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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...

Most logistics managers believe they are getting the best shipping rates possible.  Unless they are working with a logistics partner, however, they are probably leaving money on the table.  Working with the right resource is often the best way for a business to build the...

With national shipping carriers like FedEx and UPS raising their rates annually, many parcel shippers are looking for alternatives.  Many have found that using a combination of carriers best suits their shipping needs while others are getting the lowest rates by using a regional carrier,...

Dr. Squatch is a retailer who has always been ahead of its time. Founder Jack Haldrup’s vision for the company is based on building a creative brand and selling unique products – he knows his market well and is constantly working to push the business...

The online retail environment is more dynamic than ever, with competition among retailers at an all-time high.  According to McKinsey, e-commerce in the United States has grown about 18% per year, and now accounts for almost 9% of all retail.  With such large growth in...

Free shipping has become a major marketing and selling point for many ecommerce companies.   And some consumers associate free shipping with free return shipping as well.  Free shipping on returns becomes an effective marketing tool and helps you stand out from the competition.  While some...

UPS is not waiting until 2018 to implement some of its rate hike.  In fact, a price increase to a large part of its shipping services will take effect on December 24, 2017, right in the middle of the holiday shipping season. The higher shipping...

The expectations of today’s e-commerce customers are changing the shipping landscape.  The former delivery window of 5-7 days is no longer considered acceptable, and deliveries within 2-3 days have become the norm for ecommerce deliveries. Amazon is partially the reason for the change in consumers’ demands. ...

Co-packing, or contract packaging, has become a viable manufacturing option for many companies that do not have the capabilities to do the process effectively themselves.  These packaging options provide companies a competitive advantage by allowing them to take large scale orders without having to scale...