Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Shipstation The best internet based shipping software hands down.

We have been using Shipstation shipping  Manager for six years now. It is the best shipping software we have tried so far and we have tried them all!  We have been in business since 2006 and this system is hands down the best it available for our business.

We started using it because one of our clients recommended it. She said that she was saving a bunch in shipping costs. We could not believe it, we thought PayPal and eBay shipping services was the lowest price for USPS Priority Mail. Then we tried i the program for free.

We love the fact that we can compare shipping cost among most shipping companies. We can compare USPS, FedEx and UPS at the same time. You can choose the lowest price on the fly. 

We also like comparing between for the USPS Regional A and B  USPS Priority Mail. There are substantial price difference sometimes. For items larger that 5 pounds or bulky packages UPS has the best prices.

Shipstation can generate any USPS label including, First class, Parcel Post, Media Mail and Priority Mail. We can even print USPS International First Class postage with the Zebra LP 2844 Thermal Printers. That was a first shipping program we could use our Zebra Thermal Printer with USPS International First Class. That makes it very convenient for international shipments under 4 pounds. UPS works just as well with the program.

We have Refurbished Zebra LP2844 printers with a 90 day warranty on our store here:

 Zebra LP 2844 Printers

We also carry the GoDex brand new thermal printers with a 3 year warranty. You can take a look at them here:

New GoDex Thermal Printers 

One of the features we like the most in 
Shipstation is the ability to print a packing slips with a personalized message right after the shipping label with our Zebra Thermal Printer. That way we know what label goes with each package. With that personalized message, you can ask to your customers to leave you a five star feedback and/or contact you before leaving you feedback.
There are countless options you can write on the Packing Slip. You can put a coupon code, your website store, etc.

Shipstation automatically emails the shipping notice with the tracking number and if requested, a personalized message. That is very important so your valued customers know exactly when the items were shipping and a general idea on when they will be receiving their package.

The system is internet based, there is no programs to install, it works within its own website.  

Because it is internet based, it works on Windows, Mac and Linux computers. It even works on smart phones like Android and iPhones. You can pull orders from eBay, PayPal and Amazon.

You can also copy an paste orders manually if you get orders over the phone. Do not need to paste line by line, just paste the whole address and the software will place the information in the right place. The software is very intuitive full of features and easy use.

After we pasted the complete address in to the box, the software automatically inserts the address in to the right spots.  You have full control of the packing slip information like, price, description, unit price, shipping paid, who gets the shipping notice via email, etc.

We had a very good experience with technical support. They answered right away any questions we had.

The shipping labels are created in PDFs. It prints Packing slips along with the shipping labels as an option. We always know which label goes with each product to be shipped. That is a huge time saver for us. No longer use our regular printer. Our Thermal Zebra printer and our GoDex Printers do all our labels and packing slips from Auctane. We are saving a ton in ink and toner costs.

The picture below is an example of a 4 x 6 Thermal label generated from Auctane.

All computers can open and print PDFs. The software even works on Mac computers!
We ship a lot Priority Mail packages and we are saving in average 20% over paypal shipping fees.

We can run several kinds of reports as well.

Watch a video of Auctane Shipping Manager Pro!

Key features

Now supports UPS as well as USPS!

Save up to 20% on USPS Priority and Express Mail!
  • Completely web-based - print labels right from the web site!
  • Works with PCs or Macs
  • Imports orders from eBay, Amazon, and PayPal!
  • Print shipping labels for all UPS and USPS services including First Class Mail International
  • Print labels in batch - reduce shipping time by 50% or more!
  • Print packing slips - up to 2 per page
  • Combine orders into a single shipment
  • Leave automatic buyer feedback
  • Purchase discount shipping insurance
  • Customizable shipping notification email
  • Memorizes item weights for future shipments
  • Use multiple eBay accounts with a single subscription!

Click here to subscribe or try Auctane Shipping Manager!

We have Refurbished Zebra LP2844 printers with a 90 day warranty on our store here:

 Zebra LP 2844 Printers

We also carry the GoDex brand new thermal printers with a 3 year warranty. You can take a look at them here:

New GoDex Thermal Printers 


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