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5 lessons to learn from the LA port strike

Here are 5 important lessons to learn from the recent strike by Los Angeles and Long Beach port clerks, which shut down 10 of the 14 terminals. Nearly a third of all container-packed U.S. shipments are processed between the two ports, so this strike affected everyone from small product brands to Fortune 500s.
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USPS to resume international shipping of Lithium batteries

The United States Postal Service has announced that starting November 15th, they will once again be accepting international shipments of products containing Lithium batteries. Earlier this year, USPS banned Lithium battery shipments to all international destinations as they posed a fire hazard when improperly packaged. This information is especially important for merchants hoping to send...
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Shipping to Canada can be a headache, eh? (part deux)

In an earlier blog post, we talked about the challenges American companies face when shipping physical goods to our northern neighbor Canada. In addition to brokerage fees, lost shipments, lack of tracking abilities, blocked shipments due to VAT charges, returns being nightmares, and unpredictable delivery times, we've thought of a few other points to consider. Here are other common problems encountered by US companies when fulfilling orders to customers in Canada.
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Commercial Invoice Handling Update

With our upcoming update comes some helpful new tools to make international shipping even easier. One of the components many of you have requested strengthening is the commercial invoice. We have heard these requests and have put some serious elbow grease into making commercial invoices easier and more accessible.
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Ecommerce: Getting Serious About Going Global

One of the hot topics in ecommerce right now is the global economy and ecommerce's growing involvement in it. Earlier this week we started our series on expanding into Asia-Pacific and specifically highlighted China and its rapid growth. For example, did you know that B2C ecommerce in China is on track for a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 94.2% between 2010 and 2015?
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CES 2012: What to expect

The world's largest electronics show, CES 2012, is almost upon us and as always Shipwire will be in attendance. We've decided to share some of what we know based on past experience so that you can be better prepared and know what not to miss at this year's expo, along with a few things that...
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Shipping to Canada can be a headache, eh?

    You”d think shipping to a country right next door to us would be as easy as crossing the border, but many US merchants shipping to Canada for the first time end up with a less than pleasant experience. Even big merchants like Zappos have decided to discontinue their offerings to Canada after numerous...
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Sell Internationally - Ship Locally

Shipwire presented at the E-commerce Merchants Trade Association Summit in Atlanta, GA in June. Nate Gilmore spoke on how online sellers can expand sales internationally by using outsourced fulfillment facilities overseas. Here are the slides from the presentation that was based on previous blog posts about international order fulfillment. eCommerce Summit Atlanta Shipwire Sell Globally...
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