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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
Does Your Business Need Cargo Insurance?

Does Your Business Need Cargo Insurance?

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Cargo insurance can be confusing, but it pays to know these basics to avoid devastating losses.
February 26, 2013 in Insurance
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
5 Shipping Secrets of Zappos

5 Shipping Secrets of Zappos

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The online retailer's shipping strategy provides competitive advantages and customer benefits.
December 4, 2012 in Shipping Center
10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers

10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers

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Consider this your vendor checklist, from costs and payment options to purchasing terms and sell-through. We've got you covered.
November 27, 2012 in Startup Basics
5 Creative Packaging Ideas to Delight Your Customers

5 Creative Packaging Ideas to Delight Your Customers

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You may not have the budget or visibility of larger brands, but you can still capture customers' attention and create buzz with your product. Here are tips for (literally) thinking outside the box.
November 13, 2012 in Shipping Center
7 Effective Ways to Promote Free Shipping

7 Effective Ways to Promote Free Shipping

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Free shipping can help get customers to buy and boost the size of their orders. Here's how to make sure they're aware of your offer.
November 6, 2012 in Shipping Center
From Shipping to Packaging, 3 Creative Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain

From Shipping to Packaging, 3 Creative Ways to Improve Your Supply Chain

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Follow the lead of resourceful entrepreneurs, including BookFool's Kristopher Lange, who came up with cost-effective tactics to better their businesses.
October 24, 2012 in Shipping Center
What's the Best Way to Monitor Your Distribution System?

What's the Best Way to Monitor Your Distribution System?

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Tips on how to manage your relationship with your distributor.
October 18, 2012 in Management & Operations
10 Ways to Trim Shipping Costs

10 Ways to Trim Shipping Costs

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Small businesses can benefit from discount offers, regional carriers and hybrid delivery service.
October 17, 2012 in Shipping Center
7 Ideas for 'Greening' Your Shipping Strategy

7 Ideas for 'Greening' Your Shipping Strategy

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These tips can make your company's packages more eco-friendly, and maybe even improve your bottom line.
October 11, 2012 in Shipping Center

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