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Magento USPS Shipping Label Extension Now Available

Magento USPS Shipping Label Extension Now Available

Stamps.com is excited to announce a new USPS shipping label integration with popular shopping cart Magento.  Available as both an open-source free solution or as a fully supported paid ecommerce platform, Magento is a professional solution for over 60,000 merchants and growing.  Features available for enterprise users include gift registry, advanced search capabilities, and simplified […]

Zen Cart USPS Shipping Integration

Zen Cart USPS Shipping Integration

Stamps.com has exciting news for our ecommerce customers: we’ve just introduced a new integration with Zen Cart, a popular (and free!) ecommerce shopping cart.  Zen Cart is an open-source platform designed to make ecommerce as simple as possible for merchants and customers.  With Zen Cart, nearly anyone can start and maintain an ecommerce site. Available […]

X-Cart USPS Shipping Label Module Now Available

X-Cart USPS Shipping Label Module Now Available

Stamps.com is excited to announce our new integration with X-Cart shopping cart software!  X-Cart is a popular, web-based shopping cart platform designed to simplify launching and maintaining an ecommerce store.  X-Cart is available both as a free trial version and professional, paid solution.  X-Cart Gold has support for up to 20,000 products and is a […]

What Every eBay Seller Needs to Know About Priority Mail

What Every eBay Seller Needs to Know About Priority Mail

The USPS Flat Rate boxes seem like an easy and convenient way to ship merchandise for any business.  You don’t have to worry about the weight of the items in the shipment and as the USPS says, “If it fits, it ships for one low price.” In many cases  Flat Rate packages are often a […]

Packing Slips and Other New Features Now Available!

Packing Slips and Other New Features Now Available!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Stamps.com Version 8.8 – a free upgrade for Stamps.com customers!  Here are some of the major new features included as part of Stamps.com Version 8.8: New Feature #1 – Print Packing Slips Available on the “Batch” tab, customers who import their ecommerce orders from popular marketplaces like […]

USPS First Class Mail Tips and Tricks

USPS First Class Mail Tips and Tricks

First Class Mail is the most economical way to send a package weighing 13 oz. or less (4 lb max for International Mail).  While it is not a guaranteed delivery service, First Class Mail is generally delivered within 1-3 days for mail sent within the continental United States.  Here are some tips and tricks to […]

Search Engine Optimization 101 – FAQs from our Webinar

Search Engine Optimization 101 – FAQs from our Webinar

Search Engine Optimization 101 – FAQs from our Webinar Thanks to everyone for joining our webinar on Wednesday, January 26!  We had a great turnout with a lot of good questions; in fact, we had so many questions, we decided to put together a post to address some of them.  In case you missed the […]

SCORE Gives Stamps.com Customers Access to FREE Expert Business Advice!

SCORE Gives Stamps.com Customers Access to FREE Expert Business Advice!

At Stamps.com we’re always looking for ways to help our customers succeed. That’s why we’re proud to announce our new partnership with SCORE, America’s premier source for FREE, confidential small business advice. SCORE offers both online and in-person advice to help small business owners maximize their potential and improve their business skills. Let’s face it, […]

New USPS Prices Coming This April for First Class Mail

New USPS Prices Coming This April for First Class Mail

USPS to Introduce Commercial Base Rates for First Class Parcels The USPS has proposed a rate increase for a number of mail classes including First Class Mail (domestic and international), Media Mail, and Parcel Post.  While these rates still need to be approved by the Postal Regulatory Committee, they are likely to be approved as […]

New USPS Postage Rates this Sunday, January 2, 2011

New USPS Postage Rates this Sunday, January 2, 2011

EDIT: The USPS proposed a rate change for additional mail classes, including First Class Mail®, Media Mail, and Parcel Post® scheduled to go into effect this April.  Learn more about the April 2011 USPS rate change proposal. Don’t forget – the US Post Office will be raising rates for the following mail classes effective January […]

10 Tips for Holiday Package Shipping

10 Tips for Holiday Package Shipping

To help you prepare for the busy holiday season, here are our ten best holiday shipping tips for ecommerce merchants.  Feel free to leave your own tips in the comments section at the end of the article! Tip #1 – Ship your products as fast as you can When a customer orders any product, anticipation […]

International Shipping Insurance and other features now available!

International Shipping Insurance and other features now available!

We are pleased to announce the launch of Stamps.com Version 8.7 – a free upgrade for Stamps.com customers!  Here are some of the major new features included as part of PC Postage Version 8.7: International Shipping Insurance Available at the same discounted rates as domestic insurance, Stamps.com now offers insurance for international shipments up to […]

Import Volusion Orders to Stamps.com via XML

Import Volusion Orders to Stamps.com via XML

Stamps.com has just released a new shopping cart software integration with Volusion, an ecommerce company that has helped over 100,000 sellers since 1999.  Volusion is a turn-key solution that is perfect for beginners and experienced webmasters alike.  Their software allows you to build a successful online storefront with features that include automated inventory controls featuring […]

Free Webinar: Holiday Shipping Best Practices 9/22 at 11AM PT

Free Webinar: Holiday Shipping Best Practices 9/22 at 11AM PT

EDIT: Thanks to everyone who joined our webinar!  If you missed the webinar, click here for a replay. Join Stamps.com for a FREE webinar to learn more about how to optimize your holiday shipping program. What: Free webinar to discuss USPS shipping best practices for the busy holiday season When: Wednesday, September 22, 2010, at […]

IT Solutions Firm Lowers Costs, Becomes More Efficient with Online Postage

IT Solutions Firm Lowers Costs, Becomes More Efficient with Online Postage

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with Stephen Yoss, President of mantisPRO, to see how his company became more efficient by moving from a postage meter to Stamps.com online postage.   mantisPro is an IT solutions firm specializing in communication (VoIP) and document management solutions for businesses.  Stephen Yoss started using Stamps.com over 10 […]

eBay Sellers – Expand Sales with International Markets

eBay Sellers – Expand Sales with International Markets

If you are an eBay seller, shipping internationally is one way to gain millions of potential new customers without costing you a dime in advertising or marketing. 49% of the buyers on eBay live outside of the USA, which means that opening up your auctions to the rest of the world is a great way […]

How to Lower Mailing Costs with Address Cleansing

How to Lower Mailing Costs with Address Cleansing

Timely and accurate mail delivery is vital to businesses everywhere. When your customers’ addresses contain typos, incorrect ZIP codes or non-standard state abbreviations, delivery rates can decline, time in transit can increase, and often times postage is wasted when mail is returned as undeliverable.  In addition to the money spent on returned postage, deliverability issues […]

3 Tips to Turn your Garage into a Fulfillment House

3 Tips to Turn your Garage into a Fulfillment House

Following these three tips can drastically reduce the time you spend fulfilling orders and can help you ship your product out to your customers faster and easier. Tip #1  Get Organized If you’re shipping multiple products on a regular basis, it is critical that you know exactly where your inventory is.  This will allow you […]

Survey: How the 2011 Shipping Rate Increase Affects Ecommerce

Survey: How the 2011 Shipping Rate Increase Affects Ecommerce

This week, the U. S. Postal Service, UPS, and FedEx all raised their shipping rates.  While the USPS raised retail rates by an average of 3.9 percent (3.2 percent for Stamps.com customers), UPS Ground and FedEx Ground both raised their rates by an average of 4.9 percent.  In our latest, survey, we asked customers to […]