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Shipping for Small Business: Your One-Stop Resource

Welcome to the hub designed to connect you to useful content and help you win at parcel and freight shipping.

Practical Logistics Services for Small Businesses

Shipping can be challenging for any size business, but for smaller companies, it can be especially stressful. If this sounds like what you're up against, breathe easy. The logistics experts at Worldwide Express work with thousands of small businesses in all industries to help relieve shipping anxiety — and we're ready to bring that knowledge and information to you.

This Small Business Shipping Hub introduces you to our solutions for improving your supply chain strategy, helps you learn about shipping trends and guides you through making smart decisions for parcel and freight shipping.

Want to add more value to your business? Check out our comprehensive shipping resources section.

Create a Smart Shipping Strategy

Logistics isn't one-dimensional and your shipping strategy shouldn't be, either. As your business evolves, we'll evaluate your strategy and recommend adjustments to help meet your changing needs. Your budget, products, customer demographics and geographic reach — these all affect which shipping method to use, what trends to follow, how often you ship and the type(s) of equipment you'll need.

Learn how to create and execute a shipping strategy that will help keep your business moving forward:

Turn Small Business Shipping into a Profit Center

Turn Small-Business Shipping Into a Profit Center

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Your Guide to SMB Shipping Success

Your Guide to SMB Shipping Success

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Freight vs Parcel

Freight vs. Parcel: Which One Is Right for You

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Scale from Parcel to LTL Freight

Scale From Parcel to LTL Freight in Times of Business Growth

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Continuously Improve Your Supply Chain

You can't always control your supply chain — imported materials get hung up at the ports, fulfillment centers hit snags and manufacturers deny returned products. You need to keep things on the move but knowing where to start and who to talk to when there's a glitch is half the problem. That's why you bring in a third-party logistics (3PL) provider like Worldwide Express. You can rely on us to get the ball rolling and resolve these issues as quickly as possible.

Start by understanding the benefits of demand planning, then dive into tips on how to make the most of your supply chain:

Freight Audit Explained

Make Smarter Shipping Decisions With a Freight Audit

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Inbound Freight Management

Inbound Freight Management: What You Need to Know

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Disaster Recovery Plan for Shipping

Be Ready With a Disaster Recovery Plan for Shipping

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Exploring Multi-Warehouse Freight Shipping

Exploring Multiple Warehouse Distribution Networks

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Budget-Friendly Shipping

There's more to the cost of shipping than moving your goods from point A to point B. Shipping costs can quickly add up, but you're steps ahead of the competition when you work with a 3PL. The rates you're quoted for reliable shipping services are typically reserved for companies that ship larger volumes. That's a big plus for smaller companies like yours.

In these blogs, you'll learn what goes into your total shipping cost, plus ways to reduce shipping costs and keep your budget in line:

Shipping Budgeting Tips

No More Guesswork: Shipping Budgeting Tips

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Avoid Common Freight Shipping Fees

How to Avoid 5 Common Hidden Freight Shipping Fees

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Small Package Shipping Rates

6 Ways to Cut Small Package Shipping Rates

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Tips for Keeping Shipping Costs Low

Tips for Keeping Shipping Costs Low

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Put an Effective E-Commerce Shipping Process in Place

Does your small business dabble in e-commerce shipping or is it a bigger part of your B2B focus? Either way, you need the right tools and resources to handle orders and shipments with speed and accuracy. Look no further. Our shipping technology, SpeedShip®, seamlessly integrates with popular e-commerce shopping cart software such as Shopify, WooCommerce and Magento.

We'll also help you integrate with a full ERP system to automate more shipping functions. Eliminating repetitive tasks, such as creating shipping labels, return labels and shipping documentation, will help you reduce shipping errors. Plus, it's a surefire way to get more accomplished in less time.

Keep your e-commerce business running smoothly by applying these insights to your shipping operations:

5 Reasons Ecommerce

E-commerce: 5 Reasons to Consider a 3PL

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Best Practices For Parcel Returns

Best Practices for Parcel Returns

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Build Customer Loyalty With Parcel Shipping Best Practices

How to Build Customer Loyalty Through Parcel Shipping

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Simplify Your Shipping With High-Performing Tools And Technology

Accuracy and time savings are top reasons to use shipping technology. SpeedShip, our proprietary transportation management system (TMS), lets you easily compare costs and transit times, select accessorials, add shipping insurance and more. You can also use our tools, like the freight density calculator, to help ensure more accurate freight quotes.

Become familiar with how technology can simplify your shipping process:

UPS Options

SpeedShip for UPS: The Shipping Tool That Helps You Deliver More

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Freight Carrier Map

Managing Freight Shipments Has Never Been Easier With SpeedShip

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What Can A TMS Do

What Can a TMS Do For You?

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Freight Density Calculator

Freight Density Calculator

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Choose Professional Carriers With High-Quality Shipping Services

It's a carrier's market — it has been for a long while. Working with us gives you access to more than 62,000 truckload and 65 less-than-truckload carriers on local, regional and national levels. If you have specialty shipments, we have carriers that handle hazardous materials, perishable goods, tradeshow events and more. Plus, as an authorized reseller of UPS® parcel shipping services, we'll connect you to top-notch expedited and ground solutions at exclusive prices.

Get a fresh perspective on how to choose carriers and maintain a good business relationship:

Become Shipper Of Choice In Freight Capacity Crisis

9 Tips on How to Become a Shipper of Choice

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How to Choose the Right Carrier

Choose the Right Shipping Carrier: 5 Steps to Success

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Carrier Relationship Management

How to Start a Relationship with a New Carrier

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Navigate Your Small Business Shipping With a 3PL Partner

There are so many facets to shipping, it can be overwhelming — especially in a tight shipping market. Your best resource is working with a 3PL provider that has strong connections with carriers. When you have experts at your side who have a deep understanding of how logistics fits with small businesses, you can rest assured knowing your needs will be met.

With these resources, you'll learn what a 3PL provider can do to meet your small business shipping needs:

3 Common Misconceptions of Third-Party Logistics

Debunking Third-Party Logistics Criticisms

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We Deliver Confidence

How Worldwide Express Partners for SMB Success

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Switching 3PLs: 4 Steps to Success

Switching 3PLs: 4 Steps to Success

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Discover How WWEX Can Optimize Your Shipping

Shipping may be a small part of your business, but it's critical to your overall success. We can adapt your shipping strategy to support your business goals, modify your operations to minimize challenges, and create efficiencies that bring value to your bottom line.

Get in touch with a shipping expert today.