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Integrate Easyship with Square to Cut Your Shipping Costs

Easyship integrates with Square in seconds. Access discounted couriers rates, smart automation, and more.
Integrate Easyship with Square to Cut Your Shipping Costs
Ian Heinig

By Ian Heinig

 

September 12, 2021

Square merchants save time and money on shipping with the new Easyship integration. In seconds, you'll have access to Easyship's multi-channel shipping and fulfillment capabilities in Square, including automated label generation, live rates in checkout, discounted couriers rates up to 70% off, and more.

Over 100,000 merchants use Easyship daily to manage all their shipping and fulfillment in one simple dashboard. Aware of the challenges facing small businesses, Easyship makes all its features available for a free trial. Enjoy free access to our features and discounts for your first 50 shipments of each month.

Here’s how Easyship helps Square merchants to cut costs and coordinate fulfillment in a snap.

Unlock the Cheapest Shipping Rates

Good news! You never have to pay full price for shipping ever again. After a quick two-click integration, Square users get instant access to discounted shipping rates up to 70% off from hundreds of global couriers, including:

  • USPS;
  • UPS;
  • FedEx;
  • DHL;
  • Plus 250+ global couriers.

These savings are available because Easyship is a certified partner with all shipping couriers due to its high volume of annual shipments. We then pass these business-class discount on to you for all domestic and international shipments.

Finding the cheapest courier rates with Easyship is simple. Just tap the "Get a Quote" button in the Easyship dashboard. In seconds, you'll receive a list of quotes from all the cheapest and fastest courier services available for your shipment.

For example, below are the real-time discounted courier rates for a one-pound shipment from LA to NY.

You save 27% on USPS First Class and 36% off UPS Next Day Air with Easyship, among other courier options.

These savings can make all the difference, says Jacqueline Heubermann, co-owner of the knife company Bone Daddy BladeWerx. “Our shipping expenses would’ve been off the wall had it not been for Easyship,” said Heubermann. Couriers have rolled out new surcharges since the pandemic, so finding the best shipping rates is even more of a priority for small businesses.

Easyship gives Square users the same discounts normally reserved for big companies. Simply browse the discount rates and purchase your label. Easyship then generates your shipping label, invoice and packing slip automatically – help you save money and time at once.

You can instantly get a free rate quote for any shipment with Easyship’s free shipping rate calculator.

Boost Sales with Tailored Shipping Options

In the wake of Amazon Prime, free shipping, free returns, and fast delivery are top of mind with shoppers. So much so that people prioritize brands with premium shipping options. In turn, companies that offer a bouquet of shipping options (similar to Amazon) are being rewarded with greater sales.

Easyship helps you win over choosy shoppers with a cart optimization feature called Rates at Checkout. With Rates at Checkout, you can display your choice of three live courier rates in checkout – the cheapest, the fastest, and the best-value shipping option. All rates are sourced in real-time from courier sites and pre-calculated to each order.

Below is the shopping cart of design studio Craighill that uses Rates at Checkout. The company uses USPS First Class for standard shipping, USPS Priority for its value option, and offers FedEx Overnight for rush delivery.

Many shoppers opt for standard shipping and a few want rush delivery. But all shoppers appreciate the transparency and the selection. Research shows that buyers are more likely to complete a purchase when they have shipping options to choose from. With Easyship, you can provide a range of appealing options for shoppers as part of seamless, conversion-optimized checkout flow.

Save Money with Smart Automation

Online stores face a challenge: how do you cost-effectively ship to everyone?

As your inventory and customer base grow, the more your shipping costs vary. This is because shipping costs fluctuate based on what you're shipping, where it’s going and other factors. If you only use a few courier services to ship everything to everyone, you can actually lose money. This is doubly true if you offer free shipping.

The solution is to use a variety of shipping services, then match each shipment type with a cost-effective courier service. For example:

  • US shipments under one pound: USPS Priority Mail
  • Heavy items shipped in the US: USPS Flat Rate
  • Standard free shipping to Europe: DHL Express
  • Rush shipping to Canada: FedEX 2-Day Air

In effect, you can predict, control and minimize your shipping costs by using the right service for every shipment.  

Easyship allows you to automate which courier service gets used for each order. This way, you never overpay for shipping. The Shipping Rules feature in Easyship lets you set rule-based preferences that automate which courier services appear in checkout based on a range of shipping factors, including:

  • Delivery destination;
  • Package size/weight;
  • Shipment value;
  • Preferred courier;
  • Delivery speed;
  • Insured/uninsured;
  • Duty and tax;
  • And more.

Seen below are the Shipping Rules for a site offering free shipping on orders over $50.

With Easyship, you can ensure all your items ship cost-effectively using the most appropriate courier service. This feature also ensures any free shipping you offer uses a cost-effective courier to any global destination, all without lifting a finger.

Easyship and Square: Better Together

Using Easyship with Square solves many of the most pressing concerns around shipping and fulfillment. Specifically, you can instantly cut your shipping costs with discount rates up to 70% off retail.  You can also automate your courier selection and courier rates in checkout, helping to boost conversions, customer satisfaction, and save money as well.

Easyship is free to use for Square merchants and integrates in seconds. To try Easyship free, simply create your free account – and enjoy!