New FedEx Unauthorized Package Charge
Sep20

New FedEx Unauthorized Package Charge

Staying on top of shipping charges is one of the most important ways to make sure you’re protecting your e-commerce profit margins. If you’ve ever been hit with a mysterious charge related to a “Ground Unauthorized Package,” you know what we’re talking about. If you don’t know about Ground Unauthorized Packages yet, you’ll want to get up-to-speed on FedEx’s new 2018 charges. As of September 3, 2018, FedEx announced new pricing for...

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Using LinkedIn for Ecommerce
Sep10

Using LinkedIn for Ecommerce

It’s likely you’re already on LinkedIn, but is your business? A dedicated LinkedIn company page can help boost your brand and increase visibility. Here are a few reasons why your business should be on LinkedIn. Employee exposure. In addition to attracting casual browsers, your company page also has the potential to gain exposure thanks to your staff. How? Employees past and present who list your business in the Experience section of...

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Why Your Holiday Planning Needs to Start Now
Aug27

Why Your Holiday Planning Needs to Start Now

It’s still warm and sunny through most of the United States, and it may seem like the Holidays are far off, but if you are an ecommerce seller the planning season has already begun. Many retailers find that the months of November and December make up as much as 30% of their annual revenue—this makes planning for these months essential. Here are our top 5 reasons you should be in the Holiday planning spirit today:     #1 Connecting...

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6 Tips for Selling on Etsy
Aug20

6 Tips for Selling on Etsy

Buyers flock to Etsy for handcrafted, vintage and other unique items. If that’s what you sell, hit the ground running as an Etsy seller by following these steps to planning and opening your Etsy shop. 1.      Examine Etsy’s Quick-Start Checklist This guide provides step-by-step instructions for setting up, signing on and starting your shop. As you follow the rest of the tips described below, you’ll find yourself referring to this...

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UPS Adds Audit Fee for Shipping Charge Corrections
Aug13

UPS Adds Audit Fee for Shipping Charge Corrections

Have you ever accidentally forgot to weigh a shipment before it went, so you guesstimated? You were in a rush, had a dozen things to get done before lunch, and you decided to estimate. Although you may know your products pretty well and the costs of your shipments, you’re about to get charged by UPS the next time you estimate wrong. As of June, UPS now charges for shipping corrections. Let’s take a closer look at how it all works and...

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UPS Increases Large Package Surcharges
Jul31

UPS Increases Large Package Surcharges

If you’re an e-commerce seller or retailer who sells big products like sofas, tables, mattresses, and TVs, you might have noticed new surcharges from UPS when shipping these large items. UPS has started increasing their charges for Large Package Surcharges (LPS), plus increasing the Additional Handling Surcharge (AHS). Let’s take a closer look now at how these new surcharges charges work for sending large packages, so you’re...

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