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Landed Cost: What It Is and Why You Need to Calculate It

Landed Cost: What It Is and Why You Need to Calculate It

Total landed cost or true cost refers to the sum of all expenses related to the manufacturing and delivery of products to the customer.
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How to Lower Delivery Area Surcharges

How to Lower Delivery Area Surcharges

When you ship to “less-populated” or rural areas, carriers charge additional fees on top of the regular cost of the shipment to pick up or deliver your packages. These extra fees called ‘delivery area surcharges’ (DAS) offset the carrier’s cost for the extra miles on a truck to remote or less-accessible areas.
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Eco-Friendly Shipping and Delivery Tactics for Businesses

Eco-Friendly Shipping and Delivery Tactics for Businesses

Zero emissions shipping may be a long ways away, but there are plenty of options out there to reduce your shipping carbon footprint. This includes using biodegradable packaging, recycled materials, the right box sizes, and hiring vendors that don’t pollute the environment.
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Oversize Shipping: Carrier Rules, Dimensions, Weights, and How to Ship Oversized Items

Oversize Shipping: Carrier Rules, Dimensions, Weights, and How to Ship Oversized Items

Moving or shipping bulky, oversized packages can be difficult, especially for small business owners who depend on shipping carriers to keep their businesses up and running. But different parcel shipping services have different criteria for what they consider “oversized packages”.
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Types of Shipping Surcharges

Types of Shipping Surcharges

A shipping surcharge (also called accessorial fees or accessorials) is an additional fee applied to the base shipment costs. These surcharges commonly appear as “service charges” or “handling fees”.
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Amazon FBA vs. FBM

Amazon FBA vs. FBM

If you’re looking to launch your eCommerce business on Amazon, you need to decide on the fulfillment option for your store. The Seller Central program offers three fulfillment programs to choose from, namely:
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[VIDEO] Sustainability-Focused Sifted Software Demo

[VIDEO] Sustainability-Focused Sifted Software Demo

The transportation industry is at a global tipping point. Sustainability is no longer a nice to have…it’s a must ...
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[INFOGRAPHIC] The Fuel Surcharge Reality You Can’t Unsee

[INFOGRAPHIC] The Fuel Surcharge Reality You Can’t Unsee

The Reality FedEx and UPS have upped their ground fuel surcharges 9 times in the first 90 days of 2022 - and the ...
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[VIDEO] The Road to Sustainable Shipping

[VIDEO] The Road to Sustainable Shipping

Did you know that the transportation sector poses a serious problem to the planet?  In fact, 29% of all domestic ...
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Shipping Greener: Carbon Neutrality and Certification

Shipping Greener: Carbon Neutrality and Certification

Sustainable shipping isn’t just good for the environment, it’s good for your business. Get started on the path to carbon neutrality today with our eco-friendly shipping guide.
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What Your Shipping Carbon  Footprint Means and How to Calculate It

What Your Shipping Carbon Footprint Means and How to Calculate It

You want to ship smart and sustainably - while also maximizing your profit. First step? Calculate and understand ...
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Consumer Report: How much do shoppers care about eco-friendly shipping?

Consumer Report: How much do shoppers care about eco-friendly shipping?

It’s no surprise; consumers are becoming more environmentally conscious. They’re taking reusable bags to the ...
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