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UPS, FedEx and DHL international shipping weight calculator

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Below are some of the pains that eCommerce businesses may experience with international shipments. Dimensional weight miscalculations This will put your business in the awkward position of needing to contact every customer that places an order to collect extra money for shipping. Losing money Getting billed more than expected by shipping carriers may result in you not hitting your target margins...

APO and FPO shipping

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Most eCommerce businesses get orders or inquiries from customers with an APO or FPO shipping address. Now, like most eCommerce businesses, you likely want to fulfill every order possible. But what is an APO or FPO address, and how do I ship my goods there? What is an APO or FPO? APO and FPO are abbreviations used by the US Military Postal Service to deliver mail and packages to military personnel...

Free trade exists in ecommerce, just not for the United States

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I truly believe the vision of free trade is good for business, good for economies, good for the world, and good for America. Too bad that, at the moment, it’s not fair or free and has never been. Today, agreements such as NAFTA, CAFTA or TPP still leave specific countries, states, or provinces on the wrong end of a deal, and it is usually the United States holding the bag. In the next five years...

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