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post #21 of 27
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Can you get an official business account and still do labels and pay thru Paypal, or do you have to do labels thru ups.com?
I use stamps.com. They don't seem to care where you get your postage from--if you ship through them it's revenue for them. This whole thing started for me when my I mentioned to my carrier that the packages on the left side of the front porch would now be for UPS--I had post office people calling me the next day to ask how they could retain as much of our business as possible (and I have the UPS people asking how they can get as much as possible).

At least I feel loved and wanted
post #22 of 27
LOL dogmom!

I've always shipped USPS if something is under 10lbs and UPS if it's over that. In the past I've found that's about where they cross, but with recent USPS rate increases that may have changed some.
post #23 of 27
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Originally Posted by SunshineJ View Post
LOL dogmom!

I've always shipped USPS if something is under 10lbs and UPS if it's over that. In the past I've found that's about where they cross, but with recent USPS rate increases that may have changed some.

Really? Because I find that the price isn't worth going USPS once it's over about 5 lbs.

I'm thinking of doing a trial w/stamps.com. Dogmom, do you use corecommerce or digishop now? I wonder how the export feature works for people.
post #24 of 27
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Really? Because I find that the price isn't worth going USPS once it's over about 5 lbs.

I'm thinking of doing a trial w/stamps.com. Dogmom, do you use corecommerce or digishop now? I wonder how the export feature works for people.
Using Core Commerce. Export feature doesn't work well because it seems it only works if all your packages are exactly the same weight, etc. Seriously...how many businesses is that useful for? But with stamps.com it's just a box to enter the whole address so I've gotten really fast at copy and pasting the shipping address out of CC and into stamps.com. At this point the only thing that stinks is putting in the tracking numbers because I haven't quite figured out the import feature--but I also haven't tried too hard--too much other crap to deal with lately.
post #25 of 27
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Originally Posted by dogmom327 View Post
Using Core Commerce. Export feature doesn't work well because it seems it only works if all your packages are exactly the same weight, etc. Seriously...how many businesses is that useful for? But with stamps.com it's just a box to enter the whole address so I've gotten really fast at copy and pasting the shipping address out of CC and into stamps.com. At this point the only thing that stinks is putting in the tracking numbers because I haven't quite figured out the import feature--but I also haven't tried too hard--too much other crap to deal with lately.

Right now, I have to cut and paste tracking numbers from Paypal into Digishop, so that wouldn't make any more steps for me. I just don't like that Paypal sends my customers and email to let them know the item has shipped. I know they are getting duplicate emails, one from me and one from paypal.
post #26 of 27
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Originally Posted by Carrin View Post
Right now, I have to cut and paste tracking numbers from Paypal into Digishop, so that wouldn't make any more steps for me. I just don't like that Paypal sends my customers and email to let them know the item has shipped. I know they are getting duplicate emails, one from me and one from paypal.
Yeah that's one of the reasons I never used them. You can choose for stamps.com to send an e-mail but you can also opt out (which I do). I just let my CC software send the e-mail.

The one thing I would like to get rid of is that stamps.com's logo is on every blasted label I print....if anyone knows how to fix that?
post #27 of 27
What a helpful thread- thanks for sharing your info!
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