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The Amazon Effect: Impacts On Shipping And Retail

When it was first founded in 1994, Amazon.com was operating out of founder Jeff Bezos’ garage and earning $20,000 per week in sales within two months. Twenty-one years later, Amazon has 154,100 full-time employees and earned nearly $90 billion in revenue in 2014; and they’re widely known as ‘The Everything Store’, especially with Amazon Marketplace enabling sellers …

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Shorr Packaging Selects New Location for Corporate Headquarters

After an extensive search to find a new site for expansion, Shorr Packaging Corp finalized plans with developer Duke Realty Corp to build a new facility in Aurora. The 242,372-square-foot facility will be part of the 13-acre, multi-building, industrial campus of Butterfield Corporate Park north of Interstate-88, on Ferry Road between Route 59 and Eola …

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Optimize Your Packaging For Dim Weight Pricing

Dimensional weight is the newest measurement for calculating shipping fees on all ground packages that are less than 3-cubic feet. Dim-weight pricing is based on a shipment’s volume rather than its actual weight. The new pricing structure is already being used by major carriers, including FedEx, UPS and DHL. Want to protect yourself from the …

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