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Apr 4, 2022
Spring 2022 Newsletter
Your source for the latest information from ConnectShip. Get the latest news, announcements, updates, and trending topics that we've gathered for you in the Spring of 2022.
Mar 2, 2022
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Nov 7, 2021
Purolator International Carrier Now Available from ConnectShip
Purolator International Carrier Now Available
Oct 22, 2021
ConnectShip honored by Department of Defense for extraordinary support
A Department of Defense program announced today that ConnectShip, Inc. received the ESGR Above and Beyond Award in recognition of the extraordinary support of the company employees who serve in the Guard and Reserve.
Sep 21, 2021
InsureShield™ Shipping Insurance Now Available to ConnectShip Community
InsureShield™ shipping insurance from UPS Capital Insurance Agency, Inc. is the latest ConnectShip offering targeted at solving everyday business problems with simple and flexible solutions.
May 13, 2021
VAT regulation changes are coming soon [Updated August 4, 2021]
Several changes are being made regarding the VAT rules that will impact shipments into certain countries where the value is less than or equal to a certain threshold. See the news item.
Jun 16, 2020
Important USMCA/NAFTA Announcement
As of July 1, 2020, the NAFTA Certificate of Origin will no longer be accepted for Customs Clearance.
May 18, 2020
Important Reminder for ConnectShip Customers Shipping UPS
New requirement for all Worldwide Validation distribution object updates.
Apr 9, 2020
COVID-19 Carrier Updates
UPDATED: 4/09/2020 We have provided a list of carrier service alerts for more details about how shipping may be affected during this time:
Apr 26, 2019
Important Announcement for USPS Customers
The USPS has determined that packages affected by a Pittsburgh Network & Distribution Center mercury spill were “contaminated in the incident” and must be destroyed.
Apr 4, 2019
Software Support Lifecycle Information from FedEx
FedEx Ship Manager® Server (FSMS) Software Support Lifecycle Program is an ongoing global program.
Read more...
Apr 4, 2019
Important Announcement from USPS
Beginning April 19, 2019, USPS will be removing PDX servers that support HTTP 1.0 from service and will begin requiring HTTP 1.1.
Mar 28, 2019
Important Message from FedEx
FedEx customers are reminded to upgrade for continued support.
Mar 1, 2019
Important Announcement for FSMS Customers
FedEx no longer supporting FSMS versions 4.0x-8.5x
Oct 3, 2018
New Services Supported By Pitney Bowes API Component!
The ConnectShip | iShip Pitney Bowes Component, which utilizes a web API hosted by Pitney Bowes to enable support for USPS services, now supports an extensive list of services.
Jul 17, 2018
Pitney Bowes Disabling Support for TLS 1.0 and 1.1
Starting August 13, 2018, TLS 1.2 will become the minimum supported communication protocol of Pitney Bowes.
Jul 17, 2017
Pitney Bowes Shipping API Component Now Available!
The new component utilizes a web API hosted by Pitney Bowes that enables rating and shipping capabilities for USPS services.
May 5, 2017
Lifetime Platinum Partner, QC Software, first to deploy Pantechnik International Component in Australia
The Lifetime Platinum Partner award commemorates an ongoing cooperation that has spawned warehousing, distribution and transportation efficiency and cost-saving improvements to the industry for more than ten years.
Dec 16, 2016
New USPS International Service: ECOMPRO
USPS is introducing a new International service called ECOMPRO which is replacing Priority Mail International to selected countries.
Nov 16, 2016
Reminder for Purolator Customers
Purolator customers who require software updates are reminded to upgrade to the latest Carrier Compliance Specification (CCS), version 9.1.2...
Nov 16, 2016
Reminder for Purolator Customers
Purolator customers who require software updates are reminded to upgrade to the latest Carrier Compliance Specification (CCS), version 9.1.2.
Oct 31, 2016
OnTrac Carrier Component Now Available!
The ConnectShip | iShip OnTrac 6.5 Component is compatible with Progistics Transportation Toolkit, providing rating and shipping capabilities for small package delivery and palletized freight.
Sep 23, 2016
Canship and L-Ship Carrier Components Now Available!
ConnectShip | iShip has just released two new Canada carrier components to support shipping capabilities utilizing the Carrier web API for Canpar Courier (Canship) and Loomis Express (L-Ship).
Jul 15, 2016
LSO Carrier Component Now Available!
ConnectShip | iShip has recently released a new component that will provide rating and shipping capabilities for the carrier LSO.
Jul 5, 2016
New General Manager Announced
Lynda Simpson has been appointed the new General Manager for ConnectShip | iShip.
May 12, 2016
Let's get social about shipping.
ConnectShip | iShip has expanded further into social media!
May 11, 2016
UPS Update to Additional Handling Charge
Effective June 6, 2016, the UPS criteria for packages that will require an Additional Handling Charge has been expanded...
Nov 20, 2015
ConnectShip | iShip Now Supports Endicia Global Service
ConnectShip | iShip now supports Endicia Global Service for shipping in Latin America.
Aug 11, 2015
Pantechnik International Partners with ConnectShip | iShip to Deliver International Carrier Compliance
Pantechnik International and ConnectShip | iShip enable international shipping with any carrier through a collaborative technology.
Jan 9, 2015
Datex Announces New Partnership with ConnectShip l iShip
Supply chain software developer Datex recently announced its new partnership with industry leader in carrier compliance, ConnectShip | iShip.
Oct 30, 2014
Take a Closer Look at the Upcoming Changes to DIM Weight
We Address the Upcoming Changes to DIM Weight Calculation in our Latest White Paper DIM Weight Explained: The Shipping Solution Provider's Viewpoint.
Aug 22, 2013
ConnectShip Expands its Patented Multi-carrier Shipping Product Line
ConnectShip now offers a cloud-based multi-carrier shipping option for mid-sized and enterprise companies.
Jul 9, 2012
2013 ConnectShip Technology Conference Announcement
The 2013 ConnectShip Technology Conference will be held June 10-12 under the name ICON
May 18, 2012
ConnectShip in the News
ConnectShip makes the news in an article about valued customer, Newegg, and UPS Customer Solutions
Oct 10, 2011
Kevin Cox to Speak at CMS GlobalSoft User Conference
Kevin V. Cox, General Manager, ConnectShip and iShip, presents "The Future of Multi-Carrier Shipping Technology" at the CMS WorldLink User Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Jul 5, 2011
ConnectShip Announces New User Forum
We’re excited to announce the launch of a new feature on our website. It’s a user forum where you can interact with ConnectShip customers, partners, and employees.
Jul 5, 2011
ConnectShip Announces Launch of Two New Technologies
At the ConnectShip Technology Conference in June, ConnectShip announced the launch of two new software technologies which will be available in the next release of their patented shipping software.
Apr 26, 2011
Pitney Bowes Agreement with ConnectShip® Expands Customer Options for Global Shipping Logistics
Pitney Bowes Agreement with ConnectShip® Expands Customer Options for Global Shipping Logistics
Feb 28, 2011
ConnectShip has worked with NCR to develop NCR's 2STTM two-sided printing technology.
Two-sided thermal label printing technology is streamlining processes and reducing costs by 30 percent.
Feb 22, 2011
Email Notification Now Available in Case Manager
You spoke, we listened! Email notification is now available in Case Manager.
Feb 22, 2011
UPS Trade Direct Out of Pilot
ConnectShip UPS Trade Direct is now officially out of pilot.
Feb 22, 2011
GLS Component Out of Pilot
The ConnectShip GLS Component is officially out of pilot.
Dec 10, 2010
January 2011 Carrier Rate and Service Update Information
Availability of ConnectShip 2011 UPS and USPS Rate and Compliance Updates
Oct 14, 2010
Endicia Out of Pilot
The ConnectShip Endicia Component is officially out of pilot.
Sep 24, 2010
Multichannel Merchant: Automation Options for Parcel Shippers
Multichannel Merchant outlines the many automation options for parcel shippers.
Sep 16, 2010
Important Software Update for Hazardous Materials Shippers
Effective October 1, 2010. Failure to comply may result in fines from the DOT.
Aug 25, 2010
WSJ.com - Where Enterprise Resource Planning Goes Wrong
The Wall Street Journal weighs in on the right way to use ERP systems to marry new processes with new technology. Example: ConnectShip.
Jun 18, 2010
ConnectShip Completes USPS MAC™ Cycle L Certification
ConnectShip has successfully completed the USPS MAC™ (Manifest Analysis and Certification) Cycle L certification process.
May 27, 2010
Parcel Forum 10
Kevin V. Cox, Director of Operations at ConnectShip, to present at Parcel Forum 10 in October.
Mar 12, 2010
New HazMat Requirements
The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has revised the requirement for the Emergency Response Telephone Number required for some hazardous materials shipments...