GlobalPost is a consolidation service for international shipments that is included with your Stamps.com account through ShipStation.
Stamps.com's GlobalPost services offer you a very economical way to ship international packages that weigh less than 4.4 pounds. Through simplified service options, the shipping costs are greatly-lowered. For more information, read the Stamps.com page about the benefits of using GlobalPost.
Benefits of GlobalPost are:
- $100 insurance included for all shipments.
- 6-10 day delivery time with priority services.
- Easy Customs Forms printing.
How GlobalPost works:
- The package ships to your regional GlobalPost Shipping Center.
- GlobalPost processes the package for international delivery.
- Ships to over 200 countries*
*Standard and Economy services differ in supported countries
GlobalPost offers Standard (priority), Economy, and SmartSaver services. Each service has specific size and weight restrictions. A list of services, with their supported package types and maximum allowed weights, is included below.
|SERVICE||PACKAGE TYPE||MAX WEIGHT|
|Economy||Large envelopes or Flats||13ox|
|Packages & tubes||16oz|
|Standard||Large envelopes or Flats||17.6oz|
|Packages, tubes, Flat Rate Envelopes, Boxes||70oz|
|Smartsaver||Large envelopes or Flats||17.6oz|
|Packages & tubes||70oz|
NOTE: GlobalPost Economy and Standard services can be included on your USPS SCAN form generated through ShipStation. SmartSaver services, however, cannot be.
Why do GlobalPost labels have a domestic ship to address?
Consolidation services like GlobalPost work a little differently than major providers. Instead of shipping your package directly to the recipient, the package ships to a consolidator sorting facility, this facility's address is what appears on the label. Then, the consolidator scans the barcode to retrieve the recipient information, relabels the package, and sends it to the end user.
Why is the tracking number on my label different from what was sent to my selling channel and customer?
The tracking number on the label is only meant to get the package to the sorting facility. The new tracking number issued when the package is relabeled is the tracking number sent to your selling channel and customer. GlobalPost Priority tracking numbers are trackable throughout the duration of the transit. GlobalPost Economy will only be trackable to the sorting facility, and will not be trackable once it leaves the sorting facility.
Can I insure my GlobalPost shipment?
GlobalPost automatically provides $100 of complementary coverage. Adding Carrier Insurance to the shipment is not supported at this time. However, if you need to insure your package for more than $100, you can use Shipsurance. (Keep in mind that the maximum declared value for a shipment is $400.)
Why didn't any Customs Forms print out with my labels?
While customs information is required to use GlobalPost, all of the information is submitted electronically to the sorting facility. This means you don’t need to print, or manually submit any information. When the package is rebranded, they will include the customs information with the shipment to pass customs.
How do I pay for GlobalPost postage?
Postage for GlobalPost shipments is purchased using your Stamps.com postage funds.
How do I enable GlobalPost?
Enabling GlobalPost in ShipStation is a super-easy process, but is a bit unconventional. Once you've been approved to use GlobalPost, you will need to bring up the Shipment's Cost Summary Modal (The Create Label popup) on an international order. Then, when you click Create Label, the cost summary will appear. When the rate is returned from Stamps.com, they will also display the available GlobalPost services.
What is special about GlobalPost SmartSaver?
If you ship more than 10 packages a day with GlobalPost, you may qualify for additional savings through the GlobalPost SmartSaver program.