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The Complete Cheat Sheet for USPS Shipping (Infographic)

The Complete Cheat Sheet for USPS Shipping (Infographic)

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First Class? Standard Post? Parcel Select? Tracking? Insurance? This reference breaks it all down.
August 22, 2013 in Shipping Center

Following Weeks of Delays, East Coast Shipping en Route to Normalcy

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Retailers that depend on goods shipped to the Port of New York and New Jersey have been tearing their hair out in recent weeks. But there's smooth sailing ahead.
August 6, 2013 in Shipping Center
International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

International Online Shopping Expected to Almost Triple in Next 5 Years

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Consumers are increasingly looking to buy goods across international borders, both to save money and to gain access to a greater variety of items.
July 22, 2013 in Shipping Center
UPS Cuts Guidance, Troubling Sign for U.S. Economy

UPS Cuts Guidance, Troubling Sign for U.S. Economy

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The shipping giant has sharply lowered its financial guidance, suggesting that signs of pickup in the U.S. economy might be overblown.
July 12, 2013 in Shipping Center
Ways to Get More From Fleet-Management Software

Ways to Get More From Fleet-Management Software

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Learn the five ways this tool can increase efficiency and customer satisfaction.
June 28, 2013 in Shipping Center
How to Control Your Inbound Shipping Costs

How to Control Your Inbound Shipping Costs

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Even if you've studied your shipping expenses closely, chances are savings can still be had in the deliveries your suppliers make to you.
June 20, 2013 in Shipping Center
Crowdsource Your Next Delivery

Crowdsource Your Next Delivery

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Thanks to some new startups, you might be able to tap the crowd for your next delivery. But should you?
June 13, 2013 in Shipping Center

Holiday Shipping: Plan Now for Last-Minute Shoppers

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By strategizing this summer, you can be prepared for December's rush deliveries.
June 6, 2013 in Shipping Center

6 International Shipping Mistakes and Ways to Avoid Them

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Careful preparation can save you money and time at the border when shipping outside the U.S.
May 30, 2013 in Shipping Center

How Shippers Can Avoid Importing Delays

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Are your products often just sitting on a dock on the bay? Get them across the border more quickly with these tips from shipping experts.
May 23, 2013 in Shipping Center

Ways to Crack Down on Cargo Theft

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Answering these 8 simple questions can help keep your merchandise safe from theft in transit.
May 16, 2013 in Shipping Center

On the Road Again? Maybe It's Time for Your Own Delivery Vehicle

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Experts explain when it's time to buy or lease, and what else you'll need when building your fleet.
May 9, 2013 in Shipping Center

Damage Control: Getting Your Shipping Claims Paid

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A little organization and preparation can go a long way in recouping losses.
May 2, 2013 in Shipping Center
How to Calculate and Reduce Your Business's Carbon Footprint

How to Calculate and Reduce Your Business's Carbon Footprint

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Conducting a carbon footprint analysis reveals the full spectrum of your company's environmental impact and helps you address it.
April 22, 2013 in Shipping Center
More Businesses Turn to 'Near-Sourcing' to Save Time and Money

More Businesses Turn to 'Near-Sourcing' to Save Time and Money

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We examine the growing trend of companies switching to closer vendors from those farther away.
April 11, 2013 in Shipping Center
How to Go Green With Carbon-Neutral Shipping

How to Go Green With Carbon-Neutral Shipping

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More companies are taking this eco-friendly shipping approach to limit their environmental impact.
April 5, 2013 in Shipping Center
Web Startup Ensures Shipping Refunds

Web Startup Ensures Shipping Refunds

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71lbs works with small businesses to make sure their shipments are taken care of.
February 19, 2013 in Shipping Center
Will You Miss the Mailman on Saturdays? 3 Workarounds to Consider

Will You Miss the Mailman on Saturdays? 3 Workarounds to Consider

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When the U.S. Postal Service cancels Saturday first-class mail delivery in August, you can ensure your business workflow continues uninterrupted.
February 8, 2013 in Shipping Center
3 Things You May Not Know About Sustainable Packaging, But Should

3 Things You May Not Know About Sustainable Packaging, But Should

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When it comes to product packaging, making eco-friendly decision are not as cut and dry as many entrepreneurs may think. Here's what you need to know to make the best decision for your business.
January 31, 2013 in Shipping Center
How to Beat the Shipping Price Hikes (Infographic)

How to Beat the Shipping Price Hikes (Infographic)

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The U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx have all raised their shipping rates. This handy reference can help you find the best deal.
January 28, 2013 in Shipping Center
3 Ways to Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products

3 Ways to Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products

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A look at how to best protect your products so they arrive at your customer's door intact, without going overboard and wasting money and materials.
January 24, 2013 in Shipping Center
4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy

4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy

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For many ecommerce companies, customer-return policies can be just as important as the price or the product.
January 14, 2013 in Shipping Center
Forget Boxing Day. Plan for 'Returns Day' Jan. 3

Forget Boxing Day. Plan for 'Returns Day' Jan. 3

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These tips will help you minimize business disruptions and keep the customer satisfied.
December 24, 2012 in Shipping Center
5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping

5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping

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From creative strategies for returns to warehouse locations, you can find new ways to reduce shipping expenses.
December 17, 2012 in Shipping Center
Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day

Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day

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Here are five recommendations for small businesses that need to ship things abroad this holiday season.
December 12, 2012 in Shipping Center
5 Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping

5 Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping

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Free shipping can entice customers to buy your product, but make sure it doesn't lead you awry. Here are common mishaps to be aware of.
December 10, 2012 in Shipping Center
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