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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...

  • Riding the Wave: Ocean Freight Rates Drop While Fuel Prices RiseRiding the Wave: Ocean Freight Rates Drop While Fuel Prices RiseAlert: murky waters ahead! A recent turn of events in the shipping arena will delight shippers, but dishearten carriers. At least in the short run that is, as the shipping industry continues to experience a decrease in ocean freight rates....
  • DirectLiquidation.com | 70% Off Retail on Name Brands | Cases, Pallets, TruckloadsWholesale auction marketplace for surplus inventory, customer returns, overstock and refurbished merchandise. We are the exclusive liquidator for several top US retailers stocking millions in inventory you can't find anywhere else. Free to register.
  • New Manufacturer.com Introduces Made in the USA Portal, Warehousing ArmJP Communications Inc. is proud to announce the launch of a newly upgraded Manufacturer.com, designed to better serve the needs of sourcing professionals and members from around the world. A sister property of TopTenWholesale.com, Manufacturer.com has been under the management...
  • Dropshipping: Sell Merchandise Online Without HassleIf you’re thinking of starting a business selling general merchandise online, but don’t have the resources for setting up a warehouse, dropshipping is an excellent option to consider. You can sell your products online with minimal startup costs by using dropshipping services because your dropshipper will do the entire product sorting, storing and shipping for you. All you need to do is promote and sell your products and provide customer service.
  • Dropshipping for Small Business MerchantsDropshipping is a viable ecommerce strategy for small online retailers and mail order merchants because it eliminates the need to buy and store inventory as well as the hassles of shipping out merchandise. Dropshipping offers numerous benefits for the small merchant including low overhead, high profit margins, no need for inventory, storage space and shipping.
  • Some Basic Truths about Consumers in 2010Companies that are expressing any doubts about the behavior of consumers this year would be best served remembering some basic truths about their customers, and buying habits of consumers in general. The times change, as do the economies; but human nature remains the same as it has been for a long time, and sellers who stay the course will be the ones who reap real rewards n the end.

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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...