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[WEBINAR] It’s Mid-Year Checkup Time: 3 Questions to Make Sure Your Shipping is Healthy

by Janet Granger | July 23, 2015 | No Comments

Small Business Shipping

It’s been an eventful year so far for shippers. From the U.S. Postal Service (USPS®) adopting new programs and rate increases, to private carriers adjusting their pricing models, shippers have undoubtedly felt the impact of these historic changes. Here at the midway point of 2015, it’s the perfect time for shippers to see how they’ve […]


Here’s Why It’s Time for SMBs to Rate Shop for Shipping and Mailing Services

by Bill Shannon | July 21, 2015 | No Comments

SMB Shipping Mailing

The last few times you stepped into a post office, did you notice anything different about your surroundings? You probably spotted new signage and branding, rolled out two years ago. But the United States Postal Service® has made more recent changes, too – and they have direct impact on the shipping processes of small and […]


Why Amazon May Be Onto Something with Its New Regional Delivery Plan

by Karen D'Andrea | July 14, 2015 | 3 Comments

Regional Delivery Amazon USPS

No parcel carrier has a more robust network, capable of making regular deliveries into every neighborhood in America, than the United States Postal Service. Even private carriers have acknowledged the Postal Service’s dominance through last-mile partnerships with the agency. Enter Amazon. The same company that’s previously floated the idea of transforming same-day package delivery with […]


3 Key Takeaways from the Postal Service’s May Rate Changes

by Janet Granger | July 8, 2015 | No Comments

USPS April Rate Change

  Here’s a look at the different parts of the USPS May 31, 2015 rate change, and what it means for you: 1. Mailing Services What has changed? Mailers who use postage meters, PC postage, permit imprint and pre-cancelled stamps, as well as those who presort their mail, receive a half-cent discount on their retail postage […]


5 Questions to Ask Yourself as You Build a Customer Loyalty Program

by Janet Granger | July 7, 2015 | No Comments

Customer Loyalty Program

Updated version of an original post by Jane Applegate. When was the last time a company made you feel special? Maybe it was when your favorite coffee shop remembered your birthday and gave you a coupon for a free drink? Or maybe the hotel you stayed at gave you a room upgrade after you had […]


Productivity Secrets for Entrepreneurs Running Global Small Business

by Rieva Lesonsky | June 30, 2015 | No Comments

Small Business Global Productivity

Time management is a challenge for every entrepreneur. But as your small business expands to selling globally, the challenges involved in managing your time grow exponentially. How can you maximize productivity when doing business internationally? The essential principles are the same as for any small business owner, but some elements take on even more importance […]


3 Ways to Go Mobile and Meet Your Customers in the Palm of Their Hands

by Janet Granger | June 25, 2015 | No Comments

Mobile Small Business

Updated version of an original post by Misty Young. Of all the hats small business owners wear these days, the one that may be most unfamiliar to them – and the one that’s also the newest – is that of social media manager. There are just too many platforms, and new ones being added all […]