Types of Cargo Insurance & What They Cover

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Oct 9, 2019 9:15:00 AM
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The Basics of Freight Claims

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Sep 26, 2019 4:46:50 PM

 

As a retailer, shipping valuable goods can be a hassle, and there are many things that can go wrong. There could be an accident with the semi, an infestation of bugs, or a weather event that water-logs your shipment for days. Freight insurance will protect you in most cases of damaged or lost freight, but not for all.

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Understanding FedEx Carrier Exceptions

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Sep 18, 2019 11:00:00 AM

 

What is a FedEx Exception?

 

When shipping with FedEx, we all know the quality of care and prompt delivery that comes with choosing them as your carrier. With 98% of FedEx packages arriving on time, unharmed, and to the correct recipient, an exception notification is not a common occurrence. However, when an exception does appear on your tracking notifications, understanding the terms and procedures can help you estimate your package’s arrival.  Read more to learn about the different types of exceptions that are possible with Fed-Ex's current protocols.

 

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How Can Shippers Manage the Challenges of the 2019 Holiday Peak Season?

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Sep 9, 2019 4:02:00 PM

 

The holiday season is a busy time for sellers throughout the world, as importers and exporters face the many challenges of getting packages from point A to point B. These companies worry about the speed and safety of their packages throughout the year. However, the holiday season adds even more stress to their everyday duties.

There are many challenges to deal with in the holiday season, but most shippers strive to ensure their customers are pleased with the outcome. Here we will take a closer look at ways to overcome the obstacles of the holiday peak shipping season.

 

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Challenges of the Last Mile Delivery for Shippers

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Aug 27, 2019 12:09:57 PM

Last mile delivery is the riskiest step of the e-commerce package delivery process that can make or break the customer experience. During this final delivery stage, parcels can be lost, damaged, or stolen. Fortunately, merchants can combat these shipping risks and inconveniences with innovative software and services that address these critical delivery challenges.

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FedEx vs USPS Expedited Shipping

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on May 23, 2019 10:19:25 AM

 

Around the world, shipping costs are a major overhead concern for many organizations; small and large. These costs could balloon if you are an organization that specializes in the exporting and importing of goods each day.

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Declared Value vs. Shipping Insurance

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on May 16, 2019 4:18:31 PM

 

Declared value is the cost of a shipped item as stated by its shipper. Declared value is an option when calculating freight charges. It is used for limiting the carrier’s liability for delay, loss, or damages. Usually, declared value reflects the shipment’s cost to the business and is generally less than the customs declared value. When you are shipping a package, you will get declared value coverage.

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Logistics Technology: An eCommerce Company's Best Friend

Posted by Shipware on May 8, 2019 4:25:27 PM

 

Technology is giving the logistics industry a makeover. Mobile phones power the sharing economy and warehouse management systems (WMS) drive productivity. As online shopping continues to grow, carriers and e-commerce retailers are investing in new technologies to make the supply chain more responsive. 72% of shippers are investing in enterprise resource planning software and 67% of third-party logistics companies (3PLs) are investing in WMS according to the 2019 Third Party Logistics Study.

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How to Sell on Instagram Without Paid Ads

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Apr 25, 2019 1:20:22 PM

 

Social media is a valuable resource for e-commerce businesses. Social media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter can now be used alongside a traditional website to share information, showcase products and services, give business updates, and more.

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Essential Shopify Tips for Beginners

Posted by Benjamin Meskin on Apr 17, 2019 1:08:21 PM

 

Starting your e-commerce business on Shopify can be very beneficial and a great way to reap additional profits. Shopify is a cost-effective approach to getting your business up and going right away. While there are several options for an online retail business, there are reasons Shopify stands out among them all.

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