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UPS Slammed By a Different Holiday Season Mess-Up
Shipping

UPS Slammed By a Different Holiday Season Mess-Up

The shipping company cuts its profit forecast, blaming the cost of extra measures it took to ensure deliveries were on time during the 2014 holiday season, and hinted it would start charging retailers more.
Phil Wahba
How Shyp Is Shaking Up the Process of Mailing Packages
Shipping

How Shyp Is Shaking Up the Process of Mailing Packages

The San Francisco-based startup picks up unpackaged items from customers, boxes them and ships them through major carriers and the USPS.
Matt Villano
The Postal Service Emerges as Shipping Powerhouse for Small Businesses
Shipping

The Postal Service Emerges as Shipping Powerhouse for Small Businesses

An old competitor to UPS and FedEx has stepped up to deliver America's packages, leveraging technology and adjusting pricing.
Harry Whitehouse
A 5-Step Guide to Competing With Amazon
Competition

A 5-Step Guide to Competing With Amazon

Think you can't compete with Amazon? Think again.
Neil Patel
Amazon Turns to Robots to Help Fill Holiday Orders
Robotics

Amazon Turns to Robots to Help Fill Holiday Orders

The online retailing giant has installed more than 15,000 robots across 10 U.S. warehouses, a move that promises to get packages out the door more quickly in the run-up to Christmas.
Implement These 5 Strategies to Avoid Holiday Shipping Snafus
Shipping Strategies

Implement These 5 Strategies to Avoid Holiday Shipping Snafus

Even if you didn't have any problems last year, it's a good idea to prepare and keep customers happy.
Jarrett Streebin
UPS: Unplanned Holiday Surge Could Cost Retailers
Shipping

UPS: Unplanned Holiday Surge Could Cost Retailers

The company's CEO says last-minute sales by a major retailer could threaten the entire delivery system.
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