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Thriving in the Age of Amazon: The Ultimate Guide to Competing Against Amazon

Tips and Tricks, Strategy, Amazon, Retail

During the Age of Amazon, retail has become an increasingly tough business. Personalization and innovation are fundamental for retailers’ survival now more than ever. When it comes to selling and shipping in the digital age, Amazon is one of the largest influencers for customer expectations and behavior. They’ve determined the rules of e-commerce and retail overall, as they now control 49% of the US e-commerce market at 5% of all retail sales. This display of power was evident when analysts estimated that Amazon generated over $10.1 billion in sales on its best day last year.

How do you stack up in the Age of Amazon? We’ve compiled a few tips to help you remain competitive and get started on thinking about retail shipping the same way that Amazon does.

The Current State of Shipping: Pacejet's Annual Survey

Tips and Tricks, Strategy, Carriers

Shipping is quickly becoming a complex element for many business owners. Shippers find its complexity challenging as it continues to grow and evolve over the years. If it’s been complex and difficult for you, you are not alone. We understand that the state of shipping has transformed over the years and it’s been a costly effort for shippers like you to keep up. 

4 Keys to Drive More Profit From Your Supply Chain

Tips and Tricks, Strategy, Partners

Too many businesses rely on manual entry, spreadsheets, and gut instinct to manage their warehouses and businesses. There's a better way to operate. With the right tools connected with your ERP, you can implement these 4 keys to drive more profit from your supply chain. Read on to learn more.

How do you compete with Amazon and UPS using your return policy

Tips and Tricks, Strategy

It’s been over a year since industry giants Amazon and UPS both introduced new return shipping tools and policies that directly impacted retailers. On October 2nd, 2017, Amazon launched a policy that “automatically authorizes” returns for customers receiving orders through the fulfilled by seller shipping program. In tandem with this new process, UPS also announced a streamlined return policy that enables customers to easily print prepaid return labels.

But how has any of this affected your business? What steps have you put in place to help your customers return with ease? 

Pacejet loves to uncover shipping trends and truths that help us improve customer operations, save money, and move businesses forward. That's why we believe in the science of shipping—because companies are ever-evolving and data, analytics, and flashes of brilliance can help you get where you want to go.

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