How to Ship or Mail Perfume

Perfume is a lucrative industry. In fact, it’s estimated to be worth more than $72 billion within the next four years! (yes, that is with a “B”). If you need to know how to ship perfume, whether it’s from your eCommerce marketplace to a customer, or just a personal shipment to a friend…it pays to […]

Calculating Dimensional (Volumetric) Weight

Knowing how to calculate dimensional weight (also referred to DIM weight) is key to understanding an accurate cost of shipping product to customers. Regardless of if you decide to handle shipping logistics yourself, or if you outsource the process to a 3PL, it’s important to understand what dimensional weight is and how to calculate it. […]

What is Cold Chain Logistics & Management?

Cold chain logistics is the technology and process that allows for the safe transport of temperature-sensitive goods and products along the supply chain. It relies heavily on science to evaluate and accommodate for the link between temperature and perishability.  Any product known to be or labeled “perishable” will likely need cold chain management. This could […]

FedEx Ground Economy, Formerly FedEx SmartPost, Guide for Business Owners

In 2021 FedEx changed the name of FedEx SmartPost to FedEx Ground Economy. The services provided and information in this article have remained the same Shipping costs have become an essential, often difficult to navigate, component of business for eCommerce brands to manage. Up against the brand power of giants like Amazon and other big […]

What is FOB Shipping? Understanding FOB Shipping Point vs. Destination

International Commercial Terms (incoterms) were designed by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) to make international trade easier by creating a universal standard language, a list of terms uniformly recognized throughout the world in regards to shipping and transporting goods internationally. There are many industry terms importers and exporters need to be well-versed in to […]

FNSKU & Amazon Shipping Labels

Fulfillment Network Stock Keeping Unit (FNSKU) is an Amazon-unique term to describe the barcodes that help the eCommerce guru identify and track products and connect them to you, the seller. This product-identifying code is similar to a UPC and it’s used to help Amazon label your product in their fulfillment centers. This is important because […]

Standard Pallet Size and Dimensions

Pallets are great resources for business owners shipping product. Not only do they help protect items during transit, they also maximize space and drastically reduce load and unload times for carriers, making the entire process of shipping and delivering goods more efficient. Learn everything you need to know about pallets, from industry terminology to regulations […]