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Screen-Printing Company Saves $560 AND 5 Hours On One Order


Commanding Edge is a screen-printing and embroidery company in Oakdale, Minnesota that ships branded apparel. Like most small companies, shipments range from one item to many. Jeff Muetzel, the owner, learned about Shipthrifty and decided to give it a try to see if changing his process was really worth it.

The order consisted of 48 packages. A shipment this size historically involved spending 5+ hours at a brick and mortar store and cost about $1400 for the shipping only. All this changed when he tried Shipthrifty.com on July 23, 2018.

In less than 20 minutes Commanding Edge was able to print all 48 shipping labels. The labels were automatically discounted for the premium carriers. The simplicity was a pleasant surprise, but the cost savings astonished Jeff:

 packages, 14x16x20, 19lbs, Ground:

Jeff realized the enormous impact of using Shipthrifty.com and the advantage it provided his business. Jeff Muetzel said, “I had no idea there were other ways to ship. With Shipthrifty.com I use the same major carriers, get the same services, do the same drop off or pick up options, and get to save time and money. The only thing I change is how I get my shipping label and it is easier than before. When you add the time savings on top of the cost savings it doesn’t make sense to ship any other way.”

Jeff is sold on the advantages of using Shipthrifty.com! What would you save? Know now: http://shipthrifty.com.

Shipthrifty.com is a cloud-based shipping platform created to deliver shipping convenience and savings.




Screen-Printing Company Saves $560 AND 5 Hours On One Order
Commanding Edge is a screen-printing and embroidery company in Oakdale, Minnesota that ships branded apparel. Like most small companies, shipments range from one item to many. Jeff Muetzel, the owner, learned about Shipthrifty and decided to give it a try to see if changing his process was really w...

Screen-Printing Company Saves $560 AND 5 Hours On One Order


Commanding Edge is a screen-printing and embroidery company in Oakdale, Minnesota that ships branded apparel. Like most small companies, shipments range from one item to many. Jeff Muetzel, the owner, learned about Shipthrifty and decided to give it a try to see if changing his process was really worth it.

The order consisted of 48 packages. A shipment this size historically involved spending 5+ hours at a brick and mortar store and cost about $1400 for the shipping only. All this changed when he tried Shipthrifty.com on July 23, 2018.

In less than 20 minutes Commanding Edge was able to print all 48 shipping labels. The labels were automatically discounted for the premium carriers. The simplicity was a pleasant surprise, but the cost savings astonished Jeff:

 packages, 14x16x20, 19lbs, Ground:

Jeff realized the enormous impact of using Shipthrifty.com and the advantage it provided his business. Jeff Muetzel said, “I had no idea there were other ways to ship. With Shipthrifty.com I use the same major carriers, get the same services, do the same drop off or pick up options, and get to save time and money. The only thing I change is how I get my shipping label and it is easier than before. When you add the time savings on top of the cost savings it doesn’t make sense to ship any other way.”

Jeff is sold on the advantages of using Shipthrifty.com! What would you save? Know now: http://shipthrifty.com.

Shipthrifty.com is a cloud-based shipping platform created to deliver shipping convenience and savings.




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Joule MB2MB Offers Shipping Service To Microbusinesses Through Partnership With Shipthrifty


Microbusinesses include, startups, coops and nonprofits of fewer than ten. There are 27 million nationwide that generate $3.5 trillion annually.

According to Jackie Menne of Joule MB2MB, "most are a force of one with a work at home lifestyle. A diverse group of uniquely skilled individuals with a passion for what they do."

Jackie is a connector, matchmaker and advocate helping people across the country with the network she started in the Twin Cities.

Micros overcome impossible odds, but not everything comes naturally or easily. Jackie partnered with Shipthirfty to give her network an edge and help them out.

Use this link to learn more about Joule MB2MB: http://mb2mb.com

You can ship with Joule through the shipping button on the website under MB Perks.
Joule MB2MB Offers Shipping Service To Microbusinesses Through Partnership With Shipthrifty
Microbusinesses include, startups, coops and nonprofits of fewer than ten. There are 27 million nationwide that generate $3.5 trillion annually. According to Jackie Menne of Joule MB2MB, "most are a force of one with a work at home lifestyle. A diverse group of uniquely skilled individuals ...

Joule MB2MB Offers Shipping Service To Microbusinesses Through Partnership With Shipthrifty


Microbusinesses include, startups, coops and nonprofits of fewer than ten. There are 27 million nationwide that generate $3.5 trillion annually.

According to Jackie Menne of Joule MB2MB, "most are a force of one with a work at home lifestyle. A diverse group of uniquely skilled individuals with a passion for what they do."

Jackie is a connector, matchmaker and advocate helping people across the country with the network she started in the Twin Cities.

Micros overcome impossible odds, but not everything comes naturally or easily. Jackie partnered with Shipthirfty to give her network an edge and help them out.

Use this link to learn more about Joule MB2MB: http://mb2mb.com

You can ship with Joule through the shipping button on the website under MB Perks.
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notifications@shipthrifty.com is the email address we use to send system notifications pertaining to your account. These would include things like Account Confirmations, Welcome Emails, Password Resets and your shipping label delivery. If you unsubscribe from this email you will no longer be able to get your order confirmation, shipping labels, or password reset confirmations.

The second email we use is contactus@shipthrfity.com. This email address is used for announcements such as system enhancements, newsletters, support, and responses to emails we receive from users.
Get Our Email Updates
We have two email addresses. notifications@shipthrifty.com is the email address we use to send system notifications pertaining to your account. These would include things like Account Confirmations, Welcome Emails, Password Resets and your shipping label delivery. If you unsubscribe from this em...

Get Our Email Updates


We have two email addresses.

notifications@shipthrifty.com is the email address we use to send system notifications pertaining to your account. These would include things like Account Confirmations, Welcome Emails, Password Resets and your shipping label delivery. If you unsubscribe from this email you will no longer be able to get your order confirmation, shipping labels, or password reset confirmations.

The second email we use is contactus@shipthrfity.com. This email address is used for announcements such as system enhancements, newsletters, support, and responses to emails we receive from users.
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VHEDC and Shipthrifty Partner To Support Northeast Metro Businesses In Minnesota


The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) is a private, non-profit organization established to further economic development in the City of Vadnais Heights and the northeast metro area. Unlike most economic development agencies, the VHEDC is independent of any governmental entity.

The VHEDC is comprised of local business leaders who are focused on creating new job opportunities, retaining existing jobs, and expanding the tax base of our area. Businesses invest in the organization both with their financial commitment as well as service on committees. Ling Becker is the Executive Director.

Shipthrifty is really excited about this partnership because a portion of each shipment will go to support workforce development in the area. VHEDC is using the custom shipping button on their home page which allows people and businesses to ship right from their home page. They also have the custom link option which can by found at https://vhedc.com/ship. Use either of these options to support their workforce development initiatives.

The VHEDC partnership announcement can be found here: https://www.vhedc.com/blog/vhedc-announces-new-partnership-with-shipthrifty/








VHEDC and Shipthrifty Partner To Support Northeast Metro Businesses In Minnesota
The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) is a private, non-profit organization established to further economic development in the City of Vadnais Heights and the northeast metro area. Unlike most economic development agencies, the VHEDC is independent of any governmental entity....

VHEDC and Shipthrifty Partner To Support Northeast Metro Businesses In Minnesota


The Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) is a private, non-profit organization established to further economic development in the City of Vadnais Heights and the northeast metro area. Unlike most economic development agencies, the VHEDC is independent of any governmental entity.

The VHEDC is comprised of local business leaders who are focused on creating new job opportunities, retaining existing jobs, and expanding the tax base of our area. Businesses invest in the organization both with their financial commitment as well as service on committees. Ling Becker is the Executive Director.

Shipthrifty is really excited about this partnership because a portion of each shipment will go to support workforce development in the area. VHEDC is using the custom shipping button on their home page which allows people and businesses to ship right from their home page. They also have the custom link option which can by found at https://vhedc.com/ship. Use either of these options to support their workforce development initiatives.

The VHEDC partnership announcement can be found here: https://www.vhedc.com/blog/vhedc-announces-new-partnership-with-shipthrifty/








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Concordia University To Offer Parent And Student Shipping Through Partnership WIth Shipthrifty


It's hard for parents when their kids leave the nest and venture off to school to begin the next phase of their lives. Shipthrifty allows a little TLC to be sent for less. 

Concordia University offers parents and students discounted shipping through a partnership with Shipthrifty and Shipthrifty is a sponsor of the university as well. A portion of all shipments sent through the partnership will go to the athletics department to support their programs.

Shipthrifty is looking to partner with other colleges and universities to enable them to offer student and family shipping services while generating a new stream of revenue. At the same the higher education institutions generate funds for their programs they provide a valuable service that saves families money. 

We make it simple and convenient to offer shipping:
  1. Enhance experiences and facilitate student safety; give them an easy way to ship right on campus without administrative burden
  2. We handle all the support and technology
  3. A portion of every shipment gets donated back to your school

Alumni, students, and their families benefit:
  • Our partnership allows you to pass along Shipthrifty exclusive carrier pricing and savings
  • They can send anything they need to get from here to there via FedEx, UPS, USPS, or DHL; trusted carriers, transparency, and simplicity all in one place
  • Parents can even email labels to their kids and everyone enjoys the easiest shipping experience on the planet.
Shipthrifty has various tools to support partnerships.
Concordia University To Offer Parent And Student Shipping Through Partnership WIth Shipthrifty
It's hard for parents when their kids leave the nest and venture off to school to begin the next phase of their lives. Shipthrifty allows a little TLC to be sent for less.  Concordia University offers parents and students discounted shipping through a partnership with Shipthrifty and Sh...

Concordia University To Offer Parent And Student Shipping Through Partnership WIth Shipthrifty


It's hard for parents when their kids leave the nest and venture off to school to begin the next phase of their lives. Shipthrifty allows a little TLC to be sent for less. 

Concordia University offers parents and students discounted shipping through a partnership with Shipthrifty and Shipthrifty is a sponsor of the university as well. A portion of all shipments sent through the partnership will go to the athletics department to support their programs.

Shipthrifty is looking to partner with other colleges and universities to enable them to offer student and family shipping services while generating a new stream of revenue. At the same the higher education institutions generate funds for their programs they provide a valuable service that saves families money. 

We make it simple and convenient to offer shipping:
  1. Enhance experiences and facilitate student safety; give them an easy way to ship right on campus without administrative burden
  2. We handle all the support and technology
  3. A portion of every shipment gets donated back to your school

Alumni, students, and their families benefit:
  • Our partnership allows you to pass along Shipthrifty exclusive carrier pricing and savings
  • They can send anything they need to get from here to there via FedEx, UPS, USPS, or DHL; trusted carriers, transparency, and simplicity all in one place
  • Parents can even email labels to their kids and everyone enjoys the easiest shipping experience on the planet.
Shipthrifty has various tools to support partnerships.
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Shipthrifty and foreUP Prepare For Partnership


foreUP is cloud-based business software for golf courses. The platform has modules for all operational functions for the course, (tee sheet, POS, billing, marketing, etc.), which can be used together or individually. Customers can integrate their foreUP system with a wide variety of partner applications in the built-in App Store, or integrate with other solutions using our open API. In the near future shipping services through partnership with Shipthrifty will be available on their software.

We look forward to being able to offer golf courses a full service shipping option with them. To learn more about foreUP visit their website: https://www.foreupgolf.com
Shipthrifty and foreUP Prepare For Partnership
foreUP is cloud-based business software for golf courses. The platform has modules for all operational functions for the course, (tee sheet, POS, billing, marketing, etc.), which can be used together or individually. Customers can integrate their foreUP system with a wide variety of partner applica...

Shipthrifty and foreUP Prepare For Partnership


foreUP is cloud-based business software for golf courses. The platform has modules for all operational functions for the course, (tee sheet, POS, billing, marketing, etc.), which can be used together or individually. Customers can integrate their foreUP system with a wide variety of partner applications in the built-in App Store, or integrate with other solutions using our open API. In the near future shipping services through partnership with Shipthrifty will be available on their software.

We look forward to being able to offer golf courses a full service shipping option with them. To learn more about foreUP visit their website: https://www.foreupgolf.com
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Shipthrifty Announces Partnership With Gus Brothers Hockey


Gus Brothers Hockey provides high quality hockey Jerseys and Uniforms and now they offer discount shipping as a value added service. They are located in Scottsdale, Arizona and provide quality team apparel from coast to coast.

http://www.gusbrothershockey.com
Shipthrifty Announces Partnership With Gus Brothers Hockey
Gus Brothers Hockey provides high quality hockey Jerseys and Uniforms and now they offer discount shipping as a value added service. They are located in Scottsdale, Arizona and provide quality team apparel from coast to coast. http://www.gusbrothershockey.com

Shipthrifty Announces Partnership With Gus Brothers Hockey


Gus Brothers Hockey provides high quality hockey Jerseys and Uniforms and now they offer discount shipping as a value added service. They are located in Scottsdale, Arizona and provide quality team apparel from coast to coast.

http://www.gusbrothershockey.com
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Shipping Services Make A Great Benefit


You know your benefits package matters to new prospects and current employees alike. Finding options that help you stand out is not always easy and they can be costly.

Discount shipping is a nice way to create a valuable benefit that has no out of pocket costs. As your employees save you can actually generate a new stream of revenue that can be used for whatever you see fit (employee parties, rewards, holiday lunches, etc.)

Shipping is a $135B industry. Individuals don't send enough packages to get high-volume discounts. That part stinks, which is why we created Shipthrifty.com.

Shipthrifty.com is a cloud-based shipping platform designed to make shipping simple and reduce costs. It's about automatic savings with no strings attached.
Together we can help your people save on shipping and deliver a convenient, creative benefit that is a win-win for everyone.

Shipthirfty makes it easy to add shipping savings to your benefits package.
Shipping Services Make A Great Benefit
You know your benefits package matters to new prospects and current employees alike. Finding options that help you stand out is not always easy and they can be costly. Discount shipping is a nice way to create a valuable benefit that has no out of pocket costs. As your employees save you can act...

Shipping Services Make A Great Benefit


You know your benefits package matters to new prospects and current employees alike. Finding options that help you stand out is not always easy and they can be costly.

Discount shipping is a nice way to create a valuable benefit that has no out of pocket costs. As your employees save you can actually generate a new stream of revenue that can be used for whatever you see fit (employee parties, rewards, holiday lunches, etc.)

Shipping is a $135B industry. Individuals don't send enough packages to get high-volume discounts. That part stinks, which is why we created Shipthrifty.com.

Shipthrifty.com is a cloud-based shipping platform designed to make shipping simple and reduce costs. It's about automatic savings with no strings attached.
Together we can help your people save on shipping and deliver a convenient, creative benefit that is a win-win for everyone.

Shipthirfty makes it easy to add shipping savings to your benefits package.
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Courier Logistics Xcellence Delivery Services Expands It Offer By Partnering with Shipthrifty


Courier Logistics Xcellence Delivery Services delivering peace of mind and packages throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota and the upper Midwest. They partnered with Shipthirfty.com to be able to add parcel shipping services to their mix to help save their customers on shipping services outside the courier niche.

Check out thier website to learn more: http://www.clxdelivery.com
Courier Logistics Xcellence Delivery Services Expands It Offer By Partnering with Shipthrifty
Courier Logistics Xcellence Delivery Services delivering peace of mind and packages throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota and the upper Midwest. They partnered with Shipthirfty.com to be able to add parcel shipping services to their mix to help save their customers on shipping services outsid...

Courier Logistics Xcellence Delivery Services Expands It Offer By Partnering with Shipthrifty


Courier Logistics Xcellence Delivery Services delivering peace of mind and packages throughout Minneapolis, St. Paul, Minnesota and the upper Midwest. They partnered with Shipthirfty.com to be able to add parcel shipping services to their mix to help save their customers on shipping services outside the courier niche.

Check out thier website to learn more: http://www.clxdelivery.com
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Picture Me Reading Offers Shipping As A Value-Added Service


Picture Me Reading helps kids learn by giving them the visuals clue they need to put things together.

It teaches the 220 Dolch high-frequency words. Traditionally, it has been considered impossible to teach these abstract "service words" using pictorial aids, but their program solves that problem. For more information visit their website: https://www.picturemereading.com

Learning is empowering. Thank you for partnering with us to offer shipping services and empowering your customers with savings on their personal or business shipping.
Picture Me Reading Offers Shipping As A Value-Added Service
Picture Me Reading helps kids learn by giving them the visuals clue they need to put things together. It teaches the 220 Dolch high-frequency words. Traditionally, it has been considered impossible to teach these abstract "service words" using pictorial aids, but their program solves t...

Picture Me Reading Offers Shipping As A Value-Added Service


Picture Me Reading helps kids learn by giving them the visuals clue they need to put things together.

It teaches the 220 Dolch high-frequency words. Traditionally, it has been considered impossible to teach these abstract "service words" using pictorial aids, but their program solves that problem. For more information visit their website: https://www.picturemereading.com

Learning is empowering. Thank you for partnering with us to offer shipping services and empowering your customers with savings on their personal or business shipping.
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Shipthrifty Sponsors Cottage Grove Youth Athletics


Supporting the community is important to the Shipthrifty team. Cottage Grove Youth Athletics has our support.

https://www.cgbaseball.org/page/show/4006926-13aa-2018-


Shipthrifty Sponsors Cottage Grove Youth Athletics
Supporting the community is important to the Shipthrifty team. Cottage Grove Youth Athletics has our support. https://www.cgbaseball.org/page/show/4006926-13aa-2018-

Shipthrifty Sponsors Cottage Grove Youth Athletics


Supporting the community is important to the Shipthrifty team. Cottage Grove Youth Athletics has our support.

https://www.cgbaseball.org/page/show/4006926-13aa-2018-


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Shipthrifty Offers Strategic Partnership Program


Partner with us to offer shipping as a service.
  • Diversify your business or member offerings
  • Generate a new stream of revenue
  • Allow you to offer a value-added service that helps your audience and beyond

Before you say, we don't ship; consider that it's a $135B industry. That means your, customers, members, or people you know ship, they have employees that may, and the majority of this country doesn't ship enough to get meaningful discounts. Shipthrifty was created to leverage the power of one another so everyone could benefit and save on shipping.

Shipthrifty.com is a cloud-based shipping platform designed to make shipping simple and reduce costs. It's about automatic savings with no strings attached.
  • Save up to 60% off retail prices with UPS, FedEX, DHL, and USPS
  • There are no membership fees
  • You don't even need any shipping codes

Together we can help people save on shipping while providing a better experience and adding value.

Let's explore a partnership:  https://calendly.com/shipthrifty
Partnership Page and Registration



Shipthrifty Offers Strategic Partnership Program
Partner with us to offer shipping as a service. Diversify your business or member offerings Generate a new stream of revenue Allow you to offer a value-added service that helps your audience and beyond Before you say, we don't ship; consider that it's a $135B indust...

Shipthrifty Offers Strategic Partnership Program


Partner with us to offer shipping as a service.
  • Diversify your business or member offerings
  • Generate a new stream of revenue
  • Allow you to offer a value-added service that helps your audience and beyond

Before you say, we don't ship; consider that it's a $135B industry. That means your, customers, members, or people you know ship, they have employees that may, and the majority of this country doesn't ship enough to get meaningful discounts. Shipthrifty was created to leverage the power of one another so everyone could benefit and save on shipping.

Shipthrifty.com is a cloud-based shipping platform designed to make shipping simple and reduce costs. It's about automatic savings with no strings attached.
  • Save up to 60% off retail prices with UPS, FedEX, DHL, and USPS
  • There are no membership fees
  • You don't even need any shipping codes

Together we can help people save on shipping while providing a better experience and adding value.

Let's explore a partnership:  https://calendly.com/shipthrifty
Partnership Page and Registration



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How Shipping Charges Are Determined


Essentially your package is charge based on size and weight, but there’s a bit more to it than that. Generally, the heavier it is the more it will cost, same with size. There’s another factor that figures into the pricing calculations which determines the cost of getting your package from here to there too; it’s called dimensional weight or DIM.

Dimensional weight is when your package shipping price is based on size rather than actual weight. Dimensional weight kicks in when your package takes up more space even though it may not weigh that much. The carriers will charge based on what is greater the actual scale weight or the dimensional rate.

Here are some tips for getting the best prices on your shipping:
• If you have lighter items, try to get them in the smallest package possible so they take up less space in transport.
• Measure your package at the longest points and remember to round each measurement to the nearest whole number.
• If you don’t have a shipping scale you can use a bathroom scale to get a weight
• We typically recommend rounding up to the nearest whole number to avoid carrier adjustment fees after the fact. If you really underestimate your weight the carriers could return your package to you rather than delivering it.

You can assume that lighter items in larger boxes will cost more because they take up more space to transport, likewise, smaller items that weigh more will cost more because they weigh down the mode of transportation. If you wanted to delve into the calculations to find your DIM for UPS and FedEx multiply the length by the width by height and divide by 139. This calculation will give you your DIM weight. The USPS multiplier is 194 and applies to Priority Mail larger than a cubic foot going to zones 5-9. The greater of this calculation or the actual scale-based weight will determine the shipping cost. Here’s a link to a great video J.M Field Marketing and Fulfillment put together as well. It can also be found in the Shipthrifty University for future reference.
How Shipping Charges Are Determined
Essentially your package is charge based on size and weight, but there’s a bit more to it than that. Generally, the heavier it is the more it will cost, same with size. There’s another factor that figures into the pricing calculations which determines the cost of getting your package fr...

How Shipping Charges Are Determined


Essentially your package is charge based on size and weight, but there’s a bit more to it than that. Generally, the heavier it is the more it will cost, same with size. There’s another factor that figures into the pricing calculations which determines the cost of getting your package from here to there too; it’s called dimensional weight or DIM.

Dimensional weight is when your package shipping price is based on size rather than actual weight. Dimensional weight kicks in when your package takes up more space even though it may not weigh that much. The carriers will charge based on what is greater the actual scale weight or the dimensional rate.

Here are some tips for getting the best prices on your shipping:
• If you have lighter items, try to get them in the smallest package possible so they take up less space in transport.
• Measure your package at the longest points and remember to round each measurement to the nearest whole number.
• If you don’t have a shipping scale you can use a bathroom scale to get a weight
• We typically recommend rounding up to the nearest whole number to avoid carrier adjustment fees after the fact. If you really underestimate your weight the carriers could return your package to you rather than delivering it.

You can assume that lighter items in larger boxes will cost more because they take up more space to transport, likewise, smaller items that weigh more will cost more because they weigh down the mode of transportation. If you wanted to delve into the calculations to find your DIM for UPS and FedEx multiply the length by the width by height and divide by 139. This calculation will give you your DIM weight. The USPS multiplier is 194 and applies to Priority Mail larger than a cubic foot going to zones 5-9. The greater of this calculation or the actual scale-based weight will determine the shipping cost. Here’s a link to a great video J.M Field Marketing and Fulfillment put together as well. It can also be found in the Shipthrifty University for future reference.
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The Secret To Hands-Free Travel


The secret to hands-free travel is not  just setting your bag(s) down on the skyway or somewhere at the airport, it's shipping.

Eliminate the hassle of hauling your luggage, golf clubs, skis, or anything else when you ship it to your destination ahead of time.

Additional benefits:
1. It will cost less than your baggage fees on Shipthrifty.com, plus you pick your carrier
2. Your baggage won’t get mixed up with someone else’s
3. You have automatic tracking for your packages
4. Your items are insured, and you can add additional coverage (Airlines are absolved from liability for items like lost jewelry, electronics, artwork, etc.)
5. Your items will be at your destination when you get there
 
You’ll gain a whole new sense of freedom and mobility when you leverage the shipping carriers to handle you bags.

Inspired by the thoughts of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport after the Super Bowl. Luggage, souvenirs, and more all needing to get back home on top of tired travelers. 

The Secret To Hands-Free Travel
The secret to hands-free travel is not  just setting your bag(s) down on the skyway or somewhere at the airport, it's shipping. Eliminate the hassle of hauling your luggage, golf clubs, skis, or anything else when you ship it to your destination ahead of time. Additional benefits: ...

The Secret To Hands-Free Travel


The secret to hands-free travel is not  just setting your bag(s) down on the skyway or somewhere at the airport, it's shipping.

Eliminate the hassle of hauling your luggage, golf clubs, skis, or anything else when you ship it to your destination ahead of time.

Additional benefits:
1. It will cost less than your baggage fees on Shipthrifty.com, plus you pick your carrier
2. Your baggage won’t get mixed up with someone else’s
3. You have automatic tracking for your packages
4. Your items are insured, and you can add additional coverage (Airlines are absolved from liability for items like lost jewelry, electronics, artwork, etc.)
5. Your items will be at your destination when you get there
 
You’ll gain a whole new sense of freedom and mobility when you leverage the shipping carriers to handle you bags.

Inspired by the thoughts of the Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport after the Super Bowl. Luggage, souvenirs, and more all needing to get back home on top of tired travelers. 

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How Do You Get The Best Shipping Rates?


A very good question!

The first thing people assume is that getting accounts with the carriers online is the best way to save on shipping, but it is not always a necessity, nor does it always lead to the best prices. Surprised?

The carriers want your business and are willing to give some companies better pricing if they will be shipping a lot.  Sometimes they will even compete with one another on rates to win your business. Discounts are based off volume and there are different tiers to the discount percentages that can be earned based on how much you ship. Rates are subject to the volume requirements to stay in a tier to keep your discount. If you fall below shipping requirements your tier will change, which will increase your rate.

Just because you have shipping accounts doesn’t mean you’re getting the best prices. This is especially true for smaller businesses that don’t hit the high-volume shipping requirements.  It’s also not uncommon to see rates for certain services to be higher in some cases even if you have the volume you need for higher discounts. We’ve seen this in billion-dollar companies that have high shipping volumes.

Shipthrifty.com is a free service created to help people save on shipping. Pick  what works best for you based on your need; carrier, time sensitivity, service, price, etc. Check out the awesome savings for large, time-sensitive and high-value packages or those things you'd like to see better rates on.



How Do You Get The Best Shipping Rates?
A very good question! The first thing people assume is that getting accounts with the carriers online is the best way to save on shipping, but it is not always a necessity, nor does it always lead to the best prices. Surprised? The carriers want your business and are willing to give some comp...

How Do You Get The Best Shipping Rates?


A very good question!

The first thing people assume is that getting accounts with the carriers online is the best way to save on shipping, but it is not always a necessity, nor does it always lead to the best prices. Surprised?

The carriers want your business and are willing to give some companies better pricing if they will be shipping a lot.  Sometimes they will even compete with one another on rates to win your business. Discounts are based off volume and there are different tiers to the discount percentages that can be earned based on how much you ship. Rates are subject to the volume requirements to stay in a tier to keep your discount. If you fall below shipping requirements your tier will change, which will increase your rate.

Just because you have shipping accounts doesn’t mean you’re getting the best prices. This is especially true for smaller businesses that don’t hit the high-volume shipping requirements.  It’s also not uncommon to see rates for certain services to be higher in some cases even if you have the volume you need for higher discounts. We’ve seen this in billion-dollar companies that have high shipping volumes.

Shipthrifty.com is a free service created to help people save on shipping. Pick  what works best for you based on your need; carrier, time sensitivity, service, price, etc. Check out the awesome savings for large, time-sensitive and high-value packages or those things you'd like to see better rates on.



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FREE SHIPPING? You're squealing either one way or the other right now at these words - guaranteed!


If you’re the consumer, you are delighted. It’s one of the reasons you made your purchase.

If you’re the business owner, you are trying to figure out how to sell more in the transaction, or the best way to recoup the cost of your “free shipping” to keep your profit.

Expensive shipping is a killer for everyone! But the reality is there’s no such thing as free shipping.

Logically, it makes sense. There are a lot of things that happen to get a package from here to there: the person who does the initial pick up, the stops at the distribution hub(s), any machinery or people that help move your package along its way. Those are all expenses the shipping carrier passes along to stay in business themselves. There’s a lot of logistics here, and it’s simply not free for anyone.

Emotions say otherwise. 61% of consumers are “at least somewhat likely” to cancel a purchase if there’s no free shipping, in a study from ComScore. PayPal’s study revealed 43% of shipping carts are abandoned due to shipping charges. Now the businesses are left with the reality of the statistics; either the sale is at risk or profits are on the line.

Here are some things businesses can do to offset some of their shipping costs:

Manipulate pricing: Some businesses pass the shipping costs along to consumers by increasing prices across the board. Others have increased the minimum order amount to get free shipping, or even set restrictions to only allow free shipping on profitable products.

Create shipping accounts: This can be done by an individual, or business, directly with the carrier sites. You typically get a little bit of a break on pricing. First, you must create accounts for the carriers separately. If you want to check prices you have to log into each one individually or have some kind of shipping software you can plug your own numbers into to gather details easier. There's a monthly charge for these types of service too. Those who ship more save more with high-volume discounts, leaving smaller businesses at a disadvantage with lower shipping volume.

Pass shipping costs on: Some businesses simply charge for shipping. This may happen on some packages, just returns, or a combination. It may also be a set dollar amount or by offering different shipping options and prices based on urgency. These prices can be marked up for profit or just be the discounted rate the business gets from the carrier(s) they use for shipping.

Any of the options outlined can help you save when it comes to shipping. Shipthrifty.com is another option. Give your customers more options so you get more sales. People shop for different reasons from prices to the speed in which they need something, same as your business. With Shipthrifty you will see amazing savings for next day and 2-Day shipping options so you can make more money. Here's another piece by Henry Kanapi posted on Fits Small Biz with more statistics on shopping cart abandonment.
FREE SHIPPING? You're squealing either one way or the other right now at these words - guaranteed!
If you’re the consumer, you are delighted. It’s one of the reasons you made your purchase. If you’re the business owner, you are trying to figure out how to sell more in the transaction, or the best way to recoup the cost of your “free shipping” to keep your profit....

FREE SHIPPING? You're squealing either one way or the other right now at these words - guaranteed!


If you’re the consumer, you are delighted. It’s one of the reasons you made your purchase.

If you’re the business owner, you are trying to figure out how to sell more in the transaction, or the best way to recoup the cost of your “free shipping” to keep your profit.

Expensive shipping is a killer for everyone! But the reality is there’s no such thing as free shipping.

Logically, it makes sense. There are a lot of things that happen to get a package from here to there: the person who does the initial pick up, the stops at the distribution hub(s), any machinery or people that help move your package along its way. Those are all expenses the shipping carrier passes along to stay in business themselves. There’s a lot of logistics here, and it’s simply not free for anyone.

Emotions say otherwise. 61% of consumers are “at least somewhat likely” to cancel a purchase if there’s no free shipping, in a study from ComScore. PayPal’s study revealed 43% of shipping carts are abandoned due to shipping charges. Now the businesses are left with the reality of the statistics; either the sale is at risk or profits are on the line.

Here are some things businesses can do to offset some of their shipping costs:

Manipulate pricing: Some businesses pass the shipping costs along to consumers by increasing prices across the board. Others have increased the minimum order amount to get free shipping, or even set restrictions to only allow free shipping on profitable products.

Create shipping accounts: This can be done by an individual, or business, directly with the carrier sites. You typically get a little bit of a break on pricing. First, you must create accounts for the carriers separately. If you want to check prices you have to log into each one individually or have some kind of shipping software you can plug your own numbers into to gather details easier. There's a monthly charge for these types of service too. Those who ship more save more with high-volume discounts, leaving smaller businesses at a disadvantage with lower shipping volume.

Pass shipping costs on: Some businesses simply charge for shipping. This may happen on some packages, just returns, or a combination. It may also be a set dollar amount or by offering different shipping options and prices based on urgency. These prices can be marked up for profit or just be the discounted rate the business gets from the carrier(s) they use for shipping.

Any of the options outlined can help you save when it comes to shipping. Shipthrifty.com is another option. Give your customers more options so you get more sales. People shop for different reasons from prices to the speed in which they need something, same as your business. With Shipthrifty you will see amazing savings for next day and 2-Day shipping options so you can make more money. Here's another piece by Henry Kanapi posted on Fits Small Biz with more statistics on shopping cart abandonment.