Web-based e-commerce delivery solution ShipStation has integrated with Hermes. ShipStation customers from the UK will now be able to access discounted rates from Hermes through the ShipStation Carrier Services program, which might otherwise be out of reach due to minimum volume requirements.
ShipStation Carrier Services is a platform feature that gives its customers access to carrier labels through a single online postage account.
Robert Gilbreath, CMO and VP of partnerships at ShipStation, said, “We are thrilled to be able to provide UK merchants with immediate access to great Hermes rates within ShipStation. Merchants will benefit from the ability to start printing labels without contracts, minimum commitments, and without delay.”
This integrated relationship will enable new businesses and online entrepreneurs to benefit from a level playing field with their established, larger counterparts with access to the same tools and discounted rates. Established merchants will be able to expand their delivery and fulfilment choices to fit their strategy and business needs.
Claire Phelan, head of Hermes send and partnerships, commented, “Our relationship with ShipStation is a step forward for the smaller seller community, which can now access great rates with this partnership. We’re also pleased to collaborate with ShipStation to continue our growth in the UK and overseas, specifically the USA, and are looking forward to working together.”
ShipStation users can take advantage of pre-negotiated rates and create labels for ParcelShop Drop Off. With more than 4,500 locations, open seven days a week, 92% of UK merchants live within two miles of a ParcelShop.
In addition to the ShipStation Carrier Services program, ShipStation will continue to support customers with the connection of existing Royal Mail, DHL, FedEx and UPS accounts into the ShipStation platform.