September 2014 Price Reductions to USPS Priority Mail

On September 7, 2014, the USPS will implement a price change for its popular Priority Mail services. Here’s a look at what to expect. Summary Priority Mail Post Office rates are going up, but if you purchase postage online, you will actually see a reduction in Priority Mail rates. The price reductions apply to both Commercial Base […]

3 Reasons to Consider Drop Shipping For Your E-Commerce Website

Lack storage space? Concerned about the time and energy required to manage inventory and shipping? Want to get your online store running sooner than later? Consider drop shipping. If you’re an e-commerce site owner, this means that instead of stocking and shipping on your own, your orders are fulfilled by a third party who ships […]

5 Shipping Best Practices You Should Not Ignore

You would think product quality would be the far-and-away top customer concern, but did you know that shipping ranks right up there too? It is true. Studies have shown that, increasingly, shipping practices drive customer decisions – and therefore could very well be a deciding factor of how successful your e-commerce website will be. Make […]

New Study Reveals that USPS Offers Significant Cost Savings Over Competition

Do you believe all shipping carriers are equal? Think again! A recent study shows that the USPS has an edge on the competition — and knowing how to leverage these results may help you lower costs and improve your package delivery times. About the Study In September 2013 and January 2014, conducted a […]

What You Need to Know about the Shopping Super Sale Event

Savvy shoppers sniff out sales all year long, which is why e-commerce shipping days like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Free Shipping Day and Green Monday etc. are so important. For e-commerce businesses, these shopping “holidays” offer tremendous exposure as well as the opportunity to generate more sales. That’s why if you own a small e-commerce […]

3 Tips to Lower Packaging Costs

We all know that what’s inside is what really counts … but when you’re shipping a product, packaging certainly plays an important role too. In addition to reflecting on your image as an e-commerce seller, packaging impacts the condition your product arrives in and drives overall costs as well. How can you strike that perfect […]

Upcoming 2014 USPS Postage Rate Increase

On January 26, 2014 the U.S. Postal Service® will implement new postage rates for several mail classes. Here is a quick look at what to expect for 2014. Summary of 2014 USPS Postage Rate Updates: First Class letters (up to 1 oz.) will increase by three cents to $0.49, with each additional ounce costing an extra […]

What You Need to Know About Free Shipping Day

In the past, free shipping was thought of as a reward to shoppers during the holiday season … but these days, more and more, it’s not as much appreciated as expected. For e-commerce site owners like yourself, this means you need to offer – or at least seriously consider – free shipping in order to […]

Holiday Shipping Strategies

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, as the song goes … and for e-commerce business owners, it’s likely it’s the busiest, too. Have you devised a shipping strategy yet? If not, it isn’t too late — even this close to Christmas. Here’s what you need to know. Five Tips for Holiday Shipping Maximize […]

Understanding Regional Rate Boxes

When many of us think of shipping rates, we think of package weight first. But did you know that distance can play as major a role? That’s where Regional Rate Boxes come in: a lower-cost alternative to traditional pricing for packages traveling short distances. Regional Rate Boxes were designed for small, dense packages that could […]