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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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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What’s More Important – Free Shipping or Fast Shipping?
Oct17

What’s More Important – Free Shipping or Fast Shipping?

Thanks to retailers like Zappos and events like the Amazon Effect, today’s consumers are expecting the conveniences of free and fast shipping. Zappos set the stage by implementing free shipping and free returns in 2003 and free overnight shipping in 2007. Yet, the Amazon Effect propelled this phenomenon by offering free two-day shipping with the introduction of Amazon Prime membership in 2005—a bump up from Amazon’s free...

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How Automation Can Solve the Warehouse Labor Crisis
Sep04

How Automation Can Solve the Warehouse Labor Crisis

Today’s warehouse labor crisis impacts the productivity and efficiency of supply chains. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings in the manufacturing industry doubled in 2017. While several factors may impact the warehouse labor crisis, one key issue that stands out is the  lack of sufficient candidates to fill skilled positions in the manufacturing industry. However, automation provides a...

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3 Benefits of Multi-Carrier Shipping
Aug28

3 Benefits of Multi-Carrier Shipping

It’s not uncommon for warehouse managers to continue using one carrier or carrier network to manage their shipping. Having one carrier often simplifies the shipping process as warehouse employees become familiar with the carrier’s process and prices. But there are some key advantages multi-carrier shipping brings. Here are three important benefits to consider: 1. Immunity Carriers can easily experience an overload of...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Shipping Processes
Jun25

5 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Shipping Processes

Prior to working at ShipWorks, I worked for an e-commerce focused bedding store that sold a variety of bed frames and bed center supports online. One of my duties was to process new orders, pulling bed frames from our warehouse and preparing them for shipments. During my time there, my colleagues and I implemented several processes to help improve warehouse efficiency. 1. Streamlining your Box Sizes When receiving an order for an item...

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