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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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The drop shipping fulfillment opportunity part 3: Suppliers

This is the third post in our series on drop shipping. Please click here to see the previous post.   To sell Direct to Consumer (D2C), or not? Is this the true question suppliers face in today’s retail environment? Not really. The question isn't whether you should support D2C fulfillment, but when and how quickly...
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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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Shipwire V3 Application Launch

Many lucky merchants are already using (and loving) the new experience and the features that come with it. Shipwire accounts created after Nov. 4, 2014 are already operating on Shipwire V3, as are a handful of existing accounts belonging to merchants who were invaluable in testing the new application and providing us with feedback during...
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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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CES 2015 Predictions

Wearables, 3D printing, and advances in TV technology are all rumored highlights of CES 2015. Read our thoughts on these developments, as well as our recommendations for getting consumer electronics products into the hands of customers.
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Resources

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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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