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Shipping - Video | 3-min.

A Brief Guide to Inventory Management

Efficient inventory management begins with knowing what you have and where to put it. Watch our video to learn how to get your warehouse in order and your shipping process in check.

Shipping - White Paper | 11-min. read

7 Ways to Offset The Cost of Free Shipping During The Holidays

Get ready now to make 2017 your best holiday season. See how you can offset the cost of free shipping to make your customers happy without breaking the bank.

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See how shipping surcharges can affect your bottom line

Unmonitored shipping surcharges can add up quickly. That’s why we’ve developed a streamlined calculator designed to help you estimate your annualized shipping surcharges—because when you know what you’re paying for, you have options.

Shipping - White Paper | 20-min. read

Selling Beyond Borders: A Guide to Exporting for Growing Businesses

Looking for a way to grow your small or medium-sized business? Consider marketing to the 95% of consumers who live outside the United States.1 In this brief guide to exporting, learn about identifying markets, finding international customers, and creating a team of experts to help you sell internationally.

Shipping - White Paper | 25-min. read

Efficient Shipping Strategies

Your shipping processes can have a major impact on your bottom line. Get tips and strategies to boost efficiency, conduct invoice audits, and more.

Shipping - White Paper | 15-min. read

Effortless Returns: How Returns Positively Impact Sales And Customer Loyalty

Learn how to improve your customer relationships and loyalty, give your company a competitive advantage in the marketplace and strengthen your brand with “Effortless Returns.”

Shipping - White Paper | 25-min. read

A 4-Part Plan to Make This Your Best Holiday Shipping Season Yet

Prepare now for a successful holiday shipping season. See how last year’s order fulfillment challenges could help you save money and provide better customer service this year.

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Shipping - Article | 4-min. read

10 KPIs That Can Help Improve Your Inventory Management Process

Inventory plays a key role in the health of your business. Discover 10 popular KPIs that can help improve your inventory management.

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Shipping - Article | 3-min. read

Considerations for Picking Inventory Management Software

Finding the right IMS can be intimidating. In this article, we’ll show you how to find the right vendor and optimize your business in the process.

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

5 Best Practices for Managing Your Inventory

Give your business a boost with a few helpful tips on categorization, minimum threshold limits and stock check cycles.

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

The Most Important Dates of the 2017 Retail Holiday Season

This ready-to-print calendar covers the most pivotal dates of the holiday shopping season, all in one place.

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

Looking Ahead to the 2017 Holiday Shopping Season

Prepare your business for the 2017 holiday season by studying customer expectations and where and when shopping takes place.

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

6 Tactics for Successful Holiday Staffing

Prepare for the busiest season of all with useful employee-training and hiring tactics.

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Shipping - Infographic | 2-min. read

Why Retailers Are Embracing Ship from Store

By the end of 2017, a third of retailers will have a ship-from-store program. Find out why—and how ship from store can help you save money and get products to customers faster.

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Shipping - Infographic | 3-min. read

Cross Border E-Commerce: Research Shows Who’s Buying What, Where, and Why

Looking to tap into the global market? Explore 8 countries ripe for the taking, plus useful tips to help grow your business overseas.

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Shipping - Article | 6-min. read

Case Study: How Terry Bicycles Succeeded in the Era of On-Demand Shopping

As seasonal buying patterns changed to an on-demand mentality, one retailer adapted its operations to follow suit. Discover what they learned in the process.

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Shipping - Article | 4-min. read

Expert Help for Exporters: A Directory of Government Assistance

Need help exporting your products? Here are some great resources to help you get started and guide you through the process.

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Shipping - Article | 6-min. read

Going Global: The Challenges and Opportunities of International Exporting

The international marketplace is ripe for the taking. Read on for the biggest pitfalls to overcome in global expansion.

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

5 Best Practices for Implementing Ship from Store

Give your customers what they want when they want it. Here, we divulge five tactics to get your Ship from Store program off the ground.

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

5 Benefits of Entering the Global Market

The international marketplace isn’t for large corporations alone. Small to medium-size businesses can capitalize on opportunities abroad just as well.

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

5 Ways to Improve Your Reverse Logistics Process

To make their all-important bottom line, retailers must have an effective returns process in place. Discover five strategies for streamlining your company’s operations.

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Shipping - Infographic | 2-min. read

Answering Consumer Demand with Ship from Store

Get the big picture view of what it takes to make consumers happy.

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Shipping - Article | 7-min. read

Industry Spotlight: USPS’ Ashok Parasuram Tackles Global Expansion

The seasoned shipping veteran gives insights into building an international exporting business, plus the opportunities and challenges that come with it.

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Shipping - Infographic | 1-min. read

5 Key Learnings from the Ship from Store Webinar

Get a taste of all our webinar has to offer with a recap of our biggest business-driving takeaways.

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Shipping - Article | 4-min. read

Implementing Free Shipping Through Minimum Order Value

Free shipping for online purchases is practically a necessity in today’s world, and it’s especially important during the holidays when brand competition is fiercest.

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

Packaging Alternatives for the Eco-Responsible Business

Mushroom foam. Cornstarch peanuts. Recycled cardboard. The newest eco-friendly shipping products offer fresh ways to go green.

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Shipping - Article | 3-min. read

3 Big Trends in Product Packaging Design

Packaging design affects both the brand and the bottom line. Discover three design principles prevalent on the market today.

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

What To Look For When Conducting an Invoice Audit

Conduct a shipping invoice audit to help you reveal unexpected fees and surcharges and unlock potential savings opportunities.

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Shipping - Article | 4-min. read

Curbing the Cost of Free Shipping

To offer free shipping or not? Take a look at what factors may impact your decision and how to pick the right strategy for your business.

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Shipping - Article | 7-min. read

Industry Q&A: Jim McNally Gets to the Bottom of Return Logistics

In this interview series, the USPS will share the unique knowledge and insights it has gained from serving businesses, both small and large.

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Shipping - Article | 4-min. read

Returns Strategies that drive ROI: The Home Test Kit Model

In today's e-commerce world, logistics can deliver the goods in more ways than one. Consider how test kits can transform your business model and your profits

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Shipping - Article | 4-min. read

Returns Strategies that drive ROI: At-Home Try-Ons

Looking to branch out your business? Explore what at-home try-ons can do for your bottom line with this in-depth look.

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Turn Returns into Repeat Business: Find Hidden Opportunities in Your Customer's Journey

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Your Five-Step Checklist for a Smooth Returns Process

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Shipping - Article | 2-min. read

5 Ways to Gear Up for the Retail Holiday Season

Tackle your biggest pain points with a few handy tips on shipping windows, warehouse systems, onboarding and more.

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Shipping - Article | 9-min. read

Planning for Success around the Holidays with Shutterfly SVP and COO

The operations executive explains how the company prepares for the holidays, from shipping to supply chain and beyond.

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1Fact Sheet: National Export Initiative, U.S. Department of Commerce, May 24, 2013.