Parcel Select Lightweight is an excellent alternative to Priority Mail as it allows customers to ship lightweight packages from 3.5 to 16 ounces at a per ounce rate, nearly half the price of USPS, UPS, and FedEx grounds services. Best Mailers shipped via Parcel Select Lightweight are a perfect combo of efficient packaging and low […]
New carrier rates for small parcel shippers are forcing packaging changes. Until recently, packages under 3 cubic ft. were charged by weight alone. No longer. USPS, UPS and FedEx apply DIM weight to all parcels, big or small. What is DIM, you ask? DIM Weight = Length x Height x Width (cubic volume) / Volumetric […]
If you ship small parcels, you need to know about Commercial Plus Cubic USPS launched Commercial Plus Cubic rates a few years ago. Unfortunately USPS has done a limited job of marketing and educating their commercial customers about who should be using it. After reviewing countless technical specs, pricing charts, and numerous discussions with USPS […]
Corrugate box: many slow steps Best Mailer: No Tape – No Void Fill – No Hassle
It’s been over a decade since the U.S. Postal Service changed its price structure to shape-based pricing. That doesn’t mean that the USPS has gotten better at explaining its not-so-new rate system to customers. Their website provides postage rates, but won’t provide guidance to develop postage-efficient packaging strategies. Once you understand the basics below, you […]
Until recently, if you shipped a carton under three cubic feet, none of the carriers cared much about your box size – it was all about weight. Today, the major carriers have wised up – they want smaller packages so that they can fill trucks and fill planes. The carriers have adjusted their rate structures […]
Is your packaging unboxing worthy? Do you care? If you want a second order, you should. As an ecommerce seller, your tactile touch points are extremely limited. You need to make those physical touch points speak volumes about your brand quality. Here’s 3 tips to make your packaging unboxing worthy. 1. Make your packaging sturdy Nothing cheapens […]
You’re fine-tuning your social media campaign constantly. Cost per acquisition is down and conversion rates are up. Getting that first order is key – but what are you doing to turn that single order into a lifetime customer? Here are 5 tips to bring first-time customers back for more. 1. Include a thank you note. […]
It is time to take control of your brand, make an impression, and make it memorable. eCommerce packaging is 99% boring, brown, and without thought. We understand – you’re focused on your product, on your Facebook / Instagram / Pinterest branding game, your click throughs, abandoned shopping carts and Adwords. At Best Mailer, we can […]
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