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The Packing Checklist: Your Guide to Properly Packing Your Items

Depending on the carrier and shipping option you chose, parcels and packages will be processed and delivered via different means, including manually or automated using mechanical equipment.  During the shipping process, items are exposed to a variety of shocks and pressures that can lead to damage. To keep your package intact under any shipping condition,…

October 23, 2015
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USPS Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2015

The Holidays are just around the corner and so is the U.S. Postal Service’s busiest time of the year.  If you want your Christmas greeting cards, letters and other holiday packages to arrive on time, the USPS suggests you send them out as early as possible. To help customers make sure that their loved ones…

October 13, 2015
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How to Prevent Packages from Getting Flagged and Intercepted

Delayed package delivery is a headache among online sellers.  It causes dissatisfaction among customers which can negatively affect the business.  There are many reasons that causes delay in package delivery.  Some are due to courier issues but most of them can be blamed on the senders inefficient packing. One reason of delayed delivery is getting…

September 24, 2015
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Shipping 101: Calculating Dimensional Weight

Flat rate services offered by the post office and other commercial couriers make shipping small packages easy and economical because there is no calculating needed as long as items fit in in designated flat rate boxes and do not exceed a certain weight.  Unfortunately, we cannot take advantage of these hassle-free options if we are…

September 14, 2015
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Cost-Saving Packing Strategies For Online Businesses

Getting your products to your customers in excellent condition, on time and with as little cost as possible is the be-all and end-all of any online business.  To achieve these, you must rely on a good shipping company and employ a packing strategy that will ensure that all shipped products will arrive intact without spending…

September 7, 2015
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Seven Helpful Tips to Cut Shipping Costs

Shipping costs can make or break your online business. Your shipping rate must be kept to a minimum to keep buyers interested and your bottom line profitable. Whether shipping to a domestic or international location, or sending a small package or a large freight load, here are a few tips which can help you cut…

July 26, 2015
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UPS vs USPS: Which Courier is Best for your Online Business

Your merchandise are ready and you’ve set up your eCommerce store. Before launching your site, make sure that your shipping process has also been laid out including the carrier you will use. Apart from having your items shipped to buyers at the shortest time possible, other key factors that you should consider when choosing a…

June 29, 2015
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8 Essential Shipping Tips for New Online Sellers

The tedious part of online selling kicks in when orders start coming in. Apart from peroper packing to ensure that the items are well protected against damage, there are other factors that must be considered when preparing the package. This includes keeping the shipping costs at a minimum and meeting your buyers’ expectations so you…

June 15, 2015
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Important Factors to Consider when Shipping Art

Artworks such as paintings, sculptures and installations, are some of the most difficult items to ship because of their fragility, rarity, size and value. They require proper handling at all times as well as protection from elements that can cause irreparable damage caused by such factors as impact, moisture, and exposure to extreme temperatures. If you are…

May 27, 2015
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Where’s My Shipment? Use the Web to Track your Packages

Tracking is an important part of shipping. It eliminates guesswork and the unwanted stresses that arise when a sender or recipient is clueless of the whereabouts of his package. Most carriers offer tracking services free of charge and it is best to only use companies which offer this service. A tracking number provides unique identification…

May 18, 2015
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Packing for a Move – Tips for a Stress-Free Relocation

Moving to a new location is both exciting and challenging. It opens new opportunities and experiences. However, moving with your stuff in tow can be quite stressful. Armed with the following moving tips, we hope to make your transfer less exasperating. Take only the essentials. Do not bring everything with you, especially the bulky pieces…

May 13, 2015
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Drop Test: Ensuring Your Shipment Arrives in Excellent Condition

While most carriers swear that they handle every package they receive and deliver with the utmost care, it is not always the case. Labeling your box with Handle With Care, Fragile, Do Not Drop, or This Side Up neither ensure that the package will not fall, get bumped, or kicked while on its way to…

April 9, 2015
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Shipping Glossary: Terminologies You Need To Know

Shipping, or the transport of goods from one location to another either by air, sea or land, is an indispensable part of many businesses. The shipping process may seem daunting for beginners but knowing basic shipping terminologies will help you have a better understanding of the procedure. Here are some shipping terms and their definitions….

March 19, 2015
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Cut Your Shipping Costs by Using Free Shipping Supplies

If you are an online seller, don’t let the cost of packing materials eat into your profit margin. Instead of buying shipping supplies, optimize your earnings by taking advantage of the boxes, containers, fillers, labels and other materials that are available for free in various sources.  Here are some ways to get your supplies without…

March 4, 2015
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Secrets to Cheaper Shipping

High shipping costs can affect any online enterprise, big or small. Sending items to customers safely and with as little expense as possible can be a daunting and tedious task but it is not impossible. Below, we offer some tips on how to reduce shipping expenses without sacrificing the safety of your shipments. Ask carriers…

February 16, 2015
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Shipping 101: Package Markings and Symbols

Markings and labels on packages provide information on how a parcel must be handled during shipping to prevent damage or loss. Properly marking a package with appropriate symbols is the shipper’s responsibility. If a package is not properly marked, parties whose actions during transport, handling or storage have caused damage to the parcel may be…

December 18, 2014
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Common Shipping Problems and How to Deal with Them

Not all shipments are delivered without any glitch. There are times when shipments encounter “accidents” and errors that can lead to delayed delivery, lost items or, God forbid, damaged goods. Here are some troubleshooting techniques in case a shipment go awry. Problem: The Package Has Not Arrived This could be caused by several factors including…

December 7, 2014
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Helpful Guide When Shipping Heavy Items

Heavy items, such as those made from solid wood and metal, are some of the most difficult things to ship. Because of their weights, heavy stuff require a stronger container and packing materials that can provide both cushioning and support. While packing peanuts may be enough to protect fragile but light-weight items, they may get…

December 4, 2014
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Tips for Stress-Free Holiday Shipping

Christmas-time is the peak season of shipping. During the days leading to Christmas, truckloads upon truckloads of packages arrive at post office and shipping hubs to be delivered to their destinations in time for the Holidays. While the postal service and most shipping companies claim that they have the manpower, equipment and system to efficiently…

November 28, 2014
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Packing and Shipping Methods All Online Sellers Should Avoid

Apart from offering quality and in-demand goods, another key to a successful online business is delivering items to buyers on time and in excellent condition. When packing a shipment to a buyer, keep the following general DON’Ts in mind: DON’T pack in heavily marked boxes. It’s good to recycle boxes provided they are still sturdy…

November 19, 2014
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