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How to Make 'Free Shipping' Profitable
Sales Strategies

How to Make 'Free Shipping' Profitable

Offering free shipping will improve your conversion rate. Guaranteed! But, it also can kill your profit margins if you're not careful.
USPS to Deliver 7 Days a Week During Holiday Season in Fight With FedEx, UPS
Delivery

USPS to Deliver 7 Days a Week During Holiday Season in Fight With FedEx, UPS

The U.S. Postal Service will offer seven-day delivery this holiday season as it seeks to capitalize on e-commerce's growth and compete against UPS and FedEx.
Phil Wahba
6 Ways to Fulfill Your Crowdfunding Promises
Crowdfunding

6 Ways to Fulfill Your Crowdfunding Promises

While handling the back side of a campaign might not be as thrilling as dealing with the fund-raising part, these activities play a vital function in getting a fledgling business off the ground.
Andrew Thomas
UPS May Hike Charges for Major Customers for Holiday Package Surges
Shipping

UPS May Hike Charges for Major Customers for Holiday Package Surges

The charges could apply to late, unplanned packages or the shipping giant might turn down the business if it threatens disruptions during the peak holiday season.
3 Ways to Be More Savvy About Free Shipping
Coaches Corner

3 Ways to Be More Savvy About Free Shipping

Used strategically, free shipping can be a valuable marketing tool to influence customers and increase sales.
Samantha Drake
3 Ways Outsourced Shipping and Logistics Can Speed Entry to Global Markets
Shipping Solutions

3 Ways Outsourced Shipping and Logistics Can Speed Entry to Global Markets

Your product may be ready for the world long before your shipping operation is ready to deliver it. The expertise you need is available, for hire.
Damon Schechter
UPS Ups Its Shipping Game
Shipping Center

UPS Ups Its Shipping Game

UPS just launched a service in the U.S. where customers can have packages delivered to a local grocery store, pharmacy or convenience shop.
Catherine Clifford
To Beat Ecommerce Rivals, Know Your Shipping Options
Coaches Corner

To Beat Ecommerce Rivals, Know Your Shipping Options

By asking yourself these five questions, you can better understand what your company needs and how to stay competitive.
Samantha Drake
Shyp Co-Founder: 5 Lessons on Expanding to a New City
Expansion Opportunities

Shyp Co-Founder: 5 Lessons on Expanding to a New City

Going bicoastal after just six months of business is a big decision. Here are a few important things to keep in mind if making a similar move with your own company.
Gabrielle Karol
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FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service: Where Shipping Rates Are Headed
Shipping Center

FedEx, UPS and the Postal Service: Where Shipping Rates Are Headed

FedEx and UPS are looking ahead to a busy holiday season as ecommerce thrives.
Kate Taylor
Franchise Players: Working as a Franchisee That's Anything But Local
Franchise Players

Franchise Players: Working as a Franchisee That's Anything But Local

When Unishippers debuted a new national model, Brian Lendin was eager to be one of the company's guinea pigs.
Kate Taylor
Why UPS Should Be Very Afraid of Amazon's Delivery Plans
Amazon

Why UPS Should Be Very Afraid of Amazon's Delivery Plans

Amazon has already changed the way we shop and consume media. Who's to say the ecommerce giant won't overhaul how you get your mail?
Catherine Clifford
Rolls-Royce Reportedly Honing Nautical Drones
Drones

Rolls-Royce Reportedly Honing Nautical Drones

The luxury car maker -- and creator of aircraft and marine propulsion engines -- is dipping its toes into the contentious realm of unmanned cargo ships.
Geoff Weiss
Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?
Starting a Business

Should You Launch a Subscription-Commerce Business?

There are pros and cons of launching a company that delivers goods to customers on a recurring schedule.
David Rekuc