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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.

10 Questions Every Entrepreneur Needs to Ask Suppliers

Consider this your vendor checklist, from costs and payment options to purchasing terms and sell-through. We've got you covered.

5 Creative Packaging Ideas to Delight Your Customers

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.

7 Effective Ways to Promote Free Shipping

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.

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

Follow the lead of resourceful entrepreneurs, including BookFool's Kristopher Lange, who came up with cost-effective tactics to better their businesses.

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

Tips on how to manage your relationship with your distributor.

10 Ways to Trim Shipping Costs

Small businesses can benefit from discount offers, regional carriers and hybrid delivery service.

7 Ideas for 'Greening' Your Shipping Strategy

These tips can make your company's packages more eco-friendly, and maybe even improve your bottom line.

4 Mobile Apps That Make Shipping Simple

Shipping can be a headache, but these free or low-cost apps can help alleviate some of the stress.

How Secure Package Delivery Can Raise Customer Satisfaction

Amazon's new locker shipping service joins others offering customers more options.

Tech Tools That Make Doing Business Internationally Easy

From shipping to electronic payments to navigating confusing regulations, these services can help companies do business overseas.

Should Small Businesses Join 'Free Shipping Day'?

To help you decide, three entrepreneurs share their past experiences.

The Entrepreneur Behind 'Free Shipping Day'

Meet Luke Knowles, who has made Free Shipping Day bigger than Black Friday.

A Quick Resource Guide for Exporting

From avoiding corruption to navigating cultural differences, here are eight resources to help your small business go global.

Three Ways to Export into New Markets

How three entrepreneurs overcame challenges when exploring global markets, and what you can learn from them.

A Multitasking Pen Doubles as a Business Logistics Tool

The pro and cons of Livescribe, a pen that can digitize hand-written functions such as labeling and entering inventory data.

How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs?

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, shares his best advice for keeping shipping costs down. Part of our Coaches Corner series.

From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche

How entrepreneur Marty Metro created technology that turned used boxes into a $10 million eco-friendly business.

How Online Retailers Can Ride the Exports Growth Wave

Online sales are still booming in Spain, Brazil, China, Russia and Mexico, and their ecommerce growth rates are expected to outpace U.S. growth in the next four years. Here are eight tips for e-tailers seeking to improve their appeal to overseas shoppers.

Three Ways to Streamline Your Shipping for the Holiday Rush

Small-business owners share their time-saving strategies for the upcoming season.

An Employee-Tracking App to Manage a Mobile Workforce

A new fleet-management tool can help business owners improve their logistics.

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