Shipping Strategies

Shipping Basics
How to Ship Poly Mailers and Bubble Mailers

Shipping with boxes can be cumbersome and isn’t always necessary. If you ship non-fragile items, how important is it that you ship them in big bulky boxes? Ecommerce shipping requires you to cut costs wherever possible, not corners, and one way to do this is to cut back on high packaging costs. And poly mailers […]

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Podcast
Shady Rays: A Great Returns Strategy Keeps Customers Coming Back

Becoming someone’s favorite sunglasses brand is difficult. But Shady Rays remains a gold standard for many of its customers. Through competitive marketing efforts, a philanthropic mission, and an ultimate focus on providing the best service and product to their customers, Chris and Dan have found success in ecommerce — shipping upward of 10,000 orders in a […]

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Carrier Rates, Shipping Basics
How to Ship Vinyl Records 

Selling and shipping physical media is usually pretty straightforward. However, talk to any record sellers and you quickly know which one requires the most care. Knowing how to ship vinyl records is a skill that every record store, dealer, or label has to learn. They require a little bit more care than other media do. […]

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Shipping Basics
Comment offrir une meilleure visibilité sur l’expédition de vos colis ?

Lorsque votre clientèle veut connaître l’état d’avancement de sa commande, n’espérez pas la satisfaire avec un simple « livraison en cours ». Les exigences des consommateurs e-commerce ne font qu’augmenter, tout particulièrement en ce qui concerne la livraison. La transparence maximale est donc de mise, car une mauvaise visibilité peut affecter l’expérience – en mal. C’est pourquoi […]

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Shipping Basics
How to Ship a Package

To ship a package you really just need to make sure that the package is accurately weighed, sized, and packaged. If the parcel uses a service that allows for its size and weight, you’re good to go!  How to Weigh a Package Weight is typically the major factor that determines a package’s shipping rate. In […]

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Carrier Rates
Find the Cheapest USPS Shipping Rates

Finding the right USPS shipping rate

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ShipStation Product
How to Ship LTL Through ShipStation

What is LTL and what does it entail? LTL, aka Less than Truckload, is the transportation of products or goods that does not require a full truckload due to the smaller nature of the parcel. LTL shipments are usually arranged on pallets and can range anywhere from 150 pounds to 10,000 pounds. LTL carriers specialize […]

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Shipping Basics
How Do I Calculate Shipping Costs and Charge Customers?

Learning what to charge for shipping and how to calculate shipping costs helps you become a better ecommerce merchant.

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Holiday
4 Tips to Make Your Shipping Eco-friendlier for Earth Day

This piece was contributed by Elba Pareja-GallagherDirector Stakeholder Engagement, UPS Elba is a finance and strategy professional with 20+ years of experience at UPS. She’s held roles in Finance, investor Relations, Marketing and Strategy. Most recently, she has joined the Sustainability team as DirectorStakeholder Engagement. For more information, head to her LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/elbapareja/ As Earth […]

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