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International Shipping Rates Sinking your business?

International Shipping Rates Sinking your business?

We can help. Firstmile has the versatility to handle both your domestic and international shipments.  Our unique technology provides one simple interface, one simple invoice, and one consolidated pick up by... Read More
Multi-Carrier eCommerce all with one partner?

Multi-Carrier eCommerce all with one partner?

Our Solution : Firstmile’s Xparcel What if you had a company that could shop each of your packages across all carriers along with their various service levels and then provide... Read More
Is it possible to get 2-3 day ground transits at affordable rates?

Is it possible to get 2-3 day ground transits at affordable rates?

The Holy Grail of E-Commerce Shipping: 2-3 Day Ground, at affordable rates. Why? Ecommerce shoppers have become accustomed to free 2-Day shipping via our favorite gorilla, Amazon. That has forced many online retailers,... Read More
An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure

  How does the saying go…. “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure?” When dealing with expenses in the e-commerce world the last thing that we want to... Read More
2020 Ecommerce Statistics

2020 Ecommerce Statistics

Whether you own an online business or purchase from online businesses, eCommerce statistics are always interesting and informative to know where this social practice is headed. Not long ago 99... Read More
6 Points Every Online Store Owner Must Consider

6 Points Every Online Store Owner Must Consider

The world of shipping has changed dramatically in the last 5 years.  The explosion of successful online stores has forced the national carriers to get more creative and cost effective.... Read More
Shipping Rates Set to Change for 2020

Shipping Rates Set to Change for 2020

  No one needs to be told this time of the year is going to be busy but once the hustle and bustle is over after the holidays have you asked... Read More
Why Parcel Audits Exist

Why Parcel Audits Exist

Lets begin with an article written on Parcel Industries website on Validation and Verification: Making the Most of Your Parcel Audit. The difference you may ask? Validation in the parcel industry... Read More
The Only Constant is Change

The Only Constant is Change

Recently while reading an article titled “Shipping: The Only Constant is Change,” could make for a confusing statement unless you understand shipping appropriately. eCommerce business shipping is constantly changing and... Read More