Product Update

USPS announces new international shipping rates (effective from 1st July 2020)

As USPS International General Rate Increase (GRI) will take effect from 1st July 2020, we would require to update our USPS international shipping rates. You can download the new discounted rates table for USPS international services, effective 1st July 2020. What is GRI? General Rate Increase (GRI) is the adjustment of shipping rates by ocean freight. The adjustment is done in response to revised rates across trade routes. What will change? The following USPS rates have been revised: * USP

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Important Notice: Expected Delivery Changes for USPS Priority Mail and First-Class Package Services

The latest notice about USPS: the U.S. Postal Service Priority Mail products and First-Class packages may require more time to be delivered due to limited transportation availability as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) impacts to the United States. What is not affected? * The Postal Service’s Priority Mail Express service, which guarantees overnight service, will not change and neither will service commitments for local 1-day Priority Mail. * Customers will conti

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Product Update

Introducing Postmen's Forever Free Plan

We can't wait to tell you the good news that Postemen just rolled out the Forever Free Plan! We hope to make a good impact on the eCommerce ecosystem and benefit more businesses like yours. We also hope this can help you to fight against the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. With Forever Free Plan, you can print unlimited labels and get access to unlimited shipper accounts. What’s more? All non-enterprise users are going to enjoy this. On April 20, all current free users will enjoy the Forever Free P

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Important Notice: USPS suspended delivery service to 20 countries until further notice

USPS announced a temporary service closure saying it will halt delivery to 20 countries worldwide until further notice due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Take a quick look if your shipments are either from or to the following countries. 👇 1.  Cayman Islands 2.  Chad 3.  Ecuador 4.  French Polynesia 5.  Honduras 6.  India 7.  Kuwait 8.  Libya 9.  Madagascar 10. Maldives 11. Mongolia 12. New Caledonia 13. Panama 14. Peru 15. Samoa 16. Saudi Arabia 17. South Africa 18. Bolivia 19. Sri Lanka 20. Zimba

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Product Update

Enjoy the best USPS international discounted rates

Not only you can enjoy USPS CPP and cubic rate for your USA domestic shipments, this week we are offering the best USPS international discounted rate in town. How it works? Simply signup free at Postmen [https://secure.postmen.com/apps/add?utm_source=updates0325&utm_medium=blog], enter your shipping address and then start generating the labels with the best USPS international discounted rates in town. With Postmen, you can print labels and calculate rates for all your orders with the Postmen a

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Product Update

Enjoy USPS CPP and Cubic Rates at Postmen

You can now enjoy USPS discounted rates at Postmen. By simply signing up a free Postmen account, you can immediately [https://secure.postmen.com/apps/add?utm_source=updates0320&utm_medium=blog] enjoy the best rates in town for your domestic shipments at CPP + Cubic pricing. Do note that no minimum shipping volume is required. Enjoy this exclusive deal! 1. Postmen-USPS domestic rate is equivalent to USPS CPP rate USPS domestic price chart & Postmen domestic price chartUSPS Cubic Rate 2. Enjo

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Product Update

Postmen - Introducing New Monthly Plans

We would like to let you know that Postmen has introduced premium monthly plans on 9th August 2017. We'd like to give you some context on why we made this decision, and also introduce the different premium monthly plans [https://www.postmen.com/pricing/] which will be available. Why introduce monthly plans? Postmen has been free since we launched in 2016, and our team has been working very hard to ship a simple and high-performance shipping tool for our users. Introduction of Postmen premium pl

Wednesday Fulfillment

How to calculate volumetric or dimentional weight

What is volumetric weight Volumetric weight is also called dimensional weight, which is calculated from length, width and height with a volumetric divisor. Each courier can have a different volumetric divisor for calculating volumetric weight. Below you can find the volumetric weight formula or also called dim weight factor. What is volumetric weight calculation formula Each courier may have a different volumetric weight calculation, below are the formula FedEx and UPS calculate volumetric we

Tuesday Shopping

Honest review on shopping experience: Google Store

Today we are going to go through the shopping experience at Google store buying Nexus 5X in Hong Kong. Shop at: Google store hk Deliver to: Hong Kong Buy what: Google Nexus 5X (4 items) Order Time: Thu 14 Jan 9:21pm (GMT+8) Shipping Notification: Fri 15 Jan 12:40pm (GMT+8) Courier: Taqbin Hong Kong (domestic delivery) Estimated Delivery Time: Mon-Wed 18-20 Jan Delivered on: Mon 18 Jan 11:01am (GMT+8) Checkout > Cart Checkout > Order confirmation email I was expected free shippin

Monday News

Weekly Top 5 e-Commerce Logistic News (2016 Jan Week 3)

Don't miss the top 5 e-Commcerce logitics news last week. The article covers news about Fab, Singapore Post, Alibaba, Postnord, Pitney Bowes and Amazon last week. Fab Co-Founder’s Shopping Site, Bezar, Is Running Out of Money Re/code noted that Bezar, a design marketplace that focus on flash sale, is running out of money [http://recode.net/2016/01/13/fab-co-founders-shopping-site-bezar-is-running-out-of-money/] and appears close to going out of business. Bezar raised $2.25 million early 201

Thursday Postmen

Postmen Rates v3 API (beta) - Request Structure

Today I am going to walk through the basic structure of Postmen rates API to calculate shipping rates. Note that we expect to make some changes in Q2 2016. You can refer to our previous post about Postmen labels API's request structure [http://blog.postmen.com/postmen-label-api-beta-request-structure/]. You can specify one or multiple shipper accounts to calculate shipping rates of your shipper accounts via Postmen RESTful JSON Rates API. If you do not specify shipper accounts, Postmen will use

Wednesday Fulfillment

3 Killing Featues of an Amazon Fulfillment Warehouse

Reason 1: Random Stow The storage of items in a randomised order at fulfilment centres to maximise the chance of multiple items on the same order being near each other. The fulfilment centre management system knows the location of every item and is able to work out the shortest travel distance to pick the orders. Reason 2: SLAM System (Scan, Label, Apply, Manifest) At the end of the packing process, packages move along conveyor belts to the SLAM where the package is weighed to ensure it is

Tuesday Shopping

Honest review on shopping experience: Amazon.co.jp and Buyippee

When facing high international shipping fee, you now can make use of shipping agencies (or called package consolidation companies) like myus.com [https://www.myus.com] to help you get an overseas address for domestic delivery, and consolidate shipments to ship to your address at a discount rate. This time we are going to shop at Amazon.co.jp with a hong kong based shipping agency Buyippee [https://www.buyippee.com]. Shop at: amazon.co.jp Deliver to: Japan (Buyipee's address) then Hong Kong (my