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To Ship Free, or Not to Ship Free – That’s the Question for E-commerce Retailers

The question of offering free shipping or not offering free shipping is on e-tailer’s minds year-round. Free shipping has become the norm, especially during the holiday season; 70 percent of shoppers have the expectation of receiving free shipping during the holidays, and 83 percent of consumers search for free shipping when shopping online, according

By | 2018-11-20T18:16:23+00:00 November 20th, 2018|

5 Ways to Avoid Import Delays

If your business is global, then you know how complex the border clearance process can be. For those that import goods into the U.S., complying with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) requirements for each and every shipment can make the difference between speedy satisfaction and difficult delays. In fact, 80 percent of delayed

By | 2018-10-01T19:28:30+00:00 September 12th, 2018|

Do You Have Your EAR to the Ground When It Comes to Compliance?

If you are considering taking your small or mid-sized business global, then you already know that international trade is on the move, and that exporting can create new opportunities while increasing revenue. You likely also know that trade creates new challenges, while potentially increasing administrative headaches. That’s especially true for exporters, because complying

By | 2018-08-21T20:31:05+00:00 August 21st, 2018|

It’s Beginning to Feel like Christmas in July for Many Businesses

For most Americans, July is all about Independence Day, family vacations and warm weather. But for those in the e-commerce business, mid-summer signals something entirely different: the impending arrival of the Christmas shopping season. Yes, we have months to go before Black Friday and Cyber Monday madness, but holiday offers and pre-holiday promotions

By | 2018-07-03T18:27:41+00:00 July 3rd, 2018|

4 Key Considerations to Shipping Chemicals Across the Border

If your company manufactures or distributes chemicals, you are no doubt aware that in 2016 the Lautenberg Act amended the decades-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). It established for the first time requirements for the comprehensive evaluation of existing chemicals in commerce, while also strengthening the review of new chemicals. While pesticides, tobacco

By | 2018-08-07T21:14:04+00:00 June 19th, 2018|

Understanding Duties on Goods Returned to the U.S.

Global trade is transforming businesses large and small. Today, more than 400,000 U.S. companies are doing business abroad; of those, 98 percent are small and medium-sized organizations. While cross-border trade provides access to vast new audiences of potential customers, it also brings some challenges – specifically when it comes to understanding the border clearance

By | 2018-05-08T16:12:38+00:00 May 8th, 2018|

4 Ways to Prepare Your Business for the Chinese New Year

The Chinese New Year falls on February 16 this year, so your global commerce preparations should begin now. In China, this holiday is equivalent to our Christmas, Thanksgiving and the Super Bowl combined. China is the third largest export partner with the United States after Canada and Mexico, and the fastest-growing major destination for

By | 2018-05-23T17:54:58+00:00 January 9th, 2018|

How to Step Up Your Holiday Shipping Game

Black Friday 2017 set holiday sales records, but it was only the beginning.  According to Adobe Digital Insights, consumers spent more than $5 billion online in the 24 hours after Thanksgiving day, bringing an already explosive e-commerce marketplace to new levels. With weeks left before Christmas, it’s a sure bet that digital sales will

By | 2018-05-23T17:54:31+00:00 December 5th, 2017|
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