General details about ShipStation One Balance™: Explanation of program, how to set up billing, plus available features and services.
ShipStation One Balance™ (ShipStation OB™) gives you one balance of funds to purchase labels from the available ShipStation OB™ carriers. Instead of purchasing labels and managing payments to multiple postal accounts, use just one balance for all labels.
Just as one wallet holds multiple credit cards, ShipStation OB™ acts like a single postage account in ShipStation. You'll also receive our select preferred rates for services from the included carriers. There’s no need to create individual accounts for each carrier you might wish to use. With ShipStation OB™, just set up your preferred billing method and start purchasing labels.
For details about using ShipStation OB™ with our current partners, review the articles linked below (or in the article list on the left side of this page):
Funds for ShipStation One Balance™ are managed through your Stamps.com account. If you've already entered your billing information for the Stamps.com account in ShipStation, there's nothing else you need to do to set up billing for ShipStation One Balance™.
If you do not have a Stamps.com account, or if you haven't entered billing details yet, you'll be prompted to add your billing details the first time you attempt to create a label with ShipStation One Balance. Or, you can follow the steps below to enter the details in advance:
Click the Set up carriers button.
Enter your billing details for the account and agree to terms and conditions.
This billing method will apply funds to the one balance used to purchase labels through ShipStation One Balance™. Charges to add funds to the balance will appear on your credit card reports with the description “STAMPS."
Enable Auto-Funding For a Seamless Experience
We recommend using auto-funding to ensure the balance never falls below a set threshold amount.
ShipStation One Balance™ supports the following standard features:
Canpar Express One Balance
End of Day (Electronic)
ShipStation One Balance™ allows for the following additional features:
Discounted Rates: All carriers available with ShipStation One Balance™ include access to pre-negotiated discounted rates.
Scheduled Pickups: After creating ShipStation One Balance™ shipping labels in ShipStation, you can schedule a pickup for the next day through the Shipments tab.
Prepaid postage: All shipments created using ShipStation One Balance™ are prepaid using the ShipStation OB™ account balance.
Add Funds to your Account Balance
The ShipStation OB™ balance is managed by Stamps.com, but you can add funds to the account directly in ShipStation. Set up auto-funding so you always have funds available to create shipping labels.
The following shipping services are available when using ShipStation One Balance™:
Post-shipping adjustments may occur with Canpar Express from ShipStation One Balance if actual package details (weight and dimensions) do not match the package details used to print the label. These adjustments are automatically deducted from your account balance with ShipStation One Balance™.
Canpar Express uses dimensional weight (DIM), which requires package dimensions in addition to the weight to calculate properly. If you do not include package dimensions, Canpar Express may apply an adjustment to your balance for the difference in the label cost after the shipment has been delivered.