When starting an online store, ecommerce entrepreneurs have so much to consider, including how to drive more sales and setting up shipping, among other topics. For many, packaging is towards the middle or end of their list of things to prioritize, but efficient packaging can be a cost saver and set you apart in the market.
Dimensional Weight Pricing
Five months after it was initially scheduled to go into effect, the U.S. Postal Service will change how it calculates dimensional weight pricing while expanding DIM pricing to all zones across its Priority Mail Express, Priority Mail and Parcel Select products. The USPS is also lowering its DIM divisor from 194 to 166, increasing the cost.
As you consider your packing supply requirements, you need to look beyond just buying boxes and dunnage. The larger issues of dimensional weight, increased labor costs, brand perception and environmental impact are important, too. These 7 recommendations will help as you review your packing and shipping processes.
To save costs, UPS has begun negotiating with major retail shippers about eliminating discounts for large parcels during this year’s peak holiday season.
Instead of panicking, retailers can embrace dimensional weight pricing as motivation to upgrade operations, making them more efficient and eco-friendly.
Hear Dotcom Distribution CEO Maria Haggerty as she discusses the impact of DIM weight pricing with Multichannel Merchant at IRCE 2015 in Chicago.
UPS’s Q1 net income was up 12.6% to $1.02 billion, as executives said they’re making gains in revenue and profitability in its growing ecommerce business.
Business owners are seeing the cost impact of new dimensional weight pricing from FedEx and UPS and exploring their options.
A quick primer on imminent dimensional weight pricing changes from UPS and FedEx, how to calculate them, and what you can do if your business is affected.