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Shipwire Marketplace Fulfillment FAQ

What is an online marketplace? An online marketplace is a platform allowing vendors to sell products or services to a wide audience. Sellers can gain brand visibility and recognition by selling their products through online marketplaces and the marketplace typically earns a commission from each sale. Can you use Shipwire for marketplace fulfillment? Yes! Shipwire...
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2017 Small Parcel Published Increases

Each year, parcel carriers announce incremental published rate increases to ground, air, freight and surcharges. For most shippers, these costs quickly add up, especially in the era of free shipping. UPS recently announced its 2017 published rate increase plan, and FedEx followed with a similar update to its offering. What is changing? One of FedEx’s...
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3 things to look for when choosing an order fulfillment location

Picking a fulfillment center draws parallels to buying a house — but instead of looking for a good school district, granite countertops and a walk-in closet, you’re concerned about inbound transportation cost, transit time to customers and capabilities. In both scenarios, there’s a single shared concern: square footage. Our network of 154 locations in 45...
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FedEx and UPS change Additional Handling Surcharge in June

In April, FedEx announced a modification to its Additional Handling Surcharge. In May, UPS followed suit and announced that its Additional Handling Surcharge would soon apply to packages with a side longer than 48 inches or (120 cm) when previously, it applied to products longer than 60 inches (150 cm). Both carriers put the surcharge...
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Is a Canada Post strike imminent?

Rumors of a strike for Canada Post have been circulating since late 2015, and in April 2016 the carrier filed a notice of dispute with the Minister of Labor to request help with negotiations between Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW). Canada Post and the CUPW are attempting to reach a...
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Meet the new Shipwire.com

Our goal is always to deliver exceptional customer experiences — every order, everyday, everywhere, and we support that commitment with the combination of our world-class Ingram Micro facilities and award-winning technology. In alignment with the value we place on your experience, we’re excited to share a project long in the works: a new Shipwire.com.  ...
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DHL Global Mail Rate Increase: June 2016

Each year, parcel carriers announce rate increases to coincide with market factors. Effective January 2, 2016, DHL Global Mail increased their rates across a variety of different service levels. Over the past five months, Ingram Micro has been actively working with DHL Global Mail to provide the most competitive rate for you, our customer. This...
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FedEx Modifies Additional Handling Surcharge

On June 1, 2016, FedEx will modify the additional handling surcharge from 60 inches (150 cm) on the longest side to 48 inches (120 cm) on the longest side. The change applies to Express and Ground parcel shipments. In the FedEx Q3 earnings call, Mike Glenn, executive vice president of FedEx, said the carrier is...
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Important update from Shipwire

The commerce industry has exploded over the last few years. As a result, the demands of the average manufacturer, supplier, brand or retailer have changed. As part of Ingram Micro Commerce and Fulfillment Solutions, Shipwire has been able to keep ahead of these needs by: continuing to invest in our powerful set of RESTful APIs...
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Resources

Learn more about fulfillment

Our helpful resources can guide you through the entire fulfillment process. Get started with our topic-based collections, or browse through our white papers, case studies, product guides and more.

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