It's easy to get a summary of your shipping costs for taxes! 

Just head to your Reports page here: https://ship.pirateship.com/reports 

You can change the Date Range at the top of the page to adjust those reports here:

A screenshot of the header on the Reports page showing the dropdown menu for selecting the time frame of the report. To see the report for purchases from 2019, select last year from the dropdown menu.

That'll update all the numbers & charts, and give you a total that you can use for your accounting 👍

The Total Shipping Costs section will show the total spent on shipping labels over the selected date range:

A screenshot of the Reports page with the Total Shipping Cost highlighted to show the spending on postage from last year. There is a hyper-link labeled View Transactions that can be clicked on to view a line item report.


If you need to export a line-item report, just click the View Transactions link underneath Total Shipping Costs:

A screenshot of the Total Shipping Costs with the link to View Transactions highlighted to show where to click to get a line item report.

You can filter that report for the date range you need. Just click on the Date column header to apply that filter. If you want to see everything from 2019, set the range as January 1st 2019 - January 1st 2020:

A screenshot of the landing page after clicking on View Transactions. This shows a spreadsheet that lists all transactions made on Pirate Ship and can filter the transactions for the date period by clicking on the column labeled Date and the filter icon to enter in the date range for 2019 from 1/1/2019 - 1/1/20.

Once you have the date range you want, you can use the Export button to get a copy of those transactions in a spreadsheet:

A screenshot that shows the transactions grid filtered to show all transactions from 2019. After this is displayed, clicking on the blue Export button in the upper-left corner will download a spreadsheet of this data.

If you have any questions here, feel free to chat with us! One of our deckhands will be happy to help get you sailing in the right direction!

Do I need a W-9 to send a 1099 to Pirate Ship?

The IRS actually has an exception for payments for freight, so it's not necessary to issue Pirate Ship a 1099:

A screenshot showing IRS exceptions that notes that some payments don’t need to be reported on form 1099-MISC, which includes payments for merchandise, telegrams, telephone, freight, storage and similar items.

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