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

The shipping giant has sharply lowered its financial guidance, suggesting that signs of pickup in the U.S. economy might be overblown.

Ways to Get More From Fleet-Management Software

Learn the five ways this tool can increase efficiency and customer satisfaction.

How to Control Your Inbound Shipping Costs

Even if you've studied your shipping expenses closely, chances are savings can still be had in the deliveries your suppliers make to you.

Crowdsource Your Next Delivery

Thanks to some new startups, you might be able to tap the crowd for your next delivery. But should you?

Holiday Shipping: Plan Now for Last-Minute Shoppers

By strategizing this summer, you can be prepared for December's rush deliveries.

6 International Shipping Mistakes and Ways to Avoid Them

Careful preparation can save you money and time at the border when shipping outside the U.S.

How Shippers Can Avoid Importing Delays

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.

Ways to Crack Down on Cargo Theft

Answering these 8 simple questions can help keep your merchandise safe from theft in transit.

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

Experts explain when it's time to buy or lease, and what else you'll need when building your fleet.

Damage Control: Getting Your Shipping Claims Paid

A little organization and preparation can go a long way in recouping losses.

How to Calculate and Reduce Your Business's Carbon Footprint

Conducting a carbon footprint analysis reveals the full spectrum of your company's environmental impact and helps you address it.

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

We examine the growing trend of companies switching to closer vendors from those farther away.

How to Go Green With Carbon-Neutral Shipping

More companies are taking this eco-friendly shipping approach to limit their environmental impact.

Does Your Business Need Cargo Insurance?

Cargo insurance can be confusing, but it pays to know these basics to avoid devastating losses.

Web Startup Ensures Shipping Refunds

71lbs works with small businesses to make sure their shipments are taken care of.

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

When the U.S. Postal Service cancels Saturday first-class mail delivery in August, you can ensure your business workflow continues uninterrupted.

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

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.

How to Beat the Shipping Price Hikes (Infographic)

The U.S. Postal Service, UPS and FedEx have all raised their shipping rates. This handy reference can help you find the best deal.

3 Ways to Optimize Packaging to Protect Your Products

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.

4 Ways to Improve Your Ecommerce Customer-Return Policy

For many ecommerce companies, customer-return policies can be just as important as the price or the product.

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

These tips will help you minimize business disruptions and keep the customer satisfied.

5 Ways to Find Hidden Savings on Shipping

From creative strategies for returns to warehouse locations, you can find new ways to reduce shipping expenses.

Tips for International Shipping for Peak Pick-Up Day

Here are five recommendations for small businesses that need to ship things abroad this holiday season.

5 Mistakes to Avoid With Free Shipping

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.

5 Shipping Secrets of Zappos

The online retailer's shipping strategy provides competitive advantages and customer benefits.

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