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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
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
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
4 Mobile Apps That Make Shipping Simple

4 Mobile Apps That Make Shipping Simple

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Shipping can be a headache, but these free or low-cost apps can help alleviate some of the stress.
September 26, 2012 in Shipping Center
How Secure Package Delivery Can Raise Customer Satisfaction

How Secure Package Delivery Can Raise Customer Satisfaction

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Amazon's new locker shipping service joins others offering customers more options.
August 14, 2012 in Shipping Center
5 Reasons You Should Make the Switch to Electronic Signature Technology

5 Reasons You Should Make the Switch to Electronic Signature Technology

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Giving up paper and ink contracts can help make your business run more efficiently.
August 9, 2012 in Technology
Video: How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs?Play Video

How Can I Reduce Shipping Costs? (Video)

Mike Michalowicz, author of The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur, shares his best advice for keeping shipping costs down. Part of our Coaches Corner series.
November 2, 2011 in Shipping Center
How to Create an Ecommerce Shipping Strategy to Win Customers

How to Create an Ecommerce Shipping Strategy to Win Customers

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Follow this three-phase process to help convert online visitors into paying, loyal customers.
October 24, 2011 in Shipping Center
From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche

From Business Failure to Multimillion-Dollar 'Green' Niche

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How entrepreneur Marty Metro created technology that turned used boxes into a $10 million eco-friendly business.
October 13, 2011 in Profiles
Three Ways to Streamline Shipping for the Holiday Rush

Three Ways to Streamline Shipping for the Holiday Rush

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Small-business owners share their time-saving strategies for the upcoming season.
September 20, 2011 in Shipping Center
Five Ways Small Businesses Can Beat Rising Mail Costs

Five Ways Small Businesses Can Beat Rising Mail Costs

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With USPS nearing insolvency, prices may rise as service levels decline. Here are some suggestions for keeping mailing costs down.
September 7, 2011 in Shipping Center
Shipping 101

Shipping 101

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From choosing vendors to shipping and handling charges, we've covered the essentials of setting up a shipping system that delivers.
May 6, 2010 in Shipping Center
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