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4 important things to remember when shipping large items

forklift shipping large items

Whether you’ve been shipping oversized freight for years, or beginning to dip your toes in the water of shipping large items, there are a few things you absolutely need to ensure your team is doing when packing and planning to ship.
We want your packages to arrive safely every time, so read on to see the top 4 most important things to remember when shipping large items from point A to B.

#1. Make sure to measure the carton/pallet/crate

Measuring the carton,

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How a multi-carrier aggregated shipping model could increase your bottom line and save time

multi-carrier aggregated shipping in motion

Have you ever wondered if you’re getting the best deal when you just shop at Woolworths?
It’s a one-stop shop for all your daily necessities, but have you ever wondered if you pay the price for that? You may be sacrificing food quality or diversity by shopping at the one store.
The same premise applies to working with a single courier.
Yes they may be able to ship the majority of your orders across the nation,

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3 positive environmental changes from the COVID-19 lock-down

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The coronavirus pandemic has been a tense time for people all over the world.
We’ve been exposed to enforced lock-downs, restrictions, and illness, plus the media has been saturated with negative, panic-inducing news – so we figured it was about time someone shared some good news from COVID-19!
With a large percentage of the human population keeping to themselves indoors, the natural environment has flourished – from cleaner air and water to more freedom for our wildlife in urban areas,

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10 ecommerce growth statistics you ought to know in 2020

ecommerce growth

Once again, it’s the roaring ‘20s – and it’s going to be a huge decade for ecommerce growth. According to the latest stats, worldwide retail ecommerce sales will reach $4.9 trillion by 2021 and we’re looking at an average increase of 16% each year.
Needless to say, there’s never been a better time to be (or become) an ecommerce business owner.
We’re off to a great start to the decade – so what else do we have to look forward to this year?

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3 sustainable packaging materials to make your shipping more eco friendly

sustainable recyclable packaging

So far, 2020 has been a turbulent whirlwind of national and international turmoil.
From global pandemics to flooding and catastrophic bushfires on our own soil, the world has been watching on in horror – and people are becoming more and more concerned about the state of our world.
In a previous blog, we talked about the valuable environmental lessons we can learn from Australia’s boho retailers like Tree of Life and we discovered 81% of customers aged 18 to 34-years-old and 67% of customers aged 55-years-and-older are worried about climate change.

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Your ultimate guide to maintaining stellar productivity while working from home

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When the clock struck midnight on January 1st, 2020, who would’ve thought we’d all be stuck inside fighting a global pandemic just three months later?
The COVID-19 virus has been spreading at an alarming rate all over the world. The safest thing to do: self isolate and help limit the spread. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said all business owners should allow workers to work from home whenever and wherever possible, so all “non-essential” workers are now sitting at home –

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An update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Transdirect

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*UPDATE: COVID-19 Shipping Impact (Thu 27 Aug)*
Thank you for your patience with our team and service providers, as recent restrictions have made transport and shipping more challenging in recent weeks.
We wanted to address frequent enquiries around delivery times, and provide an update on our operations, to give you a clearer understanding of potential pickup and shipping delays.
The impact on shipping related to COVID restrictions and economic shifts has resulted in several simultaneous challenges:

The surge in online shopping in recent months has drastically increased the volume of goods being shipped across all delivery and courier service providers.

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5 WordPress plugins to take your WordPress site to the next level

Best Wordpress Plugins

If your website is built on WordPress, there are many tools available you can use to optimise your online presence and build your digital business. Here are five the best wordpress plugins that are a must if you’re in — or thinking about entering — the ecommerce game.
1. WooCommerce
Turn your WordPress website into an ecommerce powerhouse with this selling platform. It’s essentially a full ecommerce solution that enables you to add product pages, a shopping cart and checkout pages to your new or existing WordPress website.

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5 shopify plugins to streamline your Ecommerce store

Best Shopify Plugins

Shopify is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the business — with good reason. The Shopify App Store is brimming with easy-to-use apps you can plug in to your ecommerce store to streamline your operations and put more money in your pocket. Here are five of the best shopify plugins we’ve seen…
1. Caramel
Social media marketing can eat up hours of your time and ROI can be less than impressive at times. Caramel is changing all that by connecting ecommerce retailers with social media influencers.

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How to hit customer expectations like a bullseye each and every time

bullseye

Back in the day, meeting customer expectations and needs was much simpler. As a standard, customers expected a high level of customer service, friendliness from the in-store staff, and a fair price.
Simple.
However, the online marketplace has expanded what it means to provide stellar customer service. Now, customers want proactive (and often instant) customer service, personalised shopping experiences, and an easy, largely independent online shopping experience from browsing to checkout.
Needless to say, customer expectations are much higher these days,

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