What was the best part about using ShipStation?
ShippingStation is a very powerful ecommerce solution which enables retail based businesses to integrate multiple selling channels in one dashboard to view orders and overall sales, fulfill shipments and track deliveries. There is an outstanding set of selling channel integrations available such as Amazon, USPS, Canada Post, Etsy, Woocommerce, Shopify, Ebay, Magento, Fed Ex, UPS and several dozen others to give you an idea regarding the extensibility of this software as as service.
This software offers massive value in terms of ease of use, functionality and features. The amount of time saved through using ShippingStation is absolutely incredible. This serves as a core tool which allows small businesses to sell on Amazon, Ebay, your own website and as many others as you can because it is so simple to manage all of your orders and shipping from this one account.
You can shop for the best rates across all possible shipping and courier companies that they have available right from your account as well which is awesome in my opinion. The support for different shipping companies is particularly strong for North American deliveries which I am grateful for as we are able to sell our product across Canada very easily, though it becomes much easier to consider selling across the border to customers in the United States via ShippingStation.
It's worth using ShippingStation for the ability to create and print labels for so many different shipping companies alone. Each has their requirements and specific details are always required, not to mention just having to login to multiple sites to check specs or ship from is a massive time drain issue which this software solves.
What would you change about your experience with ShipStation?
There's an amazing software as a service called AfterShip which would be amazing to have integrated into ShippingStation though it's reasonable as work around to simply login to a second site; this is still much better than more than a couple, because AfterShip's tracking capabilities which are pay as you go with over three hundred shipping and courier companies integrated into their system already making it tremendously powerful and a much more affordable option than paying additional confirmation of delivery fees. The difference is substantial and this is the only way I can think of that ShippingStation can be improved besides being more internationally focused perhaps.
I am really excited to have learned about this company. We are a start up which has an exclusive partnership with a major brand and will be featured in their department stores so our website is the main ecommerce store which will be linked from our partners and provide a steady source of traffic in the near future. To compare shipping prices alone is useful, as well to consider selling our product much easier across the border is another reason we can leverage this platform. But to consider that we can still sell our own brand and open stores elsewhere online as long as they are not affiliated with any other major brand other than our partners. So, to have a practical, affordable option which allows you to sell on Amazon, Ebay, Etsy for starters as additional revenue streams, without having to struggle with multiple accounts completely blows me away. Especially at the very reasonable pricing ShippingStation is asking to utilize their platform starting at twenty five bucks per month for up to five hundred items shipped from an unlimited amount of stores. That is such tremendous value offered with a direct impact on your bottom line and a key to leveraging a platform which enables exponential revenue growth. Very highly recommended.