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Shipping/Delivery ARCHIVE

How Same-day Fulfillment Works  May 28, 2013 4:34 PM By Tim Parry

Same-day fulfillment continues to capture the attention of retailers, whether direct delivery to the customer or in-store pickup. Unlike a few months ago, retailers now have more same-day options to evaluate and test, including both in-house and outsourced approaches.

Food Merchants Cut Shipping Costs Without Cutting Corners  May 28, 2013 3:49 PM By Daniela Forte

For direct-to-customer food merchants, the cost to ship merchandise can be rather steep. And when you add in factors such as package weight and spoilage risks, customer incentives such as free shipping is nearly impossible.

Implementing the Right Shipping Strategy  May 20, 2013 6:50 PM By Daniela Forte

Are you charging your customers too much for shipping or not enough or is free shipping right for you? These are the questions being asked by merchants, according to an article on Forbes.com.

Neiman Marcus to Close Operations in China  May 20, 2013 6:35 PM By Erin Lynch

Neiman Marcus has notified its suppliers that it will be closing its Chinese warehouse citing a change in business model.

The Future of Flats and FSS  May 10, 2013 6:09 PM By Daniela Forte

Megan Brennan, Chief Operating Officer for the U.S. Postal Service came to speak at the American Cataloger Mailer Association’s National Catalog Forum in Washington D.C. on May 8. Her presentation provided an extensive amount of information about the future of standard flats and the FSS. I picked up some points during her hour-long presenation about the future […]

USPS Looking into Possible Postage Increase  May 10, 2013 5:45 PM By Erin Lynch

The United States Postal Service will soon “look into” raising the postage rate for various types of mail commonly used by consumers and businesses that mail periodicals, magazines, newspapers and marketing material.

Solutions to Prevent Rising Postage Costs for Catalogers  May 10, 2013 3:02 PM By Daniela Forte

There are solutions catalogers can do to safeguard their catalog from rising postage costs.  In a hand-out at the American Catalog Mailers Association’s National Catalog Forum in Washington, D.C., Quad/Graphics offered eight solutions to prevent rising postage costs. Here are the eight smart solutions from Quad/Graphics:   Co-Mail:  It will optimize your presort savings and build […]

Donahoe Lays Out the Future of the USPS  May 09, 2013 2:00 PM By Daniela Forte

Post Master General and CEO Patrick Donahoe of the U.S. Postal Service painted a grim picture during his State of the USPS presentation to attendees at the American Catalog Mailers Association’s 2013 National Catalog Forum

Senate’s Marketplace Fairness Act Debated on Twitter  May 07, 2013 7:02 PM By Erin Lynch

Less than 24-hours after the Senate passed the Marketplace Fairness Act, users across Twitter took to the social media site to express their frustration on how the tax, if passed by the House of Representatives, will impact their lives as consumers.

Free Shipping for First Timers  May 07, 2013 5:52 PM By Erin Lynch

One of the hot topics on the tip of many retailers’ tongues this year is mastering the art of free shipping. It is not only a great tool to get your company to standout against your competitors but it can also help lower your shopping cart abandonment rate.






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