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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.
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 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.
This article addresses the top-five survey responses by ecommerce shippers when they were asked,
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 to deliver more than 120 million packages around the world this year during the last week before Christmas
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.
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.
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.
The carriers have long tried to minimize costs and maximize environmental stewardship through a variety of initiatives including recycled packaging, aircraft noise reduction, fuel efficiency engineering, and alternative power sources in addition to many other efforts.