Shipping Software

What's New In Shipping Software Today?

Consider USPS Your Secret Weapon Against Amazons of the World Guest Blog by Visible

Posted on Fri, Dec 07, 2018 @ 01:02 PM

 

Three Reasons to Consider USPS

Your Secret Weapon to Compete Against

The Amazons of the World

 

The more you ship with a major carrier, the more you save, right? Well, maybe, but that’s not the full story. Each major carrier structures its pricing to favor one or two modes of shipping while penalizing for others. For example, if you want to optimize small parcel shipping, consider a multi-carrier shipping strategy that leverages the power and experience of the USPS. Yes, USPS! 

Below are three reasons why including USPS this holiday season can help you offer the very best customer experience and enable your business to compete with the likes of Amazon and Walmart.

  1. Postal’s Rate Card: USPS’ special rate card favors all those small, light packages you are likely shipping this time of year. Save an average of 20% and up to 41.2% on shipping rates when you use it. Explore the rate card’s benefits and make it easier for your business to truly compete with the rates and speeds of the Amazon’s of the world.
  2. Best-in-class Delivery: So you can confidently manage customers’ expectations during the holiday stress. They also count transit times in actual days, not business days so you can ensure customers receive their packages in time for the big day. Did we mention USPS can deliver most packages within a 2-day window during peak season?
  3. Delivery to all zip codes: USPS offers the unique ability to deliver to literally every single zip            code in the United States. What else would you expect from the organization that invented them?

Read More

Tags: USPS, Shipping Software, StarShip, Amazon

USPS Suspends Mail Dec 5th, 2018 - National Day of Mourning Declared for George H.W. Bush

Posted on Tue, Dec 04, 2018 @ 04:35 PM

 

National Day of Mourning Proclaimed Wednesday, Dec 5th, 2018 

In Remembrance of Former President George H.W. Bush 

USPS Announces Operations Plan

 

Our President, Donald J. Trump has proclaimed Wednesday, December 5th, 2018 a National Day of Mourning in remembrance of the vast contributions from former President, George H.W. Bush. The United States Postal Services (USPS) announced out of respect they will suspend regular deliveries, retail services, administrative activities and more on December 5th, 2018. 

Details released by the USPS for business mailers and shippers: 

  • Delivery Regular mail delivery will be suspended, however, there will be limited package delivery consistent with Peak Season Sunday schedule.
  • Delivery Destination Units (DDU) – Will accept drop shipments.

  • Priority Mail Express Mail – Will be delivered.

  • Retail All operations will be suspended. Post Offices will be closed. 

  • Collections – Mail will be collected from boxes in front of Post Offices and high volume boxes that have a potential to overflow, while other collections will be suspended.

  • Package Pickup – Will conduct scheduled package pickup requests.

  • Transportation – Air and Surface transportation operate as scheduled and scheduled dispatches to Post Offices will occur.

  • Business Mail Entry Unit (BMEU) – The BMEU/Detached Mail Unit (DMU) in plant locations will be open, while BMEU operations will be suspended at Post Office locations.

  • Call Center In operation but may have reduced staffing.

  • Administrative Offices including Headquarters will be closed.

     

Read More

Tags: USPS, Shipping Software, StarShip, eCommerce, eBay, Amazon

Holiday Shipping Deadlines & Peak Surcharges for FedEx, UPS & USPS

Posted on Tue, Nov 27, 2018 @ 02:28 PM

 

FedEx, UPS & USPS Holiday Peak Surcharges and December Shipping Deadlines

                                                          

                             

It’s hard to believe the holiday shopping and shipping season is in full force.  FedEx, UPS and USPS shared the 2018 holiday deadlines and peak surcharges.  Check out some important shipping notes and our December 2018 calendar below to get those goodies out the door on time! 

 

  • From November 19th- December 24th FedEx will apply additional peak surcharges to shipments that qualify as over-sized, unauthorized or necessitate additional handling.
  • StarShip utilizes FedEx web services so those surcharges will automatically be reflected in our rate quote as a part of the total quote provided.
  • From November 18th- December 22nd  UPS will apply additional peak surcharges to each package that is delivered to a home, including business operating out of homes, large packages, over maximum limits or additional handling packages.
  • USPS has no peak surcharges for the Holiday season but they do have a Holiday Workshop website to purchase stamps, ship from home and shipping tips!
Read More

Tags: UPS, FedEx, USPS, Amazon, Acumatica, eBay, eCommerce, Infor, QuickBooks, OnTrac, Acctivate

ShipGear Shipping Software Free 30 Day Trial

Posted on Thu, Sep 13, 2018 @ 02:26 PM

ShipGear Shipping Software Free 30 Day Trial!

WorldShip and Ship Manager Integrations 

 

The trial version of ShipGear is a full working copy of our software, giving you instant integration between UPS WorldShip® and/or FedEx Ship Manager® and your accounting software or eCommerce platform. ShipGear can help you streamline your entire shipping process and save you time. 

Most recent ShipGear news:

      Integrations now available for Amazon, QBO & Acumatica (cloud-based ERP)

     ♦ Pay monthly or annually with affordable options to avoid up-front investments

     ♦ Subsidize your purchase with UPS CTP or FedEx FTIP 

     ♦ Plug-and-play ERP and eCommerce integrations with UPS WorldShip & FedEx Ship Manager 

     ♦ Unlimited e-mail support for all plans and unlimited phone support for Mezza, Suprema & Ultima plans

 

Additional information on our plans:                                

* First carrier is included with your plan. Additional carriers can be added for $10/month
** Value adds include: Dashboard, Freight Rules and Branded Email                     

ShipGear integrates with Amazon, Acumatica, eBay, Macola, Microsoft Dynamics GP, QuickBooks, QuickBooks Online, Sage 50 and Sage 100. Start your free trial today. You have access to our knowledgeable Support Services team (located here in CT) if you have any questions throughout your trial.

 
Request your ShipGear free 30 day trial today:
 

                                                Try ShipGear FREE!

 

V-Technologies was founded in 1987, we are a leading provider of integrated multi-carrier shipping software that connects the warehouse to the front office, giving you efficiencies in shipping, accounts receivable and customer service. 

We also develop the StarShip multi-carrier solution and partner with dozens of the major parcel, LTL and regional carriers such as USPS, UPS, FedEx, DHL, OnTrac, Averitt Express, Reddaway, Spee-Dee, XPO Logistics and more. StarShip combines all carriers into one user interface to gain even more efficiencies for shipping and management. Our software extends past shipping to offer EDI and WMS integration to popular solutions such as SPS Commerce, Scanco and ScanForce. StarShip offers integrations to accounting, ERP and eCommerce platforms such as QuickBooks, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Acumatica, Macola, Amazon, Shopify, Magento and eBay to name a few.

 

Contact us today for more information: 800-462-4016 e-mail: bprescott@vtechnologies.com  

 

                                                                               

 

 
Read More

Tags: ShipGear, UPS, FedEx, Amazon, Macola, eBay, Dynamics GP, QuickBooks, Sage, Acumatica, eCommerce

StarShip shipping software update 18.0.3 new eCommerce interfaces

Posted on Wed, Jul 11, 2018 @ 11:35 AM

 

 

StarShip shipping software update 18.0.3

Now with new eCommerce interfaces and more! 

 

We're happy to announce our most recent StarShip update, 18.0.3, now enhanced to offer more functionality in several areas:

 

        ♦  Continued expansion of eCommerce interfaces now includes: Shopify, WooCommerce,                        Volusion, BigCommerce, Magento, Etsy, Amazon & more* 

        ♦  Save time and money, eliminate logging into your eCommerce shopping cart or marketplace                every day to re-enter shipment details

        ♦  View potential savings with discounted USPS rates. Savings can be viewed as you ship or                  via a new dashboard widget 

        ♦  Improved speed & support for Windows 10 

        ♦  New Acumatica interface boasts lots of speed improvements

 

Customer’s current on software maintenance and the latest version of StarShip can take advantage of the new enhancements by simply running the web update. For customers running earlier versions, full download links are available from the My Account customer portal.

Read More

Tags: StarShip, Amazon, eCommerce, USPS, FedEx, UPS, LTL Shipping, QuickBooks, Acumatica, eBay

Acumatica & StarShip Integration: Shipping Solution Software

Posted on Wed, Jun 20, 2018 @ 09:50 AM

 

Acumatica & StarShip Shipping Software Integration  

Last year we were happy to announce our new Acumatica Cloud ERP interface. Our StarShip and Acumatica Cloud ERP integration is a bi-directional interface to streamline the entire workflow, gain immediate efficiencies in shipment processing, accounts receivable, and customer service!

5 Reasons Acumatica Customers Choose Us: 

1.  ERP & Amazon integration:  Streamline shipping, accounts receivable, and customer service. Plug-and-play interfaces provide the warehouse with instant access to orders and shipments. Simply scan the document number from your pick sheet to auto-populate the ship screen. Amazon orders can be accessed direct/in parallel OR updated as an extension to the standard Acumatica interface.

Read More

Tags: Acumatica, Amazon, StarShip, ShipGear, USPS

Demystifying USPS Shipping Rates with StarShip Software

Posted on Tue, Jun 12, 2018 @ 05:29 PM

  

Our Pitney Bowes Shipping Software Integration Boosts Shipping Efficiency
 
 
Let's talk about the facts. The United States Postal Service (USPS) was founded in 1775. They played a crucial role in the foundation and expansion of our country. Over the last 200 plus years, they have experienced some growing pains, especially related to tracking packages and many competitors have also emerged. Thanks to the Amazon effect and eCommerce boom, those days are over. Now there are tons of shipping options but USPS is back on top for many businesses and people are talking about it. They are the #1 delivery partner for Amazon, eBay, Etsy, PayPal and many other major online shopping companies. 

Through our partnership with Pitney Bowes and Visible Supply Chain Management, we are able to offer an easy and cost-effective alternative to ship your packages. There are a lot of great benefits: 

     ♦  No additional residential or accessorial shipping charges

     ♦  Free pick up with no minimum quantity (24 hours notice)

     ♦  Delivery to all 50 states which means no rural or extended area surcharges

     ♦  Scan based returns– can be used in conjunction with outbound UPS or FedEx shipments

     ♦  Free boxes + APO/FPO shipping

Our partnership with Visible Supply Chain Management; a rate provider with over 25 years of supply chain management experience, provides StarShip customers with discounted Priority and Express Mail rates for domestic and international shipments. Significant cost savings can be found for packages under 20 lbs!   Interested in seeing if you could be saving with USPS? Contact us to get a free shipping analysis:

 

Free Shipping Analysis

 

In the meantime, check out the video below to learn more about why you should be shipping USPS:

 


 

V-Technologies was founded in 1987, we are a shipping software development company and have a selection of multi-carrier shipping software solutions to meet the growing demand for integrated shipping. StarShip™ and ShipGear® our two flagship shipping software products provide integration between carriers and popular ERP, accounting and eCommerce platforms: QuickBooks, Sage, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Acumatica, Macola, Amazon, Shopify, Magento and ebay to name a few.               

                     

                                     

 

 

 

                                                                              

                                                                     USPS Shipping Software

Read More

Tags: Shipping Software, USPS, StarShip, eBay, Amazon, eCommerce, Acumatica, Sage

Shipping Software for Acumatica: StarShip Moves Up to the Cloud!

Posted on Fri, Oct 14, 2016 @ 07:14 AM

Shipping Software for Acumatica: StarShip and New Cloud ERP Integration 

One exciting integration that V-Technologies recently announced is for StarShip and Acumatica cloud ERP.  For the past 25 years, StarShip has been a leading solution for Sage Software, Intuit, Microsoft Dynamics and more. Now Acumatica customers can take advantage of the power of StarShip shipping software with the advanced warehouse management and the cloud ERP functionality of Acumatica. The combined Acumatica and StarShip solutions bring together industry leaders to offer a complete warehouse management solution for Acumatica customers. StarShip retrieves and translates order or packing information from Acumatica to complete the shipping process, integrating to parcel and LTL carriers such as UPS, FedEx, USPS and over 2 dozen LTL carriers. The ability to deliver these capabilities without having to customize Acumatica simplifies implementation and upgrades.

Shipping Software

In a recent Press Release, this quote was highlighted about StarShip's shipping software for Acumatica solution by Dawn Jaeger, Director of Partner Recruitment at Acumatica:  “StarShip shipping software by V-Technologies, LLC extends the capabilities of Acumatica cloud ERP by offering automated shipping and providing a cost-effective easy-to-implement solution to capture, verify and process shipments. We’re excited to offer this additional functionality to our clients and believe V-Technologies, LLC StarShip shipping software offers an unmatched level of industry expertise and superior technology model that will go a long way to maximize our clients’ Acumatica investments.”

Read More

Tags: Acumatica, StarShip, Amazon, eBay, eCommerce