New offering saves ecommerce merchants time and money through integration with USPS
Ottawa, Canada – September 24, 2015 – Shopify Inc.(“Shopify”) (NYSE:SHOP) (TSX:SH), a leading cloud-based multichannel commerce platform, today announced the launch of Shopify Shipping. Merchants can now easily buy and print discounted shipping labels directly within the Shopify platform. Today’s integration with USPS represents the first step towards improving shipping for Shopify’s 175,000+ merchants.
“Shipping is a fundamental component of any online merchant’s workflow. We’re focused on streamlining shipping and product delivery for our merchants, so they can focus on other aspects of growing their business,” said Louis Kearns, Director of Product and Merchant Solutions at Shopify. “With Shopify Shipping, not only are we saving merchants time and money, but we’re also giving them the foundation they need to perfect their fulfillment strategy. We expect to expand these benefits to merchants in other geographies with additional shipping providers over time.”
With the introduction of Shopify Shipping, merchants buying shipping labels through Shopify will receive preferred USPS rates that are up to 60% off retail rates.
In addition to saving money when purchasing shipping labels, merchants will now have the ability to either drop prepaid shipments off at USPS offices without having to wait in line, or they can schedule a free home pickup.
To learn more about Shopify Shipping, please visit: www.shopify.com/shipping.
Shopify is a leading cloud-based, multichannel commerce platform designed for small and medium-sized businesses. Merchants can use the software to design, set up and manage their stores across multiple sales channels, including web, mobile, social media such as Pinterest and Facebook, brick-and-mortar locations, and pop-up shops. The platform also provides a merchant with a powerful back-office and a single view of their business. The Shopify platform was engineered for reliability and scale, using enterprise-level technology made available to businesses of all sizes. Shopify currently powers over 175,000 businesses in approximately 150 countries, including: Tesla Motors, Budweiser, Wikipedia, LA Lakers, the New York Stock Exchange, GoldieBlox, and many more.