Shopify 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.
Earlier this week Shopify was recognized as the 2015 Innovator of the Year by he Canadian Innovation Exchange.
“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.