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Holiday Shipping Deadlines 2023

Holiday shipping deadlines are the last possible date a package can be shipped with a carrier and arrive at its destination in time for the holidays.

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2023 Customer Review Achievements

DesktopShipper received multiple customer review achievements in 2023. Receiving these recognitions represents our devotion to our service and...

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Shipping Perishable Items

Perishable items are products that are fresh until they reach the consumer. Online purchases of perishable goods are becoming increasingly popular.

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VAT Mapping

Value-Added Tax, or VAT, is a tax collected by all sellers on all products and services at all points in the supply chain where value is added.

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How to Ship Hazardous Materials

Hazardous materials, also known as HAZMAT, are materials that may cause health risks or the destruction of life or buildings.

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How to Reduce Shipping Costs

Shipping costs add up quickly, especially for high-volume shippers. Try these tips to lower your businesses shipping costs!

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What are Shipping Zones?

Shipping zones, size, and weight all help determine the package's cost. Understanding shipping zones can help your business understand shipping cost...

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Don't Forget About Returns

Having a seamless return process is a fundamental part of maintaining your business.

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Shipping Labels and Packing Slips

Shipping labels and packing slips can be time-consuming but utilizing both properly can be exceptionally beneficial.

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Focusing on Customer Service

Being customer-centric is all about listening to your customers and your target market.

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How to Sell on Multiple Marketplaces

Online marketplaces are globally taking over, and where more and more consumers are going to discover new products and shop for their favorites.

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Subscription-Based Boxes

Subscription-based products and services have become the new norm.

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Growing Your E-commerce Store

Increasing sales and growing your online business will heavily rely on your ability to utilize marketing properly.

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Pricing Products for Profit

It is vital to make sure you make enough money to sustain yourself while reasonably pricing the product you are providing.

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How to Grow Your Etsy Shop

Understanding your target market will help sales to your Etsy store.

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Shipping Policy Guidelines

A Shipping Policy is a specific document or webpage that outlines critical information about shipping for online orders.

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Are Loyalty Programs Effective?

If you are a retailer, you’re probably wondering about the pros and cons of a loyalty program. Is starting and maintaining a loyalty program worth...

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The Importance of Tracking Packages

Consumers want to track their packages, plain and simple. How do you make sure as a seller, your packages are easy to track?

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Cyber Monday Preparedness Guide

Cyber Monday succeeds Black Friday and Small Business Saturday as a part of the official kick-off to the holiday shopping season.

October 2022 E-commerce Wrap Up

There's nothing spooky about the first month of Q4! The holiday season has already kicked off with early holiday deals. Let's review October trends.

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Busy Shipping Season Tips and Tricks

Just when we thought 2020 was a wild year, then came 2022. This year has brought with it the aftermath that is the pandemic. Learn how to stay afloat...

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September 2022 E-commerce Wrap up

E-commerce remains unpredictable as peak season draws closer. Let’s take a look at e-commerce industry trends during September.

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Warehouse Tips for 3PLs

3PLs of all sizes have been seeking new ways to manage their businesses, and in most cases, that means optimizing warehouse operations.

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August 2022 E-commerce Wrap Up

We've done our homework and we're ready to tackle the upcoming peak season. Here is the industry news from last month.

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July 2022 E-commerce Wrap Up

From Prime Day to 3PLs, the e-commerce industry has been hit by inflation just like many. How will the rest of 2022 shape up?

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How to Combat Lost Packages

How is one supposed to combat the cost of replacing or refunding lost packages?

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Christmas in July

There are only a few months left for e-commerce sellers to prepare for the busiest time of the year. Many are getting a head start on holiday...

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Amazon Prime Day Review

A review of Amazon Prime Day 2022 and its effects on e-commerce.

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June 2022 E-commerce Wrap Up

With Q3 now underway, we're looking back on the e-commerce trends that have made a splash in the last month. 

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The Future of E-Commerce

Managing rapid growth in e-commerce, labor shortages, and a shipping crisis have been stressful endeavors over the past 2.5 years. How do we move...

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Building a Reverse Logistics Strategy

With the continued growth of e-commerce, it is becoming increasingly important to have a strategy in place for returns.

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May 2022 E-commerce Wrap Up

The month of May has been a testimony to the development of the industry, with updates in customer expectations, technology advancements, and more.

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Start Planning for Busy Season Now

Busy season is closer than you think and we are here to help. The busy season is always bound to be unique so it is important to run all scenarios.

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Trade Shows Are BACK! So, What Did We Learn?

The biggest themes at trade shows include social commerce, the metaverse, the supply chain, reverse logistics, and meeting customer expectations.

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April 2022 E-commerce Wrap Up

The beginning of Q2 saw the exploration of customer experience and sustainability efforts in e-commerce. Being transparent with the supply chain and...

Looking Forward at Q2 Ecommerce Trends

Traditionally, the second quarter has been characterized as a cool-down period for e-commerce. This is a good opportunity for online retailers to...

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March 2022 E-commerce Wrap Up

As March passes by, the e-commerce industry remains dedicated to continued progress in technology, sustainability, and competition. Let's review!

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The Importance of Buy Now, Pay Later

consumers are wanting SHOP BUT aren't necessarily committed to forking over the cash all at once. The option of BNPL is becoming more attractive to...

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How to Deal with Warehouse Shortages

if you have been paying attention to real estate then you know we are massively short when it comes to property. The same goes for commercial real...

Meet DesktopShipper at SHOPTALK 2022

Shoptalk will take place March 27-30. Meet our team at Booth #6000 to talk about how DesktopShipper can help you succeed in shipping!

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Are Consumers Yearning For Brick-and-Mortar?

As the pandemic turns into an endemic consumers are returning to shopping in person. Is in-person shopping here to stay or will consumers revert back...

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February 2022 E-commerce Wrap Up

A look back at February E-Commerce news and the implications it has for the e-commerce and small parcel delivery industries.

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DesktopShipper has a New Logo

DesktopShipper is THRILLED to announce we have a brand-new logo. This logo is the first step towards a bright future and many updates to come within...

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January 2022 E-commerce Wrap Up

January 2022 has been an interesting time. E-commerce still isn't slowing down and companies are looking for new ways to engage consumers. Learn how...

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5 Shipping Mistakes Businesses Made in 2021

With labor shortages and supply chain issues, 2021 was a crazy year. Here are 5 mistakes that e-commerce companies made that should be avoided in...

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December 2021 E-commerce Wrap Up

The holiday season has ended, and there were signs of growth in unexpected ways. December proved that e-commerce is continuing to improve every day.

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November 2021 Cyber Week Wrap Up

The holiday shopping season now only has 25 remaining days, and a key question is, did everyone finish their holiday shopping This Cyber Week? The...

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October 2021 E-commerce Wrap Up

October 2021 is the month for preparation. With the shipping crisis and labor shortage, businesses are doing their best to analyze data to be ready...

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September 2021 E-commerce Wrap Up

As e-commerce becomes more popular, so does fraud. With the following tips, you can approve more sales while protecting your business from...

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9 Ways to Prevent E-Commerce Fraud

Implementing a security program that protects against emerging fraud risks will result in happier customers, translating into better shopping...

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Navigating Q4 in 2021

The fourth quarter is undoubtedly the most challenging time of year for retailers and shippers. Here are four ways to navigate Q4 2021.

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Five Features 3PLs Need in a Shipping Solution

Shipping solutions can serve various purposes for 3PLs, but more than anything else, they help keep e-commerce customers satisfied while allowing...

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August 2021 E-Commerce Wrap Up

Over halfway through Q3, many companies are gearing up for peak season orders. From price increases to sustainability, here is a look at how many are...

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How to Find the Right 3PL For Your Business

As an e-commerce business, it's important to find the right 3PL for your fulfillment needs. Every business is different and needs different things...

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July 2021 E-commerce Wrap Up

Industry leaders announced exciting e-commerce developments in July! We review the resumed trend of investing in e-commerce infrastructure.

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5 Ways to Avoid Return Scams

Of the $428 billion in 2020 returns, it's believed that 5.9% is fraudulent. How do companies juggle keeping customers happy and reducing fraud?

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5 Benefits of Headless Commerce

Headless commerce is the latest e-commerce seller tool. It allows for customizable features and less work for the company overall.

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June 2021 E-Commerce Wrap Up

Sellers focused on infrastructure investments as companies looked for ways to automate processes, decentralize teams, and fight supply chain issues.

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Money Flooding Into the E-commerce Industry

From shipping solutions to advanced point-of-sales to implementing warehouse fulfillment robots, outside investors are paying big to get in on the...

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May 2021 E-commerce Wrap Up

With the massive increase of e-commerce sales during the pandemic, those in the industry are trying new ways to keep consumers buying online.

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What is Social Commerce?

With recent updates to major social media platforms, it's clear there is a major shift in focus for the ability for consumers to shop in-app instead...

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April 2021 E-commerce Wrap Up

As we move into the second month of Q2, it is time to look back at the top e-commerce news stories from April.

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How Shipping Affects Your Brand

Shipping has more effect on your return on investment than ever before! Learn why it's so important to put your shipping first in your e-commerce...

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Google Makes a Shift for E-commerce

As popular marketplaces replace search engines for that first-stop-shop experience, Google has taken on an opposite approach. 

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March 2021 E-commerce Wrap-up

While some announced decrease operational hours and others added services, it was clear that dealing with delays was a big industry question in...

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How Private Label is Changing E-commerce

When a retailer creates a private label, retailers are left with better control of their supply chain and a grasp of shortages and product...

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February 2021 Wrap Up

Not much happened this February, leaving business focused on the future. Check out the latest and greatest of this past month from our most recent...

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Q4 2020 E-commerce Sales

The e-commerce sales numbers for the fourth quarter are finally in! Despite the numbers being lower than expected, e-commerce growth isn't slowing...

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UK Issues New Value Added Tax (VAT)

The United Kingdom with the start of the new year has changed their tax structure. Calling all e-commerce sellers to the UK to learn what is required...

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Fulfillment Trends to Focus On In 2021

Companies must reevaluate their fulfillment supply chains due to online retail spending escalating quicker than initially projected.

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January 2021 Wrap-Up

January 2021 in the e-commerce and small parcel shipping space brought a lot of change! We are looking forward to all that comes with these changes.

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2021 USPS Price Change

Pitney Bowes reviews the USPS annual rate change that went into effect on January 24th. What does this mean for e-commerce retailers looking to...

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2020 Customer Review Achievements

DesktopShipper received multiple customer review achievements! Receiving these recognitions further represents our devotion to our service and...

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2020 E-commerce Wrap Up

2020 has been an unprecedented year for everyone. Ecommerce has particularly faired well meeting the expectations and evolving to satisfy customers....

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December 2020 E-commerce Wrap Up

December 2020 was a huge year for e-commerce. Even though the final numbers aren't in, the data still shows huge growth within the e-commerce space.

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Save Money Without Losing Quality

DesktopShipper is a shipping solution that helps companies grow without wasting time or money. Allowing them to focus on more of what is important...

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November 2020 E-commerce Wrap Up

With historically huge influxes of sales with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, let’s break down what happened in eCommerce this month!

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Small Business Saturday in Portland, OR

DesktopShipper's home is in Portland Oregon. This Small Business Saturday, we wanted to highlight a couple of small businesses in the PDX area. Happy...

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2020 Singles Day Recap

Singles day is the start of the holiday shopping season. Despite the economic downturn nationwide due to the novel coronavirus China spend more than...

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How to Plan for Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday is a challenging time for e-commerce businesses. Learn the best practice to apply to your business today to weather any e-commerce storm!

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Is Black Friday Dead?

Black Friday has drastically changed throughout the years. Is Black Friday now dead as we know it? Time will only tell but as of right now, it is...

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Singles Day 2020 Recap

Singles Day is the fast growing, and most profitable shopping holiday of the year, yet many Americans haven't heard of it.

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October 2020 E-commerce Wrap-Up

From packaging, shipping, sales, and online shopping, here is the DesktopShipper wrap-up of the top ecommerce headlines from October

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Handling Q4 Fatigue

With both consumer spending and shipping costs increasing, using these ecommerce tips can help take the stress out of your Q4.

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Grow Your Business, Not Your Workload

Here are the best ways to maximize profits while minimizing time spent on the day to day of your e-commerce business. Grow your business with these...

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Preparing for Q4

Q4 is going to be unprecedented in 2020. Prepare before the holiday shoppers flood you with orders. Here is how you handle the influx of orders with...

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5 Ways to Support USPS this Fall

The USPS is a not-for-profit business that services every single address in the United States. Recent numbers show they're struggling to stay afloat....

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Is Premium Shipping On Amazon Worth It?

As an eCommerce seller, it's time to utilize Amazon's Premium Shipping to provide fast and cost-effective shipping options to your buyers.

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2020 USPS Rate Increases

The USPS has proposed its 2020 rate increases starting January 26, 2020. Learn more about what to expect from the upcoming changes.

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2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

Learn more about upcoming holiday shipping deadlines for FedEx, USPS, UPS, Pitney Bowes and more!

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FedEx Announces 2020 Rate Increases

FedEx has announced its general rate increases (GRI) for the upcoming new year. Learn how these changes may affect your shipping processes.

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Top Shipping Considerations In Ecommerce

As the owner of an eComm store, you’re likely on the lookout for any products or services that can streamline your order fulfillment demands.

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The Power Of Free Shipping

Online retailers rely on a number of tactics and practices to gain an edge over the competition. Here are some advantages to offering free shipping!

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The Top Features Of Our Shipping Software

Managing and shipping your orders can consume a lot of your time. Ship more efficiently with the features our ecommerce software has to offer.

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6 Tips For A Successful Ecomm Store

Want to improve the success of your online store? Take a look at these tips and what you can start doing today to get more orders.