Category: Shipping Tips

2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

By on October 15, 2020

During the holiday season, customers have a heightened need for their packages to arrive on time. If someone doesn’t get their Christmas gift by December 25th, there is an increased risk of the customer returning the package and poor reviews. Higher volumes of online shopping, supply chain delays, and carrier delays have already made 2020 […]

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ERP’s Shipping Feature Vs. Actual Shipping Software

By on April 14, 2020

Enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are universal in business. Thanks to the ERP systems’ ability to assist with streamlining processes across several departments, such as shipping and logistics, ERPs have become popular for thousands of companies so much that the global ERP software market saw a 10-percent annual growth rate in 2018.  While ERP systems certainly have […]

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How to Offer Black Friday Discounts and Still be Profitable

By on November 1, 2019

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 […]

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2019 US Holiday Shipping Deadlines

By on October 24, 2019

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 […]

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

By on October 17, 2019

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 […]

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How Automation Can Solve the Warehouse Labor Crisis

By on September 4, 2019

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 […]

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3 Benefits of Multi-Carrier Shipping

By on August 28, 2019

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 […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Shipping Processes

By on June 25, 2019

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 […]

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The High-Cost of Free Shipping Software

By on June 17, 2019

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 […]

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Are You Ready for USPS Dimensional Weight Pricing?

By on June 5, 2019

  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. […]

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