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Protect your products with “Do Not Use Blades To Open” labels on your packages

Do Not Use Blades To Open Labels   To be successful in the modern business climate, it’s imperative that businesses optimize the entire customer experience. From a customer’s first interaction with an advertisement or new product to their first purchase with a new company and beyond, there are many areas of customer experience that a…


Custom Packaging 101 for Startups

Using custom labels on products, giveaways, and mail is a great way to differentiate your company and build awareness of your brand. While large companies may have the bandwidth to hire designers and a dedicated team of creative personnel, many startups struggle with the process. Among the decisions that can overwhelm the process – the…


How to Print USPS 4×6 Shipping Labels from Etsy for your LabelWriter 4XL

Printing 4×6 USPS Shipping Labels from Etsy with your LabelWriter 4XL So your Etsy business is picking up steam. You need to print shipping labels faster and easier so you went and purchased a LabelWriter 4XL printer. You made a great choice. The 4XL is going to make your life so much easier. Only problem…


What Materials Should I Use To Ship My Products? – How to Ship Smarter As A Small Business Part 8

We’ll close out our small business shipping series with a tip that is, like many of the previous tips, very simple and straightforward. Nonetheless, many companies have to learn this lesson the hard way, as they try to pad their bottom line by buying subpar shipping materials. Don’t be like them. Heed the advice now before…


Upgrade to Barcoding – How to Ship Smarter as a Small Business Part 7

Ultimately, increasing productivity is the goal of implementing the shipping tips we’ve covered in the past 6 posts. The next question to ask is: Should I upgrade to barcoding? After you have the basics down, with a good grasp of the manual systems that work best for your business, the answer is yes. The next step is to upgrade…


Pack Well or Get Reshipped – How to Ship Smarter as a Small Business Part 6

Like most young women in America, my wife loves Taylor Swift. To her, T-Swizz hung the stars in the sky. So when Taylor’s newest album was released and wasn’t available through our Spotify account (as always, due to T-Swift’s anti-streaming business strategy), I went ahead and ordered it online for her as an early birthday…


How You Should Be Charging for Shipping – How to Ship Smarter As A Small Business Part 5

How much should I charge for shipping? How much is too much? How little is too little? Should I offer free shipping? In the era of Amazon Prime and similar programs offering free or discounted shipping from many of the top retailers in the country, choosing how to charge for shipping can often seem like…


How to Set Up Shipment Tracking – How to Ship Smarter As A Small Business Part 4

How to Set Up Shipment Tracking for FedEx, UPS Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past decade, you know how important it is for customers to be able to track the shipment of their purchases. That being said, at first it can be a confusing and seemingly daunting task for small business owners…


Get Free Shipping Supplies from Your Shipping Vendors – How To Ship Smarter As A Small Business Part 3

Get Free Shipping Supplies from your Shipping Vendors Nothing in life is free… except when it comes to free shipping supplies from your shipping vendors. If you didn’t know already, your shipping vendors (e.g. UPS, FedEx and USPS) are all vying to get as much of your shipping business as possible. So they’ve taken a…


How to Maximize Your Shipping Weights & Sizes: How to Ship Smarter As A Small Business Part 2

How to Maximize your shipping weights and sizes Okay, okay. The title is a little cheesy, I’ll give you that. But hey, this is an article about how much size actually does matter when you’re shipping items, so we couldn’t resist. Plus, it got you here, reading the article, which is great. I’m assuming you’re a…



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