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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The High-Cost of Free Shipping Software
Jun17

The High-Cost of Free Shipping Software

Carrier-provided software is free shipping software that allows you to ship packages to your customers. UPS WorldShip, FedEx Ship Manager, and USPS Click and Ship are 3 examples of this software, generously provided by their respective carriers. They are extremely popular and widely used among e-commerce companies. The big draw to these programs is that they are free and relatively easy to learn. The old saying, “nothing in life is...

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Are You Ready for USPS Dimensional Weight Pricing?
Jun05

Are You Ready for USPS Dimensional Weight Pricing?

  The USPS will be implementing new postage rates on Sunday, June 23, 2019. Listed below are the highlights of the 2019 USPS changes: Dimensional Weight Pricing will go into effect across all USPS Postal Zones for Packages large than 1 Cubic Foot. First Class Mail International can only be used to send Documents, weighing less than 1lb. What is Dimensional Weight (DIM Weight)? Dimensional Weight pricing applies to larger packages with...

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Dropshipping on Amazon: The Ultimate Guide
Jan29

Dropshipping on Amazon: The Ultimate Guide

Guest post by Chris Dunne from RepricerExpress   Dropshipping is the process of selling a product without having the responsibility of carrying inventory or shipping goods. This interesting business model has increased in popularity over the last five years as you can see by the Google Trends graph below. You can dropship using your own eCommerce store or Amazon. Before we dive into how dropshipping on Amazon works, let’s touch on...

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