Frugal Shipping…Safe Shipping

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Frugal Shipping…Safe Shipping We’ve all read about or seen the videos of the mail carrier, or UPS person, or FedEx driver that throws, kicks, or slams a package across the porch.  All three of the carriers have disgruntled or bad employees just like any other large company.  Keep in mind, each driver delivers hundreds if…

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ZipShipit Adding UberRUSH As Carrier

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Ground, 3-Day, 2-Day, Next Day delivery…as if that wasn’t enough, ZipShipit is proud to be adding UberRUSH to the family of carriers we have already amassed.  Soon if you live in New York City, Chicago, or San Francisco, with UberRUSH via ZipShipit you can have your packages delivered the same day within hours or minutes…

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Return Shipping Policies for Top Online Sellers

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Return Shipping Policies for the Top Online Sellers Millions of online purchases happen each day and there are hundreds of thousands of returns that are processed daily as well.  Return shipping policies for online purchases vary from retailer to retailer and it’s always good to review those policies for each retailer and each product.  Yes,…

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Free Return Shipping on Amazon? NOT!

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Just because a seller offers free shipping doesn’t mean the return shipping is free if you don’t like the product, it doesn’t fit, or it looks different in person than on the computer screen.  In other words, don’t assume that you’re getting free return shipping if what you ordered is just not exactly what you wanted….

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Tax Return Lost in the Mail? Don’t Let it Happen to You

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Thousands of tax returns are lost in the mail every year in one way or another.  With the millions of returns being sent in such a compressed timeframe, there is bound to be a few that are lost, damaged, or eaten by the dog chasing the mail carrier.  Keep in mind once you send your…

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Holy Ship! Shipping Secrets to Save

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We’ve all shipped a package recently and realized the costs are going up and up. On average the shipping industry increases their retail rates at about 3%-4% per year and sometimes more. Though we don’t have control over the increases and we can’t just stop shipping, we can make sure we are shipping smartly. Below…

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Basic Packing Guidelines

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Follow the below infographic to determine basic packaging guidelines.  Whether you’re shipping clothes or candy use the below guidelines to help pack everyday things that are no really fragile, easily breakable, or perishable.

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Corrugated Boxes

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Corrugated fiberboard boxes account for over ninety percent (90%) of all shipping containers. There are many different styles of corrugated fiberboard boxes, each with its own strengths. Some provide better cushioning, compression strength, and puncture resistance while others are easier to load and close. The most common style of container is the Regular Slotted Container…

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Packing Best Practices

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General Packaging Practices Secure all moving or mechanical parts on the item as recommended by the manufacturer. Remove (with your customer’s approval) handles or knobs or anything else that protrudes. Tape all caps on liquids. Pack the item in a plastic bag. Use letter packs only for documents. Remove toner and ink jet cartridges from…

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