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ShippingEasy

December 15, 2016 08:00 ET

Rates are Going Up! ShippingEasy Launches 2017 Rate Change Guide for E-commerce Sellers

Free, Comprehensive Guide is the Only Resource E-commerce Retailers Need to Prepare for the New Year

AUSTIN, TX --(Marketwired - December 15, 2016) - ShippingEasy, an innovative provider of the leading cloud-based shipping, inventory management, and customer management solutions for e-commerce sellers of all sizes, has released its Rate Change Guide to help online sellers prepare for and adapt to the upcoming 2017 rate changes from all major carriers. Rate changes go into effect on December 26, 2016 for UPS, January 2, 2017 for FedEx, and January 22, 2017 for USPS.

ShippingEasy's Rate Change Guide provides:

  • A Summary of the Rate Changes and What They Mean: A clear understanding of the changes across all major carriers, offering a side-by-side comparison of the changes, and guidance on how to interpret them for better business and shipping decisions.
  • Tools for Determining the Most Cost-Effective Carrier for a Given Set of Shipping Parameters: Utilizing easy-to-use tables, e-commerce sellers can quickly determine what carrier provides the best pricing for a package, and whether there are alternative services to consider (e.g. USPS First-Class Mail®, USPS Priority Mail Flat Rate® or USPS Priority Mail Regional Rate® boxes).
  • Examples of How the Changes Impact Real-World E-commerce Businesses: ShippingEasy has analyzed its proprietary shipping data to demonstrate the impact of the rate increases across specific industries, and how a seller can mitigate the impact by looking at alternative carriers and/or services on a package-by-package basis.

ShippingEasy's Rate Change Guide is easy-to-use, beginning with a series of important questions to answer at the onset to best determine the proper shipping strategies based on the 2017 rate changes. Are you getting the best rates? What kind of delivery guarantees do you need? Are you overly concerned with brand perception? Are you using the right size packaging? Do you have special considerations? From there, the Rate Change Guide offers the most updated stats and information to help e-commerce sellers make their choice of carrier based on a complex mix of criteria including: delivery timeframe, package weight, package dimensions, delivery distance, and negotiated discounts with a carrier. Through ShippingEasy's analysis, e-commerce merchants will be able to narrow down their choices to make sound, cost-effective business and shipping decisions.

"With the significant rate changes, optimizing shipping operations for 2017 is more important than ever," said Katie May, CEO of ShipingEasy. "To their credit, carriers have been forthcoming with information, but until now, that information was only available by studying each carrier's resources. ShippingEasy's Rate Change Guide is the first, single document that allows time-strapped e-commerce sellers to not only easily understand what changes are coming, but to come up with a strategy to mitigate their business impact, as well."

To better comprehend how the 2017 rate changes will influence shipping operations, and to determine the best shipping solutions for your e-commerce business, download ShippingEasy's free Rate Change Guide.

About ShippingEasy
ShippingEasy provides e-commerce retailers with the easiest cloud-based shipping, inventory management, and customer management solutions, enabling order consolidation across multiple channels and multiple carriers, including USPS, FedEx, and UPS. ShippingEasy integrates with leading online marketplaces, such as Amazon, eBay, Etsy, Shopify, and many others, to allow automated order, tracking fulfillment data, and inventory levels to populate in real time across all systems. ShippingEasy saves time, money, and relieves e-commerce businesses of the many challenges often associated with the critical steps from when a purchase is made to where, when, and how it ships and is accounted for. ShippingEasy does for online merchants what a successful online shopping experience does for consumers - streamlines the steps in favor of an outcome. That means orders in a box and out the door the same day. ShippingEasy offers full automation with AutoShip and robust tools such as shipping rules, a product catalog, endless customization and enhanced reporting. ShippingEasy is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (NASDAQ: STMP). For more information, visit http://shippingeasy.com.

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