Small Parcel Shipping

Developing an online business can be fulfilling and profitable. In today’s blog post, we’ll give you the key elements to making your online business a success from the first day. Have a Website Presence Having an online store means having a website. It’s not enough to have...

If you’re a small business selling through Amazon, you know how complicated shipping can be. Large suppliers like Amazon are used to working with large customers, who have bigger bottom lines and steeper discounts. As a smaller business, it’s easy to get left behind. We’ve...

The distance your customer’s order must travel has a direct impact on shipping costs and what a customer must pay to get their order sent to them (if a shipper wants to maintain their margin at least). This is a principal reason for locating an...

Many start-up and small companies choose to handle order fulfillment themselves, whether to save money or maintain control over their business. At some point, however, the question as to whether to outsource fulfillment will come up. For some companies, continuing to fulfill their own orders...

Ever since Amazon started delivering at lightening-speed, improving the efficiency of last-mile of delivery has been on the mind of every other online retailer and business. While e-commerce shopping expectations have risen in general, delivery expectations have skyrocketed. The delivery experience, which includes an on-time delivery,...

The holiday season is done, which meant a huge boost in sales for retailers. But with the sales comes the returns. No one likes a return---either making one or receiving one. Retailers must deal with many different types of returns during the holidays, from a...

Every year FedEx and UPS issue a General Rate Increases (GRI) which, while fully expected, causes waves throughout the industry. Most shippers are left feeling uncertain about the impact of the rate increases, with few options but to accept them. While the overall GRI the...

After much anticipation, UPS finally made its GRI announcement for 2019….and it affects the last week of 2018, too. The new rates, which are increasing by 4.9% overall, are effective December 26, 2018, leaving shippers with little time to make any adjustments. With the USPS...

The United States Postal Service announced that it will be raising its rates again in 2019.   Effective January 27, rates will go up an average of 2.5%.   While mailing services are based off the Consumer Price Index (CPI), shipping services reflect market conditions.   The Governors...

It comes as no surprise that FedEx is increasing its rates for 2019 with the company’s annual GRI going into effect on January 7, 2019. The following changes will be put in place for Express, Ground, and Freight: FedEx Express, Ground, and Home Delivery will be...