ShipRush has joined forces with Descartes Systems Group.  Click Here to learn more.  

ShipRush streamlines parcel, freight and LTL shipping so you can save money and spend more time with your customers.

ShipRush enables Ecommerce retailers and office shippers to import orders from multiple carts, marketplaces and CRM/accounting systems; instantly compare carrier rates and delivery dates; bulk print labels; and look up and track orders from any web browser. ShipRush is the only solution to provide real time side-by-side carrier rates and delivery dates from one central rate dashboard; we also offer low-cost declared value coverage and discount postage for USPS and FedEx shipments.

ShipRush integrates with over 60 major shopping carts, marketplaces, payment systems and CRM/Accounting systems including Amazon, Big Commerce, eBay, Etsy, Intuit, Magento, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Rakuten, Salesforce, Shopify, and WooCommerce.  It works with USPS, UPS, FedEx, OnTrac, Direct Link, Worldwide Express, and other carriers. Its developer tools are used by firms large and small to automate and integrate shipping.

ShipRush is published by Z-Firm LLC.

Founded in 1992, Z-Firm has been making shipping software since 1998. Our solutions have the relevant authorizations and certifications from the shipping carriers (FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Post Office). In 2015 Z-Firm introduced ShipRush for the web.

If we have done our job right, shipping should be almost as easy and natural as breathing.

Thank you for looking to the Z-Firm solution set.




4 Things to Know About Ecommerce Returns to Minimize Lost Profits and Keep Customers Happy

Entrepreneur Magazine, January 2, 2018

Many small businesses are merchants selling on Amazon and other marketplaces. A 2017 BigCommerce study reported that marketplaces account for 45 percent of online sales. Sellers need to know how to manage product returns in this environment.

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how to cope with holiday returns

ECommerce Bytes, December 25, 2017

Merry Christmas, sellers. Now you can start gearing up for holiday returns! In fact, online sellers have already been seeing an increase in requests. We turned to some online shipping services for tips on how to cope with the inevitable influx of holiday returns.

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Holiday rush? ShipRush just might be the busiest business on E Madison, December 22, 2017

The busiest of businesses this holiday season probably isn’t a gift shop or boutique. For ShipRush, a startup hidden away near 20th and E Madison that specializes in shipping solutions for online ecommerce ventures, it’s the most wonderfully busy time of year.

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how to handle returns when selling on many online marketplaces

Internet Retailer, December 21, 2017

Each marketplace has its own returns policy, and Amazon is pushing sellers toward accepting all returns. SMBs must develop a policy that fits their business.

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How Ecommerce Services Help a Family Business Grow Online

ECommerce Bytes, December 11, 2017

McCombs Supply is a family business started in the 1950’s. It sells appliance parts to businesses and do-it-yourself consumers through its brick-and-mortar warehouse store, and it ships 30,000 packages per month from orders that come in through the McCombs Supply website, Amazon, eBay, Jet, Pricefalls, Sears, and Walmart.

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McCombs Supply Sees Success with Shipping Technology

Multichannel Merchant, December 7, 2017

With the ecommerce market exploding on a global scale, merchants of all sizes are realizing manual shipping is an inefficient, time-consuming proposition. Without advanced parcel shipping capabilities, ecommerce retailers can be left with escalating costs and poor delivery execution, impacting customer satisfaction and impeding growth.

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McCombs Supply Drives Ecommerce Growth with Descartes ShipRush Solution

Oct 24, 2017

WATERLOO, Ontario, Oct. 24, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Descartes Systems Group (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG), the global leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, announced that Lancaster, PA-based McCombs Supply, a successful retailer of appliance parts, is using its cloud-based Descartes ShipRush solution for multi-carrier parcel shipping.

Using Descartes ShipRush, McCombs Supply has grown ecommerce shipping volumes by 600% and reduced order fulfilment times by 30% to contractors, service technicians, housing developers, large institutions and consumers.

"In the early 2000s, we saw ecommerce as the next big step in the company's success," said Ken McCombs, Vice President, at McCombs Supply Company Inc. "Where we used to ship a few hundred packages-per-day, we're now shipping 30,000+ per month and over 300,000 per year—and 95 percent of these shipments are through the Descartes ShipRush solution. We also went from shipping 150 packages a day to 150 an hour. When we started growing, I couldn't keep up with online demand but, after we started using Descartes ShipRush, it made growth possible."

Descartes ShipRush is a cloud-based, multi-carrier parcel shipping platform that helps small-to-medium ecommerce businesses (SMB) and omnichannel retailers print parcel shipping labels for delivery to customers. Integrated with over 60 business systems, including leading ERP, ecommerce and supply chain platforms, Descartes ShipRush helps customers to streamline order processing and reduce transportation costs. Descartes ShipRush automatically imports orders, compares carrier rates, prints shipping labels for major parcel carriers, and uploads tracking information to the relevant ecommerce or business application.

"We're pleased that our Descartes ShipRush technology has played an important role in the sizable ecommerce growth at McCombs Supply," said Rafael Zimberoff, VP Product Management at Descartes. "With parcel shipping solutions that integrate front-end ecommerce systems and multiple parcel carriers, organizations of all sizes serving businesses or consumers can gain control of shipping costs and delivery execution to provide a better customer experience."

About McCombs Supply Company Inc.
In business since 1953, McCombs Supply Co., Inc. offers replacement repair parts for dishwashers, dryers, microwaves, range-ovens, refrigerators, washing machines, HVAC, commercial refrigeration, commercial cooking, and more. Some of our manufacturers we distribute for include — Backer-Chromolox, Broan-Nutone, Exact Replacement Parts (ERP), EZ Flo, Fasco, Jason Manufacturing, ICM, JW Harris, Packard, Robertshaw, Sealed Unit Parts Company (SUPCO) and White Rodgers. We supply contractors, service technicians, housing developments, institutions, and do-it-yourselfers. Learn more at

About Descartes Systems Group        
Descartes (Nasdaq:DSGX) (TSX:DSG) is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use our modular, software-as-a-service solutions to route, schedule, track and measure delivery resources; plan, allocate and execute shipments; rate, audit and pay transportation invoices; access global trade data; file customs and security documents for imports and exports; and complete numerous other logistics processes by participating in the world's largest, collaborative multimodal logistics community. Our headquarters are in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada and we have offices and partners around the world. Learn more at, and connect with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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This release contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws ("forward-looking statements") that relate to Descartes' solution offering and potential benefits derived therefrom; and other matters. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties, assumptions and other factors that may cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from the anticipated results, performance or achievements or developments expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors include, but are not limited to, the factors and assumptions discussed in the section entitled, "Certain Factors That May Affect Future Results" in documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Ontario Securities Commission and other securities commissions across Canada including Descartes most recently filed management's discussion and analysis. If any such risks actually occur, they could materially adversely affect our business, financial condition or results of operations. In that case, the trading price of our common shares could decline, perhaps materially. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance upon any such forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date made. Forward-looking statements are provided for the purposes of providing information about management's current expectations and plans relating to the future. Readers are cautioned that such information may not be appropriate for other purposes. We do not undertake or accept any obligation or undertaking to release publicly any updates or revisions to any forward-looking statements to reflect any change in our expectations or any change in events, conditions or circumstances on which any such statement is based, except as required by law.

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Parcel is king

Parcel, July/August

For price conscious shoppers, here are seven tips to manage shipping costs.

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descartes acquires shiprush for $14 million, June 23, 2017

Descartes System Group, a Canadian logistics company with global reach, has acquired ShipRush, a Seattle-based shipping company that connects small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with delivery carriers across the U.S., for $14 million.

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Parcel Magazine, May/June 2017

Sometimes shipments are just too big or too expensive to ship via parcel.  That's when LTL can be a big boost for your budget.

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descartes Acquires shiprush for $14 million

Multichannel Merchant, May 26, 2017

Descartes Systems Group, a provider of Software-as-a-Service for logistics in B2B and B2C companies, has acquired parcel shipping software firm ShipRush for $14 million, expanding its services as it goes after midmarket ecommerce shippers.

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Multichannel Merchant, April 27, 2017

“Prior to using ShipRush, we had no effective way to rate shop,” Billy said. “Now we can offer low-cost shipping and still make a profit.”

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Order Management, Shipping and Fulfillment Tools: the Essential Guide

Internet Retailer, March 6, 2017

Software and services for efficient order processing, economical shipping, warehouse management, and third-party logistics.

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LTL Freight Shipping: How to Handle Less-Than-Truckload (LTL) Shipping

Fit Small Business, March 1, 2017

Less than truckload, less than load, and LTL freight are terms used to describe palletized or large parcel freight shipments that don’t fill up a freight carrier’s truck.

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Internet Retailer, March 1, 2017

The U.S. Postal Service repackages itself to accommodate e-retailer shippers, and parcel deliveries are booming.

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Tool Provides Real-Time Parcel Rates Across Carriers

Multi Channel Merchant, January 31, 2017

ShipRush is now offering shippers a midmarket, web version of a tool it developed that gives merchants a real-time view of parcel rates across multiple carriers, including UPS, FedEx and the U.S. Postal Service, among others.

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Comparing USPS, UPS, and FedEx Rates on One Screen

Ecommerce Bytes, January 15, 2017

Online sellers know that the same package can cost different amounts depending not only on the destination and which carrier is used, but a host of factors. Complicating matters are the surcharges from UPS and FedEx.

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SMBs Decrease Shipping Costs With Automation Platform 

TotalRetail, December 22, 2016

It’s hard for small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) to keep up with the likes of, especially when it comes to shipping.

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6 Secret Tricks to Decrease Your Shipping Costs

Entrepreneur, December 20, 2016

While everyone may know the basic tips for reducing shipping rates, there are a few lesser known suggestions that can also help bring down costs.

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ShipRush Unveils "Rate Dashboard"

Post & Parcel, December 12, 2016

Shipping software provider ShipRush has announced that its website now features a proprietary Rate Dashboard that gives small business shippers real-time, side-by-side comparisons of parcel rates and delivery times on a single screen.

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ShipRush now offers a proprietary rate dashboard with the only side-by-side comparison of parcel carrier rates and delivery times in one place.

Retail e-commerce SMBs interested in saving time and money with rate shopping can go to ShipRush's website and sign up now for a free 60-day trial.

SEATTLE, WA -- December 12, 2016 -- Small and medium e-commerce companies that can't manage their shipping costs won't be around unless they adopt the right technology. Amazon has set expectations for many shoppers, with most now expecting free or low-cost shipping in one seamless transaction. Small companies can offer their customers a similar checkout experience but often end up losing money or time when shipping out orders because shipping rates and surcharges are unpredictable.

Each year, between late December and early February, the major carriers increase their parcel rates -- roughly 3.9 to 4.9 percent in early 2017. These increases do not include the once-a-month changes in fuel surcharges or other annual rate changes, such as surcharges for residential or extended area delivery. These fees can increase the costs of a shipment by 4-30 percent. Finding the most cost-effective and efficient way to ship each package without back-end automation means companies end up comparing rates by hand or shipping using the same option for all packages, unaware they are wasting money.

Today, ShipRush solves this problem with its proprietary Rate Dashboard. For the first time, small business shippers can rate shop with real-time, side-by-side comparisons of parcel rates on a single screen, using the product’s Rate Dashboard. ShipRush is the only SMB-facing shipping solution with single screen comparison of these rates. Using the Rate Dashboard, e-commerce companies will save money on each shipment during fulfillment by comparing total rates and delivery times in real-time.

“Ecommerce companies constantly struggle to stay on top of shipping rate and surcharge changes,” according to ShipRush Founder, Rafael Zimberoff. “For companies offering free or flat rate shipping, shipping costs and surcharge variations can have a significant effect on their bottom line.”

The ShipRush Rate Dashboard automatically receives orders from over 50 major shopping carts, marketplaces, payment systems and CRM/accounting systems, so it knows the destination of every shipment. Package weights and dimensions are populated from business rules, e-commerce system data, or templates. The Rate Dashboard takes all this into account to show all the rate and delivery time options on a single screen. Companies can also automate this process using ShipRush’s automation rules. A business can set up rules to automatically ship via the lowest cost option, or the lowest cost for a certain delivery commitment. For example, a company could rate shop 3 carriers and ship using the cheapest service that gets the package there within 3 days. Combined with discounted USPS postage that offers up to 60 percent off base USPS rates, and savings of up to 21 percent off another leading national carrier, ShipRush allows customers to lower their shipping costs, and see all their delivery commitments on one dashboard, shipment by shipment.

“Using ShipRush’s Rate Dashboard, our customers often save 3-8 percent per package,” said Zimberoff. “Since they need to offer free shipping to be competitive, this can make a big difference to their bottom line.”

With U.S. online retail sales reaching more than $500 billion by 2020, according to Forrester Research, SMB e-commerce merchants’ fulfillment challenges will only increase. Automation will be key to productivity and margins. ShipRush’s mission is to help small SMB’s take charge of their fulfillment. In 2017, ShipRush will continue to build out its product offering to expand the ways e-commerce companies can automate their shipping processes and optimize their profitability.

Companies can go to now and sign up for a free 60-day trial.

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  • 2016 Integrations with Bonanza, Deliv, Ecwid, FedEx Freight, FedEx International MailService, Fishbowl, Goodsie, Groupon, HikaShop, Jet, Jigoshop, Joobi, Lemonstand, OnTrac, Microsoft Dynamics CRM, Microsoft Dynamics GP, Microsoft Dynamics RMS, Marketplace,, StitchLabs, Walmart Marketplace, and Worldwide Express Global Logistics launched
  • 2015 Integrations with Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime,, Big Cartel, Pitney Bowes ClearPath, ChannelSale, Craft Commerce, Direct Link, Excel, Handshake, Loaded Commerce, Mijoshop, Intuit Quickbooks, SkuVault, Square, and Stripe launched
  • 2015 ShipRush Web launched
  • 2015 ClearPath support launched
  • 2015 Integration with jMarket launched
  • 2015 ShipRush v11 released
  • 2014 Integration with Americommerce,  Miva, and Newegg launched
  • 2014 ShipRush 10.3 released
  • 2014 ShipRush awarded Communications Solutions Product of the Year
  • 2014 Integration with QuickBooks Online launched
  • 2014 Integration with CubeCart launched
  • 2014 Integration with WooCommerce launched
  • 2013 Awarded Sleeter Group Awesome QuickBooks App for 2014
  • 2013 ShipRush v10.2 released
  • 2013 Ubercart, including v3.5 supported in ShipRush
  • 2013 International First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation now to 14 countries
  • 2013 New Etsy Tracking Number support
  • 2013 Latest Zen Cart versions supported
  • 2013 FedEx Small Business Grant Winner is a ShipRush user
  • 2013 ShipRush v10 released
  • 2013 Integration for Shopify launched
  • 2012 Integration of the ShipRush Order Manager to QuickBooks launched
  • 2012 Integrations to 3dCart, Big Commerce,, Drupal, Marketplace at, and PrestaShop launched
  • 2012 ShipRush awarded a Bronze Stevie Award for "Customer Service Department of the Year - Computer Software"
  • 2012 ShipRush 9.6 released
  • 2011 ShipRush for released
  • 2011 ShipRush v9.5 released
  • 2011 Integrations to Channel Advisor, CS-Cart, eBay ProStores and Open Cart launched
  • 2011 ShipRush v9 released
  • 2010 ShipRush wins Etsy "Honorable Hack" award
  • 2010 ShipRush v8 released
  • 2010 ShipRush awarded TMC's 2010 CRM Excellence Award
  • 2010 The new developer web site launches:
  • 2010 Integrations to AspDotNetStorefront and Volusion launched
  • 2010 ShipRush Endicia and Endicia are now integrated with Magento, X-Cart, OSCommerce & Zencart shopping cart systems.
  • 2010 ShipRush now offers the FedEx SmartPost® shipping service
  • 2010 ShipRush FedEx for Google Checkout released
  • 2010 ShipRush v7.5 released
  • 2009 ShipRush v7 released
  • 2009 My.ShipRush Web Portal v1.0 released
  • 2009 eBay names ShipRush "Runner Up Star Developer"
  • 2009 YouTube channel launched:
  • 2009 Z-Firm becomes a Microsoft Gold Certified ISV Partner
  • 2008 ShipRush v6.2 released
  • 2008 ShipRush v6.1 released
  • 2008 ShipRush v6.0 released


  • 2008 eBay names ShipRush one of five eBay Star Developers -- the only shipping software ever named Star Developer
  • 2008 ShipRush awarded TMC's CRM Excellence Award
  • 2008 ShipRush v5.7 released
  • 2007 Z-Firm accepted to the eBay Certified Provider Program
  • 2007 Free of charge ShipRush FedEx for PayPal, Amazon and Yahoo Stores launches
  • 2007 v9 released for FaxRush, EmailRush and the OmniRush Family
  • 2007 ShipRush released for DHL shippers
  • 2007 Z-Firm becomes a QuickBooks Gold level developer
  • 2007 ShipRush v5 released for UPS, FedEx, USPS & Endicia
  • 2007 CRM Excellence Award from TMC Publishing