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Online! The Book by Wendy Taylor, Chris Pirillo, John C. Dvorak

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Shipping Your Products

Your task is to find the most convenient, secure, and economical way to package and ship your products, using a major postal/parcel service or freight company. Keep these goals in mind:

  • Reduce the operational expense of shipping and handling.

  • Prevent damage to your items and ensure positive customer feedback.

  • Keep shipping and handling prices consistent and controlled so you can pass savings on to your customers and be more competitive in the market.

If you sell large items, consider a freight company, of which there are many. Also set up business accounts with your carriers so that you can pay on a monthly basis and negotiate more favorable rates, particularly for pickup. Here are the major carriers you'll want to research: ...

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