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Which Shipping Carrier Should You Use, USPS, UPS or FedEx?

Shipping, whether for personal or commercial reasons, can get expensive especially if you do it frequently or on a regular basis. Getting your item from one point to another can be quite daunting , thus, you must use the best carrier to at least lessen the stress as well as the dent in your pocket….

November 14, 2014
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Shipping Tips to Online Sellers

If your business is selling online, then it is absolutely important that you know how to ship stuff. A solid understanding of how to ship, and all that it entails, is the backbone of e-commerce. Good shipping practices can make or break your business. Most customers will not notice when you ship efficiently but they…

November 6, 2014
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Minimizing the Risk of Damage, Loss and Claims When Shipping

Experienced sellers know how improper and insufficient packaging can increase the risk of damage, loss, and claims during shipping, which can get expensive or require a great deal of time and effort to remedy. Fortunately, there are ways to reduce these risks and ensure that your goods gets delivered on time, on budget, and in…

October 6, 2014
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3 Key Considerations for Efficient and Successful eCommerce Shipping

Apart from ensuring the your product actually reaches your customer without any damage, choosing the right packaging is also important to keep shipping expenses to a minimum and give a good impression for possible repeat business. Here are the 3 key considerations for efficient and successful shipping. Keep Costs to a Minimum Know whether the…

September 30, 2014
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How to Properly Pack Multiple Items in One Box

Packing items of different shapes, weight and sizes in one box can be a shipping nightmare. If not packed properly, items can move and collide with each other during handling and transit, a recipe for breakage and other types of damage. But understanding how to properly pack a box can prevent such headaches. Here are…

September 24, 2014
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Protecting Shipments From Water Damage

Water or moisture damage to items being shipped can be caused by a myriad of factors including condensation, exposure to rain or leaks from other packages and many others. While we’d like to think that shipping personnel do their best to keep our packages safe and sound, the condensation at the back of the truck…

September 12, 2014
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6 Factors to Consider When Packing Items for Shipping

The key to successfully shipping an item from Point A to Point B is to ensure that it is well protected from factors that can cause damage during transit. By knowing the various factors that can damage your shipment, you can avoid such costly accidents by ensuring that your goods are well-packed and protected before…

September 8, 2014
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Packing & Shipping Tip: How to Select the Right Size Box for Shipping

Boxes are the most popular containers for shipping. The hard and sturdy walls of a shipping box protect items from getting compressed when heavy packages are stacked over it during transit. Shipping boxes come in a wide range of sizes, shapes, materials and accessories to strengthen and secure them. Depending on the size, weight and…

August 19, 2014
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Packing Guideline for International Shipping

Shipping items abroad requires a little more care and effort than if they were being sent domestically. Remember that your package will not only be handled by your local carrier but also by your destination country‚Äôs carrier. Handling procedures and facilities differ from country to country. Packaging that may work in your domestic shipments may…

August 18, 2014
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Packing and Shipping Advise: Why reusing old boxes is not always economical

The cost of shipping items can get very expensive. This prompts many shippers to reuse old packing supplies such as boxes and envelopes to minimize expenses on packing materials. While the dumpster can be a great source of free boxes, using these found supplies is not always economical. We list down several reasons why you…

August 13, 2014
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Choosing the Right Packing Materials for Your Shipment

Cutting shipping costs without putting items at risk of damage is a major consideration of both big companies and small home-based businesses to optimize profits. However, using inappropriate packing materials for your shipment can lead to high costs as well as damaged goods. It is thus important to be diligent when choosing supplies used for…

August 12, 2014
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Packing Supplies 101: Air Bag/Pouch Cushioning System

Air bag/pouches are inflatable packaging products that are designed to provide cost-effective and efficient void fill and protective packaging for a wide variety of products. Similar to bubble wrap, these relatively new packing materials are actually plastic bags and pouches with built-in columns of air to provide cushioning and protection to items. They come in…

August 8, 2014
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Packing Supplies 101: Mailers and Envelopes

The post office is a great way to send a package from one place to another. However, not all items can be simply placed in an enveloped and mailed. Sizes, shapes and weights of items vary and each may require a specific type of packaging to ensure optimum protection. Remember, a type of packaging may…

July 29, 2014
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Six Tips for Successfully Shipping Goods

Offering high-quality products at attractive prices is not enough to make an online business succeed. Efficient shipping must also be factored in to ensure that customers get what they paid for in excellent condition without making sellers break the bank on shipping costs. Not all items can be shipped the same way. Fragile ones may…

July 21, 2014
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Shipping Tips from a Post Office Employee

While many claim that the Post Office can be inefficient and cannot ensure the safety and timely delivery of a package, this post office employee would like to think otherwise. In fact, he believes that the USPS is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to send a parcel elsewhere. Having worked as a…

June 26, 2014
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4 Tracking Apps for Worry-Free Shipping

Do you own an eCommerce business and ships items on a regular basis? These four tracking applications will help you stop worrying whether your shipment was delivered safely or has lost its way to its destination. They provide valuable information about where a certain consignment is during any time of day or night without the…

June 11, 2014
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Seven Don’ts of Packaging and Shipping

Proper packaging is not only reserved for fragile items. Almost every package sent thru major shippers is likely to be dropped, kicked, bounced, run through harsh machinery, and otherwise abused on its way to its destination. Even the hardiest of items can be damaged under these circumstances. Thus, a package must not only provide sufficient…

May 1, 2014
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How to Avoid Package Theft When Shipping

Apart from keeping an item protected from damage during transit, proper packaging also plays an important role in ensuring that a shipment is safe from the hands of thieves. While the post office and shipping companies claim that they only employ trust-worthy individuals to handle packages, there are a few sticky fingers out there who…

April 21, 2014
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Best Practices When Shipping Packages

Apart from ensuring that items to be shipped are well-packed within their boxes and have very low chance of getting damaged while in transit, other important precautionary procedures must be observed to avoid any accidents or problems when shipping. Here are some best practices that must be taken into consideration when shipping packages. Use appropriate…

March 12, 2014
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Shipping on a Budget

Shipping items on a regular basis can put a dent on your wallet. The key is to pack the item properly to avoid costly damages. Here are some tips on how to send an item without spending too much. Ship early. Send items as soon as you can, long before the recipient needs them, so…

March 9, 2014
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