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May 17, 2021 08:00 am EDT

BigCommerce Partners with Australia Post to Streamline Shipping for Ecommerce Merchants

Strategic partnership unlocks access to a suite of ecommerce tools, including automation and shipping, for thousands of merchants

Sydney –  18th May, 2021–  BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC), a leading Open SaaS ecommerce platform for fast-growing and established brands, has announced a strategic partnership with Australia Post for integration with MyPost Business, a parcel sending solution. BigCommerce’s Australian-based merchants will have access to MyPost Business’ shipping and automation tools, powered by ShipStation technology and integrated through the BigCommerce platform. 

MyPost Business has helped over 400,000 businesses streamline shipping and fulfillment, and provided access to volume-based savings on eligible domestic and international parcel sending. BigCommerce merchants will now have the option to unlock the benefits and rates of MyPost Business as well as generate shipping labels from the convenience of home, to help boost productivity and growth potential. 

Historically, retail merchants and small businesses in Australia have not always been able to fully reap the rewards of true “automation” when it comes to shipping and fulfillment. The integration with MyPost Business will provide these BigCommerce merchants with access to: 

  • Easy Shipping: A MyPost Business account is quick and free to set up, with no minimum parcel volume requirements.
  • Generate shipping labels at home: Print labels in bulk online from home without visiting a Post Office. 
  • Save on domestic and international sending: Access MyPost Business savings bands based on eligible parcel volumes lodged.

Shannon Ingrey, Vice President and General Manager of APAC for BigCommerce, said: “We’re committed to empowering BigCommerce merchants at every stage of their growth, which means arming them with the best solutions possible to run and expand their businesses. 

This partnership demonstrates the first step in a strategic alignment between BigCommerce and Australia Post by offering our merchants access to a full suite of ecommerce tools and an end-to-end ecommerce journey.”

Gary Starr, Executive General Manager of Business, Government and International at Australia Post, said: “With ecommerce accelerating rapidly, growing by more than 57 percent in 2020 alone1, we are working closely with our customers to help them strengthen their online offering, in addition to assisting traditional brick-and-mortar retailers to come online for the first time.

“We’re excited to partner with BigCommerce on this initiative to give more online retailers access to the MyPost Business platform, via ShipStation, and help them streamline their shipping processes, making it easier for them to grow their business online.”

The integration with MyPost Business will be available to all new and existing Australian BigCommerce merchants from today. 

1 Australia Post 2021 Inside Australian Online Shopping Report

About BigCommerce

BigCommerce (Nasdaq: BIGC) is a leading software-as-a-service (SaaS) ecommerce platform that empowers merchants of all sizes to build, innovate and grow their businesses online. As a leading Open SaaS solution, BigCommerce provides merchants sophisticated enterprise-grade functionality, customization and performance with simplicity and ease-of-use. Tens of thousands of B2B and B2C companies across 150 countries and numerous industries use BigCommerce to create beautiful, engaging online stores, including Ben & Jerry’s, Molton Brown, S.C. Johnson, Skullcandy, Sony and Vodafone. Headquartered in Austin, BigCommerce has offices in San Francisco, Sydney and London. For more information, please visit www.bigcommerce.com or follow us on Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook.

About Australia Post

Today, more than ever, Australia Post is at the heart of Australian communities, connecting them to each other and the world. Throughout our more than 200 year history as Australia’s leading logistics and integrated services business, our objective has remained the same: to support our customers to grow and communities to thrive, to create products that people value and trust, and to always deliver great service and value to our customers and the community

 

As a Government Business Enterprise (GBE) that operates under the Australian Postal Corporation Act 1989 (APC Act), Australia Post is a completely self-funded business with both commercial and community service obligations.

About ShipStation

Every day, tens of thousands of e-commerce retailers rely on ShipStation to solve the day-to-day challenges of importing orders and processing shipments. The trusted leader in shipping software since its founding in 2011, ShipStation helps online sellers scale their businesses and deliver exceptional customer experiences, with an intuitive online solution that allows them to efficiently ship orders -- wherever they sell and however they ship. The multi-channel and multi-carrier platform offers the most integrations of any e-commerce solution, with more than 300 partnerships with leading shopping carts, marketplaces, carriers and fulfilment services, including FedEx, USPS, UPS, Amazon, Shopify, and BigCommerce. ShipStation is headquartered in Austin, TX, with offices in Sydney and London, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Stamps.com (Nasdaq: STMP). For more information, visit https://www.shipstation.com.