Austin, TX – November 28, 2017 – Today ShipStation, the leading web-based e-commerce shipping solution, increased its presence in the UK, the world's most advanced e-commerce market.
According to data from the Office for National Statistics, UK online sales increased by 21.3% during 2016 and should increase by 30% in 2017. ShipStation helps UK online sellers by providing a powerful, easy-to-use web-based shipping solution which supports multiple selling channels and marketplaces, such as Amazon.co.uk, ebay.co.uk, Shopify (Plus), Magento, Magento 2, BigCommerce, Squarespace, PrestaShop, Rakuten, Groupon Goods and more, as well as major UK shipping carriers, including Royal Mail, DHL Express, FedEx and UPS.
The UK is a perfect fit for ShipStation's continued international expansion. UK shoppers spend more online than anyone else in the world: £4,611 in 2015. This was about 30% more than U.S. households at the same time. In addition, 35.6% of all e-commerce spending was made on mobile devices in the UK - higher than others EU countries and more than in the U.S (33.9%), according to the Centre for Retail Research.
UK sellers will have access to ShipStation's branding options, such as branded labels, packing slips, tracking page and even a Branded Returns Portal, to create a professional, memorable shopping experience from order placement to delivery.
ShipStation also helps save time and money on shipping from the UK to countries around the world. In addition to integrating with every Amazon and eBay locale around the globe, ShipStation's functionality validates every UK address including postcode, and gives users the ability to set up Automation Rules which automatically populate customs forms and generate the best shipping rate, based on geography and product.
Automation rules can also be set-up to include return labels in shipments, send tracking information to buyers, email shoppers with updates, and more.
UK multi-channel sellers will be able to import all orders into ShipStation's system, to make managing shipping and fulfillment much easier. ShipStation's mobile app, an industry-first, will now also set UK merchants free from their desks: Whether they ride London's tube or have a pint at a pub in Glasgow, every ShipStation user can manage all orders, and even print Royal Mail labels with a few clicks on their tablet or smartphone, which no other app can do.
Finally, ShipStation provides world-class customer service, with its in-house E-commerce Efficiency Specialists available 24x5 for UK-based merchants.
"ShipStation is excited to enhance its compelling value proposition to the UK and help merchants, small and large, to get more ship done in less time," said ShipStation's Vice President of Marketing, Robert Gilbreath. "Deepening our commitment in the world's' most competitive e-commerce market will also inspire our road map for all other regions we serve now and in the future."
ShipStation is the leading web-based shipping solution that helps e-commerce retailers import, organize, process, and ship their orders quickly and easily from any web browser. ShipStation features the most integrations of any e-commerce web-based solution with over 150 shopping carts, marketplaces, package carriers, and fulfillment services. ShipStation's many integration partners include eBay, PayPal, Amazon, Etsy, BigCommerce, Woocommerce,Shopify Plus, Squarespace, and Magento; along with carriers such as FedEx, USPS, UPS, Royal Mail, Canada Post, Australia Post, and DHL. ShipStation has sophisticated automation features such as automated order importing, custom best practice rules, product profiles, and fulfillment solutions that enable its users, wherever they sell and however they ship, to be exceptionally efficient at shipping orders. ShipStation is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit http://www.shipstation.com.