PostalMate has everything you need to make you a retail shipping expert, regardless of your level of experience.
The industry’s best. Compares rates and delivery times for services from all carriers based on the shipment’s destination, weight, dimensions, declared value and packaging, to find the best fit for your customer.
PostalMate handles the complexities of international shipments effortlessly, from validating postal codes for 200+ countries, to printing the required customs forms. Your customers will be impressed with your expertise.
Processing letters in PostalMate is lightning quick. And there’s no need for an expensive separate postage meter for when you use PostalMate’s Endicia Label Service interface—a label with postage will automatically print on a DYMO printer. For all classes of mail, PostalMate knows the complex rules—so that you don’t need to.
Packing can be extremely profitable, but also difficult and time-consuming—unless you use PostalMate’s Pro Pack feature. It will figure out which materials to use, add in labor, and calculate what the shipment will cost after packing. You can charge your customer and do the actual packing later when time allows.
Being both competitive and profitable in retail shipping requires setting your rates just right. PostalMate gives you simple yet powerful rate-setting tools to give you complete flexibility. It also fully supports the various discount plans offered in our industry by the carriers.
Processing drop-offs for any carrier takes just seconds in PostalMate, which also makes it easy to earn extra profits on taping, sealing, insurance and email notifications.
You can offer profitable insurance options from the carriers and/or from third-party insurers. Just enter the declared value and PostalMate does the rest.
For many services you can have emails automatically sent—with your store’s branding and marketing—to notify customers when packages have been delivered. You can offer this as a free service, or you can use it as another profit point—your choice.
Fill out shipping labels by hand? Never! PostalMate communicates electronically with FedEx, UPS, DHL and LSO systems to generate approved “ramp ready” shipping labels. For USPS services, PostalMate can interface with the 3rd-party Endicia Label Server to produce shipping labels with postage.
One of the most time-consuming parts of shipping is entering recipient addresses. But with PostalMate you just enter an address one time, and then it’s stored for future use. You customers will love the convenience of having an “address book” at your store, and you’ll benefit from reduced labor.
You can avoid delivery problems and/or address correction charges with PostalMate’s address Verification feature. Before shipping, domestic addresses can be instantly checked online to make sure that they’re valid and properly formatted. For international addresses, postal codes are verified.
FedEx, UPS, DHL, LSO and the USPS all offer free branded packaging, and in many cases special rates and/or business rules apply. Sometimes both flat-rate and weight-based pricing is available, so it can get tricky. PostalMate sorts it all out for you, and makes choosing the best option easy.
Most shipping services have available add-ons, such as signature options, that can earn you extra profits. PostalMate knows which add-ons are available for which services, and helps you to promote them.
Save labor and avoid errors. With your computer connected to one of the many supported electronic scales, you never have to enter a weight manually. Just drop a package on the scale and PostalMate reads, displays and uses the weight.
Access to information is key to managing your business, and PostalMate contains a full array of reports that analyze shipping activities and profitability.
Gone are the days of pouring over bills from shipping carriers looking for possible overcharges. Or even worse, not doing that because it’s so time-consuming and difficult. PostalMate has a special feature that makes the process easy—and saves you money.
PostalMate can easily be set up to match your working style. For example you can set it to prompt you for address, dimensions, and so forth in sequential steps, or you can use the dashboard-style interface where you choose what you want to do and when. Or you can mix the two.
Shipping and mailing transactions automatically flow right into the POS register, so there’s no double entry. Tracking numbers, recipient addresses, and pricing breakdowns for each shipment all appear nicely formatted on the receipt. You can combine non-shipping sales into the same transaction