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Following its recent launch of expedited shipping and customs clearance for Brazil, Endicia has added Mexico to its "Global Service".

Endicia Global Service eliminates the pain points associated with shipping to Latin America, such as delays in customs, theft of higher-ticket items and costly shipping options.

Since the beta launch in May 2015, Endicia Global Service has expanded its offering to include Mexico alongside Brazil. By the end of 2015, the service will be offered in additional countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Endicia partnered with SkyPostal, a parcel delivery company specializing in Latin American logistics, to create Endicia Global Service.

Packages sent to Brazil and Mexico from the United States using the service will clear customs in hours instead of days, typically arriving in the customers' hands in eight to ten days.

"Brazil and Mexico account for more than 70 percent of the ecommerce market in Latin America — a tremendous opportunity for U.S.-based online sellers. Up until this point, we've seen businesses struggle with reaching these countries," said Endicia's co-founder and general manager, Amine Khechfé. "Endicia Global Service makes shipping to Brazil and Mexico as easy as shipping in the United States."

Source: Endicia

USPS label-printing software Endicia has launched a new service to make it easier for US merchants to send parcels to buyers in Brazil.

Endicia Global Service provides quicker customs clearance, package tracking and affordable rates for businesses shipping to Brazil. A beta release of the service is available immediately, with general availability scheduled for summer 2015. The service is set to expand to additional countries in Latin America and the Caribbean by the end of 2015.

"This new program could significantly increase revenues for companies who want to sell their products in Brazil, but gave up because of the cost and delays," said Endicia's co-founder and general manager, Amine Khechfé. "Latin America is the world's second fastest-growing ecommerce market, according to a 2014 Internet Retailer study. Thanks to an increasingly digital culture, Brazil is leading this growth, presenting an opportunity for U.S.-based online businesses."

The Endicia Global Service for SMBs offers same-day customs clearance by pre-paying import duty. Shipments can clear customs in as little as six hours in contrast to an average of five days for packages that are not shipped duty-paid. Shipments are delivered in 8 to 10 days with end-to-end tracking. Endicia provides international address verification and generates the pre-paid customs label.

"Brazil's market offers a tremendous opportunity for U.S.-based online sellers, but up until this point, it's been difficult for businesses to access it," said Khechfé. "Our new service eliminates the difficulties for sellers and makes shipping to Brazil as easy as shipping in the United States."

Endicia Global Service is available through the Endicia Professional service plan.

Endicia's main rival Stamps.com announced it's intention to acquire Endicia in March 2015.

Source: Endicia

USPS postage printing company Stamps.com is to purchase rival company Endicia for $215m, following a series of acquisitions including ShipStation and ShipWorks.

Ken McBride, Stamps.com chairman and CEO, said, "The acquisition of Endicia represents a significant strategic investment in our high volume shipper business. Endicia is a great complement to Stamps.com's traditional strength in the enterprise and small business mailing segments. High volume shipping is the fastest growing segment within the mailing and shipping space and this acquisition will allow us to accelerate our innovation, enhance and streamline our sales and marketing, and accelerate our growth. Together, the two companies will be able to more effectively compete with the very large competitors we face today in the mailing and shipping industry."

Endicia's parent company Newell Rubbermaid announced on Tuesday that it had made a definitive agreement to make the sale.

Michael Polk, Newell Rubbermaid president and chief executive officer, said, "The announced sale of our Endicia business furthers our strategy of strengthening and focusing our portfolio to create a faster growing, higher margin business. While a very attractive asset, Endicia is not focused in the core of our portfolio, and under new ownership is in an exciting position to continue innovating and offering the best possible solutions and service for its customers and partners."

Stamps.com was founded in 1996 to offer US postage printing over the Internet. It claims more than 80% of the internet postage subscription market, and has seen its annual revenue rise from $85.5m in 2010 to $147.3m in 2014. Stamps.com said it would fund the acquisition with $50m in cash and $165m in financing.

Source: Post & Parcel

Online store platform Bigcommerce has added an integration with USPS label printing software Endicia.

The integration allows Bigcommerce to provide real-time USPS quotes and label printing from within the control panel.

A free Endicia account is required for shipping quotes and label printing, or sellers can sign up for a paid subscription (from $15.95 per month) for postage discounts and more shipping options.

Source: Bigcommerce

Ecomdash is running a competition to win a six month subscription to a suite of software including their own tool, Shopify, Endicia and AddShoppers.

The software subscriptions prize is worth up to $1,800. Sellers have until 31 August to enter by posting on Ecomdash's Facebook page and "Occupy eStreet" blog post. The winner is selected by a first round of public voting on Facebook, and then by Ecomdash and its competition partners. The winner is expected to post updates of their progress and be available for short interviews.

More information and to enter.

Source: Ecomdash

USPS postage printing software provider Endicia has announced the industry's first pay-on-use postage labels.

Unlike pre-paid returns postage, postage is only deducted when a package with one of the new labels is scanned into the mail stream. Endicia believes the service will save time and money for online sellers, and improve the overall returns experience for online shoppers, as the return labels can be provided with the original package.

Eddie Khanbeigi, of plus-size clothing company Kiyonna said, "Our success relies heavily on giving customers all-around top-notch service. I’m overjoyed with the time and money we’ll save in not having to pre-pay for return labels."

Source: Endicia

USPS label printing software Endicia now has a direct integration with Amazon.com.

"Following our introduction of an eBay solution, we saw great demand for an Amazon component. Today, we're happy to support those Amazon sellers who work so hard to grow their business," said Amine Khechfé, general manager and co-founder of Endicia. "This new capability is an affordable option for e-commerce businesses looking to streamline their marketplace shipping through the Endicia platform and easily scale to an Endicia partner solution as they grow."

Endicia's software is compatible with both Mac and PC, and the new Amazon support is available starting at $15.95 per month for the Premium plan.

Endicia added a direct integration with eBay in July last year.

Source: Endicia

Shipping software Endicia now integrates directly with eBay to process orders, print USPS shipping labels, and update tracking information.

"We are thrilled to offer a solution specifically for those eBay businesses that are just getting started," said Amine Khechfe, general manager and co-founder of Endicia. "Our new feature provides an affordable solution to help small eBay businesses free up time previously spent manually entering shipping data, which increases efficiency and allows them to focus on growing their businesses."

Previously, Endicia only provided its solution to eBay sellers through third-party applications such as ShipWorks and ShipStation.

The following providers of software for sellers on eBay, Amazon and other marketplaces are exhibiting at the 8th Annual Internet Retailer Conference & Exhibition (IRCE)  in Chicago June 5-8:

IRCE is the world's largest e-commerce event, covering technologies and practices for using the Internet to connect with consumers. More than 7,500 attendees are expected, and the agenda includes 175 speakers from across the industry including William Lynch, Jr., CEO of Barnes & Noble and Joel Anderson, President & CEO of Walmart.com U.S. More information.

USPS shipping label provider DYMO Endicia have announced free shipping integration software for Amazon sellers.

The "iABOL for Amazon" software provides package tracking and order history management for Amazon sales, and postage label printing for USPS Priority and Express Mail shipments to anywhere in the world.

  • AuctionSensor searches for new Buy-It-Now listings and low-priced ending-soon auctions every 5 minutes.
  • DYMO Endicia allows users to print pre-paid U.S. Postal Service shipping labels directly from a PC, Mac, or API.
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