Sometimes you hit the sweet spot. In the world of less than truckload shipping (LTL), it happens when your shipment weighs between 151 and 15,000 lbs. That’s when your freight weighs too much for a parcel carrier, but too little for a full truckload (FTL).
In an ideal world, every package is picked up and delivered on time, transit times are rock solid, and your chosen carrier handles every interaction with exemplary professionalism. And it all comes at a price that you can afford.
Look away and they may shoot through the roof. We’re talking about e-commerce shipping costs. If there is any one area that deserves your undivided attention, this is it. E-commerce shipping can account for as much as 25 percent of your overall costs. Fortunately, there are things you can do to bring your shipping costs down.
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Topics: Shipping and Fulfillment
There was a time when free shipping was all the rage. The year was 2000, and Amazon had just introduced the novel concept for orders over $100. Widely seen as a gimmick, it nevertheless became a catalyst for the type of out-of-the-box thinking that has accompanied the rise of e-commerce.
As we sometimes tell our kids when they refuse to brush their teeth: there’s a hard way and there’s an easy way. Both get the job done, but only one makes it a breeze.
Close to 10,500 Olympic athletes from 207 nations are in Rio to participate in the 2016 Summer Olympics. Millions of people from around the world will tune in to watch the extraordinary efforts of athletes like Usain Bolt, the world’s fastest man; Michael Phelps, winner of more Olympic medals than any other athlete; and Gabby Douglas, defending women’s gymnastics all-around champion.
Topics: Tips & Tricks
10 characteristics of a winning courier company.
When it comes to courier companies, you have a lot of choices; in Canada alone, there are more than 2,400! For your business, it is important to know that companies differ on things like pricing, reliability, and customer service. Both your bottom line and your peace of mind depend on finding an awesome courier company – one that meets the needs of your business. So, how can you identify which company is right for your business? We’ve created a list to help you out.
Small businesses face more challenges today than ever before with increasing competition online and the constant threat of being overshadowed by larger businesses. In order to be successful in the market, you need to keep up with technology advances and be ready to adapt to the ever-changing needs of consumers today. As a small business, there are a handful of technology advances and trends that can help drive your business forward: