AMEX OPEN, November 18, 2009
The costs of shipping your product, ordering supplies and sending out mail can add a bundle to your expenses…But there are a great many ways to slash your shipping costs…[First] Go Online. Rule of thumb: Use the web anytime you can…[Second] Use fulfillment services. If you have customers around the world but lack a distribution partner, these services, such as Shipwire…, can be lifesavers, by providing you with a place to store your products in a location near your customers. You”ll save on many international shipping and customs brokerage fees. Read all the tips here. | PDF version.
Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2008
As transportation costs continue to skyrocket, so too does the cost of shipping your business inventory and ordering supplies…try fulfillment services.
For businesses that have far-flung customers but don’t have a distribution partner, fulfillment services such as Shipwire…offer small-business owners a place to stow their products close to customers. For instance, a small U.S. company with customers in Montreal might consider a fulfillment service to house its inventory in Canada. While these services typically charge a monthly fee, business owners can avoid some international shipping duties, customs brokerage fees and other shipping costs. Read more. | PDF Version.