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Is Free Shipping Here to Stay?  Mar 27, 2012 1:16 AM By Jim Tierney

Is free-and-fast here to stay or will this bubble burst? And what types of direct-to-consumer businesses will be able to sustain free-and-fast?

Drop Shipping or Order Fulfillment: Which is Best for You?  Mar 15, 2012 10:20 PM By Stephen Bulger

The level of control merchants have over inventory is not the only distinction between drop shipping and order fulfillment, so to help you determine which option may best suit your business, here are four tips to consider.

Advanced Strategies for Negotiating Parcel Pricing Agreements  Mar 13, 2012 1:53 AM By Jim Tierney

With fuel surcharges impacting shippers, what are a couple of things they can do to lessen the financial blow? Ask for and negotiate a discount.

UPS Resolves Internal Technical Problems  Feb 16, 2012 10:43 PM By MCM staff

UPS has resolved technical issues stemming from a system glitch on Wednesday that caused problems with some shipping applications that customers use to input and track systems.

5 Shipping Strategies to Reduce Parcel Costs  Feb 16, 2012 5:38 AM By Rob Martinez

This article addresses the top-five survey responses by ecommerce shippers when they were asked,

EquaShip Suspends Operations for at Least Nine Months  Feb 08, 2012 1:57 AM By Jim Tierney

EquaShip, which began making delivers in November, announced Monday it has suspended all operations for nine months to one year while the fledgling company re-engineers its transportation network for faster package delivery times, larger geographic coverage, and more service options.

UPS Expects 6% Rise In Week Before Christmas Deliveries  Nov 08, 2011 2:08 AM By Jim Tierney

UPS expects to deliver more than 120 million packages around the world this year during the last week before Christmas

Cargo Theft a Growing Part of Organized Retail Crime  Aug 17, 2011 8:50 PM By Jim Tierney

Cargo theft among organized crime groups will likely increase in the future according to Joe LaRocca, senior asset protection adviser for the National Retail Federation.

UPS, Forrester Research Reveals Free Shipping Trends  Jun 22, 2011 9:15 PM By MCM staff

Parcel delivery giant UPS commissioned Forrester Research to do a study on retailers and free shipping offers. Forrester Research principal analyst Sucharita Mulpuru and UPS marketing manager Kiel Harkness released their findings last week at IRCE 2011. Here are the five key findings of the report.

Pros and Cons of Making Free Shipping Standard  Mar 30, 2011 10:40 PM By Tim Parry

Shipping is the second largest cost center for most direct merchants, with labor being number-one, says Bill Kuipers, president of operations consultancy Spaide, Kuipers & Co. But if a merchant has a handle on its shipping contracts, it can make such free shipping offers work, he says.

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