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Shyp Pivots Service from Pickup to Shipping Labels

This summer, we introduced powerful new features for our customers to power their businesses with Shyp. Since then, we’ve seen an overwhelmingly positive response from individuals, online marketplace sellers, and businesses that have adopted Shyp as a critical tool to run and grow their business, saving them time and money.

Over the past few months, we’ve met with those online marketplace sellers and businesses to learn how Shyp helps them, and what we can do to improve. It’s no secret that business owners are constantly looking for ways to cut costs and save time, so it wasn’t surprising to learn that frequent shippers value our price comparison technology greatly. For many businesses, the trickiest part of fulfilment isn’t packaging or transporting an item to a carrier; it’s navigating the complex shipping ecosystem to determine how to get items in the hands of customers in the most cost effective way.

Countless customers have told us they’d benefit from a standalone service that enables them to utilize Shyp’s pricing technology to compare carrier rates and print labels instantly, while handling packaging and drop-off themselves. Today, we’re excited to share that we’ve taken that feedback and built a new service that allows just that, and it’s available nationwide.

Starting today, no matter where a customer is based in the U.S., they can use Shyp to instantly compare carrier rates and print shipping labels for items they’re sending anywhere in the world. Because this service is software-based, we’re able to unlock it nationwide – introducing Shyp to millions of new businesses at once.

And, because we know many businesses use a desktop computer as a central command center for their business, we built this new service for the Web, in addition to iOS and Android. Now, customers can track all of their shipments from one easy-to-use dashboard no matter where they are. So whether they’re on a laptop at the office or checking their phone on-the-go, their logistics operation is never more than a few clicks away. As the only carrier agnostic, end-to-end shipping platform on the market, Shyp customers never need to worry about having several accounts with each carrier – everything happens seamlessly through Shyp.

So, how much does this service cost? For the first 90 days after a customer purchases their first label via Shyp, the service is free of charge. Subsequently, labels cost 50 cents each to purchase. As with our flagship, full-service product, the more customers ship, the more they save. Here’s a breakdown of volume-based discounts for labels purchased via Shyp:

  • 20+ items per month: 25 cents per label
  • 50+ items per month: 10 cents per label
  • 300+ items per month: 5 cents per label

This new service further evolves the Shyp platform to cater to the needs of a customer set that’s more diverse than ever. As with every new feature and product we launch, we’ll continue to learn from our customer’s feedback to further iterate this experience for them.

Our full service product line for standard shipping, online returns and eBay sales continues to grow at a consistent and exciting rate. We will continue to iterate this product line by implementing more platform and marketplace integrations, evolving and expanding Shyp’s API, and aggressively expanding the full-service business geographically in 2017. One of the benefits of having a nationwide price comparison and label printing service is the powerful customer data it equips us with, which will help inform where we expand next, based on customer interest.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She's a widely cited authority on marketplace selling and is author of "Turn eBay Data Into Dollars" (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her blog was featured in the book, "Blogging Heroes" (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the Online News Association (Sep 2005 - present) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 - present). Follow her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.