Is Shipping Theft on the Rise? A Few Reasons You Should Insure Your Shipments

Whether a package is stolen in transit, from the recipient's front porch, or from a mailing facility, shipping theft is a frightening issue that happens across many different shipping industries. According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, cargo theft is an issue that costs anywhere from $15 billion to $30 billion annually. Recent stats for cargo theft include a slew of nut shipments in California and a recent bout of thefts in Dallas, TX. Transportation business leader and cri ...

Want To Save on Box Shipping Rates? How To Ship Cheaply

A lot of people forget about shipping fees until they start packaging. In addition to the cost of the item, there are a number of other costs that come along with packaging up shipments to be sent off to their destination. Whether you are a business shipping items to your consumers or an individual shipping to another individual, shipping materials and costs can really add up. Here's how you can guarantee the cheapest box shipping rates possible without sacrificing quality transport f ...

Is International Shipping Insurance Worth It?

If you sell your wares online or need to get a package to someone outside the country, you may have considered purchasing package insurance. When you ship domestically, the cost of insurance for shipping is often covered up to a certain amount. But if you want secure international delivery, you'll likely want to look into getting private shipping insurance. Although it may be an added cost, secure package delivery is typically well worth it: you'll have peace of mind that the reci ...

5 Steps for Secure Shipping

No matter what you're sending or where it's going, there's one thing on your mind when you purchase a gift online: making sure that it gets to the recipient. Secure shipping is very important for those who are sending packages to their loved ones. To make sure that your package or parcel gets to its destination on time and intact, follow these five easy steps: Package your shipment securely Reinforce all box edges with two-inch tape. Brown or clear packaging tape, reinforced ...

3 Shipping Options That Anger Customers

During the holiday season and beyond, shipping remains one of the biggest causes of stress in the e-commerce community. Between inflated shipping costs that cover package insurance as well as secure shipping, to the trend in holiday "porch pirates" who steal unattended packages, shipping is a nightmare that lasts beyond the check out screen. But how do retailers avoid these customer frustrations? It's simple, really. Here are the top three things to avoid when shipping a package ...

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