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Distance Equals Money: Understanding U.S. Shipping Zones
Posted by Jake Rheude on 02 August 2021 10:00 AM

Shipping charges tend to rise as your packages go further, and carriers determine how much your price scales by seeing how far you ship across their U.S. shipping zones. Carriers each carve up the continental map to create their list, with most dividing up the country into seven shipping zones numbered “2” through “8.” These shipping zones can impact both the cost and delivery speeds available for your goods.

Knowing U.S. shipping zones and how they’re calculated can help an eCommerce business understand and predict costs. It should also inform your fulfillment strategy concerning partners, locations, and more. You might even be able to use shipping zones to your advantage.

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How to Choose the Right Fulfillment Provider for Your Business
Posted by Zoe Devitto on 23 July 2021 10:00 AM

So you’ve made a smart move and decided to opt for a fulfillment provider. You’re definitely on the right track as far as business decisions go. However, the question now is, “How do I make sure I’m choosing the right fulfillment company for my business?” There are several options to choose from and, as a business owner, making the wrong choice can have serious consequences for your company.

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How to Calculate Dimensional Weight for eCommerce Shipping
Posted by Jessica Grioua on 21 June 2021 10:00 AM

Shipping costs are consistently the leading cause of shopping cart abandonment. Customers add products to their cart and get through checkout, only to see shipping costs that they didn’t expect to pay. For many customers, this is enough to put them off of going through with the purchase entirely.

In order to be upfront with customers about their expected shipping costs, you also need to understand how their costs will be calculated as a business owner. One of the most common ways that shipping carriers calculate rates is through “dimensional weight.” Without knowing how dimensional weight works, you and your customer may end up paying more for shipping than you should.

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Top 3 Strategies to Boost Your eCommerce
Posted by Acutrack, Inc. on 28 April 2021 10:00 AM

Your eCommerce store is critical to broadening your brand and increasing your reach. While eCommerce offers business a wide range of opportunities, it can be difficult to keep up with high customer expectations and an ever-growing market.

In today’s time where customers have high expectations, we provide three strategies to help make your eCommerce store a success. Choosing the right shipping method, streamlining the fulfillment process, and having an up to date landing page will all impact your success!

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Top 13 eCommerce Order Fulfillment Companies
Posted by Ellie Tran on 12 April 2021 10:00 AM

Whenever you think about starting an eCommerce business, warehousing, shipping, and fulfillment may come to mind.

Surely, creating sales is the interesting part. However, what happens after the order is made? Somehow your item needs delivering to customers' hands. One of the most popular ways to handle this part is to partner with an order fulfillment company. There are a number of fulfillment services that will store your products and pack and ship your orders.

This article today will go you through a list of the top 13 eCommerce order fulfillment companies. Be sure to follow this post carefully and pick the most suitable provider for your online store.

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Value-Engineered Packaging: Getting More From The Humble Box
Posted by Phil Forbes on 15 February 2021 11:00 AM

Value-engineered packaging is the process of designing and producing the best possible packaging solution for your product with costs, security, and performance in mind.

Your brand can benefit from redesigning new and existing packaging solutions for a single product or a wide range of products to use less material, optimize costs, and create more branding opportunities.

For many ecommerce brands, packaging is an expense that’s left to the last minute.

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