The new ShipStation Carrier Services offer new features to lead the way for businesses of all sizes and stages to increase their efficiency with automation, branding and dispatching features today.
In ecommerce, delivery options matter more than ever: shoppers want choices and merchants know that no single courier is perfect for every fulfilment. The problem: small and medium-sized businesses are often unable to negotiate competitive rates with couriers, let alone manage the complexity of various contracts, label creation processes and minimum volume requirements for each provider.
The new ShipStation Carrier Services feature eliminates all hurdles and commitments – it lets merchants decide what’s best for every single order: Just in time for the Christmas order peaks, online sellers in the UK now get immediate access to discounted drop-off rates for services provided by the leading couriers DPD, Parcelforce and Hermes. No restrictions, minimum volume commitments and no paperwork to do. The simple pay-as-you-go concept offers attractive choices to dispatch orders and competitive rates, with discounts up to 78% vs., retail prices, to the UK and around the world. One parcel at a time or thousands in one batch.
Launching at London’s Ecommerce Expo, this new benefit paves the way for businesses of all sizes and stages to increase their efficiency with ShipStations automation, branding and dispatching features. It creates an all-in-one solution for online sellers, no matter where they sell or how they deliver their orders. Merchants simply connect their online store or marketplace accounts and will save up to 50% on dispatching time and up to 78% on postage (vs. retail rates) when using ShipStation for their business. A free 30 day trial – merchants only pay postage – makes it easy and risk-free to switch.
Users can set up auto-funding and maintain a single, prepaid postage balance to manage all label costs in one place. To start creating labels, users simply need to enter payment information and they’re ready to go.
New businesses and online entrepreneurs will be on a level playing field with their established, larger counterparts with access to the same great tools, discounted rates, and courier choice. Established merchants will be able to expand their delivery and fulfilment choices and users can mix and match for best savings or best service options to fit their business needs.
Specific highlights for each courier in ShipStation Carrier Services:
- ShipStation’s competitive rates start at only £2.25 per parcel
- Hermes in ShipStation Carrier Services delivers from the UK Mainland to England, Wales, and Scotland, as well as Northern Ireland.
- Drop-off your parcels anywhere in UK Mainland at more than 4,500 myHermes ParcelShops
- Delivery 7 days a week with options to customize the delivery experience
- DPD in ShipStation Carrier Services includes domestic service to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and international service to 24 countries
- 2,500 drop-off points across the UK
- Every parcel is insured up to £100.00
- Discounted rates of up to 78% off retail prices
- Parcelforce in ShipStation Carrier Services includes domestic service to England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, and international services to 32 countries
- Drop-off at more than 11,000 local Post Office branches
- £50.00 insurance included
ShipStation now provides access to eight leading UK courier brands, including Royal Mail, Parcelforce, DPD, Hermes, DHL, FedEx, and UPS, as well as Amazon FBA, in one place through seamless integrations of corporate accounts and direct access through the ShipStation Carrier Services program.
ShipStation is the world’s leading web-based shipping solution that helps ecommerce retailers import, organize, process, and ship their orders quickly and easily from any web browser. ShipStation features the most integrations of any ecommerce web-based solution with over 150 shopping carts, marketplaces, package carriers, and fulfillment services. ShipStation’s many integration partners include eBay, PayPal, Amazon, Etsy, WooCommerce, Magento, Squarespace, BigCommerce, Shopify Plus, and Prestashop.
ShipStation has sophisticated automation features such as automated order importing, custom best practice rules, product profiles, and fulfillment solutions that enable its users, wherever they sell and however they deliver, to be exceptionally efficient at delivering orders.