantities from multiple warehouses, fulfill orders, and process returns.
Other new features in the latest release include:
- USPS SCAN forms, allowing a single barcode to be created for scanning in all shipment pickups in a day.
Support for eBay Guaranteed Delivery, both the handling time and door-to-door options.
Warehouse picklists, making it easier to prepare orders for shipment.
Integration with the Deliverr fulfillment service, which provides an FBA-like fulfillment solution for non-Amazon channels.
ExchangeWP and Zentail users can now use ShipRush for side-by-side rate shopping, as well as buy discount postage and same-day delivery services, and more.
Amazon FBA labelling tool AMZ Labels has added support for sellers who ship to Amazon FBA fulfillment centers using LTL truck shipping.
AMZ Labels will convert Amazon's 6-labels per page LTL format to print on 4x6 thermal printers.
AMZ Labels also supports thermal printing of UPS inbound FBA labels and individual FNSKU barcodes.
Source: Web Retailer Forum
Launched in March 2017, ShipEngine technology provides shipping functionality directly to ecommerce stores, logistics and warehouse providers, system integrators, ecommerce application integrators and new application developers.
"We're delighted that Sellbrite is an early adopter of ShipEngine," said ShipStation's Chief Technology Officer, Tom Warmbrodt. "We look forward to increasing the speed and stability of Sellbrite's shipping and fulfillment functionality."
Sellbrite merchants will have access to all the features of the ShipEngine platform. Benefits include:
- Shipping Discounts: Save up to 40% on USPS postage and up to 29% on FedEx, as well as the ability to include negotiated carrier rates
- Worldwide Major Carrier Support: Ship with the top global carriers
- Get Rates Across Carriers: Quickly get rates across multiple carriers and choose the best service for your shipments based on rate, delivery timeframe, package dimensions, and more
- Real-Time Tracking: Easily integrate real-time shipment tracking information into an app, email, or text message
- Global Address Validation: Avoid shipping delays and surcharges when shipping in the U.S. or internationally with free global address validation
- International Shipping Optimization: Expand your ecommerce business abroad with automated international customs forms and invoice paperwork
- White Label Customer Experience: Partners can completely tailor the ShipEngine experience to their brand within a custom-built application
"ShipEngine offers best-in-class shipping and fulfillment," said Brian Nolan, Co-Founder and CEO of Sellbrite. "We're excited to offer this to our customers."
Shipping tool ShipStation now supports Acumatica, a cloud-based ERP for SMBs.
Acumatica Commerce Edition combines the elements needed for multi-channel commerce and fulfillment. It allows sellers to manage inventory, ship orders, process returns, handle customer support, and more from one dashboard.
The new ShipStation integration allows Acumatica users to use ShipStation to download orders, find the best rate, and print shipping labels.
Shipping system ShipStation has announced an integration with ERP solution SAP Anywhere.
Designed specifically for small and midsize customers, SAP Anywhere makes it easy for business owners to manage their multi-channel commerce, sales, order fulfillment, inventory, marketing, CRM, and customer service.
"SAP enables businesses to eliminate complexity, deliver a great customer experience, and seize new market opportunities with the support of an affordable cloud-based business solution. We're delighted to partner with them to provide a combined solution for our mutual customers," said ShipStation's Vice President of Marketing, Robert Gilbreath.
SAP Anywhere merchants will be able to connect their stores to ShipStation, as well as over 150 other selling channels, including eBay, Amazon, Etsy, Bigcartel, Rakuten, Sears and more. Features such as Automation Rules and Product Defaults allow ShipStation users to eliminate manual data entry and improve the entire shipping process.
"Partnering with ShipStation adds significant value to the already market-leading functionality of SAP Anywhere," said Matthew Hayman, Head of SAP Anywhere. "ShipStation empowers users to quickly and efficiently elevate their logistics capabilities with interfaces to all major carriers in the United States. Our partnership emphasizes the SAP mission to help customers Run Simple."
Marketplace management tool Veeqo has added the ability to bulk print up to 100 shipping labels in one go with any Veeqo integrated courier.
The bulk shipping feature not only prints shipping labels, but also sends dispatch confirmation emails and courier tracking links, and updates inventory across all sales channels.
Laser printer users can use Veeqo to generate integrated invoices and labels.
Order management solution Ordoro has launched support for handheld barcode scanners in the ecommerce shipping process.
Barcode scanning offers error-free and picking and packing, using a new "Packing Mode" which allows users to scan and verify orders with a barcode scanner.
When users enter the mode or click "Scan/Verify package contents" in an order, Ordoro will list all the products and quantities required. The order picker then selects the items and scans each of them as they pack them.
The new feature, currently in beta, is available for all users on $49 and higher plans.
Marketplace management tool Veeqo has announced a new hardware scanner for use in ecommerce fulfillment warehouses.
The "VS1" scanner promises to provide Amazon-style logistics capabilities for retail businesses of all sizes. The scanner is directly linked to software that lets online retailers manage a high volume of ecommerce orders from multiple sales channels and marketplaces, bringing enterprise-level warehouse operations at a fraction of the cost.
The device was developed after Veeqo CEO, Matt Warren, experienced how difficult it was picking and shipping orders while operating his own ecommerce business, Jura Watches. Jura turned over £60m selling luxury watches online and Matt wanted to do something to make simplified high level warehouse systems accessible to retail businesses of all sizes.
The VS1 Scanner is built around three core functions to help make retailers run as efficient a warehouse operation as possible:
- Booking in stock
- Accurate order picking
- Faster, paperless stock taking
The scanner has a battery that lasts for 10 hours of constant scanning, is fully charged within 3 hours, automatically updates with new features and fixes, has a pistol-style scan button, and offers free replacement if it breaks from non-accidental damage.
Veeqo CEO Matt Warren said: "I'm really proud to unveil the VS1 Scanner - a device we've built specifically to help ecommerce retailers get products to their customers quicker than ever before."
Shipping software provider ShipStation now works with ecommerce inventory management software Zenventory.
Zenventory features supported in the integration are:
- Stock level synchronization
- Advanced item types
- True multi-location inventory support
- Multi-client features for 3PL fulfillment centers
- Mobile support
- Email and text alerts
- Free phone & email tech support
- Scalable tools at an unbeatable price
Zenventory has provided a web-based inventory and order management system for over 10 years, built to meet the rigorous standards set by third party logistic companies.
Multi-channel ecommerce tool SellerActive now works with shipping automation system Spark Shipping.
Spark Shipping automates order transmission to dropshippers, vendors, wholesalers, 3PLs, warehouses and manufacturers. The integration with SellerActive enabled the systems to synchronize inventory quantities, product costs, orders and tracking/shipment data.
The new integration is available to all current SellerActive users.
Multi-carrier shipping label system Shippo can now provide API access to shipment tracking updates for an additional 22 carriers around the world.
Many companies build applications on top of the shipping data that Shippo provides, including VNYL, a vinyl record subscription service, which uses the shipment "delivered" status to automatically upload this month's music to the customer's Spotify playlist.
Shippo's multi-carrier shipping API makes it easy for companies to gather standardized and detailed information about shipments from Shippo connected carriers. The 22 new carriers are Aramex, BorderGuru, Boxberry, Bring, Correios Brazil, DPD Germany and UK, Estafeta, Fastway, Globegistics, GOPHR, GSO, OrangeDS, Parcel, Posten Norge, Posti, Sendle, StarTrack, Yodel, DHL Benelux, New Zealand Post, Pace and CourierPost.
Businesses can access Shippo's API for tracking with a simple request, and also set up webhooks to get notified when the status of a shipment changes, without continually polling carriers for updates.
Shipping system ShipStation has added support for music community site Bandcamp.
Bandcamp makes it easy for fans to directly connect with and support the artists they love. To date, fans have paid artists and labels over $225 million for music and merchandise through Bandcamp.
Bandcamp believes that music is art, and for music to thrive, artists must be compensated fairly and transparently for their work. Their fair trade music policy means when you choose to pay an artist on Bandcamp, your money reaches them quickly, and in a way that is simple to explain and understand.
Shipstation can now collate merchandise orders from Bandcamp and streamline the shipping process.
The integration provides retailers using Freestyle MOM the ability to ship directly from within MOM.
Freestyle MOM helps retailers efficiently manage orders and inventory by giving them the insight they need for all areas of the business. Using Shippo, retailers on MOM can manage and generate shipping labels for USPS, FedEx and UPS. Retailers can also access smart shipping options on MOM such as identifying the lowest cost service levels based on delivery location, or picking the fastest delivery options across supported carriers.
Multi-carrier shipping system Shippo has added support for U.S. parcel carrier RR Donnelley.
RR Donnelley is a Postal Qualified Wholesaler (PQW) working closely with the U.S. Postal Service to help businesses send shipments internationally. RR Donnelley helps customers access discounted international shipments, facilitates customs clearance, and offers enhanced tracking with visibility down to package-level details.
Shippo continually adds carriers to their network and offers businesses the ability to connect with multiple shipping providers from around the world through a single platform.
Multi-carrier shipping label system Shippo has replaced PayPal as the built-in shipping service for eBay Canada.
eBay will rely on Shippo's platform to connect sellers with carriers such as Canada Post for all their shipping needs. Shippo is tied directly into the eBay platform – importing order information and syncing tracking data back to eBay.
eBay Canada sellers will use Shippo's dashboard to access discounted shipping rates, print shipping labels in bulk, automate international customs documents, facilitate returns and many other shipping features.
Shipping software provider ShipStation has announces a new set of multi-carrier shipping APIs called ShipEngine.
ShipEngine provides shipping functionality directly to ecommerce stores, logistics and warehouse providers, system integrators, ecommerce application integrators and new application developers. The official launch was at this month's Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) 2017, in Chicago.
- Discounts on shipping.
- Worldwide major carrier support.
- Rate comparison across carriers based on rate, transit time, package dimensions, and more.
- Real-time tracking information that can be integrated into apps, email, or SMS.
- Global address validation.
- International shipping optimization, with automated international customs forms and invoice paperwork.
The ShipEngine APIs are available for a free trial at www.ShipEngine.com.
"We are excited to release these new shipping APIs," says ShipStation's CTO Tom Warmbrodt. "They are built on top of trusted ShipEngine infrastructure currently powering the most popular shipping/fulfillment tool in the e-commerce industry, ShipStation."
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ShipStation has also announced the launch of its Solutions Providers Program. The program offers support for consultants and companies that want to refer and/or offer ShipStation to their medium- and large-sized ecommerce clients.
Nearly twenty companies have already signed up for the program, including Americaneagle.com, Gorilla Group, Kensium Solutions, eCommerce Partners, BTown Web, and more.
ShipStation offers the following benefits to Solutions Consultant Program members:
- Custom shipping rules for more complex users.
- Exposure as "certified partners" to over 40,000 merchants.
- Referral commissions paid quarterly for implementing a solution almost all customers need.
"Being able to refer our clients to a platform as robust and efficient as ShipStation completes the circle. From creating a website and optimizing SEO to building an e-commerce store, ShipStation is the final piece of the puzzle," says Jerry Borduch, VP of Strategic Alliances Americaneagle.com.
Shipping system ShipStation has integrated with Australian shipping startup Sendle.
Sendle delivers door-to-door across Australia at flat rates from $5.59, and has been growing at over 20% month-on-month since launch in mid-2015. All deliveries are 100% carbon neutral.
Sendle joins Australia Post and DHL Australia in ShipStation's roster of Australian parcel carriers. ShipStation customers receive a free upgrade to Sendle Premium for a year, giving $1 off standard pricing for every parcel sent.
Australia's total online sales are predicted to exceed $32 billion in 2017, up from $26 billion in 2013.
Asendia USA is a USPS Postal Qualified Wholesaler (PQW) specializing in cross-border and international shipment preparation and distribution, including pick up, sorting, manifesting, and shipping worldwide.
By using an international consolidator, sellers can access significantly discounted international postage rates and reliable worldwide shipping services, while easily creating customs documents from within one simple workflow.
Asendia USA services available in Shippo include ePacket, International Priority Airmail (IPA), International Surface Air Lift (ISAL), Priority Mail Express International (PMEI), and Priority Mail International (PMI).
ShipWorks allows sellers to import orders, and print shipping labels for a wide range of carriers. ShipWorks automatically verifies domestic addresses using the U.S. Postal Service database to improve delivery accuracy.
Inventory and marketplace management tool Ecomdash has a new partnership with USPS postage solution Pitney Bowes, allowing them to provide all customers with a free Pitney Bowes account.
Ecomdash customers can now print return labels and SCAN forms, and enjoy discounted postage through Pitney Bowes.
Pitney Bowes return labels reduce the cost of processing returns. A free Pitney Bowes account is worth $180 per year, and customers receive additional discounts on top of Pitney Bowes' already low postage rates. Shipping Confirmation Acceptance Notice (SCAN) forms save time and money by consolidating hundreds or even thousands of orders from multiple sales channels into a single form within ecomdash.
Multichannel management software Linnworks has become the first company in Europe to be accredited by international carrier FedEx.
The accreditation will help the company improve their FedEx integration, and pass on the carrier's latest innovations to customers.
Linnworks' FedEx integration provides access to the full suite of FedEx services, enabling customers to automatically allocate FedEx as a shipping service to an order, and update the sales channel with tracking details in bulk.
Linnworks' CEO and Lead System Architect, Fedor Dzjuba, commented "We are excited to work more closely with FedEx in order to provide our users with a more enriched user experience. To become the first company in Europe to be accredited by FedEx is a huge achievement for Linnworks, but more importantly it will allow us to better serve our mutual customers."
Multichannel ecommerce management tool plentymarkets Cloud has integrated with parcel carrier UKMail and crafts marketplace Etsy.
UKMail support is being provided through shipping platform NetDespatch, which also provides access to Royal Mail services from within plentymarkets.
plentymarkets has also added support for handmade and vintage marketplace Etsy. As part of plentymarkets' new plugin platform, the company's staff developed add-ons for each area of the system. Etsy is the first marketplace to be connected to the software via plugin technology.
The plugin can be downloaded from the plentyMarketplace and installed to enable listing and order management for Etsy.
Shipping system ShipStation has added support for multichannel listing tool GeekSeller, which provides listing and inventory management features for Walmart marketplace and Jet.com.
"ShipStation has received many requests to integrate with Jet.com," says ShipStation's VP of Marketing, Robert Gilbreath. "GeekSeller is a great way to offer Jet.com sellers access to ShipStation's robust features and automations."
GeekSeller is an officially approved Jet.com partner that offers an affordable API integration solution. It provides customers the ability to manage inventory, edit products, and import items in bulk via CSV/XLS file, or directly from a shopping platform, as well as managing orders, returns and refunds. In addition, since Jet.com requires merchants to accept orders within 15 minutes of the order being placed, GeekSeller can automate the approval process of the orders.
The ShipStation integration offers GeekSeller's merchants the ability to save time and money on the shipping and fulfillment process. ShipStation's features include a free Stamps.com USPS shipping account (worth $15.99 per month), which includes deeply discounted USPS rates; automation features that provide the least expensive shipping option based on type of product, weight and geography; order consolidation from multiple sales channels including Amazon, eBay and many more; batch printing of more than 500 shipping labels at once, even wirelessly, from a large variety of thermal or desktop (inkjet or laser) printers, from a Mac, PC, or mobile device.
"This partnership with ShipStation gives our users access to the best solution on the market to manage their orders' fulfillment flow," offers Daniel Sodkiewicz, GeekSeller Co-Founder.
Shipping software ShipStation's mobile app now works for sellers in Canada, Australia and the UK, in addition to the USA.
The app also supports metric weights, and now works on iPads.
ShipStation has also rolled out International Address Verification for Canada, Australia, the UK, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Norway, Spain and Sweden in addition to the United States. ShipStation users can now validate addresses in their own country and when they ship abroad.
The new countries were chosen because they were the top 10 shipping destinations for ShipStation customers.
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ShipStation announced the launch of ShipStation University, a live educational training event for ecommerce sellers to learn how to ship orders efficiently. This event is designed to help both new and long-time customers of ShipStation learn how to set-up their accounts to start shipping orders and take advantage of new features that have been recently released by the company.
ShipStation University is scheduled to take place on March 7 in Dallas, TX, March 8 in San Antonio, TX and March 9 in ShipStation's hometown, Austin, TX. Each free session runs from noon to 5:00 p.m. CST and includes lunch for attendees. The training will include demos, hands-on exercises and a Q&A.
"ShipStation customers have made one thing abundantly clear: they want to learn about everything ShipStation has to offer," says ShipStation's VP of Marketing Robert Gilbreath. "ShipStation University is our chance to educate and train our customers on the intricacies of ShipStation, to help them take advantage of new features to be able to ship more efficiently."
Inventory and channel management tool Linnworks now supports printing of USPS postage via Stamps.com.
Integration with Stamps.com was one of the most-requested integrations from US-based sellers.
Stamps.com provides online sellers with a range of USPS shipping options, optimized for cost and shipping speed.
Shipping software ShipWorks has a new Enterprise edition with advanced tools to manage order fulfillment across a large organization.
ShipWorks Enterprise has been built specifically for high-volume shippers, and can be used from hundreds of workstations across different offices and locations.
The Enterprise edition can import sales orders from Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) including TMS, OMS and ERP platforms. Data connectivity options include OBDC, Excel, CSV, TXT and XML files, and the ShipWorks API.
Key features of ShipWorks Enterprise include:
- Workforce management, auditing and reporting tools.
- Customizable access rights at store, location and workstation levels.
- Instant shipping rate comparison across carriers and services.
"ShipWorks Enterprise features have brought about a ton of efficiency in our overall shipping workflow," says Andrew Smith, director of operations at Golf Direct Now. "We are able to process 300-400 orders a day which is a 10x improvement over what we were able to do previously! ShipWorks Enterprise also provides us with a dedicated account manager which means we have direct access to customer support in case a problem ever comes up."
"ShipWorks Enterprise is the result of us paying close attention to the changing warehouse shipping environment over the last few years," said ShipWorks Co-Founder and General Manager Wes Clayton. "Warehouses need visibility, cost controls and carrier options to maintain ROI and stay competitive. With ShipWorks Enterprise, our customers can now access these new features to lower costs and expedite package delivery."
Multi-carrier shipping label system Shippo can now receive order details directly from eBay.
eBay sellers are now able to sync their eBay orders with Shippo and connect to a network of shipping carriers around the world. Shippo can be used to get rates and purchase shipping labels for large volumes of shipments across multiple channels, from one platform.
Shippo automatically imports eBay orders into Shippo's dashboard then syncs the tracking number back to eBay.
Shippo streamlines shipment processing by creating shipping labels for a large batch of orders with the same package dimensions all at once. Shippo supports order sync from Shopify, Magento, BigCommerce, WooCommerce, Stripe and other platforms.
Users can also generate return labels, customs documents and commercial invoices (for international shipping) within one simple workflow.
Shipping system ShipStation can now generate shipping labels for packages to be sent via DHL Express in Australia.
Australian merchants who choose to connect to DHL Express through the ShipStation software will have access to leading shipping and fulfillment features:
- Print international shipping labels using specially negotiated DHL Express rates
- Create automatic customs documentation
- Set up third party billing options so duties and taxes can be billed to the recipient
- Consolidation of orders from multiple selling channels
- Batch printing 1000s of shipping labels at a time
- Automatic tracking/delivery emails, customers are updated on the status of their order
- Easy to create automation rules that save time and money during shipping process
ShipStation has also introduced international address verification for users in Canada, Australia, and the UK to verify addresses when they ship in and out of the country.
Shipping software ShipStation has released support for DHL in the United Kingdom.
UK-based sellers will now be able to ship to customers in-country and around the world, using ShipStation and DHL.
With the integration, ShipStation's UK customers will have access to the following DHL features:
- Labels printed using negotiated DHL rates within ShipStation
- Free electronic signature on every package
- Carrier insurance
- Automatically-generated customs documentation
- Discounts for multi-package shipping
- Third-party billing for shipping charges
ShipStation customers can also consolidate orders from multiple sales channels and marketplaces such as Amazon and eBay; automate the selection of shipping options; batch print thousands of labels at once; and manage their shipping on a mobile device.
"This partnership with DHL continues to expand our breadth of offerings in the UK," said ShipStation's VP of Marketing Robert Gilbreath. "Our UK customers are very important, and we look forward to helping them even more with their order shipping and fulfillment."
Shipping system ShipStation now works with fully customizable shipping labels from eCom Label Solutions, currently available for FedEx shipments.
eCom Labels combine marketing features such as product showcases and loyalty coupons in a single, trifold label. The shipping portion of the label can now be printed directly in ShipStation.
To use eCom Labels, sellers need to design a label at eCom Label Solutions then ask ShipStation's User Success team to enable the feature on their account.
The new partnership allows for a direct integration between the two platforms, smoothing out the entire inventory and delivery management process.
Businesses who need to manage inventory, ecommerce listing and delivery of products to customers using their own vehicles will particularly benefit from the integration.
STREAM is designed for companies with complex and challenging delivery requirements. The app provides map-based route optimisation, a mobile driver app, an innovative customer gateway, proactive email, SMS updates, and electronic proof of delivery (ePOD).
"We are excited about integrating Veeqo with STREAM," said Dave Pickburn, Director at STREAM developer Proximity. "Businesses who need to manage inventory, ecommerce listing and deliver products to customers with their own vehicles will particularly benefit from the integration of Veeqo".
Matt Warren, CEO and Founder at Veeqo added, "Our mission at Veeqo is to become the best possible platform for retailers to grow their business. This integration with STREAM provides a brand new way for people using our software to get their products delivered to their customers all over the UK."
Multi-carrier shipping system Shippo is now providing direct access to the US Postal Service via their ePostage program.
The USPS does not offer an open, public API for purchasing USPS shipping labels. Since 1999 the USPS has worked with only three technology partners (Pitney Bowes, Endicia and Stamps.com) to provide public access to postage. Now through the new USPS ePostage program, Shippo has become the first new company in 18 years to enable all businesses to access USPS shipping services online.
ePostage is a new program developed by the USPS to accommodate the growth of ecommerce. While Amazon and Etsy have been using ePostage for their own USPS integrations, Shippo is the first and only company to make ePostage available to any business.
Writing on the company's blog, Shippo CEO Laura Behrens Wu said, "We worked with the USPS to make ePostage available publicly because we recognize that shipping is no longer just a 'back-room operation.' Shipping is a competitive advantage, tying together the online and offline experience. However, businesses of all sizes are still finding it difficult to successfully manage their shipping operations, citing the process to be time-consuming, expensive, and often confusing."
"Shippo provides a straightforward integration to the USPS, and a global network of carriers, in one integration. Our API and dashboard provides a full lifecycle solution for businesses at any stage. Now through ePostage, Shippo can guarantee businesses even better uptime, stability, speed, and scalability for USPS services. We've helped over 10,000 businesses around the world, ranging from small-business owners to enterprise platforms."
Shippo provides a multi-carrier shipping API to online retailers, technology providers and other businesses.
Shipping management tool ShipStation has added an integration with home products marketplace Houzz.
Houzz merchants can now ShipStation order fulfillment features including:
- Free Stamps.com account (normally $15.99 per month) including discounted USPS rates.
- Batch printing more than 500 shipping labels at once from a large variety of printers, from a Mac, PC, or mobile device.
- Consolidation of orders from multiple sales channels, including Amazon, eBay, Shopify, BigCommerce, and many more.
- Automation features allowing sellers to choose the least expensive shipping option based on type of product, weight, and geography.
- Mobile app, free on iOS and Android devices, allowing sellers to manage and view their ShipStation accounts on their phones.
"We are excited to partner with this amazing company," says ShipStation's Vice President of Marketing Robert Gilbreath. "Our integration with Houzz allows us to continue to help online sellers make shipping and fulfillment easier, efficient, and more cost-effective no matter where they sell."
Nearly every item on Tophatter sells, usually within 90 seconds, providing a unique and exciting platform for sellers to scale inventory quickly. Tophatter's largest partners sell 5,000-10,000 items per week, typically of heavily discounted items including jewelry, apparel, accessories, beauty and electronics.
The integration allows Tophatter sellers to easily connect with ShipStation to save time and money on their shipping and fulfillment processes. ShipStation offers:
- Automation to find the least expensive shipping option based on type of product, weight and geography.
- Order consolidation from multiple sales channels including Amazon, eBay and many more.
- Batch printing more than 500 shipping labels at once, even wirelessly, from a large variety of thermal or desktop printers, from a Mac, PC, or mobile device.
- A free Stamps.com USPS shipping account (worth $15.99 per month), including deeply discounted USPS rates.
- Free mobile app for iOS and Android, allowing sellers to manage and view their ShipStation accounts on the go.
"Tophatter and ShipStation are both leaders in the fast-moving world of e-commerce. This partnership helps Tophatter sellers ship large volumes of orders seamlessly via ShipStation, allowing them to put more time into growing their e-commerce businesses," says Andrew Blachman, Tophatter COO. "It's also been a pleasure working with the ShipStation marketing team to introduce many of ShipStation's clients to the Tophatter mobile marketplace as they look for new high-growth channels to expand their sales."
USPS tracking numbers for shipments created through shipping system Shippo will now be live on the USPS site within one hour.
Previously, customers with USPS tracking numbers would see an "unknown tracking number" message when they went to the USPS website to track their shipment. The delay generated customer support overhead because consumers would contact businesses to tell them they had sent out a "bad tracking number".
Now, customers who receive a tracking number from a shipment created on Shippo will see that their shipment has been found, within 1 hour of the label being generated. The status is marked as "pre-shipment" and the origin address is shown, until the shipment is actually in transit.