Browse Articles in Office
Shipping Analytics: Streamline Your Shipping and Mailing Operations
Learn how shipping and mailing analytics can help improve visibility over multiple locations.
Smarter Shipping: The Impact of Innovation and Automation
There is little question that automation and innovation drive efficiency. There are certain tasks only humans can do, but adopting cutting-edge technology can boost productivity, ensure accuracy, and drive data-driven decision-making.
Five Shipping Trends To Watch in 2023
Check out five focal points and shipping strategies we expect to see in 2023.
The PitneyShip ™ Cube: An All-In-One Solution for Your Shipping Needs
The PitneyShip™ Cube improves the e-commerce shipping experience by consolidating every step into one efficient tool.
What Makes a Good Box?
Business shipping is a careful balancing act between your needs and the customer experience. How do you choose the right box? Every industry — and every business — has different needs.
Print labels without a label maker
You don’t need a special label maker machine to print your own address and shipping labels. A standard printer and printer paper are all that’s required. Don’t own a printer? There are workarounds for that, too.
Can I print shipping labels from my phone?
Whether you sell through your own website, a single marketplace or multiple seller channels, you can print shipping labels from all the major carriers from your phone or mobile device.
Streamline shipping with the right software solution
For secure, accessible, on-time data and a streamlined operation, manage your company’s shipping strategy from the cloud.
Package pickup: What services do different shipping carriers offer?
Every shipping carrier offers package pickup, but are there any differences in terms of time and cost savings? Learn more about your options in this blog post.
What you need to know about shipping insurance for eCommerce
Do you really need shipping insurance? Here are some reasons why additional security for your packages may be right for your business.
Shipping discounts available from UPS, USPS and FedEx
Utilize shipping discounts to decrease your business expenses. Save on shipping rates with USPS, UPS and FedEx.
Save big with discounts on UPS shipping rates through PitneyShip®
UPS offers discounted rates on popular shipping services, up to 88%. With Pitney Bowes, start saving on shipping today.
USPS vs UPS vs FedEx: How you can get the best shipping rates
So many factors go into choosing a shipping carrier, from cost, rates, prices, speed and more. Determine whether your business should work with USPS, UPS or FedEx.
Shipping and handling: The ultimate guide
Shipping and handling can be challenging to navigate for eCommerce businesses. Use this guide to calculate fees and manage shipping and handling processes.
Flat Rate shipping: Rates, prices and how it works.
What is flat rate shipping and how does it work? Learn more about the different shipping options available for your business.
The State of U.S. Shipping
In a global economy, shipping information is often presented in a global context, but U.S. companies have a vested interest in the state of domestic shipping.
Expedited shipping: The ultimate guide to shipping products faster
When standard shipping speeds aren't fast enough, expedited shipping offers accelerated delivery. There are plusses and minuses to accelerated delivery meaning they may have higher shipping costs but often offers the predictability of delivery-rate guarantees. Depending on the carrier, services such as express shipping, two-day or next-day delivery are some of the expedited shipping alternatives.
Which UPS shipping option should I choose?
Shipping for business is more than getting packages where they need to go. Finding the best UPS domestic and international shipping rates for your budget and timeframe keeps costs to a minimum without sacrificing business goals.
Overnight Shipping: Comparing Speed, Cost and How it Works
Carriers like UPS, USPS and FedEx offer overnight shipping options. Here, we'll talk about how overnight shipping works, and compare speed and costs.
How to create a great shipping, return and exchange policy for your ecommerce business
Shipping, return and exchange policies give customers all the information on how packages are delivered and, if need be, returned. Understanding what deliveries cost and when they’ll arrive leaves a positive impression on customers. Even if they don’t anticipate a return or exchange, knowing their options can make them more comfortable with a purchase.
End-to-end shipping control for enhanced efficiency
Simplified, centralized shipping control adds value to the customer experience with reliable, on-time delivery. Customer satisfaction drives loyalty, and when customers have shipping options and current tracking data at their fingertips, your company delivers a more satisfying experience.
UPS® Ground vs. USPS® Priority Mail® vs. FedEx® Ground: Which service is best?
Compare shipping rates for UPS Ground vs. FedEx Ground vs. USPS Priority Mail. See examples and determine which option is best for your business.
Smart Strategies for Seasonal Shipping Success
Holiday shipping challenges aren’t reserved for ecommerce. Seasonal parcel volume spikes and carrier peak increases affect every shipper. How will your business manage the busiest shipping season of the year?
Proceed With Caution: 3 Shipping Mistakes to Avoid
Shipping needs differ depending on the size of the company and the scope of its delivery operations, but enterprise shipping is typically the most complex. Simplify enterprise shipping by avoiding these common mistakes.
Shipping Technology: Simplify Your Seasonal Strategy
Black Friday and Cyber Week are just around the corner. Get ready with a streamlined seasonal strategy supported by the latest shipping technology.
Eco-friendly Shipping: Sustainable Shipping and Packaging Tips for Your Business
Pitney Bowes has a long history of leadership in shipping. It also has a longstanding commitment to environmental stewardship — a commitment it extends to employees, clients, partners, and customers.
Managing the High Cost of Peak Shipping
Carriers are raising shipping rates and adding surcharges in preparation for peak seasonal shipping. How can your business prepare for — and manage — the financial toll of peak shipping?
3 Steps to Holiday Shipping Success
Holiday shopping — and shipping — starts earlier every year. Get ready to deliver a successful season with these three steps and state-of-the-art shipping solutions.
Holiday Peak Rate Increases with Savings Tips from Tom Hazel
Nobody knows the ins and outs of shipping rate increases — or has more insight into their impact — than Tom Hazel, Pitney Bowes VP of Carrier Solutions, North America.
5 ways to simplify your shipping with PitneyShip® shipping software
Learn how to make shipping and mailing easier with the help of PitneyShip® shipping software. Take the complexities out of your shipping today.
What is a shipping label?
A shipping label displays all the information a carrier like USPS needs to deliver a package to its intended destination, including names, addresses and tracking codes.
5 Office Design Ideas to Recharge Your Workplace | Pitney Bowes
The modern work environment has evolved. Here are a few office design ideas to make sure your office layout is working for you.
7 Workplace Management Tips to Keep Your Office Running Smoothly | Pitney Bowes
It takes many hands to make a business function. Workplace experience managers offer their thoughts on how to keep offices working well.
15 Insider Shipping Tips
15 insider shipping tips and tricks from our live webinar, hosted by Pitney Bowe's own, Sean Kane, director of channel enablement and strategy.
How Pitney Bowes Can Upgrade Your Office Operations
With end-to-end shipping and receiving solutions, smart storage and more, Pitney Bowes is here to help you do business better.
5 Ways to Take Back-Office Operations to the Next Level
What does an operations department do to ensure remote employees get the support they need? More than ever, managers are stepping up to create smarter processes and better outcomes.
5 ways to automate enterprise shipping
See how your organization can save time, money and headaches. Learn how to automate enterprise shipping within your business with these 5 tips.
UPS SurePost® vs. UPS Ground®: How to choose the right option
Exploring UPS shipping options? We’ll explain the difference between UPS SurePost® and UPS Ground® so you can decide which service is best for your business.
In a remote working world, everyone is now responsible for business shipping and mailing
Working remotely has quickly evolved from an employee perk to the new normal. One operational business function being impacted by this transition is shipping and mailing. Every employee is now a potential business shipper and mailer; it no longer falls on one dedicated team in one part of the office. But that also means everyone suddenly has a lot to learn.
6 cost-saving ideas to improve eCommerce profit margins within your online business.
Keep more money in your pocket with these 6 ideas for improving eCommerce profit margins and grow your online business.
10 home office productivity tips for running a successful home-based business
No matter if you run a home-based business or work remotely, discover these 10 home office productivity tips to help you make the most of your days.
How can I reduce shipping costs for my small business?
Discover how you can better calculate and reduce shipping costs for your small business. Start saving on shipping fees today.
Is it cheaper to print address labels at home?
If you need to print batches of address labels—or shipping labels, if you’re running a business—it’s almost certainly less expensive to print them yourself. We’ll explore some common options and help you decide what’s best for your needs.
What is the difference between first class mail and regular mail?
First-Class Mail® service is an affordable and easy way for your small business to send postcards, envelopes, flats and lightweight packages.
Packages that require a customs postage form
Selling and shipping to customers overseas? Learn which type of packages require customs postage and what you need to know to correctly fill out customs forms.
Top 5 home shipping tips for small businesses
Ready to join the ranks of successful online sellers? Start selling like a pro with our top 5 tips for small home-business shipping.
How to buy a shipping label and get it printed
Buying and printing your own shipping labels online is a simple way to streamline your fulfillment process and save big on postage costs.
How to Print Postage Labels at Home
Marketplaces, carriers and subscription-based services all offer ways to buy and print postage labels at home. Learn which option is the best choice for your business.
What is priority mail and how does it work?
Shipping Priority Mail from home is easy and economical. Just ask all the online sellers who choose Priority Mail to save money and enhance their customer service.
What is Media Mail, and what can be shipped with it?
Media Mail® is one of the least expensive ways to ship, but only specific items qualify as “media.” Learn what those items are and when and how you should ship via media mail.
What is international postage?
Ready to take your business global? Here’s everything you need to know to navigate the complexities of international postage and shipping.
Which shipping and mailing services are available online?
There are many mailing services online—but most people only need to concern themselves with the Big Three: USPS®, FedEx®, and UPS®. PitneyShip can help you decide which is the right one for your needs for any given shipment.
What is the best way to print shipping labels?
There are many different methods to print shipping labels for home or business use. Some are better for occasional shippers, while others only make sense for those who need to ship multiple parcels every day or week. We’ll help you find the best method for your needs.
What kind of printer do I need to print mailing labels?
Printing your own labels can save you time and money on shipping. For most businesses, it comes down to three choices: inkjet, laser, and thermal. Read on to find out the advantages (and disadvantages) of each option.
What is the best shipping label printer?
There’s a ton of shipping label printers on the market. Check out our buying guide for a comparison list of the best thermal printers to print mailing and shipping labels.
Print First-Class postage from home
You can print First-Class postage from home and save your small business time and money. Get answers to FAQs and learn how to print First-Class postage and shipping labels online.
How do prepaid return labels work?
Prepaid return labels are great for shippers who want to control expenses and other variables for returned items. With the right tools, it’s easy to print custom return address labels with prepaid postage for your customers.
How to ship a package from home in five easy steps?
Ready to take control of your shipping needs without leaving your house? Learn how to ship parcels and packages from home in five easy steps.
Thermal printer vs laser printer: What's the difference?
Between a thermal and laser printer, which should you choose to print shipping labels? While upfront costs are often similar, typically thermal printers are a better long-term deal.
Save money on postage
Postage savings are just a few clicks away. If you’re a small business that ships a lot, or even a little, you should take advantage of all the available ways to save postage and shipping costs.
What is the cheapest way to ship packages from home in 2023?
If you know the weight and size of your parcels, where you want to ship them and how fast they need to get there, then it’s fairly simple to decide which provider will give you the best deal. We’ll show you how to find to the right solution. SendTech Staff WriterPitney Bowes 11/09/2020 Office
How to print your own shipping labels?
Looking for another way to save your small biz time and money? Learn how to print your own discounted shipping labels from your home or office in a few easy steps.
How to send a prepaid shipping label… and why you should
Customers love prepaid shipping labels and including them in your shipping process is easy. Learn why you should use them, how to send them and the ways PitneyShip can help.
How to create and print USPS® shipping labels?
All that you need to create and print USPS shipping labels is a computer, a printer and access to the USPS website or a service like PitneyShip®.
How to create custom shipping labels?
Creating a custom, carrier-approved shipping label is simple, cost effective and makes you look like a pro in the eyes of your customers and other recipients. Plus, you can add extra touches.
How do I buy postage online?
You have many options for purchasing postage online. Whether you want to buy directly from USPS®, print your own stamps, or use streamlined postage for bulk mailing, we can help you find the method that’s right for you.
Can I print stamps online? Print Postage from Your Computer
There are many options for printing postage online. Whether you want to print your own stamps or use streamlined postage for bulk mailing, we can help you find the method that’s right for you.
Business Sending From Home
With more businesses requiring employees to work from home during increasingly uncertain times, any steps they can take to maintain business continuity and visibility of costs are invaluable.
3 small business cost-saving ideas for office supply expenses
Spending smarter can lead to improved productivity, higher efficiency and cost savings. Here are 3 ways to cut costs and money on office supply expenses.