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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.

Google's Same-Day Delivery Service Undercuts Amazon Prime by $4

The Mountain View, Calif.-based tech goliath is expanding its same-day delivery program and starting to charge for it.

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.

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.

Streamlining Returns: 4 Ways to Simplify the Process

Customer-friendly return policies help make these transactions easier for everyone involved.

UPS Makes 3-D Printers Available in Nearly 100 Stores Nationwide

The shipping giant launched a pilot program a year ago where it put six printers in select UPS stores. Now, the program is expanding.

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.

Automate and Delegate: 3 Ways to Streamline Ecommerce Shipping

Face it: You can only box orders on your kitchen table for so long. These solutions can help you streamline your shipping needs.

Amazon Asks FAA Permission to Test Drones

The digital giant is petitioning the Federal Aviation Association to get its drones up and running for the public.

Amazon's New Twitter Hashtag Puts Items in Your Shopping Cart

With #AmazonCart, you can now add items to your Amazon shopping basket without leaving Twitter.

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?

The Bullwhip Effect and Your Supply Chain

Consider an old stock trader's approach to taming volatility.

Franchise Players: This Customer Bought a Franchise to Save It From Closing

In a serious sign of customer loyalty, Akash Lal became the owner of his local go-to PostNet location to save it from shuttering its doors.

Price of Amazon Prime Jumps to $99

The ecommerce giant announced the first price increase on its subscription service in nine years.

In Leaked Spoof, Netflix Takes Aim at Amazon's Proposed Drones

A parody video created by Netflix employees mocks Amazon's much-hyped Prime Air initiative and contemplates the harsh realities of drone delivery.

Obama Inks Executive Order to Streamline Import and Export Process for Businesses

President Obama moved to reduce bureaucratic processes from ‘days to minutes’ for small and medium-sized businesses who export American-made goods and services.

Your Subscription Service, Just More Successful

These five tips can help build a subscription service that keeps customers coming back.

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.

How to Get Customers to Trust Your Ecommerce Business (Infographic)

Although many people appreciate the convenience and speed of online shopping, they may hesitate to buy from an unfamiliar company.

Look Out, Amazon: Dubai Could Have Delivery Drones by Year's End

The United Arab Emirates will employ drones equipped with eye-recognition and fingerprint technology to deliver important government documents by year's end.

Government Shuts Down Small Brewery's Beer Drones

The FAA's shutdown of Lakemaid beer delivery drones drew criticism for hurting small businesses.

Amazon Could Ship Your Next Purchase Before You Even Order It

The online retailer patents 'anticipatory shipping' technology, which uses your order history to predict what you'll buy next.

What Shoppers Still Won't Buy on Amazon (Infographic)

Shoppers still won't buy just anything online -- even from an ecommerce giant like Amazon. This infographic explains what influences their decision making.

Etsy Sellers: Easy Ways to Streamline Shipping

Home-based businesses can save themselves time, money and hassle with these five tips.
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