Issue 95, October 2015

Are you ready for the holiday shipping season? We know you’re going to be quite busy in the coming weeks, and whether you’re shipping domestically, internationally or both, Endicia has plenty to offer to help make this a successful shipping season for your business.

USPS holiday shipping deadlines set

holiday presents in a boxThe holiday shipping season is right around the corner! Wondering how to stay on top of domestic and international holiday shipping deadlines to make sure your customers receive their packages in time? Check out our Holiday Shipping Deadlines page for a complete list of USPS holiday cutoff dates and for a downloadable PDF.

Maximize your shipping season productivity with Endicia support

The Endicia support team is ready to offer help as you prepare for the busy shipping season. Learn more about how you can most efficiently request technical assistance with some helpful pointers.

Shipping carriers announce price and service changes for 2016

price changeAs you may know, each year January brings new rates and other changes from the major package delivery carriers in the U.S. FedEx and UPS recently published their planned rate increases for 2016 and  the U.S. Postal Service® has submitted its proposed pricing changes for next year to the Postal Regulatory Commission.

At Endicia, we understand the importance of these changes to businesses of all sizes. We are currently reviewing the upcoming changes so that we can provide you with the information pertinent to you and your business as soon as possible.

We will be preparing price change tools for our customers ranging from rate charts and webinars to instructive cheat sheets and white papers. Our goal is to help everyone prepare for and successfully weather the changes ahead. In the coming days and weeks, we will share information via the Price Change 2016 section of our website, so be sure to bookmark this page.

Reach new key markets in Latin America with Endicia Global Service

international shippingShipping to Brazil and Mexico just got a lot easier with Endicia Global Service. Endicia and SkyPostal have teamed up to offer this new, innovative international shipping solution that offers U.S.-based businesses quicker and more reliable customs clearance, package tracking and affordable rates. Learn more about how Endicia Global Service can help you reach new markets in Latin America.

Give Canadian customers the gift of hassle-free returns

Canadian flagReady to expand your business internationally? Canada is a great place to start for U.S.-based businesses seeking to grow internationally—Canadians are enthusiastic about American goods and share a common language. Get the rundown on growing your cross-border business with Endicia’s Canada Returns solution.

Beta testing opportunity for France returns solution

Do you ship to France? Endicia is finalizing a hassle-free merchandise returns solution for French buyers with La Poste integration that will enable shippers to, among other features, easily save and email a French shipping label to customers sending orders back to the U.S. If you have an Endicia Professional or Endicia Label Server account and you’re currently shipping to France, please contact Endicia Support at or (650) 321-2640 x130 to help beta test this new service.

New Dynamic USPS Zone Map

Endicia is excited to introduce the Dynamic USPS® Zone Map, a tool which allows you to generate a color-coded map based on the ZIP Code you enter. Quickly and easily identify all eight USPS zones by creating your own map. Learn more about the free tool.

Streamline shipping season with special features

package an USPS return labelAs you prepare for busy shipping season, we want to make sure you know more about two great features that will help streamline your shipping strategy and keep your customers happy throughout the holidays and beyond: Endicia Pay-on-Use Return™ labels and Delivery Status Notification Service™. Learn more about how these features are essential to a successful shipping season.

Simplify mailing with DYMO Stamps no-monthly-fee postage solution

DYMO LabelWriter 450 TurboGetting ready to send out a huge stack of holiday cards or year-end invoices? Endicia can help streamline your business operations with an easy-to-use mailing solution in DYMO Stamps®. Quickly print postage for your office mail right from your desk so you can save time and get back to business. With this no-monthly-fee postage solution, you’ll also save money and avoid the hassle of long-term contracts and monthly fees! Learn more about this quick and easy solution for printing electronic postage here.

Have you checked out The Savvy Shipper lately?

The Savvy Shipper blog

We created The Savvy Shipper to help businesses like yours learn the ins and outs of online shipping, catch and capitalize on the latest ecommerce trends, streamline and automate your services, and expand internationally. Interested in the latest ecommerce news and industry insight? Take a look at these two popular posts:

Questions about Online Business Shipping? Look No Further than Endicia Community—Learn all about Endicia Community, a peer-to-peer support forum and outlet for online businesses. 

Get on Course Shipping to Canada: FedEx vs. UPS vs. USPS Shipping Costs Comparison Chart—Use this infographic to compare shipping costs between FedEx, UPS and USPS and find the best solution for your online business for shipping to Canada.

Spread holiday cheer with PictureItPostage

Holiday Picture-It-Postage stampLooking for a way to make your company’s holiday cards extra cheery this year? Don’t settle for everyday stamps when you can use PictureItPostage™ to create personalized postage! Upload photos, company logos or custom designs to be printed on U.S. Postal Service®-approved stamps. As our holiday treat to you, enjoy $6 off custom postage from PictureItPostage.

  • This offer applies toward your order total
  • Use the promo code "holiday2015" at checkout
  • Offer expires Dec. 15, 2015

Ready to get started? Try it now.

Need More than Just Shipping Labels? Check Out a Few of Our Featured Partners

Endicia currently partners with more than 200 ecommerce companies, with more being added all the time. These partnerships allow you to manage and print USPS® shipping labels directly from the partner platform, providing access to money-saving USPS services as well as the ability to leverage the integration so you can spend less time preparing your shipments.

Each month Endicia highlights a featured partner. Below are the featured partners for the months of August, September and October.

CartRover logo

CartRover provides end-to-end service from shopping cart to shipping labels. If you have to manage orders from a number of order sources then CartRover can provide a simple hosted solution. Learn more about CartRover by visiting their partner page.

Bigcommerce logo

Bigcommerce is a powerful, intuitive ecommerce platform that includes everything you need to build and grow a successful online store. And it connects to your Endicia account to make shipping easier than ever. Learn how to streamline your shipping process and focus on growing your business.

Webgility logo

Webgility connects multi-channel enterprises to their sales channels, inventory, order data, and operational systems, giving them big-picture perspective to make smarter financial decisions. Webgility helps you improve productivity, understand financials, increase profits, and scale. Visit the Webgility partner page to learn more.