Additional USPS Flat Rate box options
I have noticed that USPS has many different Flat Rate box options available on its website to order as free shipping supplies, such as 7x7x6, 12x12x5.5 and 12x12x8. ShipStation only has the Regional A, Regional B, Small, Medium, Large and Envelopes set up as box options.
We would benefit greatly from being able to use these other free shipping boxes from USPS! Currently, if a customer orders more product than what fits in a Large Flat Rate box, we either have to split the order into two boxes, or go to FedEx Home Delivery. Both of these options either cost more, require boxes that we have to purchase or take longer to ship.
We offer $5.00 shipping on all orders via our website, or free shipping on orders over $100.00. We are always kicking in something for shipping, so having more options available in Flat Rate boxes would save our company money.
Since these boxes are available from USPS, I wish you would allow users of ShipStation to utilize them.
George Carraway SunshineColdwater, Inc. commented
You can! Just choose USPS Priority (without a box or envelope type) and enter the dimmensions of the box you are using. If there are certain boxes you use a lot, add them to your custom box list so that you can select them from the dropdown. One thing I would like to see is for ShipStation to recognize the barcode on all USPS boxes when scanned - and enter the dimensions automatically (assuming the appropriate account level features are turned on).