If you’re considering signing up for shipping management software, you will have noticed there’s an overwhelming choice of options out there promising you cheaper shipping.
But if you’re a large organization that needs to do more than print labels, price shouldn’t be your only consideration.
You also need a technology solution that has plenty of flexibility to grow alongside you without causing breakdowns in your shipping process.
In this article we’re comparing the features and pricing of ShippingEasy vs. Veeqo to help you make an informed choice about the shipping management solution that will enable you to scale smoothly while keeping monthly costs down.
ShippingEasy is a cloud-based shipping solution that positions itself as the easiest way for ecommerce sellers to ship online, offering low USPS rates, helpful automations, and great customer support.
Merchants of all sizes can use the app to easily manage their end-to-end shipping process and streamline their workflows with features like batch processing, order tracking, inventory management, and label printing — while keeping all of their customer and order details from multiple sales channels in one central place.
Branded label and packing slip printing
Chat, email, and phone support
Customer marketing tools
Extra tools for Shopify sellers
API and EDI integrations
Let’s take a closer look at some of the key benefits.
With ShippingEasy, you have access to a wide range of shipping solutions through best-in-class carriers such as UPS, USPS, DHL, and FedEx.
As well as offering low shipping prices for its users, ShippingEasy also provides commercial rates through USPS, and offers discounted insurance rates when you use its carriers.
The main drawback to ShippingEasy is that the software is only available to sellers located in the U.S. So if you’re anywhere else in the world, you won’t be able to use it.
User friendly interface
As the name suggests, ShippingEasy’s aim is to make shipping simple for commerce sellers, with an intuitive interface that’s easy to configure and use.
While the majority of customers generally agree with this, there are some users who state that the initial setup for label printing is not as flexible or friendly as they would like, and that it can be tricky to use for businesses who aren’t Windows-based.
Whether you’re selling from websites or marketplaces, or a mixture of both, ShippingEasy lets you import all your orders into one central place so you can manage, ship, and track from a single dashboard.
The software natively supports integrations with marketplaces such as eBay, Etsy, Walmart, and Amazon, as well as commerce apps like Shopify and WooCommerce. You can also link up cloud accounting and ERP tools, and there are API and EDI integrations if you need more flexibility for third-party integrations.
If you’re a LulaRoe retailer, you can sign up for ShippingEasy’s special $19.99 monthly plan which lets you integrate with the necessary Bless software to fulfil your orders.
ShippingEasy enables customers to create shipping rules based on their unique needs, such as common item weights, destinations, or order values. These rules can be automated to ship orders faster instead of manually inputting shipping details for every package.
You can also automate the label printing process and generate labels in bulk to print on thermal or standard printers, which can drastically speed up fulfilment times for high-volume sellers.
ShippingEasy’s promise to customers is that it ”puts all your orders in one place so you can ship faster and cheaper” — but like other Auctane-owned software brands, ShippingEasy has been subject to recent price increases, and those prices may go up again in the future. So it’s not as competitive on price as it once was.
Customers can choose from a whopping seven different pricing plans* here, including a free basic starter plan. All paid plans offer a 30-day free trial.
Starter - This is ShippingEasy’s free plan which lets you ship up to 25 parcels per month. It’s best for small business shipping.
Growth - For $19.99 per month you can ship up to 200 packages, and you’ll get extra features such as reporting.
Basic - For $29.99 per month you’ll get up to 500 shipments and extra features such as syncing with unlimited marketplaces.
Plus - For $49.99 per month you can send up to 1,500 parcels.
Select - For $69.99 per month you can send up to 3,000 packages.
Premium - For $99.99 per month you’ll be able to ship up to 6,000 parcels.
Enterprise - If you need even more volume, this $159.99 per month plan takes care of up to 10,000 shipments.
As well as these monthly subscription costs, there are also extra fees if you want to connect your own existing carrier accounts.
*Prices taken from ShippingEasy’s pricing page. Last accessed September 2023.
If you’re a high-volume seller (or are planning to be), Veeqo has multiple advantages over ShippingEasy.
As well as comprehensive inventory, customer, and product management features, you’ll get all the enterprise-level tools you need to forecast what’s going to be hot (and what’s not) in your stores, and generate on-demand reports that help you make more informed choices about your business.
And — it’s completely free to use, no matter how many shipments you send each month. So you’ll get peace of mind that while you’re growing, your monthly fees aren’t.
Key features of Veeqo:
Inventory tracking and management
Faster, cheaper shipping
Veeqo users can find the cheapest shipping rates for every parcel at a glance with the built-in, automated rate finder. So no matter who you ship with, Veeqo will instantly display the best value labels so you won’t waste valuable time hunting down those deals.
For large businesses, there’s also a bulk shipping feature that lets you quickly label and send up to 100 orders at once, potentially saving you hours every week manually typing up all your order details.
Another advantage over ShippingEasy is that Veeqo serves both US and UK customers, with customer service teams based across North America and Europe.
While ShippingEasy offers some great automated processes, Veeqo understands that high-volume sellers need a little bit (okay, a LOT) of extra automating to keep everything running smoothly.
Automated shipping rules take the hassle out of manually punching in parcel details. You can set repetitive inputs like weight, price, delivery options, and other values in advance, and Veeqo will use your pre-set guidelines to display the best value labels for every package when it’s time to print labels.
You’ll also get peace of mind that your inventory count will update after every sale across your Shopify, Amazon, Walmart, and eBay channels — ensuring you never sell products that are out of stock.
With our powerful automations, you can set up rules that will make your warehouse more efficient and increase customer satisfaction with your brand.
So whether you want to reduce transit times, optimize inventory levels, or automate the storage and retrieval of goods within your warehouses, Veeqo has the tools to help you get the job done.
Powerful inventory control
If inventory management is top of mind while you’re scaling, Veeqo’s inventory control tools can help you say goodbye to spreadsheets, and hello to real-time visibility on:
Exactly what’s in stock
Which products have sold out
Top selling products
Which products aren’t moving
You’ll also have the advantage of mobile digital picking, which will help your business scan and pack orders with the same tried and tested scanner that’s behind millions of Amazon packages.
ShippingEasy integrates with many of the same apps and marketplaces that Veeqo does — for example eBay, Magento, Walmart, Shopify, and Amazon. But Veeqo has the unique advantage of being an Amazon-owned company.
Veeqo customers can fully integrate with Amazon’s native shipping and fulfillment systems, giving you peace of mind (and a few extra perks!) when you’re sending Amazon orders.
Log into Veeqo with your Amazon Seller Central account and get A-to-Z protection, 100% Valid Tracking Rate and negative feedback suppression when you buy labels for your Amazon orders on time.
We’re also an approved Shopify Plus partner, providing advanced support, security, and high performance tools that meet the needs of high-volume commerce sellers.
Despite our comprehensive range of integrations, automations, and features, we’ve designed Veeqo to be as simple as possible for everyone on your team to use — even if they’re not particularly “tech savvy”.
Our customers frequently tell us that they love how simple it is to get set up compared to other ecommerce shipping software, and that it’s a breeze to sync and integrate with the tools and marketplaces that they’re already using.
Customer service like no other!
Yes, our customers actually say this! Like ShippingEasy, we prioritize providing great customer service.
Our dedicated support specialists are available across multiple time zones to help you out on live chat, phone, and email, and they’re always keen to ensure that any queries or problems are solved quickly and to your satisfaction.
We also have thousands of help files and other resources to give you the advice and answers you need, whenever you need them.
In short? It’s free.
There’s no monthly subscription cost, no charges for extra users or increased order volumes, no sneaky hidden fees, and no shipping label limits. Nil. Nada.
We partner with our shipping carriers to give you a completely free shipping software solution. So whether your business is just you, or you have a huge team managing orders and shipping, you’ll pay exactly the same amount every month…which is a flat rate of zero.
It’s all part of our mission at Veeqo to help sellers remove the multiple headaches of shipping management, and stay one step ahead of the crowd.
No matter which shipping management tool you choose, it’s going to make life easier when it comes to handling orders and printing labels.
But when you’re a large or growing company, it’s essential that you look at the fine print to ensure that your chosen shipping solution has the scalability you need, without a hefty price tag that can hold you back.
ShippingEasy has lots of useful features, but it also has lots of ongoing fees to match. Plus, you’ll be charged an increasing amount as you send higher volumes of packages.
With Veeqo, you won’t pay anything to use our full suite of enterprise-grade software, whether you’re sending one parcel a month, or one million. This makes it super simple for every business to scale their inventory and order volumes, without missing a beat.
Create your free Veeqo account today to discover how fast and simple shipping management at scale can be.