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USPS HAZMAT Label Update 2024

USPS HAZMAT Label Update 2024

Beginning May 15th, shipping services for hazardous materials (HAZMAT) will be temporarily restricted to only Ground Advantage™. As a result, we’ll continue to support HAZMAT shipping through this ground service.  Shipping hazardous materials correctly is important to Stamps.com and USPS. In fact, hazardous materials cause damage if shipped incorrectly. That’s why many dangerous goods are […]

What are USPS IMI Compliance Deadlines?

What are USPS IMI Compliance Deadlines?

USPS is upgrading all postage meters to use a new system called Intelligent Mail Indicia (IMI). This will replace the older system, Information Based Indicia (IBI), after 20+ years of use. IMI has more updated technology and has been slowly rolled out over the past 10 years.  What does this mean, and how do these […]

Make International Shipping Easier With Canada DDP

Make International Shipping Easier With Canada DDP

International shipping can feel like a barrier for many businesses, especially when it comes to determining how to pay duties and taxes. If duties and taxes aren’t paid in advance, your customers will be responsible for the cost when their shipment arrives. Additionally, packages with unpaid taxes and duties can be delayed in customs or […]

GlobalPost: The Answer For Possible USPS International Shipping Disruptions

GlobalPost: The Answer For Possible USPS International Shipping Disruptions

International shipping should never be a hindrance for small businesses. That’s why Stamps.com offers GlobalPost as a carrier option for our customers! GlobalPost is committed to modernizing and simplifying the international shipping process, so your small business can focus on expanding to other markets with ease.  Available GlobalPost services  GlobalPost provides Stamps.com merchants with two […]

Use GlobalPost Plus For Streamlined International Shipping

Use GlobalPost Plus For Streamlined International Shipping

International shipping should be an option for every business, and our partner GlobalPost is working to simplify the process. GlobalPost partners with over 200 carriers globally to find the best route for your packages and better support the last mile of your package’s journey. GlobalPost Plus is an additional solution aimed at simplifying international shipping […]

Best Practices for Shipping Toys and Holiday Gifts

Best Practices for Shipping Toys and Holiday Gifts

Say you need to ship gifts, like a stuffed animal, a new action figure, or a battery-operated toy car. Easy enough, right? Now, picture this. Your customers go to open their gifts, but the stuffed animal has a cracked eye, the action figure is broken, and the car arrived late because the batteries weren’t properly […]

5 Tips For Handling Holiday Returns

5 Tips For Handling Holiday Returns

Regardless of the products you sell, returns will always be part of your business. Sometimes, clothing doesn’t fit correctly, a customer accidentally bought the same gift as someone else, or the recipient would prefer a different product. While the reasons may vary, your return policy should be consistent because customers are taking note.  Our recent […]

Shipping for Holiday Success

Shipping for Holiday Success

The holiday season is once again upon us, which means an increase in orders is right around the corner. The busier you become, the easier it is to make mistakes like taking incorrect measurements or leaving old labels on the packaging. These mistakes can lead to costly adjustments and/or returned packages. With shipping deadlines in […]

2023 US Shipping Deadlines

2023 US Shipping Deadlines

In order to keep your customer satisfaction high during the busiest time of the year, it’s crucial to communicate holiday shipping deadlines to your customers. As a quick reminder, holiday shipping deadlines are the last dates to send a package with your chosen carrier for it to reach its destination by the holidays. Applying these […]

Stamps.com Offers New, Lower USPS® Shipping Rates

Stamps.com Offers New, Lower USPS® Shipping Rates

Stamps.com today announces the next phase of its decades-long partnership with the United States Post Office (USPS). In a renewed, direct agreement between the USPS and Stamps.com’s parent company, Auctane, we can now offer our customers lower shipping rates than ever before.  What are the new USPS rates? Our new agreement with USPS gives our […]

Print Stamps And Labels On the Go With The Stamps.com Mobile App

Print Stamps And Labels On the Go With The Stamps.com Mobile App

Getting through all of your tasks can be hectic, but the Stamps.com Mobile app adds flexibility to your day by making it easy to ship packages or mail letters from anywhere at any time. Our mobile app now allows you to conveniently print discounted USPS® stamps and USPS® and UPS® labels, enabling you to send […]

Holiday Support and USPS Hours 2023

Holiday Support and USPS Hours 2023

Everyone at Stamps.com wishes you a happy holiday season! As you’re preparing for the holiday shipping season, we want to share our holiday support hours as well as information about USPS and UPS holiday closures and changes in services. Thursday, November 23, 2023 (Thanksgiving Day) Stamps.com Support: Open for normal business hours (6 AM – […]

4 Techniques to Improve Mobile Checkout

4 Techniques to Improve Mobile Checkout

  The average cart abandonment rate is 69.89%. Of the number of people that make it all the way to checkout, 25% will leave without completing their purchase. Whichever way look at it, that’s a sizeable number of lost customers and revenue. What’s more, the situation is even worse on mobile. Overall ecommerce conversion rates […]

Creating a Successful Holiday Shipping Strategy

Creating a Successful Holiday Shipping Strategy

As the holiday shopping season quickly approaches, our recent study in partnership with Retail Economics shows that 44% of US customers are still concerned about inflation going into the holiday season. According to our partner, Retail Economics, North American customers will spend $183 billion on holiday shopping through online marketplaces. And your business deserves to […]

The Importance of Online Marketplaces 

The Importance of Online Marketplaces 

Our recent study with Retail Economics found that 88% of customers plan to make their holiday purchases online globally. With a percentage this high, your business should sell products through at least one online marketplace. The holiday season is quickly approaching, so the sooner you can set up an online marketplace, the better. If you […]

Three Ways to Align with Ecommerce Customer Expectations

Three Ways to Align with Ecommerce Customer Expectations

Customers have plenty of shopping options at their fingertips, so you need to make your business stand out from the competition. There are many ways to get your business in front of a larger audience, but a few simple tweaks will make your brand shine. In our study, Protect Your Growth Strategy: 2023 Consumer & […]

How to Ship a Package from Home

How to Ship a Package from Home

Commuting from work to home and vice versa does give you time to catch up on your podcasts (you know we love podcasts), but at what cost? We spend so much time commuting to different spaces, and it adds up. Stamps.com gives merchants the ability to create and print labels with a few clicks and […]

How to Create a Social Media Strategy

How to Create a Social Media Strategy

Like, follow, and subscribe are three words that have become commonplace in our world. Social media has become a nexus of promotion and advertising, especially for small businesses. If your business has yet to enter the social media space, this is your sign. Creating a social media presence doesn’t have to be complicated, but it […]

How to Build an Effective Ecommerce Checkout Flow for Your Business

How to Build an Effective Ecommerce Checkout Flow for Your Business

Clicking the checkout button on a fun purchase is a great feeling. When customers visit your store, they want a user-friendly experience that leads to an even smoother checkout. The faster a customer can complete their purchase, the sooner their order will be on the way. How can you create the best customer experience and […]

4 Tips to Soften Holiday Shipping Carrier Surcharges

4 Tips to Soften Holiday Shipping Carrier Surcharges

With ongoing inflation and supply chain issues, keeping your shipping budget on track will be challenging this holiday season; this includes budgeting for peak holiday surcharges from carriers. How can you offset higher shipping costs during the busiest shipping season of the entire year? Also, our study with Retail Economics found that 30.3% of customers […]

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