Accepting credit cards, warehouses, and shipping and fulfilling orders
I noticed my Shopify USPS shipping rates have gone way up. I also use Pirate Ship, mostly for one-offs, exchanges, warranty, etc.
So I just checked rates for a 12 oz, 15"x12" polybag First Class USPS shipment (my most common). Shopify charged me $5.49, where Pirate Ship is $4.34. HUGE difference.
They used to be about the same. What gives? The all-in-one workflow is Shopify is nice, but not worth paying more than a few cents extra per shipment. Anyone find anything similar? I'm on the Basic Shopify plan, I'm not big enough to make upgrading worth it.
I guess I'll have to figure out a workflow to make Pirate Ship efficient to fulfill. This really bugs me that we're now getting squeezed by Shopify.
Do you have your own USPS account and have you checked the real time shipping rates in it?
I'll look into that. Thanks for the suggestion.
I've now got Pirate Ship working OK, it's a few more clicks, but worth it for the much better rates. Shipping confirmations to customers aren't quite as slick as native Shopify. If I can streamline workflow by staying native Shopify and still get competitive rates, that would be ideal.
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