Not all dangerous goods are obvious, so it’s super important to be aware of what you need to declare when you’re shipping.
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My wife received an ecommerce package recently and when she pulled out the contents I was dumbfounded… The online merchant used a one metre rectangular tube to ship a 40cm product! You guessed it, the remaining 60cm was air inside the packaging tube. See video below…. Why does this matter I hear you ask? If
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Knowledge is power. With knowledge, you can make better decisions around your products lines and ship much more successfully. Here's your Shipping Success Checklist to review.
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avoid unpleasant surprises
We’re all weary of reading the fine print when signing an agreement. There always seem to be extra charges that come out of nowhere, however in transport they’re most likely spelled out to you in the agreement, but you don’t really know what they mean - until you incur them.
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High Cost of Shipping Bulky & Heavy Parcels
Many ecommerce merchants have been feeling the pinch of shipping margins in recent months and years, but there are a few good reasons for this. I discuss many issues around influences and types of shipping costs in my book ‘Shipping Smarter – A Guide to eCommerce Shipping’, however, few people expected the size of some
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manual handling surcharges
Steven Visic, Director of Smart Send discusses Manual Handling surcharges being charged by Australian freight and courier companies. The video goes into detail on the circumstances where the MHP surcharge can apply. This is a must watch for any ecommerce store shipping goods domestically to ensure you aren’t paying more than you should to ship
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As part of our ongoing initiatives to help the ecommerce community with the latest news, tips and advice, our new Shipping Smarter Podcast channel is now live.    We will be releasing podcasts every few weeks from industry experts that can help you get your ecommerce business humming, streamlined and gaining more and more sales. Listen now
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