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Three Ways to Gain B2B Traction Online

The Covid 19 pandemic has forever changed the way people spend money. Business-to-Consumers (B2C) were early adopters of...


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Google Makes a Shift for E-commerce

 

As the world continues to change, e-commerce continues to grow.

Throughout the past year, e-commerce has flourished and...


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Press Release: DS Announces Partnership with Advanced Shipping Manager

DesktopShipper excitedly announces a new partnership with Advanced Shipper Manager. As two thought leaders in the small parcel...


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March E-commerce News Wrap-up

Another month of 2021 down, which means another wrap-up of industry news coming your way! Typical to past Q1 months, it was a...


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E-commerce Projected to Hit $1 Trillion by 2022

As Q1 of 2021 comes to a close, analysts are trying to project what consumer habits will be. With the coronavirus vaccine's...


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Gaining Leverage as a Small Business Owner

Creating a Successful E-commerce Site

This past year, with government shutdowns and covid-19, it seems like almost everything...


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How Private Label is Changing E-commerce

If you have been paying attention to e-commerce as of late, you might have noticed there were (and continue to be) massive...


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February Wrap Up
By DesktopShipper On March 3, 2021

February Wrap Up

Well, it's been somewhat of a February slump in the e-commerce industry. This stall comes as no surprise due to the slowing...


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Q4 2020 E-commerce Sales
By DesktopShipper On February 24, 2021

Q4 2020 E-commerce Sales

The numbers are (finally!) here, and they are a little different than expected. As you are probably aware by now, e-commerce...


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UK Issues New Value Added Tax (VAT)

With a new year comes new challenges--and apparently lots of new commerce laws! As the United Kingdom officially withdraws...


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Fulfillment Trends to Focus On In 2021

2020 was undoubtedly a whirlwind. From economics to social change, no one can doubt that 2020 will go down in history. During...


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January 2021 Wrap-Up
By DesktopShipper On February 4, 2021

January 2021 Wrap-Up

The saga continues in January with high e-commerce sales, supply chain blockages, mobile commerce surge, and carriers...


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2020 Customer Review Achievements

We are so excited to share that in 2020, DesktopShipper received multiple customer review achievements! DesktopShipper is...


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2020 Ecommerce Overview
By DesktopShipper On January 7, 2021

2020 Ecommerce Overview

Wow, 2020 was a challenging year! Without sounding too cliché, the Covid19 worldwide shutdown brought a huge silver lining for...


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December Ecommerce Wrap-Up

Despite the economic downturn and a record percentage of unemployed Americans, retail sales projections continued to increase...


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FedEx Continues Pandemic Surcharge Indefinitely

"New year, new you!" While many use January as a fresh start, sometimes we have trouble shaking habits from the old year. That...


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The Best Books to Read When You Own a Business

This time of year often brings on reflection, resolutions, and is a time that many set goals for the new year. If growing your...


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DesktopShipper Welcomes Todd Dunlop as Chief Operating Officer, Looks to Focus on Next Level Growth

For Immediate release. Full release download can be found here: DS News - COO - 12102020This year, DesktopShipper has seen...


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Save Money Without Losing Quality

Here at DesktopShipper, our specialty is Logistics and Transportation, both vital functions of an efficient Supply Chain. Not...


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November Ecommerce Wrap-up

Companies of all sizes spend a lot of money on advertising leading up to big holiday shopping days, but it is a consumer...


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How to Stop

According to CNBC, “about 1.7 million packages are stolen or lost every day in the U.S.” On top of that, Value Penguin states...


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Small Business Saturday in Portland, OR

DesktopShipper was established in Portland, Oregon and has always had a love for all the creative energy that resides here....


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2020 Singles Day Recap
By DesktopShipper On November 20, 2020

2020 Singles Day Recap

Singles Day, also known at Double 11, was a day created in China to celebrate single-ness! A shopping day created to have a...


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How to Plan for Cyber Monday

2020 has already broken all the records within e-commerce. Considering consumer spending grew 44.4% in Q2, which is normally a...


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Is Black Friday Dead?
By DesktopShipper On November 17, 2020

Is Black Friday Dead?

Yes, you read that right – Could this decades long shopping tradition be on the brink of extinction? Experts alike are...


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DesktopShipper Named FrontRunner for Order Management Software

DesktopShipper is excited to announce that it has been named a FrontRunner for Order Management software by Software Advice....


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Save More: Is Using a Shipping UI Worth the Initial Investment?

Fact: All shipping solutions cost money. You might be paying via an upfront monthly fee, or you might be paying extra cents...


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Singles Day 2020
By DesktopShipper On November 2, 2020

Singles Day 2020


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October Wrap-Up: New in Ecommerce

We have heard time and time again that 2020 has been an unprecedented year, and that could not be truer for the ecommerce...


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Handling Q4 Fatigue
By DesktopShipper On October 23, 2020

Handling Q4 Fatigue

Q4 has historically been a stressful time for retailers. It is filled packed storefronts, lines out the door, gift wrapping...


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USPS Temporary Shipping Cost Increase

2020 has brought us Tiger King, an extra 20-pounds of quarantine weight, and a massive influx of ecommerce orders. (See how...


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Grow Your Business, Not Your Workload

When starting a business, you are doing more than just creating a product or service. It doesn’t take long before you find...


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How e-Commerce has been affected by COVID-19

In mid-March, the United States experienced unprecedented times when essentially the entire country shut down with stay-home...


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Preparing for Q4
By DesktopShipper On September 30, 2020

Preparing for Q4

2020 is without a doubt, an unprecedented year. The novel coronavirus forced everything to go online. Consumers were panic...


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5 Ways to Support USPS this Fall

 


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