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FedEx to Raise Shipping Rates by 4.9% FedEx to Raise Shipping Rates by 4.9%

Three little words have the power to convince an online consumer to make a purchase- “Free standard shipping.” The likes of Amazon and other retailers have made shoppers accustomed to avoiding paying shipping rates and ordering online with ease. This...

  • It’s Time… Put your Prices UpThe financial market seems to be changing daily, the political sector seems uncertain and the economy is shaky. It is time for action. Retailers will be thinking of numerous tactics that they can adopt to grow gross profit. Over the...
  • Rising Chinese Wages Impact Global ManufacturingFor years, the cheap labor in China kept the price of goods affordable around the world. However, the National People’s Congress has recently approved higher pay scales throughout the country because the government wants to boost the Chinese domestic economy....
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  • China’s Bubbling Economy vs the Boiling PointLooking at today's economic climate in China, we're seeing the results of a long-term plan that has weathered some rather violent up-and-down swings over the past two decades. Like it or not, the PRC has risen to new ranks, as China now edges ever closer to overtaking Japan as the world's second-largest economy, and nearer to what some speculate to be the end of US dominance over the world's currency standard. What this means to wholesalers and retailers is really quite obvious, but there are still many things to take into consideration before forming a strategy of your own, as China's evolving markets form both a tempting and perilous place of business for the next few years.

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How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday Returns How Retailers Can Cope with Post-Holiday Returns

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for retail; everyone is all hopped up on eggnog and consumerism. And it shows. Year after year, many retailers make a majority of their sales in the fourth quarter. Although, just as...