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How Package Size and Carrier Charges Affect the Shipper You Choose

Choosing the right shipping solution for your needs takes time. Learn the key things to choosing a parcel carrier.

Shipping Costs

Understanding Your Shipping Information, Step by Step

Deciphering invoices is a headache for many companies, and what they don’t know can cost them.

Shipping Costs, Shipping Refunds

Customer Service: The Importance of NPS

Knowing the Net Promoter Score can help a company gain insight on how to turn customers into an extension of marketing.

NPS

The Priceless Post-Purchase Experience


The post-purchase experience has massive potential for companies to increase customer engagement, satisfaction, and loyalty.

eCommerce, Logistics, Supply Chain

Say Anything w/Jose Li


What happens behind the curtain? We ask seven questions to our fearless leader, and the answers are...interesting.

Q+A

Understanding Foreign Trade Zones


Tariffs on products from China can benefit US companies. A look at current taxes, imports, duties, and savings.

Savings, Shipping Costs, Foreign Trade Zone

Shipping: Are Dollars You’re Owed Hiding in Plain Sight?

The UPS Guaranteed Refund can work in a business’s favor if they know which incidents qualify.

Shipping Refunds, UPS

Employing SaaS Within the Supply Chain (+Why It’s So Important)

Cloud-based Software as a Service (SaaS) supply-chain management systems are complex, but their advantages are easy to understand.

eCommerce, Technology

Third-Party Logistics: How the “Man in the Middle” Impacts Your Business

Third-party logistics (3PL) companies come in many shapes and sizes, but they all have one thing in common.

eCommerce, Logistics

eCommerce Logistics at Scale: The Journey of a Thousand Miles

The last mile may be the final leg of the journey, but it’s often first on a long list of logistical problems.

Shipping Costs, Logistics, eCommerce

The Top eCommerce Trends and Predictions in 2019

What should eCommerce organizations watch out for in 2019? Experts say it’s all about logistics and fulfilling customer expectations.

UPS, eCommerce

Shipping Surcharges That Erode Your Bottom Line

Up to a third of your overall shipping expenses can be attributed to surcharges. Know what they are and how to avoid them.

Surcharges, Shipping Costs

Pro Tips for Negotiating Shipping Contracts

The best way to take control of high shipping costs is to negotiate your parcel shipping contracts. 

Carrier Agreements, Contract Negotiations, Surcharges, Waivers

Ways You Can Reduce the Cost of Shipping

Shipping takes a big chunk of your budget, but is vital to most businesses. Learn how you can offset the ever growing expense.

Shipping Costs, rejected from UPS

71lbs Partners with SGIA

We're thrilled to introduce a partnership with the Specialty Graphic Imaging Association.

SGIA, Partnerships

What's with those UPS Denial Emails?


Have you received UPS denial emails in regards to your late delivery refund claim? What it means for you...

UPS, Shipping Refunds

5 Tips to Assess your Carrier's Shipping Agreement 

Our dashboard is chock full of ways to analyze your carrier's agreement and better understand your shipping. 

FedEx, Products, Carrier Agreements, UPS

3 More Ways Business Owners Can Save Money on Shipping

Our CEO, Jose Li, breaks down three fresh options to lower your FedEx & UPS shipping costs.

Shipping Costs, FedEx, UPS

71lbs New Dashboard Facelift


We’ve updated our dashboard! Get new insights into your company’s shipping habits including shipment details and more.

Announcements, Products

71lbs named one of "eight top startups in Fort Lauderdale"

We're proud be listed alongside so many innovative companies! Check us out in The Tech Tribune's review of FTL startups.

Press

A Tale of A City: South Florida Edition

How does a shipment travel to/from South Florida? We tell the story of a package from point A to point B. 

Shipping Facts

71lbs Now Available on Intuit QuickBooks Apps Store

We're live on the Quickbooks App Store! We're thrilled to be the latest addition to the Intuit Developer Platform.

Partnerships, Announcements

Managing Shipping Costs During the Holiday Season

While merchants are compiling their own shopping lists, they are also focused on the busiest shipping season of the year. 

Shipping Costs, Holidays

Real-Time Shipping vs. Flat-Rate Shipping article by 3dCart

Partner 3dCart discusses the pros and cons of real-time shipping vs. flat-rate shipping, including optimizing for cost savings.

Partnerships, Shipping Costs

Collect your Shipping Refunds with 71lbs

An increase in e-commerce sales of more than 15% since 2015 has changed how merchants handle their small package fulfillment.

FedEx, Shipping Refunds, UPS

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