Announcing New SKUs for Your Diverse Shipping Needs

New SKUs

Today we’re announcing some exciting upgrades to the ShipHawk product line.  We originally launched these offerings for two reasons: 1) to give enterprise customers an easy way to try our products out before purchasing and 2) to give small-to-midsized companies with lower complexity a way to access the magic of ShipHawk.  With today’s changes, that access now includes support for a wider range of services—parcel, large goods (LTL), home delivery as well as blanket wrap—in all SKUs, even our free starter product. We’ve also packaged a custom SKU for those of you looking to manage your current parcel and freight tariffs in a single place.

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The Most Wonderful Time of Year for Retailers and Parcel Carriers

holiday shopping and shipping

Whether it’s “Black Friday”, “Small Business Saturday, “Cyber Monday”, or simply holiday shopping—customers are out in droves making purchases during the months of November and December. In fact, according to the National Retail Federation, the average person is expected to spend $805 this holiday season. Early reports are showing that online retailers are the largest beneficiaries of the holiday shopping season, edging out traditional brick-and-mortar stores. “Consumers spent an estimated $4.45 billion online Thursday and Friday, with Black Friday sales rising 14% from a year ago, according to Adobe Systems Inc., which tracks purchases across 4,500 U.S. sites.” Furthermore, Visa, says that eCommerce spending by U.S. cardholders increased by 22% to $1.5 billion over the Thanksgiving holiday.

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A Key Trend in the Supply Chain: Increasing Product Diversity

Inventory management for the supply chain.

With the immense growth of online retail, there has been a huge impact on the supply chain. Not only has the supply chain become even more important to eCommerce, it has also become incredibly nuanced with constant innovations. Since efficient and effective supply chain management is a critical part of the eCommerce customer experience, there are several trends emerging from this part of the logistics landscape.

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