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Tips for Businesses to Survive the Busiest Time of the Year

 

 

The Ultimate Holiday Shipping Guide for Businesses

No time of the year is more critical for retailers than the holidays. While the busyness of the holiday season often throws curveballs that are out of our control, there are many anticipated scenarios that can be best handled through proper planning. Jumpstart your holiday shipping plans by downloading our guide to get tips on managing increasing package volume and customer expectations.  

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17 Holiday Shipping Tips from the Master of Holiday Shipping

Just how does Santa Claus deliver all of his packages on time, in one night? We may never know the whole story, but Santa has been kind enough to share a few of his secrets with us. 

Stock Up   
Make sure shipping supplies are fully stocked and extra support is available— boxes, fills, tape, shipping labels, packing materials and other items.

Know Seasonal Delivery Deadlines 
Click here for each provider:    FedEx    UPS    US Postal Service  

Note Changes in Service Guarantees
Some carriers change theirs during the busy holiday shipping season:  FedEx    UPS    US Postal Service

Update Your Address Book  
Verify and update addresses with easy to use software to avoid these costly address correction fees. 

10 Ways to Control Shipping Costs 
Download our white paper to learn how to examine costs and make sure you’re using the most economical rates for ground and air delivery. 

Ship Heavy Packages at a Flat Rate  
Take a look at Flat Rate shipping options to save money, especially on heavier shipments. 

Need Delivery On a Saturday?  
Avoid shipping services that charge extra for Saturday delivery. Remember, USPS® does it for free.

Be Smart About DIM  
Compare the billable dimensional weight for each carrier (Hint: They’re not all the same). Don’t worry, there’s a calculator for that.

Educate Your Team 
Create a matrix of preferred services and carriers for every product detailing the lowest cost/most reliable shipping method for each.

 

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