GlobalPost Services

Details about creating GlobalPost labels in ShipStation. Includes requirements and instructions to create labels.

Stamps.com's GlobalPost services offer a fast and affordable way to ship international packages using Stamps.com's relationships with several global carriers.

A few of the benefits of using GlobalPost include Global Address Verification, free insurance up to $200, and electronic customs submissions.

Enable GlobalPost

GlobalPost services must be enabled by Stamps on your Stamps.com account. All Stamps accounts created through ShipStation are eligible for GlobalPost services. Fill in the GlobalPost Request form to enroll in the GlobalPost program.

If you expect to ship more than 5 GlobalPost shipments per day, inquire about GlobalPost SmartSaver shipping options.

After GlobalPost has been activated on your Stamps account, access them for use in ShipStation by doing the following:

  1. Select or create an international order.

  2. Choose an existing Stamps.com international service from the Service drop-down.

  3. Click Create Label to bring up the cost summary screen.

Once you have completed the above steps, the GlobalPost services will then be available alongside your other Stamps.com international shipping services.

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Quickship and GlobalPost

If you use QuickShip in ShipStation Legacy, disable it for this step. You must see the Cost Summary screen to add the GlobalPost services.

GlobalPost Services

Both GlobalPost single piece and SmartSaver offer Economy, Standard, and Plus mail classes. Refer to the information below for details for each service.

GlobalPost Economy International

Available Package Types

Max Weight

Min Dimensions

Max Dimensions

Large Envelope or Flat

16 oz

11.5" x 6.125"x 0.25"

15" x 12" x 0.75"

Package

4.4 lbs

5" x 3.5" x 0.75"

Max length (the longest side): 24" Length + Width + Height cannot exceed 36"

Rolls

4.4 lbs

Min length (the longest side) is 4".

Minimum length + 2x Diameter is 6 - 3/4"

Max Length (the longest side) is 36"

Max Length + 2x Diameter cannot exceed 42"

Additional service details:

  • Tracking: Door to country

  • Maximum value of goods: $400

  • Default insurance coverage: up to $100 against loss or damage + shipping costs

  • Duties & taxes: paid by recipient

GlobalPost Standard International

Available Package Types

Max Weight

Min Dimension

Max Dimension

Large Envelope or Flat

16 oz

11.5" x 6.125" x 0.25"

15" x 12" 0.75"

Package

70 lbs

5" x 3.5" x 0.75"

Max Length (i.e. the longest side) is 24"

Length + Width + Height cannot exceed 36"

Flat Rate Envelopes, Small Flat Rate Box

4 lbs

Based on Flat Rate package type

Based on Flat Rate package type

Rolls

4.4 lbs

Min Length (the longest side) is 4"

Minimum Length + 2x Diameter is 6-3/4"

Max Length (the longest side) is 36"

Max Length + 2x Diameter cannot exceed 42"

Additional service details:

  • Tracking: Door to door

  • Maximum value of goods: varies by country (up to $2500)

  • Default insurance coverage: up to $100 against loss or damage + shipping costs

  • Duties & taxes: paid by recipient

GlobalPost Plus

If you ship 30+ packages a day, you may qualify for the GlobalPost Plus service. Contact Stamps.com to inquire about eligibility and enable on your account. Once enabled, the GlobalPost Plus service will be available to select in ShipStation.

  • Maximum weight: 66lbs

  • Available ship to countries: Canada, Mexico, United Kingdom

  • Tracking: Door to door

  • Maximum value of goods: varies by country (up to $2500)

  • Default insurance coverage: up to $200 against loss or damage + shipping costs

  • Duties & taxes: paid by shipper

GlobalPost SmartSaver

GlobalPost SmartSaver services are available for accounts that ship more than 5 packages per day with GlobalPost. Contact the GlobalPost team to apply for the SmartSaver service.

GlobalPost SmartSaver requires you to bundle all the individual packages into a larger package and ship the larger package to the GlobalPost sorting facility via UPS or FedEx.

When the GlobalPost sorting facility receives the shipment, they'll remove the individual packages and relabel them as needed, then send them on their way to the final destination.

GlobalPost SmartSaver Services

Available Package Types

Max Weight

Min Dimension

Max Dimension

Large Envelope or Flat

17.6 oz

11.5" x 6.125" x 0.25"

15" x 12" x 0.75"

Package, Thick Envelope

70 oz

6" x 4" x 0.75"

Max Length (the longest side) is 24" Length + Width + Height cannot exceed 36"

Max Length (the longest side) is 24"

Length + Width + Height cannot exceed 36"

Rolls

70 oz

Min Length (the longest side) is 4"

Minimum Length + 2x Diameter is 6-3/4"

Max Length (the longest side) is 36" Max Length + 2x Diameter cannot exceed 42"

To ship using SmartSaver with ShipStation:

  1. Create GlobalPost SmartSaver shipping labels for all the individual shipments by selecting one of the GlobalPost SmartSaver options from your Services drop-down.

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  2. Put all the SmartSaver shipments into a single larger package.

  3. Create a manual order in ShipStation destined for the GlobalPost sorting facility, using the weight and dimensions of the larger package containing the SmartSaver shipments.

  4. Select UPS Ground or FedEx Ground as the shipping services (based on your agreement with GlobalPost) and assign Third-Party-Billing information to the shipment.

    Stamps will provide you with the required Third-Party-Billing information.

    Use Automation Rules!

    Automate this step with Automation Rules.

    We recommend creating a manual store specifically for the consolidation orders, then use the manual store as criteria for an automation rule that assigns the service and Third-Party-Billing information.

  5. Create the label and attach it to the larger package. Then hand it over to the carrier (either UPS or FedEx).

Notes About GlobalPost in ShipStation

  • The label that you'll print from ShipStation will be a domestic USPS shipping label.

    This label is used to ship your package to a GlobalPost sorting facility, where GlobalPost will relabel the package with any necessary documents for international shipping.

  • You will not print customs forms in ShipStation.

    ShipStation will submit the customs information electronically and GlobalPost will include any necessary customs documents when the package is relabeled at their sorting facility.

  • GlobalPost labels use funds from your Stamps.com balance.

  • All GlobalPost shipments include default insurance coverage.

    Additional Carrier Insurance is not available for GlobalPost shipments. Shipsurance is available, with a maximum declared value of $400.

  • GlobalPost Economy International and GlobalPost Standard International shipments can be included on USPS SCAN or End of Day forms.

    GlobalPost SmartSaver shipments should not be included in USPS End of Day forms since you are shipping with UPS or FedEx services.

  • To use the Rolls package type in ShipStation, just select the standard Package option. Do not include dimensions for Rolls, use the weight only.

  • There are two tracking numbers associated with a GlobalPost shipment:

    1. The GlobalPost tracking number.

      ShipStation sends this tracking number to your customer and selling channel during ShipStation's notification processes. For Economy shipments, packages are tracked only to the GlobalPost sorting facility. For Standard and Smartsaver shipments, packages are tracked to the destination address.

    2. The tracking number on the actual label generated in ShipStation.

      This tracking number can only be used to track the movement from your Ship From Location to the GlobalPost sorting facility. It is not shared with your customer or selling channel.