Finally Shipping with USPS!

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New Year, new opportunities. We kicked off 2015 by launching USPS shipping to go alongside our FedEx Shipping. I wrote over on the DI Blog about how this was not nearly as simple as it would seem:

As many of our long time customers already know, this has been something that we’ve wanted to offer for quite some time. Unfortunately our warehouse is located in an industrial park that does not get regular pickups or deliveries from the USPS. This means we’ve had to set up a PO Box to receive mail, have two different addresses for returns, and of course that we haven’t been able to ship USPS packages from our warehouse. Over the past several months we’ve worked tirelessly alongside a team from the USPS to make a pickup at our warehouse possible. Everything came together quicker than we originally anticipated and we were able to ship our first USPS order out on Monday, January 5th!

Honestly, this was probably the single biggest thing we could do to grow our business, and I’ll explain why in my next few posts. It’s been a hectic few months rolling this out. However the early results have been fantastic, and that makes it all worth it.

3 comments on Finally Shipping with USPS!

  1. Jeff says:

    Hi Adam,

    I’m in Montreal, Canada and usually when I order something from the US I prefer when it is shipped through USPS because from my experience, they don’t charge customs brokerage fees like UPS or FedEx.

    Is this true?

    Thanks,
    Jeff

    • Adam McFarland says:

      Hey Jeff,

      I’m not honestly sure since we haven’t shipped international in a while. Occasionally we do need to ship something international, and the USPS customs form process and fees have always been much more straightforward for us as the shipper, but I can’t really speak to how it works for the end customer. We are likely going to pursue international within the next few years and at that time we’ll investigate customs forms in more detail. Sorry I couldn’t be more of a help!

      – Adam

  2. […] Offering USPS is such a huge opportunity for us that I want to spend a few posts breaking down the project itself and why it’s such an opportunity. […]

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