How to Keep Dimensional Weight Costs Down

In a previous blog post, we explained dimensional weight and how to calculate it. Both FedEx and UPS have announced that dimensional weight rules would apply to all shipments beginning in 2015. On top of that, shipping rates are expected to increase. If you’re not prepared, your expenses may increase when more of your shipments are subjected to the dimensional rates. In this post, we’ll go over some tips to help you lessen the blow. More...

Dimensional 'Weight' Explained

Dimensional weight, or dim weight, has always been around for the air shipping industry. In 2007, ground carriers began charging for dim weight to protect themselves from the cost of transporting lightweight, but bulky packages. The term dimensional “weight” is somewhat of a misnomer. The volume or “dimension” is what’s actually being measured, but this is converted to into a theoretical weight – what the package could be expected to weigh given how much space it takes up. More...

Design Basics for Mobile Ecommerce

Ecommerce purchases coming from mobile devices are increasing every day. However, mobile consumers can be even more fickle than your regular users, and with good reason – mobile web browsing is often a cumbersome experience. This is especially the case for websites that are not designed for mobile devices. To keep mobile customers from bouncing off of your site or abandoning their carts, make sure that your website abides by these design guidelines for mobile websites. More...

Amazon Prime Pantry: A Great Example of Kitting

Earlier this year, Amazon launched a new program for its Prime members called “Prime Pantry.” The service is like a custom kitting process. Customers are allowed to order as many grocery items that will fit in a 4-cubic-foot box that holds up to 45 lbs. As customers add items to their cart, they are told what percentage of the box is filled. When the order is complete, the box ships for a flat rate of $5.99 (regardless of how full it is). More...