What Are the Premium Shipping Options Available on Amazon?
Nov07

What Are the Premium Shipping Options Available on Amazon?

Over the years, the retail culture of immediacy has increased to such degree that big players like Amazon – and most recently, Walmart and Target – have made it possible for customers to have their products shipped in a blink of an eye. We all seem to be getting influenced by social immediacy, and the effect that this has on consumer engagement behaviors is staggering. It is well known that Amazon enjoys breaking its own...

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When Was The Last Time You Looked At That Order?
Nov06

When Was The Last Time You Looked At That Order?

Written By ShipWorks Tech Writer: Dan Coleman   One million, three hundred thousand, eight hundred, fifty two.  That’s how many orders you have in ShipWorks, going all the way back to 2005.  I mean, that’s awesome! But do you really need all of them readily available in ShipWorks?  What if we told you that you could archive the majority of them, freeing up space in ShipWorks to speed up shipping performance. Archiving orders in...

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How to Offer Black Friday Discounts and Still be Profitable
Nov01

How to Offer Black Friday Discounts and Still be Profitable

Black Friday is a big deal for e-commerce companies since it’s one of the most profitable sales days in retail. Black Friday saw a year-over-year growth of 23.6 percent, with online sales raking in $6.2 billion in 2018. Moreover, Cyber Monday online sales grew by 14 percent in 2018, earning $7.75 billion. Discounting is now inherent, and a part of the buying culture as research shows that price was the largest determinant for...

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How to Prevent “Retail Apocalypse” from Happening to You
Oct29

How to Prevent “Retail Apocalypse” from Happening to You

When retail stores begin to shut down in droves, it creates a phenomenon known as a “retail apocalypse.” The famed “retail apocalypse” started back in 2010 with mass store closures that took place as a result of a 50 percent decline in mall traffic. But the evolution of the retail apocalypse further evolved in 2016 with 2,056 retail store closures and a record 8,139 store closures in 2017. Yet, the...

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2019 US Holiday Shipping Deadlines
Oct24

2019 US Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The Holidays are fast approaching bringing with them the challenge of ensuring that packages arrive to your customers in time for the celebrations.  To add to the challenge, as many as 40% of all shoppers do their shopping within the last 10 days of the season. Offering last-minute shoppers an option for express services can help ensure that packages arrive on time. To help, we’ve put together a list of deadlines for USPS, UPS, and...

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