Ship ARCHIVE

Same-day Delivery Transforms Retail  Dec 18, 2012 11:18 PM By Erin Lynch

While various shipping options such as same-day delivery and in-store pickup are becoming common place for many retailers, the concepts are beginning to change the way consumers shop. Here are a few tips from Shop.org on how to master your fulfillment options to best meet your customers needs.

Postal reform: a rate hike every May  Apr 01, 2008 9:30 PM By Jim Tierney

The postal reform bill passed in late 2006 does mean that rate hikes should be much more manageable, since they are tied to the CPI (Consumer Price Index).

GETTING YOUR GOODS ACROSS THE GLOBE  Mar 01, 2008 10:30 PM By Rob Martinez

One Day it Happens: Your first international order. You didn’t market to that country. You didn’t solicit the business. But here it is. And you have to

MAKING A RATE CASE  Jan 01, 2008 10:30 PM By Rob Martinez

When your shipping costs go up, it would be nice if you could just pass that increase along to your customers. But you can’t: Multiple studies show that

Ship-Shape  Dec 01, 2007 10:30 PM By MCM staff

Touch of Class didn’t have the worst return rate, but 11% was bad enough. So the home decor cataloger started a quality assurance program. And it has

15 Tips to Combat Parcel Rate Increases  Nov 28, 2007 7:06 PM By Curt Barry

All the parcel carriers will complete their 2008 pricing announcements in the next few weeks. Given the size of the increases announced so far, multichannel companies need to look at all options open to them and develop short and long-term strategies to reduce the impact.

The Fulfillment Doctor on… The Price of Free Holiday Shipping  Oct 31, 2007 8:09 PM By Curt Barry

What are the underlying reasons behind offering free shipping and processing to customers? Is this common practice in other companies in the multichannel industry? Can anything positive come from giving free shipping to our customers?

Port Tracker: Container Traffic Drops Below Last Year  Oct 24, 2007 9:14 PM By MCM staff

Traffic at the major retail container ports dropped below last year

Setting S&H fees  Aug 01, 2007 9:30 PM By Heather Retzlaff

When it comes to shipping and handling fees, one thing is clear: Consumers expect to pay a fair price for the delivery of their purchases. But they don’t want to do any work.

SPOTLIGHT ON NCOF  Jul 01, 2007 9:30 PM By MCM staff

This month, George Mollo, president of Nanuet, NY-based consultancy GJM Associates talks about what you must know about your inbound freight costs.






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