Free Shipping

June 18, 2014

One of the biggest challenges Internet retailers have faced since day one is resistance to shipping fees. To make shopping on the web more like shopping in person, some merchants began offering shipping with online orders. Does free shipping really motivate website visitors to buy more? Let’s find out. Source


Target Shipping By The Numbers

February 5, 2014

A visualization of how Targets online orders are shipped around the country Source


Shipping and the Holidays

November 21, 2013

If you think you’re busy during the holidays, just imagine trying to process nearly 800 million holiday cards in one day. That is the task for many shipping companies and the USPS during this holiday rush. With so many people turning to online shopping for last-minute gifts, just how busy are parcel post workers? Source


The Holiday Rush

November 7, 2013

December 19 kicks off UPS’s Peak Week, the company’s busiest shipping week of the year. This year, UPS expects a flurry of last-minute shopping and shipping. Source


Battle Royale: FedEx vs. UPS

October 6, 2013

You may have encountered this dilemma before. In a hurry to ship a package, you suddenly have to make a quick decision between two parcel companies: FedEx and UPS. Which do you choose? If you think they are both the same, think again. Both have their advantages and disadvantages. Check out this infographic on the […]

15 Tips for Creating the Ideal Customer Experience: Order Fulfillment

September 10, 2013

Order fulfillment is more than just about shipping orders. It’s about delivering on the promises made to customers when they make a purchase. Fifth Gear explores 15 ways to delight your customers Fifth Gear

A Wine Connoisseur

A Wine Connoisseur’s Real Estate Guide to the United States of America

August 1, 2013

If you like drinking with friends, you’ll be in good company in these states. They rate near the highest in wine consumption! Source

The partners of e-commerce companies

The partners of e-commerce companies

June 7, 2013

The Italian e-commerce companies are faced with many choices. The main partners that provide its customer service, as the system of receipts, shipping carrier, the mailing system and platform to use for building their own online store. Source


How Shipping Companies Get Around Paying Your Insurance Claims

April 14, 2013

Investigative report on how shipping companies get out of paying your insurance claims. Source: Shipping Insurance

What the West Doesn’t Get About China

March 13, 2013

When many managers think about China, they imagine a container ship whose hold and deck are brimming with cartons of toys, clothing, iPhones, and other goods bound for the world’s consumer markets, whose populations power China’s economic engine. That view couldn’t be more wrong. Today, Asia’s ports mainly handle cargo moving within the region. — HBR […]


Holiday Shipping: The Anatomy of a Cardboard Box

December 18, 2012

For many retail businesses, the holiday season delivers an important revenue surge. And with lots of holiday shopping comes a boost in holiday shipping. In fact, UPS expects to deliver 120 million packages during the week before Christmas. Believe it or not, one of the most important decisions you can make when shipping holiday gifts […]

Trade Flow

Trade Flow

November 24, 2012

Check out the shipping lanes, official and unofficial, around Europe. A continental scale map and region-specific insets illustrate the scope and patterns from a snapshot of global shipping data. Source