Category: Shipping

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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Coronavirus and Supply Chain Management

By on April 7, 2020

Everything You Need to Know about the Coronavirus and Supply Chain Management The novel coronavirus (COVID-19) impact is stretching across international borders rapidly. According to data from John Hopkins CSSE Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases map, there are over 1,970,225 confirmed coronavirus cases and more than 124,544 deaths worldwide (and counting), as of April 7th, 2020. This […]

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Returns in Retail E-Commerce

By on December 3, 2019

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 […]

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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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Capture the Gen Z Market with Speed

By on September 26, 2019

Generation Z (Gen Z) is the demographic that many e-commerce companies are looking to market and sell to today and for good reasons. By 2020, this entrepreneurial generation of influencers is projected to account for 40 percent of consumers and has $44 billion worth of buying power today. Moreover, Gen Zers value hyper-convenience and want services and […]

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Store for the Busy Season

By on September 12, 2019

The end of summer and beginning of fall typically marks the beginning of a busy shopping season for e-commerce companies. To stay competitive and get online shoppers’ attention and retention, e-commerce companies should prepare for the influx of orders during this time of year. Preparation brings the benefits of reducing the potential of shipping delays […]

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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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Fulfillment Center Vs. Warehouse

By on July 17, 2019

With the advent of online shopping, e-commerce stores have to leverage efficient processes and facilities to meet customer demand and ship products on-time to enhance the customer experience. Thus, it’s not uncommon for companies to take advantage of warehouses and fulfillment centers to achieve these goals. However, fulfillment centers and warehouses do not always share […]

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