How long do I have to ship packages once I have printed labels?

Ideally, the package will be shipped on the date on the label. If the date has passed, this can interfere with the timeframe required to deliver an order. Carriers may accept packages within a couple of days past the ship date on the label, but we cannot guarantee that all locations and carriers will allow this. ShipStation highly recommends setting the Ship Date to the date that you actually plan to ship the package. 

When you create a shipping label, the Ship Date automatically populates with the either the current date or the next shipping date specified in your Shipping Cutoff Time. This can be manually overridden, though.

When shipping orders or processing a batch, the Ship Date will appear underneath the shipment information on the Create a Label... screen. 



Please note:  On National holidays when USPS is closed, ShipStation may automatically set the date forward to the next USPS business day. 

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