236 Potential Promotions for 2019

We all know of the big holidays for eCommerce: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas. Then, of course, there are 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Valentines. Almost every retailer in the country does some type of promotion around the big holidays....

USPS Automated Package Verification (APV) system is now in effect

USPS Automated Package Verification (APV) system, which USPS announced earlier this year is now in effect. APV changes how USPS handles shipments with under- and overpaid postage. This change impacts all SmartShyp customers. First and foremost, we...

USPS Rate Increases for 2019

It’s that time of year again - rate increases from USPS are looming on the horizon and it’s time to start preparing. Put it on your calendar for early January to make any adjustments to your pricing and customer service strategy to reflect the...

Pitney Bowes and SmartShyp Partner to Provide Merchants with Simple, Seamless and Secure Shipping

June 28, 2018 09:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time STAMFORD, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI), a global technology company that provides commerce solutions in the areas of mailing, shipping, data and ecommerce, today announced their...

236 Potential Promotions for 2019

We all know of the big holidays for eCommerce: Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Christmas. Then, of course, there are 4th of July, Memorial Day, and Valentines. Almost every retailer in the country does some type of promotion around the big holidays. But did you know there...

USPS Rate Increases for 2019

It’s that time of year again - rate increases from USPS are looming on the horizon and it’s time to start preparing. Put it on your calendar for early January to make any adjustments to your pricing and customer service strategy to reflect the changes which take...

Holiday Shipping Deadlines for 2018

Q4 2018 Is Going to be Big! Get Prepared Now! It’s that time of year. The big Q4! And while that means greater sales and profits for your business, it also means greater stress and pressure. 2018 is going to be big! According to Internet...

5 Marketing Tips for Slow Summer Sales

5 Tips for Driving Sales during the Slowest Months of the Year Traditionally, retail sales are at their lowest during the summer months of June through August. The good news for eCommerce retailers is that eCommerce can still have steady sales during these slow...

Keys to Spotting the Next eCommerce Trends

How to predict consumer trends and add value to your brand What brought you to eCommerce? Was it the ability to work remotely with flexible hours—a break from the 9–5? Or was it the thrill of being the first to know what’s “in”? Apart from practicality, many are drawn...

Smart Pricing for your Product

Smart Pricing for Your Product Whether you are just starting your business, or you have been at it for a while, one question you need to ask yourself is how you should price your products. Setting a price at the beginning of your business and keeping it the same year...

In Stock for All Seasons

Ordering Product Ahead of Your Timeline Now that the weather is warming up, your sales might very well warm up too as customers look ahead to spring and summer. With tax refunds rolling in and strong consumer spending trends during the spring months (see April 2017),...

4 tips for better shipping

4 Ways to Improve your Shipping System When your eCommerce business starts to take off you'll surely be excited by some increased numbers. To see growth in traffic, sales, and revenue is wonderful! But there are certain increases that can become costly if you're...

Money Saving Tips for Your Business

Money Saving Tips for Your Business Forbes’ economic forecast for 2018 predicts steady consumer spending after a positive 2017. That should offer you motivation for the new year as you plan new ways to reach new customers. The beginning of the calendar year is the...

Shipping Rate Increases for 2018

Shipping Rate Increases for 2018 All across the board shipping companies tend to raise their rates each year. There are a few reasons for this - in addition to keeping current operations running it also helps them expand services, bolster existing services, and keep...

Stay Ahead of the eCommerce Curve for 2018

As is the case for so many online retailers and eCommerce professionals, 2017 has been a year of growth and learning. More and more consumers are doing their shopping online than ever before. In fact, Forbes notes that Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest eCommerce day...

12 New Social Media Tools For Your Business

Social media platforms and tools change quickly. Here is a list of new social media tools to try in 2017. There are tools to generate and curate content, launch and measure campaigns, and connect with experts and customers. Most of the tools are free or have free...

5 Expensive eCommerce Shipping Mistakes

Ecommerce shipping mistakes like choosing the wrong service level, using too much packaging, or even not researching what it will cost to ship a given product can cost online retailers money. Fortunately, most, if not all, ecommerce shipping mistakes are easy to...