For users of the online independent marketplace Etsy (News - Alert), shipping has long been somewhat of an issue. Now DYMO Endicia is going to change that--at least for sellers.
The provider of shipping and mailing postage technology DYMO Endicia announced today that Etsy.com will now offer U.S. Postal Service shipping solutions using Endicia’s technologies.
This fully integrated shipping experience comes now after Endicia’s shipping software was incorporated into Etsy’s platform only recently.
“Leveraging Endicia’s technology enabled us to integrate shipping labels,” explained Eric Stephens, Etsy’s product manager for Seller Tools.
The move was made to continue both Endicia’s and Etsy’s commitment to efficiency and convenience in the e-commerce realm, specifically for sellers who are often left to their own devices in order to ship their products out to customers.
“Ensuring that sellers are able to quickly ship products is a critical part of the Etsy marketplace cycle,” said Amine Khechfe, general manager and co-founder of Endicia. “The integration provides hundreds of thousands of Etsy users an efficient and cost effective shipping solution.”
The change only applies to U.S.-based sellers on the site for now, however no further options have been put in place for non-U.S.-based sellers as of yet.
Sellers who do benefit from the change can now manage and print USPS (News - Alert) labels for both domestic and international orders directly from Etsy’s marketplace.
Stephens commented on the benefits of this aspect, saying, “By implementing the USPS shipping label feature, we’re simplifying the shipping process and saving sellers time and money.”
The entire process is streamlined in a way that eliminates the need to copy and paste shipping or tracking information using platforms outside of Etsy, which can slow down operations. Sellers can also now take advantage of discounts in parcel insurance and money-saving options offered by USPS that are not offered through other postal service providers -- including Priority Mail Flat Rate Boxes, and package tracking services.
According to Khechfe, the Endicia-Etsy match makes perfect sense, as “Endicia software exists to make e-commerce shipping easier, so that our partners and customers can focus on growing their businesses.”
Etsy seems to be an ideal candidate for these services, as the site is entirely based on independent businesses growing from the ground up, using Etsy to find and connect with consumers and sell their products on a wider-scale market.
Edited by Rich Steeves
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