Understanding OnTrac 2018 Rate Increases
Feb16

Understanding OnTrac 2018 Rate Increases

The big three shippers—FedEx, UPS and USPS—have all implemented their 2018 rates, a change which has likely inspired many ecommerce shippers to re-examine their shipping strategy. If you’re located out in the Western U.S., you should also take a look at OnTrac when looking for ways to lower costs in the year ahead. OnTrac is a great regional delivery option serving California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, Idaho and...

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Managing Shipping Scenarios with Ecommerce Platform Plugins
Feb09

Managing Shipping Scenarios with Ecommerce Platform Plugins

As an online store owner, you might be putting lots of efforts into marketing, buying Google ads to increase the number of store visitors, experimenting with your emails subject lines, and doing many other tricks. However, if your shipping and delivery are not streamlined, those efforts might turn out useless. Because on one hand, delivery is the time when your customers get the actual products and thus complete their impression of...

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A primer on Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime
Jan17

A primer on Amazon Seller Fulfilled Prime

With an estimated membership of more than 90 million Amazon subscribers in the U.S., there’s no arguing that selling on Amazon can seem quite tempting, and especially when you consider Prime subscribers spend an average of $1,300 per year (compared with the $700 per year non-Prime members spend) with Amazon. If your ecommerce business wants in on the opportunity to sell to such a broad customer base, it’s time to take a look at Amazon...

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How to Calculate Free Shipping into your Holiday Pricing
Nov14

How to Calculate Free Shipping into your Holiday Pricing

What do holiday shoppers want this year? Free shipping. According to the National Retail Federation’s annual Holiday Spending Survey, 94 percent of online shoppers plan to take advantage of free shipping.  Considering that for the first time in survey history, online is the top shopping destination this year (59 percent), ecommerce retailers stand to gain quite a bit by offering free shipping to holiday shoppers. Wondering how to...

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Packaging: Your Company’s Reputation Depends on It
May04

Packaging: Your Company’s Reputation Depends on It

By Ramon Ray, editor, Smart Hustle Magazine Online retailers have a distant relationship with their customers. Unlike brick-and-mortar stores, they can’t meet shoppers face to face, instead relying on an easy-to-use website and customer service representatives to help consumers form an impression. But for online businesses, the shipping process is actually the prime opportunity to offer top-quality customer service. Just as...

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The Value of Using a Warehouse Management Solution with Your Shipping Automation Provider

Our integration partner SkuVault highlights what makes utilizing a warehouse management system and a shipping solution in combination so instrumental to your online company’s success. Shipping is one of the most quintessential steps in the fulfillment process – you all know that. As the last step in the fulfillment process, it has the power to leave a lasting impression on your customers. Your website could be easily navigable and...

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