Returns in Retail E-Commerce
Dec03

Returns in Retail E-Commerce

The holiday season often means big sales for retailers of e-commerce stores. But it can expect massive returns. E-commerce owners and managers face several challenges when it comes to online returns from increased operational costs to supply chain complexity. The new consumer mentality helps exacerbate these challenges.  Today’s consumers are ordering multiple sizes and colors of products knowing that they will only keep a few or just...

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[News] ShipWorks Enhances Its Industry Leading Best Rate Shopping Tool
Nov19

[News] ShipWorks Enhances Its Industry Leading Best Rate Shopping Tool

The following Press Release was issued today announcing major enhancements the ShipWorks Best Rate Tool. These improvements give users more control over what displays and allows for more options for rate shopping. We’re thrilled to release this update to our customers in time for the busy season. ShipWorks Enhances Its Industry Leading Best Rate Shopping Tool  ST.LOUIS, MO (DATE) – ShipWorks, the leading software for high...

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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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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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ShipWorks Synopsis by Head of Product – October 2019
Oct23

ShipWorks Synopsis by Head of Product – October 2019

When we released our latest update at ShipWorks 7.4, our goal was to make your shippers’ lives easier with an enhanced Best Rate tool and an improved ShipWorks experience that cuts out unnecessary toggles and clicks. It’s a big step toward a more intuitive experience with our desktop software.   What can you expect?   For starters: no more switching between accounts to save on shipping. Our BEST “Best Rate Tool” now supports...

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