Shipping providers give shipping discounts to shippers with a high shipping volume. Shipping discounts are volume based, meaning that small businesses who only ship a small quantity of packages will not qualify for shipping discounts while larger businesses shipping thousands of packages a day will be able to benefit from volume dependent shipping discounts provided by the shipping providers.
Therefore, many small businesses that are just getting started can’t access shipping discounts need to pay full shipping prices. Having to pay full shipping prices puts smaller businesses at a disadvantage compared to larger businesses that have access to shipping discounts. Shipping discounts allow e-commerce businesses to offer their customers lowered shipping rates at check-out or even offer free shipping, which has always been the lure of Amazon. Amazon, given their immense shipping volume, of course has access to the best shipping discounts available. Small and mid-sized businesses suffer from being able to offer the same shipping discounts, which makes them unable to compete with larger e-commerce stores in terms of shipping costs.
Part of the Shippo service is to offer shipping discounts to all of Shippo’s users independent of their shipping volume. Shippo has partnered with selected shipping providers to offer significant shipping discounts to all Shippo users. With Shippo, you can access shipping discounts with the USPS and DHL Express without having to sign up for your own shipping account or to negotiate with the shipping providers. Your shipping discount will be accessible immediately without having to qualify for it with a certain shipping volume. All Shippo customers instantly get access to the best shipping discounts.
Shippo doesn't just connect to the shipping services of the USPS and DHL Express, but also connects with FedEx, UPS and major shipping providers in Canada, Germany, France and UK, such as Canada Post, DHL Germany, GLS, Mondial Relay, and ParcelForce. With these services you will need to insert your own shipping account data to access your own shipping rates, which you can then use in addition to the shipping discounts that Shippo provides. Our dedicated team is always trying to give our Shippo users access to higher discounts from more shipping providers. We are continuing to build more partnerships, stay tuned to see which other shipping providers will offer discounted shipping rates to Shippo users soon.
With Shippo, shipping is as easy as it should be.