Shipping Tips

Holiday Resources

2019 Extended Holiday Hours (Live Support)

At ShippingEasy, we're working hard this holiday season so that you don't have to! To help you deliver more cheer, we have extended Live Support hours throug...

2019 Holiday Cut Off Dates

The 2019 Holidays are fast approaching. As part of your seasonal planning, make sure you're ready to meet carrier deadlines - packages submitted to carriers ...

Military Mail for the Holidays

Military Mail is a special mail class for sending letters and parcels to service members stationed overseas. Learn more about Military Mail.  Special conside...

USPS Holiday Schedule

Holidays are for celebrating - not worrying about shipping matters! Staying on top of which holidays will affect your business can be a bit of a task. To sim...

UPS Holiday Schedule

The following is a list of holidays that the UPS typically considers non-shipping holidays: New Year's Day* Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgi...

FedEx Holiday Schedule

The following is a list of holidays that the FedEx typically considers non-shipping holidays: Easter Day Memorial Day Independence Day Labor Day Thanksgivin...

Webinars

Webinar: 7 Actionable Back to School Tips to Boost Sales

Welcome to ShippingEasy's webinar series! Find more recordings on our YouTube channel or type "webinar" in the search bar above. Back-to-school season is a g...

Know How - eCommerce Best Practices

Automate Shipping and Improve Efficiency with Rules / Mapping | Know How

Shipping Rules are all about improving your operational efficiency. Remove repetitive decision making by identifying which actions follow a consistent logic ...

Creating an Effective Returns Policy | Know How

From attracting new customers to delineating tasks for your team, running a profitable online store means having a solid plan for handling returns. It doesn'...

Identify and Save Shipping Presets for Timely Delivery | Know How

We agree, there's nothing like the anticipation of orders streaming through your store! Your customers will be equally excited to receive your products. So, ...

Make the most of packing slips and notification emails | Know How

If you're shipping with ShippingEasy, we have the tools and tips to keep you going without skipping a beat this holiday season. Take advantage of many ways i...

Manage Orders, Buy Postage, and Print Shipping Labels | Know How

A simple label is the result of many carefully prepared pieces of data and well-coordinated actions: Preparing the label: Load orders - what products are y...

Predict Trends and Boost Insight with Data Analysis | Know How

Since the growth of online commerce, reporting and data analysis have become an industry of their own offering new and easy ways to examine a business from m...

Questions About Shipping

Alternatives to USPS Click-N-Ship | Overview

Many shippers are accustomed to using Click-N-Ship, USPS' online portal for purchasing postage. However, only Retail rates are available from Click-N-Ship. S...

Are all international destinations eligible for USPS Electronic Delivery Confirmation?

No, only select countries are eligible for USPS Electronic Delivery Confirmation (E-Delcon) and only when specific services are selected. Learn more about E-...

Can I get a refund for Express Mail not delivered on time?

Yes! Priority Mail Express has a guaranteed delivery date that is based on the shipment origin, destination, and time shipped. But what happens if your shipm...

Can I ship hover boards with USPS?

Hover boards can be shipped domestically with USPS via Standard Post/Parcel Select only. Currently, hover boards cannot be mailed internationally, including ...

Cheapest Shipping Options for Heavy Packages | Overview

So, you have something pretty heavy you need to ship. In the shipping world, heavier means more expensive. Fortunately, USPS Priority Mail provides some chea...

Cheapest Shipping Services for USPS, UPS, FedEx | Overview

Finding the best shipping rate is not always the easiest task. Fortunately, there are some general guidelines that can help you get started. Generally speaki...

Shipping Tips

Efficiency Tools for Faster Shipping | Guide

ShippingEasy has a number of helpful features that expedite your shipping process. Whether you ship two packages a month, or 20000, you can take advantage of...

FAQs: Suspension of Mail Service to Guatemala

When will USPS services be suspended to Guatemala? Effective November 29, 2016, the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has suspended most mail services to Guatemala...

Minimize returns cost | Guide

Regardless of your return policy, you can take steps to reduce the likelihood of returns all together. Just keep in mind the most common reasons that custome...

Package Sizes and Dimensions - USPS Domestic | Overview

ShippingEasy wants to help you learn about the e-commerce industry. This article describes service requirements set by the United States Postal Service (USPS...

Package Sizes and Dimensions - USPS International | Overview

When shipping with USPS, packages must meet weight and size limits. The following tables detail international package types offered through the USPS. Many of...

Package Sizes and Dimensions: Measuring Packages

If you are new to shipping, measuring packages can be a tricky task. To simplify things, we have put together a quick reference guide for how you should be m...

CSV Tips & Tricks

Error Uploading CSV File to ShippingEasy | Troubleshoot

Before getting started: Be sure you have the correct data set to troubleshoot. To download the original CSV file, go the REPORTS >> UPLOADS page and click t...

How to: Check CSV uploads for duplicates and delete them

When you have a lot of data, Excel can be cumbersome to work with. A common issue users face is identifying duplicate data in a time-efficient manner. This i...

How to: Create a CSV file

A CSV upload is when you upload an excel file, or a Comma Separated Value file, to our app to populate your ORDERS page. You might consider uploading a CSV i...

How to: Remove the ' before a tracking number on a CSV download

In ShippingEasy, our CSV downloads will have an appostrophe ' before each tracking number. This is because spreadsheets will automatically truncate this numb...