One of the top questions shoppers ask during the holiday shipping season is, “When will my order arrive?” It can be challenging to provide your customers with a precise answer, especially when you don’t have the necessary tools to help with tracking and logistics. By creating a shipping strategy for your company now, you can help eliminate a lot of the stress and anxiety associated with shipping products to your customers. One way to start is by looking at the statistics for holiday sales and shipping in recent years.
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The USPS has seen many changes over the past 20 years. As email and electronic bill payments have become more commonplace, snail mail is seemingly becoming a thing of the past. However, the USPS is necessary for many throughout America. It provides an invaluable service to people who are often overlooked or live in remote corners of the country, offering affordable mailing and shipping options to people and businesses that other package delivery companies cannot match.
It may only be September, but for holiday shoppers, its never too early to start looking for the perfect gifts. As an eCommerce business owner, this means it's the busiest time of the year for sales. But what's the best way to navigate the season's spike in online purchases?
Those with e-commerce experience are probably aware of the frustrations that come along with the order fulfillment process. Receiving, processing, sending, and tracking shipments to customers can be one of the most challenging and time-consuming aspects of life for an online retailer.
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Organizing the import and export of goods, both domestically and internationally, requires a laser focus on details and the ability to adapt when things don’t go as planned. There are many parts of shipping that rely on completed paperwork, transparent communication, and an understanding of the hoops that need to be jumped through.
Ironing out all these details beforehand can make the shipping and payment process much easier for import and export partners. As the governing body of international trade, the International Chamber of Commerce has laid out some regulations for the financial responsibilities of buyers and sellers. These responsibilities, called Incoterms, are in place to regulate and streamline the financial obligations of importers and exporters.
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.