Tips & Tricks: Reports
Dec23

Tips & Tricks: Reports

The end of the year is right around the corner, which means it’s time to run reports and see how your business has done. Thankfully, ShipWorks includes dozen of reports so this is easy to do, and you can always create custom reports for your specific business too. Before printing out a report, you can generate a preview of the report directly from the ShipWorks program. There are different report formats (for different needs)...

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Tips & Tricks: ShipSense
Nov25

Tips & Tricks: ShipSense

Have you heard about ShipSense? It’s a feature that we announced earlier this year. ShipSense makes ShipWorks “smart”. When ShipSense is on, it will remember how you shipped specific items in the past. Then, the next time you ship the same item, ShipSense will autofill the shipping fields so that you don’t have to retype the information. ShipSense is a completely optional feature, but it may be for you if you want to eliminate typing...

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Tips & Tricks: Printers
Nov19

Tips & Tricks: Printers

We often get questions like, “What printer should I use?” or “Does ShipWorks suppport my printer?” Here are a few pointers that will be helpful. Standard Printers (laser/inkjet): ShipWorks supports laser/inkjet printers. If your laser/inkjet printer is installed on your computer and you can print a Windows test page, there is a good chance that ShipWorks can use your printer. Thermal Printers (EPL/ZPL): To support native thermal print...

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Tips & Tricks: Troubleshooting the “String was not Recognized as a Valid Date Time” error

Have you ever received an error message stating, “String was not recognized as a valid DateTime”? If yes, you’ll need to configure regional settings found in your Windows Control Panel (not ShipWorks).   Here’s how to find the setting for common Windows operating systems like Windows 7, 8, and XP.  1. In Windows, click the Start Menu. For Windows 8 users, access the Start Menu by pressing the Windows key on...

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Tips & Tricks: Adding Negotiated Rates
Oct07

Tips & Tricks: Adding Negotiated Rates

Did you know you can negotiate your shipping rates with some shipping providers. The rate you negotiate usually depends on the volume that you ship annually, and may require that you sign a contract to meet that annual volume. After you’ve negotiated your rate, you can add your lower rate to ShipWorks. Here’s how. Do you need more help or have another question? We’re here to help and we have FREE phone and email support. Send us a...

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Tips & Tricks: Hiding Postage on a Shipping Label
Sep30

Tips & Tricks: Hiding Postage on a Shipping Label

Have you ever wanted to hide how much you spent on postage? Maybe you combined shipping and handling, and your customers only want to pay for postage, not the labor involved in filling the orders. Or, maybe you’re offering free shipping and you don’t want your customer to know the actual shipping cost. If you use Stamps.com, Endicia, and/or Express1 with Endicia, you can hide postage from being shown on a shipping label. Watch this...

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