How to get your Canada Post API credentials

In order to automate your Canada Post shipments, you need to create a Canada Post API Username and Password (combined we call these two values “credentials”). Read on to find out how and where to get them. It doesn't take longer than a few minutes! 1. Open the Canada Post Developer Program website Go to https://www.canadapost.ca/cpotools/apps/drc/home?execution=e1s1 and click “Sign in” in the upper section of ...

Thu 03 Apr 2014

How to get your FedEx account meter number

In order to automate your FedEx shipments, you need to create a FedEx meter number for your FedEx account. Read on to find out how and where to get it. It doesn't take longer than a few minutes! 1. Open the FedEx Developer Center Go to http://www.fedex.com/us/developer/web-services/index.html. This is the FedEx Developer Center for FedEx Web Services. Don't worry - this is 100% free. 2. Click ...

Fri 28 Mar 2014

How to print a 4x6" shipping label

Most shipping labels of the USPS are 4x6". With a thermal label printer, it's easy and convenient to print adhesive labels for your packages. Setting up Shippo correctly is easy: 1. Set label format to PNG In your Shippo account settings, make sure to set your label format to "PNG" and no rotation. This will create a 1200*1800px image, that most thermal label printers can handle perfectly. 2. Set paper format when printing ...

Fri 28 Mar 2014

How to integrate Shippo with Parcel2Go

Parcel2Go.com is an UK-based multi-carrier shipping website, that allows anyone to get discounted shipping labels for shipments from the UK. To integrate Shippo with Parcel2Go and automatically get Parcel2Go rates and shipping labels, there are a few easy steps to take. 1. Create Parcel2Go account You first need a free Parcel2Go account. Simply head to http://www.parcel2go.com/ and click on "Login / Register" in the top left corner. The account creation process is ...

Wed 26 Mar 2014

The Shippo Shopify App: 1-click discounted shipping labels

We are happy to announce the release of our Shippo Shopify App. The app allows Shopify shop owners to easily get accurate, real-time shipping rates and obtain shipping labels with one click. Shopify sellers can integrate the app for free! Start now at https://apps.shopify.com/shippo! With the Shippo Shopify app, shipping is as easy as it should be. The app automatically imports all your Shopify orders. Within a minute, you can obtain ...

Tue 04 Feb 2014

Local Post Office vs. Private Shipping Provider

What's the difference between my local post office and a private international shipping provider? Why do I need a private shipping provider if my post office does a good job shipping my products to my customers? These a two valid questions that we hear often from our small e-commerce shop owners. To answer the question of whether you should ship your products with your local post office or opt for a private company heavily ...

Mon 13 Jan 2014

How can e-commerce stores offer free shipping?

Online shopping is becoming increasingly popular. Customers enjoy shopping online because e-commerce stores give them access to a wide range of products without the hassle of actual shopping - no standing in line, no leaving the comfortable sofa! However, customers often have to pay an extra fee for online shopping, namely the delivery costs. More than 50% of all online stores now offer free shipping to make online shopping more appealing to their customers. Especially during ...

Mon 13 Jan 2014

Finding the right shipping packaging for your business

Do you have a business that sends physical products to your customers? In that case you will inevitably have to ask yourself the question one day of where to find good and cheap shipping packaging for your business. We have done that research for you and we have even found that there are legitimate free option for shipping packaging. How to get free shipping packaging There is no such thing as a free lunch you ...

Mon 13 Jan 2014

Guide to selling on Pinterest!

Last Cyber Monday Pinterest emerged as the winner with a 300% increase in sales made from the social media picture platform. For many people this came as a surprise. We want to help you increase your sales. If you are not using Pinterest as a sales platform yet or if you don't know how to convert your Pinterest followers into customers, we have made a quick step by step selling on Pinterest introduction for ...

Mon 13 Jan 2014

Amazon Prime Air: why Amazon drones are late to the game

Amazon has revealed their plans of a drone-based super-express parcel delivery service. Customers are promised to receive their goods within as little as 30 minutes, being delivered right to their doorstep via small, unmanned flying vehicles. CEO Jeff Bezos aims at launching Amazon Prime Air in 2015, depending on the developments on the technology and regulation side. While the Amazon drones look like a promising idea, Amazon is actually not a pioneer at all. Indeed ...

Mon 13 Jan 2014