Category: <span>Shipping</span>

US Postal Service Seasonal Rates Now in Effect

If you ship packages via the US Postal Service, take note – new seasonal rates are in effect October 3 – December 26, 2021 for postage purchased online. The rate increase affects prices on commercial and retail domestic competitive parcels – Priority Mail Express (PME), Priority Mail (PM), First-Class Package Service (FCPS), Parcel Select, USPS […]

Get Your eCommerce Store Holiday Ready with these Tips

Welcome to the 4th quarter of 2021 and what a year it has been for eCommerce. Online sales are higher than ever, more and more people are shopping from their computers and smartphones than ever before due to the pandemic, and there’s no sign of slowing down. Let’s face it, COVID-19 changed the way most […]

2021 Holiday Season Survival Guide Part 3: Customer Service

As we inch closer and closer to the holidays, by this time you should have your inventory beefed up, your holiday sales planned out with a corresponding marketing calendar, and your warehouse primed to handle the increased demand that is just a few weeks away. But there’s one more thing we need to touch on […]

2021 Holiday Season Survival Guide Part 1: Shipping

It may be June and your sights are probably set on the summer vacation plans you have coming up, but there’s also something you should be looking forward to… the holidays! There, I said it. Yes, it’s time to start thinking about the holiday shopping season that gets underway in less than five months. The […]

Holiday Shopping Tip: Setting Clear Shipping Time Expectations

2020 has been a big year for eCommerce due to COVID-19. With Americans quarantined, workplaces shifting to work-from-home, and bricks-and-mortar stores shuttered, online sales of everything from clothing to groceries saw increases. With just a few weeks left before the start of the holiday shopping season, online store owners can expect to see their biggest […]

How to Determine if Free or Reduced Cost Shipping can Boost Your Online Sales

Let’s be frank, competition is tougher than ever and with the state of the current economy, it’s only going to get tougher.  Many online stores and brick-and-mortar retailers are offering additional incentives to get people to spend money. One incentive that has always been a staple of eCommerce is free or reduced-cost shipping.  Consumers tend […]

Adding a Dash of “WOW” to Holiday Order Packaging

The holiday orders are going to soon be rolling in and with them a slew of first-time customers either ordering gifts for someone, or treating themselves to an item they’ve been eyeing up and saving all year to purchase. These first-time buyers can quickly turn into lifetime customers if you wow them from the start […]

Should I Offer Free Shipping?

Offering free shipping for your customers will surely make a big difference— if you do it the right way. Research shows that many eCommerce sites don’t benefit much from their free shipping offer because more often than not, their customers are not aware. There are also cases when potential buyers get frustrated, annoyed, or angry […]