Pirate Ship

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Pirate Ship

Startups save their booty with Pirate Ship’s high-volume shipping software

Subscription boxes
Subscription boxes send y’ee curated selections of products every month.
Subscription boxes send y’ee
curated selections of products every month.

Ahoy Captain! If y’er one of the millions of people across the country who receive a subscription box in the mail every month, it’s likely that Pirate Ship’s shipping label software was used to ship it.

But wait, y’ee ask… what’s a subscription box? Y’er forgiven for asking the question! Although “Fruit of the Month” clubs have been around longer than a barnacle on a Great Whale, the subscription box industry has only recently become a national trend. Typically, a subscription box is a box full of goodies that comes in the mail every month. The delivery can either be things that y’ee regularly run out of and need more of, or it can be a mystery box full of surprises that y’er sure to like.

The subscription box industry really kicked off in 2010 and quickly grew into one of the largest trends in ecommerce, with thousands of first-time business owners launching successful subscription services based around their hobbies and passions. Beauty products? There’s a subscription box for that! Chocolate? There’s a subscription box for that! Dog toys? There’s a subscription box for that, too!

20-somethings Bjorn Borstelmann and Jameson Morris were some of the first pioneers of subscription boxes, founding and advising many of the first subscription services. In the process, they learned how frustrating generating shipping labels for batches of thousands of packages can be. Fed up with spending too much of their time & money thinking about shipping, they set out to create shipping software that would make the process easy-ARRrrrr, and launched Pirate Ship in 2014.

Thousands of shipping labels and stacks of boxes
Creating thousands o’ shipping labels can be a real pain in the peg-leg!
Creating thousands o’ shipping labels can
be a real pain in the peg-leg!

Pirate Ship currently helps hundreds of small to medium-sized shippers generate shipping labels every month, and is the only shipping software specifically designed to make bulk shipping easy and fun.

Wait… fun? Yarr matey, y’ee heard that right… Pirate Ship makes shipping fun! Most people think of shipping as a boring chore at best, but disrupting those ideas and creating new ways to think about the shipping process has been the most exciting challenge for Pirate Ship’s crew of jolly scallywags.

Pirate Ship has simplified many of the complicated and frustrating parts of learning how to ship, and made it easy for small entrepreneurs to handle logistics all by themselves instead of relying on expensive fulfillment companies or outdated software… and handle it they have! Every day, hundreds of first-time entrepreneurs are quitting their boring 9-to-5’s and joining the startup revolution, and many of them are starting subscription ecommerce businesses. By providing the easiest batch shipping software and making learning about shipping fun, Pirate Ship is helping these startups succeed.

Pirate Ship partners with the Postal Service to provide shippers with easy access to all of USPS’ package-shipping options, from their highly-competitive Priority Mail services to their multiple International shipping options.

The shipping industry is always on the move, and it can be hard for busy entrepreneurs to keep track of all the changes. Pirate Ship always keeps their eye on the horizon for new ways make shippin’ easy-ARRrrr!

Graphic of Pirate Ship's logo and crew of jolly scallywags
Pirate Ship’s crew of jolly scallywags makes shippin’ fun and easy.
Pirate Ship’s crew of jolly scallywags makes shippin’ fun and easy.