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Mobile-friendly site ranking

This blog post is applicable to anyone managing a web domain, but is particularly intended to inform Shipwire merchants of an update to Google's algorithm that will impact the way Goole ranks websites. Starting April 21, 2015, Google will factor mobile-friendliness into its search results. An algorithm will label sites as mobile-friendly (or not) and will use the information to determine a website's rank in search results, which Googles says will have a "significant impact" in mobile search results worldwide.
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2015 USPS Rate Increase

In light of the Postal Regulatory Commission‘s (PRC) approval of proposed rate increase for competitive products, USPS has proposed a service rate increase for 2015 starting on April 26th. The following list outlines the majority of services that will be affected:   Domestic Services: Parcel Select will increase on average 8.0% for non-Lightweight Parcel Select...
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Shipwire V3 UI Upgrade

Shipwire will soon begin upgrading all merchants to the new UI (User Interface), Shipwire V3. This means you will experience an application that’s friendlier and easier to use, a brand new Guided Product Creation Tool, and much more. In order to explain Shipwire V3, we’ve put together a quick video to help familiarize you with...
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New 2015 UPS Shipping Charge

It’s a common pattern and we cover it each year: UPS increases its rates. For details on rate changes, see here. Peak season surcharges added This year, UPS has added a new surcharge that’s applicable in the peak season. In other words, some customers may see a new shipping surcharge occur around the holidays. However,...
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Turn Returns into Repeat Business

Returns are part of the deal when it comes to e-commerce businesses. According to eMarketer, 24% of consumers will abandon their shopping carts if return policy details are not clearly stated. The rate of cart abandonment increases if, once customers find the return policy, it appears to be complicated. To capture some low-hanging fruit (aka...
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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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