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What Is Vendor Compliance Program for Retail?

The bigger the retail industry becomes, the more complex regulations arise. Specifically, more retailers are now developing and deploying vendor compliance programs for their suppliers to manage the business on pre-determined conditions. While this makes retail companies more secure, it poses an additional challenge for shippers and vendors to meet...

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What Are The Main Truckload Shipping Trends In 2020?

Last year was a tough time for the trucking industry. While some say it was a year when trucking came back to its normal state, others describe 2019 as a ‘messy,’ or even the worst year for the trucking operators. Oversupply and the impact of the U.S. - China trade...

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Cross Border E-Commerce: Everything You Need To Know

Over the last few years, the e-commerce sector in the U.S. and globally has experienced significant growth. Overall, global e-commerce sales are estimated to reach $1 trillion in 2020. With more customers shifting from physical shopping trips to online purchasing, there are plenty of opportunities for both small businesses and...

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Reverse Logistics: How To Handle E-Commerce Returns

How returns affect online sales? With the growth of e-commerce, retailers have faced a new obstacle: returns. There’s no surprise that e-commerce stores handle way more returns than brick and mortar stores. When you choose items in the physical store, there’s no problem with size, fit, and material. However, it...

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What Is LTL Freight Consolidation & Why Should You Use It?

When you’re choosing less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping mode, you think about saving freight costs. There are many different options to make LTL more cost-efficient, but one of the most working ways is LTL freight consolidation. The higher the shipment volume, the lower is the cost per shipment. Retailers and shippers use...

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2020 LTL Shipping Trends: 3 Key Updates on the Market

Last year was huge for LTL freight, with a high demand primarily driven by the rapid growth of e-commerce. In 2020, experts forecast a steady growth with more balanced demand, the significant impact of technology, more small companies and startups entering the market, the rise of mobile tech, and the...

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How To Choose the Best Shipping App?

The shipping industry is constantly growing, and more and more different shipping services are appearing on the market. For both businesses and customers, it becomes crucial to track and manage shipments no matter where they are. That’s why shipping apps become a necessity in the dynamic retail environment. Your smartphone...

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How to Prepare for Christmas Shipping Season 2019

Each year, winter marks the most exciting shopping season for customers and the busiest time for retailers and e-commerce companies. Last year’s overall retail sales reached $998.32 billion and are expected to grow by 3.9%. Despite the season officially starting before Black Friday, the majority of the holiday purchasing falls...

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What Are the Different Types of Freight Rates?

The final price of shipping cargo, or a freight rate, is one of the most important concerns for shippers. Even for seasoned shippers, landing a satisfying rate can be a challenge. The key to getting a good freight rate is understanding how the different freight rates are formed. Truckload vs...

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Surviving Black Friday: Guide for Retailers

Black Friday is just around the corner, marking the official start of the holiday season for shoppers and retailers. Each year, the last Friday of November is getting bigger by generating more and more sales and revenues. In 2018, it generated $6.2 billion in online sales, which was almost 23%...

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