What Are Fuel Surcharges and How Are They Affecting Your Bottom Line?

Anyone that has been driving in recent months cannot deny seeing the climbing gas prices at the gas station. It seems that with every passing day, the total cost per gallon of fuel continues to increase. Due to the ongoing war in Russia and Ukraine, the rippling effect of fuel costs has been felt around […]

How Amazon Buy With Prime Can Help Your Ecommerce Store

Nowadays, online shopping and Amazon have become almost synonymous for consumers. Especially with the addition of Amazon Prime, boasting that sweet two-day shipping, it seems as though online shoppers almost begin their search by first checking Amazon for product availability. For eCommerce stores looking to increase their consumer interest and grow their overall sales, it’s […]

How To Negotiate Shipping Rates

If you’re an eCommerce business that frequently ships its inventory, you likely understand how quickly shipping costs can add up. Without having a firm understanding of shipping costs, it’s impossible to truly understand your bottom line. For growing eCommerce businesses that have a sudden increase in orders, shipping logistics need to be ironed out effectively […]

Section 321: Duty-Free Entries

When importing items into the United States, there are numerous shipping logistics that need to be considered to guarantee a successful delivery. International customs, taxes, and import duties all tremendously affect expected shipping costs. Practicing efficient shipping practices guarantees that you’re saving money in the long run and securing profit, with international shipments causing the […]

Shipping Zones

When it comes to shipping goods domestically, it’s inevitable to run into the factor of shipping zones. While most know about the existence of shipping zones, it’s less common for someone to understand why shipping zones exist and how they affect the price of shipping. There is a lot to be gained in understanding shipping […]

Sustainable Packaging

Everyone loves the moment when a package arrives and they get to unveil the packaging to receive their items. There has been a recent increase in shipped goods, and with this surge in shipments comes a natural increase in shipping materials required as well. There are numerous elements of packaging used to ship these items, […]

Guide to Shipping Alcohol

It’s pretty safe to say that 2021 has brought on a normalized appreciation for delivered items. From clothes to groceries, if we have the option of getting something delivered rather than shopping in-person we’ll choose delivery every time. Especially since the pandemic began in March of 2020, there has been a notable increase in online […]

Difference between Dropshipping and Third Party Fulfillment

Online shopping isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. According to Digital Commerce estimates, 2020 experienced the “highest annual U.S. eCommerce growth in at least two decades” with an increase of 44%. Between the widespread increase in cross-border eCommerce and a shifting motivation to purchase items online rather than shop in-person, shipping fees and delivery estimates have […]

DDP vs. DDU vs. DAP: Shipping Incoterms Explained

Buying and selling goods internationally has never been more popular. Whether you’re a buyer or seller of products or services, it’s crucial to have a solidified awareness of the expected shipping practices of inventory or desired cargo. This guarantees that customers have a positive and streamlined experience and that items are effectively delivered to consumers. […]

What is a Clearance Delay?

A “clearance delay” is the term used when packages or shipments are held at customs. If you’re shipping internationally or importing product across a border, the last thing you want is a clearance delay.  In the day and age of fast, even free shipping, you can’t afford lengthy delays on the import side of things. […]