How to install the Shippo Magento shipping app

If you use Magento Go, we have explained the process in a dedicated Magento Go blog post. Connecting Shippo with Magento is easy: 1) Install the Shippo Magento app on Magento Connect You can find the Shippo Magento app at http://www.magentocommerce.com/magento-connect/shippo.html. Simply click on "Get Now". 2) Follow the instructions in your Magento interface at Sales > Shippo You will find all relevant information in your Magento store under the ...

Thu 24 Apr 2014

How do I manually connect my Magento Go store to Shippo?

If you use the Magento Community version, not Magento Go, the process is much simpler. Simply follow the instructions on our Magento Community blog post. 1) Open System > Web Services > Roles In your MagentoGo Admin site, select System, then Web Services, and then Roles. (If you see "SOAP/XML-RPC – Roles” instead, you are using the Magento Community extension) 2) Add new Role 3) Name Role You are free to name this however you want. Naming ...

Thu 24 Apr 2014

Customer Story: Jemulet

What does Jemulet do? "Jemulet is an accessories line specializing in enamel and sterling silver charm bracelets that we produce in Italy. We have a growing online business at www.jemulet.com and are in several retail locations, including TSUM and Louvre in Moscow and a chain of retail stores in Ukraine." How has Shippo been helping your business? "Before Shippo, I spent countless hours at USPS, waiting in long lines to ship packages. Now ...

Tue 22 Apr 2014

Customer Story: Avenue K

What does Avenue K do? "Here at Avenue K, we believe fashion is universal, but we know not everyone has access to the latest or most sought-after brands. Avenue K is a fashion marketplace that connects independent sellers, who have set up their own online boutiques, with shoppers from all over the globe, providing access to the world's hottest and most exclusive fashions. Our value proposition is based on three pillars: Reduced Costs: Shipping ...

Tue 22 Apr 2014

Customer Story: Topson Downs

What does Topson Downs do? "Delivering fashion is our passion. Topson Downs established in 1971 has evolved into an industry leader both in the branded and private label segments of the garment business. With more than 300 associates based in Los Angeles, New York, and throughout Asia. Be it denim jeans, junior dresses, for girls fashion knit tops, we are committed to creating and producing quality garments while being socially and ethically responsible. We are ...

Tue 22 Apr 2014

Use the right shipping solution to save time and costs for your ecommerce store

You have an ecommerce store and deliver products to customers from all around the world. Identifying the most suitable shipping solution for each and every customer becomes crucial. Let’s take a look at common problems most small ecommerce stores face when managing their shipments. Losing time due to shipping inefficiencies Do you have to go to the post office everyday to ship orders and spend endless hours in the waiting line to get it ...

Mon 21 Apr 2014

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