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How DIM Weight Pricing Will Impact Amazon's FBA Fees in 2015

To reflect the changing costs of fulfillment, transportation and customer service, as well as to align with recent industry standard changes such as dimensional (DIM) weight pricing changes – Amazon.com will be adjusting certain fees for its Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program. If large-but-light items are part of your Amazon ...

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How to Calculate Dimensional Weight in 2015

If you sell large-but-light items or tend to use extra-large boxes for your shipments, you need to know about dimensional (DIM) weight – shipping rate based on package size, not weight – and how UPS Ground and FedEx Ground have modified their shipping rates in 2015 in accordance with DIM ...

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4 Unique Ideas To Grow Holiday Sales

With 2014 overall holiday sales slated to bump up several percentage points over last year, e-commerce sellers like you are looking for ways to make sure those profits are yours, not your competitors’. Finding creative, inexpensive and personalized ways to promote your store and products can boost your numbers and ...

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eBay Raises Shipping Caps on Media: What You Need to Know

Do you sell media on eBay? Here’s a heads-up that the marketplace has raised its shipping caps in some media categories, and what you as a seller need to know about the changes. The Basics eBay first set media shipping caps in 2008, explaining that the limits were fair and in line ...

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3 Ways to Click High Quality Product Photos With Your SmartPhone

Shooting product photos for your e-commerce site? You may want to consider using your smartphone. Today’s smartphone cameras can create photos that are every bit as eye-catching and effective as anything shot with a DSLR camera. Here’s what you need to know to get started … and start shooting! Understand your ...

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eBay Raises Shipping Caps on Media: What You Need to Know

Do you sell media on eBay? Here’s a heads-up that the marketplace has raised its shipping caps in some media categories, and what you as a seller need to know about the changes. The Basics eBay first set media shipping caps in 2008, explaining that the limits were fair and in line with e-commerce competition. […]

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Packages Not Delivered By eBay’s Global Shipping Program

eBay’s Global Shipping Program gives e-commerce sellers access to buyers worldwide, with tools that make it simple to sell internationally by shipping via a U.S. center. This means once you ship the package to the eBay warehouse, eBay reships it to the international destination and manages all customs forms, duties and taxes for you. This convenience […]

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Using eBay’s Seller Dashboard To Track Your Positioning

As of August 20, 2014, eBay’s updated seller standards are in effect, including a brand new seller dashboard. Designed to display status for current and future evaluation cycles, the new dashboard can pinpoint where your account needs some fine-tuning, plus highlight what you’re doing right. From sales amounts and history to closed cases without seller […]

International Selling

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Mastering USPS Customs Forms

Where some online retailers see challenges, others see opportunities. A number of online retailers find it a hassle to ship internationally and limit their consumer base to their home country. On the other hand, some … [Read More...]

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Understanding Duties and Taxes

Duties and taxes – the mere words evoke dread in the hearts and minds many online sellers. Fortunately, getting a handle on both of these facts-of-business-life isn’t nearly as daunting as you may think. While rates … [Read More...]

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Understanding International Insurance

Why should you purchase international package insurance as an online seller? Is it even available for the country your shipping to? Is it worth it? What – and who – is really being protected?  What are the options, … [Read More...]

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Is Free Shipping the Right Choice for My Business?

There’s no such thing as a free lunch, and that goes double for the concept of free shipping. Still, small businesses like yours—and plenty of big names as well!—dangle free shipping offers to get attention, differentiate themselves from competitors and create customer loyalty. For many, it’s a tactic that works. Is the right choice for […]

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Understanding USPS Dimensional (DIM) Weight Charges

Most carriers determine shipping costs based on package weight and the distance the package is traveling. In general, the heavier the package, the more it costs to ship. However, if you ship bigger, lightweight items, the shipping rate will be calculated based on the Dimensional Weight, or DIM, instead of the actual weight of the […]

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Setting Up A Shipping Policy On Your Website

Whether you’re a new online business or you’ve been established for a few years, it’s important to have an easy-to-understand shipping policy on your web site. Customers want to know how and when you’ll be shipping their items, so you’ll want to be sure to spell it out on your site. A well-thought-out shipping policy […]

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eBay Stores: New Store or Classic – Which is Best for Your Business?

With eBay's rollout of the new Store format, are you wondering if you would be better with the old … [Read More...]