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Shipmates

Shipmates raises $2,200,000 (PHP 125,000,000) in seed funding

Fresh from Y Combinator, Shipmates has raised $2.2M in seed funding for its shipping platform for businesses online! For over a year now, Shipmates has taken the challenge to make the shipping process more convenient and efficient for every e-commerce business - integrating both on-demand and standard couriers in

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Start a Business or Stay an Employee?

According to GoDaddy's Gig Economy Survey, 77% of Filipinos often dream about having a business to have freedom from their 9 -to-5 day jobs. As easy as it is to dream and manifest, becoming an entrepreneur is a high-risk decision. Once you fail, there's nothing to back you up. That's

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Peak

Peak Season Comin'? Prepare Your Business for the Holiday Rush!

Yes, you heard it right – peak season is coming! As Filipinos, we love embracing the holidays, and everyone starts getting into the holiday spirit as early as September, which we all know as the "BER" months. With Christmas lights hanging around, Christmas tunes playing on the radio, and a countdown

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Common

Common Same-Day Delivery Problems? Let’s Solve ‘Em!

If you're in the e-commerce business like us, you surely know how a total lifesaver same-day delivery can be – but not without its pitfalls. Have you ever been stuck waiting all day for a package to arrive only for it not to show up, or experienced any other common problems

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Level

Level Up Your Business with Nationwide Shipping!

Are you looking to ship nationwide to your customers? Being able to offer nationwide shipping to all your customers across the country is vital when you're in the e-commerce industry. Got no idea where to start? Don't worry! Shipmates can help. Shipmates is a nationwide shipping platform that can take

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Shipmates

Shipmates raises $500,000 (P25M) from Y Combinator

Shipmates [https://shipmates.app/] has raised $500,000 (P25 million) in seed funding from Y Combinator, and will be part of the S22 batch! Y Combinator (YC) is one of the world’s most prestigious startup incubators and has backed amazing startups such as Airbnb, Stripe, and Reddit. Shipmates will

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Stress

Stress no more! Ship with Shipmates

Do you ever feel that preparing and shipping packages take too much time and effort? Well, you’re definitely not alone. Doing these tasks can really be stressful at times! Moreover, anxiety and worries when shipping will always be there. Will it arrive on time? Will the item be damaged

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Mission:

Mission: Improve Delivery Times

Have you experienced receiving a customer complaint about your delivery schedule? Well, it's a usual scenario for e-commerce businesses. But just because it's normal doesn't mean you can't do anything to improve it. Long and inconsistent delivery times can be of many factors. It can be due to the inconsistencies

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5 Shipping Mistakes Costing You Money

Are you tired of your current shipping process? Yes, shipping out products can be a repetitive and cumbersome task, but we can all agree that it's necessary for your company to grow - not unless your products are also being sold at brick-and-mortar shops. With repetitive tasks, the person in

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Deliveries:

Deliveries: Which courier can do it on time?

When running the shipping arm of an e-commerce business, punctuality is everything. Late deliveries can result in lost customers and tarnished business reputation. You know how it goes! So when choosing couriers, ensure that they can consistently deliver your orders on time. But let's be honest, a courier is just

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3 Shipping Solutions to Streamline Your Entire Shipping Process

There are plenty of things to account for when running an e-commerce business - from setting up an e-commerce store, promoting the brand, to shipping out products to customers. But today, let’s focus on shipping! Whether you are the manager or the CEO, the goal has always been to

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3 Simple Steps To Improve the Package Tracking Experience

Tired of wasting time dealing with customers consistently asking about the status of their packages? Well, you're not alone! Many companies find the package tracking process cumbersome and frustrating, but we can't deny that it is a vital part of any e-commerce business. Customers usually want to track their packages

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Best Practices on Same-Day Delivery for E-commerce Businesses

In the e-commerce industry, business owners always look for ways to get ahead of the competition. Strategies like selling better products or services or lowering prices are all fantastic solutions to thrive in the market. But, one more effective way to thrive in the competition is by offering same-day delivery.

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How

How to Properly Ship Fragile Products and Gift Items: As Told by E-Commerce Veteran

Have you ever had to ship a fragile item and panicked because you don't know how to pack it properly? You may have also experienced an item that broke while being shipped. And what's worse? Lost packages while in transit. Stressful, right? But don't worry, we got you some tips

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3 Tips on How to Use Shipping Automation to Your Advantage

In today's business world, time is money. The same goes for shipping! The faster your product arrives at your customers' doorsteps, the more satisfied they are and the more likely they will purchase again. But with so many different shipping options out there, how could you know which is right

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What

What is an Express Courier Service and How Can It Help Your Business?

As an e-commerce business owner, you can surely relate to the importance of being on time when delivering orders to your customers. But what happens when you have a time-sensitive delivery that can't wait for regular shipping? That's when express courier services come in! Today, let's take a closer look

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How

How to Deliver Seamless Customer Experience Using a Courier Platform

There is no denying the fact that ecommerce has changed the buying habits and preferences of customers. Customers no longer need to go to physical stores to buy what they need. With the help of technology, businesses have brought products to customers in the most convenient way possible. With this

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10 Ways to Reduce Returns in Your Ecommerce Business

For ecommerce businesses, dealing with returned items can be a hassle. Not only do you have to process the return, but you also have to deal with the possibility that the customer may not be happy with what they received and could leave a negative review. Even worse, they can

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The What, How, When and Why of Courier Services

What is a courier service? How does it work? And how much does it cost? These are all valid questions that any entrepreneur may be asking themselves. As a business owner, it’s typical to handle every facet of the business. From handling different aspects of the business including marketing,

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3 Steps to Start using Cash on Delivery (COD) for Business in the Philippines

For business owners who conduct business online, Cash on Delivery is not a foreign concept. In fact, it’s a concept much preferred by a lot of customers forcing business owners to include it in their payment options. But what does it mean, and more importantly, how can it benefit

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How

How to Choose the Right Courier in the Philippines

As a business owner, you're always looking for ways to save money and streamline your operations. When it comes to saving on costs, oftentimes we choose to look for a cheaper courier service. It may be tempting to use a cheaper courier service but you may accidentally come across a

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Terms

Terms Couriers Use During the Delivery Process

We’ve all been guilty of tracking and monitoring the status of our packages the minute we buy something online. If you've ever used a tracking platform from a courier before, you're likely familiar with the different delivery terms they use. However, terms like "arrived at facility" and "out for

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Why

Why Having Same Day and Standard Delivery Couriers are Important in 2022

As a business owner, you know it's important to stay ahead of the curve which is why implementing same day delivery services and standard couriers are important. By 2022, this will be an essential service that customers expect from ecommerce businesses in the Philippines. Here are a few reasons why

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Advantages

Advantages of Using a Shipping Software: Is It Possible To Track All Your Shipments?

A shipping software can be a great way to simplify and streamline your shipping process. Using a shipping software saves money and time because it can help automate tasks such as track shipments, print out labels, and determine the best courier rates. They are designed to make tedious and mundane

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Pros

Pros of Having a Courier Service That Can Pickup Packages From Your Home

Not having enough time to drop off packages at the courier is a reality for many online business owners. There are many aspects of the business to think about as an entrepreneur in the ecommerce industry especially if you’re operating the business alone. From the marketing of products and

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Online

Online Businesses in the Philippines are Moving to Multi-courier Shipping Platforms, Should You Make the Same Move This 2022?

Now that it’s 2022, you’re probably looking for ways to improve your business either by finding more customers through a more aggressive marketing campaign or by making some business processes more efficient. Here’s the good news: there are ways to make your life as an online business

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