Pirate Ship

  • Updated on 21 April 2024
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Pirate Ship offers completely free USPS shipping software that makes printing shipping labels a piece of cake. Once connected to your Big Cartel shop you'll be able to view your shop's orders in your Pirate Ship account, purchase discounted postage from USPS, and print labels for your USPS packages all in a few easy steps.


  • Seamless integration with your Big Cartel shop

  • Get some of the cheapest USPS shipping rates possible

  • No monthly fees, volume commitments, or hidden costs

  • Easy and fast installation that doesn’t require any coding skills

  • Integrated shipment reports and receipts

  • Track your packages from start to finish

  • Save presets for frequently shipped packages

  • Bulk print labels for subscriptions & batch shippers

  • Chat and email support for advice or questions


  • Price: Totally free! Pirate Ship is completely free to use. You'll only pay for the postage you purchase.

  • Requirements: Pirate Ship account, Big Cartel plan (including our free plan)

  • Developer: Pirate Ship

  • Support: Pirate Ship Support


  1. Create an account at Pirate Ship.

  2. From the Settings area, click Integrations.

  3. Click the Connect New Source button in the top right.

  4. Select "Big Cartel" from the list and sign in to your Big Cartel account if you're not already signed in. Then click Connect to grant access.

  5. That’s it! Now you can select orders to get rates, print postage, and ship your orders. Just head to your Pirate Ship "Ship" page and click the Import from Big Cartel button to see your orders!

By default, Pirate Ship imports orders that have the payment status Completed, but you can change this if need.

Have questions?

Our support team is available Monday - Friday from 8am-6pm EST.

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