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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.

Want to Start Exporting? Consider These Hints

If you are looking to grow revenue, one option is to look for new markets abroad.

Web Startup Ensures Shipping Refunds

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

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.

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.

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.

5 Reasons You Should Make the Switch to Electronic Signature Technology

Giving up paper and ink contracts can help make your business run more efficiently.

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.

How to Create an Ecommerce Shipping Strategy to Win Customers

Follow this three-phase process to help convert online visitors into paying, loyal customers.

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.

Three Ways to Streamline Your Shipping for the Holiday Rush

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

Five Ways Small Businesses Can Beat Rising Mail Costs

With USPS nearing insolvency, prices may rise as service levels decline. Here are some suggestions for keeping mailing costs down.

Shipping 101

From choosing vendors to shipping and handling charges, we've covered the essentials of setting up a shipping system that delivers.
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