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Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing, Retail & Inventory, Shipping, Social Media

Your Guide to Mastering the End-of-Year Holidays

The holidays provide great revenue opportunities for your retail business. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reports that in 2016, holiday retail sales reached $658.3 billion nationwide (which exceeded its expectations by $3 billion!) – $122.9 billion of which was obtained online. So how can you prepare your shop for the peak spending holidays? Here, we’ll… Read more

Retail & Inventory, Shipping

Ramp Up Your Retail Inventory for the Holidays 🎁

Have you ever wondered why the shopping day after Thanksgiving is called Black Friday? Some believe it was given the name to mark the day many retailers begin to turn a profit for the year. According to a study from the National Retail Federation (the nation’s largest retail trade association), many small and mid-sized retailers… Read more

Retail & Inventory, Shipping

Boost Your Shipping Success With a Mid-Year Review

We’re almost halfway through 2017 already, and the approaching mid-year point serves as a perfect opportunity to devote some time to taking stock of your operations and looking for ways to grow your business in the second half of the year. Revisit your shipping strategy FedEx, UPS and the U.S. Postal Service have all recently… Read more

Retail & Inventory, Shipping

Inventory Management Tips, Part 1: Supply Chain

Whether you’re an Amazon seller or other small retail business owner, one of the biggest costs in your business operations is inventory. Inventory is a necessary cost of doing business for retailers of all sizes – after all, without inventory you wouldn’t have any products to sell! But many small businesses are starting to look… Read more

Advertising, Branding Your Business, Business Plan, Marketing, SEO, Shipping, Small Business Tools, Starting A Business, Website Design

4 Things You Need to Know Before Setting Up an Online Store

More than half a million Americans start businesses every month. Some businesses succeed. Many fail. When the latter happens it isn’t necessarily for lack of startup capital. In many cases, business owners fail to do the research necessary to create a successful business. Educating yourself about your industry and doing strong foundational work for your… Read more

Business Inspiration, Equipment, Retail & Inventory, Shipping, Transportation & Trucking

Best Trucking Podcasts to Follow

Top 10 Great Podcasts for Truckers and Trucking Industry Pros Truckers and trucking industry professionals who spend a lot of time on the road can tap into these great podcasts for truckers to get more information about industry trends as well as business and operational advice to grow their business faster. Ask the Trucker With… Read more

Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing, Retail & Inventory, Shipping

Spring Cleaning For Your Small Business

  Spring is in the air, and you know what that means: spring cleaning. As the season begins to change, it’s the perfect time to clean out your home AND your business. You can take this time to go through your finances, old files, and inbox; evaluate employees; and even clean up your inventory. Getting… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Retail & Inventory, Shipping

The Procrastinator’s Guide to Finalizing Your 2015 End of Year Finances

The Procrastinator's Guide to Finalizing Your 2015 End of Year Finances

The end of the year can be a stressful time for small business owners, because you have to deal with lots of issues and challenges from every direction. You need to keep making payroll and keep getting paid, while dealing with the holiday shopping season (if you run a retail business), and maintaining your year-end… Read more

Retail & Inventory, Shipping

4 Lesser-Known Dropshipping Strategies for Small Retailers

  If you’re a small-to-mid-sized business owner, you’re thoroughly aware of how hard and challenging it can be to present your customers with the best possible assortment of quality products. You most likely have goals to expand your store, product line, services, and create a hub that better serves your customers. But things like a… Read more

Retail & Inventory, Shipping, Technology

Shyp Expands Its Offerings to Make Shipping Even Easier

Shyp Expands Its Offerings to Make Shipping Even Easier

If shipping is a core part of your business, you’re not alone. It can be a huge cost center, a risk to maintaining high customer satisfaction and a way to get your wares out into the world. UPS and FedEx have been taking steps to make shipping easier, faster and more tech-enabled. Even the United… Read more