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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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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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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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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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2021 USPS Price Change
By Pitney Bowes On January 27, 2021

2021 USPS Price Change

The United States Postal Service annual rate change went into effect Sunday, January 24th. What does this mean for ecommerce...


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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is Premium Shipping On Amazon Worth It?

Being able to provide fast and cost-effective shipping options to your buyer has always been a top priority in eCommerce...


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2020 USPS Rate Increases
By Amber Weber On January 3, 2020

2020 USPS Rate Increases

Peak shipping season is in full swing and you might have missed the proposed rate changes that were announced by the United...


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2019 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The holidays are just around the corner. And this year, local shoppers admittedly have a week less of shopping days due to a...


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Enhance Your Online Store With These Ecommerce Trends

The online marketplace can be a tough industry to break into as a small business, especially when you consider all of the...


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