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Shopify Monthly Subscription Plans

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Shopify is a subscription-based eCommerce platform that helps businesses of all sizes launch online storefronts and immediately begin selling their goods to customers all over the world. Shopify wisely realized that the value of their platform stemmed from the number of merchants they could sign up. There are three different Shopify subscription plans for clients …

Understanding the Importance of a Bill of Lading (BOL)

Whether you’re shipping a full truckload (FTL) or less-than-truckload (LTL) freight shipment, it is vitally important that the shipment is accompanied by a Bill of Lading. Also known in the industry as a BOL, this is a legal document outlining the details of a shipment and it serves as a legal contract between the carrier …

Shopify – The Powerful eCommerce Shopping Cart Platform

Shopify was founded in 2006 by Toby Lutke because he could not find a simple set of software tools to build his own eCommerce website. Toby lives in Canada and was looking to create a niche site to sell snowboards and winter merchandise on. Toby took matters into his own hands and, after a couple …

Understanding and Explaining Fuel Surcharges

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A fuel surcharge (FSC) is a mechanism in the transportation and logistics industry that aids in balancing the regional, global, or seasonal variations in fuel costs. It can be assessed as a flat rate fee or charged on a variable basis by mile traveled or as a percentage upcharge on a given shipment. FCS’s are …

3PL Tips for Amazon FBA-Prep

Amazon FBA prep

Amazon is the undisputed juggernaut in the world of online commerce and many clients ask us about our Amazon FBA-prep service. Their dominance in the space does not mean that your company should rely on Amazon for 100% of your online orders though. Many DTC retailers are instead choosing an omni-channel approach and relying on …

Understanding LTL Freight Classification in 2022

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If your business ships freight using less-than-truckload (LTL) services, it is vitally important to understand freight classification. Originally created for the railroad freight industry, and later adopted by the LTL industry, freight classification was established to categorize goods and standardize shipping prices. Identifying the correct LTL freight class can be a tall order, and incorrect …

What Are 1PL’s, 2PL’s, 3PL’s, 4PL’s, & 5PL’s?

1PL's, 2PL's, 3Pl's, 4PLs, 5PLs

The world of logistics is a dynamic and rapidly evolving environment. As a nation of on-demand consumers, we are all greatly dependent upon the various companies that make up the logistics spiderweb that is ingrained in the fabric of our society. Logistics in its most basic defined form is the process of managing how resources …

Should Your Business be Using TikTok for Marketing in 2022?

If your business sells products on an eCommerce platform, you are probably no stranger to the world of direct response online marketing. Successful TikTok marketing campaigns can be a driving force for sales, and it’s no secret that social media sites are excellent launchpads for online advertising.  While there are many moving parts to advertising …

Shipping Costs 101: Dimensional Weight & Delivery Area Surcharges

UPS / FedEx Dim weight

Shipping costs should be simple right? You place your packed box on the scale, enter the customer’s address, and get a price from the shipping software. The package is then tendered to the carrier and a happy customer awaits the delivery 😊. A few weeks later you are reconciling your billing statement from the carrier, and …