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4 Ways to Reach Your Business Goals Using Last Year’s Data

It probably shouldn’t surprise you that most people abandon their New Year’s resolutions by February 1. In fact, according to research by OSU’s Fisher College of Business, 9% of people bail on their resolutions by the first week of January. But the good news is that in 2024 your business likely has a lot of […]

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2024 Holiday Schedule

Please take note of the Holiday closures for Sweetwater Logistics in 2024: Monday, January 1 New Year’s Day Monday, January 15 Martin Luther King Jr. birthday Monday, February 19 Washington’s Birthday (observed) Monday, May 27 Memorial Day Friday, July 3 Independence Day Monday, September 2 Labor Day Monday, October 14 Columbus Day Monday, November 11 […]

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2023 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES

The following are the 2023 date and time shipping deadlines to observe to get your orders where they need to go prior to Christmas by carrier and service: 12/8, 3pm – last order in by for USPS APO/FPO/DPO 12/8, 3pm – last order in by for UPS SurePost / Fedex Smart Post (Ground Economy) 12/13, 3pm – last […]

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5 Tips for Shipping Success this Holiday Season

Whether we want to believe it or not, Q4 begins in a few short weeks. Which means if you haven’t been thinking about your shipping strategy for the holiday season, it’s probably a good time to start. With federal holiday closings, a looming winter season, and an unpredictable market, it may seem overwhelming to say […]

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Surviving the Summer Slump: Four Ideas to Keep Your Business Moving Forward

Summer in the United States is historically slow for most industries. With kids out of school and families taking extended time off to get out of town, most online behavior begins to dwindle – especially online sales. So how can you make the  most of the “slower season” between Memorial Day (end of May) and […]

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Planning for the Unexpected: Three Parts of Your Delivery Process You Can Control

As negotiations loom closer to their July 31 deadline, Teamsters and UPS are struggling to come to an agreement for some 340,000 Union workers. Not to mention, FedEx will also experience delays as they try to handle the massive volume of both carriers on their own. Although a strike hasn’t happened since 1997, it’s still […]

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Tips for Choosing the Perfect Product Packaging for Your Ecommerce

As an ecommerce business, you know that getting your product to your clients efficiently and safely is key. However, receiving a package in the mail (even if it’s expected) has become an experience for many customers. This has created the opportunity for some businesses to further connect with their clients and develop a long-lasting relationship […]

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5 Tax Savings Tips for Those Selling Online

*Disclaimer: This blog applies to U.S. taxes and should be used for informational purposes only. Although selling online can be more cost-effective than needing to pay overhead for a brick and mortar store, it doesn’t come without its tax requirements. Especially when you begin selling products across multiple states in the U.S., it’s important to […]

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Preparing to Enter the U.S. Market? Follow our Checklist to Get Started

If you are hoping to bring your product to the U.S., you may feel as though it’s an overwhelming task. You know there are buyers here, but how do you effectively reach them while still making a profit? The good news is also the bad news: there are a ton of options when it comes […]

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Tips for Cutting Costs in Your Supply Chain

Let’s face it: getting your product from point A to point B can come with a lot of fees (both obvious and hidden). We’re breaking down the four key areas of your supply chain where we recommend reviewing your costs: Operations & Shipping OK, this one is a no-brainer. Shipping product is not free. Our […]

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Building an Ecommerce Business Success System from Previous Year Data

How was 2022 for your business? Did you struggle with shipping charges? Were you spending unnecessary money for your packaging? You’re not alone. It was a busy year for a lot of us, with many retailers ramping up their logistics efforts. With an ever-increasing demand for superior service, it’s imperative every business takes the time […]

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2023 Holiday Schedule

Please take note of the Holiday closures for Sweetwater Logistics in 2023: Monday, January 1 New Years Eve

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2022 HOLIDAY SHIPPING DEADLINES

<<UPDATED>> The following are the 2022 date and time shipping deadlines to observe to get your orders where they need to go prior to Christmas by carrier and service: NOTE – THESE ARE PRELIMNARY, ONCE CARRIERS CONFIRM (USUALLY MID-OCTOBER) THIS WILL BE UPDATED.  SERVICES IN BOLD HAVE BEEN CONFIRMED 12/7, 3pm – last order in […]

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You Need Barcodes, But Maybe Not UPC Codes

Every large retailer uses, “Do you have barcodes?” as a question to weed out vendors. If you don’t have them, they won’t put you into their system. But barcodes are not UPC codes. And UPC codes are something you might not even need. A barcode is a machine-readable number. These include UPC and ISBN codes, […]

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What is Dim Weight – and Why Do I Care?

Dim weight is the amount of space a package occupies in relation to its actual weight. For each shipment, you are charged based on the dimensional weight or actual weight of the package—whichever is greater.  This ensures that a truckload of feathers provides the carrier with an equivalent revenue as a truckload of lead ingots.  […]

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FedEx to Launch Picture Proof of Delivery in Time for Busy Holiday Shipping Season

FedEx will soon be offering Picture Proof of Delivery for express and ground residential deliveries in the U.S. and Canada that are released without a signature. Customers will receive a photo showing the exact location of their package once it’s delivered to their doorstep, by simply tracking their package. FedEx Express and FedEx Ground are the first nationwide carriers […]

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2022 Holiday Schedule

Please take note of the Holiday closures for Sweetwater Logistics in 2022 MONDAY January 17 – Martin Luther King Jr. birthday MONDAY February 21 – Presidents’ Day MONDAY May 30 – Memorial Day MONDAY July 4 – Independence Day MONDAY September 5 – Labor Day MONDAY October 10 – Columbus Day FRIDAY November 11 – Veterans Day THURSDAY November 24 – Thanksgiving Day […]

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2021 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The following are the 2021 date and time shipping deadlines to observe to get your orders where they need to go prior to Christmas by carrier and service: 12/8, 3pm – last order in by for USPS APO/FPO/DPO 12/8, 3pm – last order in by for UPS SurePost / Fedex Smart Post 12/14, 3pm – […]

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2021 Holiday Schedule

Please take note of the Holiday closures for Sweetwater Logistics in 2021 Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day Monday, January 18 Martin Luther King Jr. birthday Monday, February 15 Washington’s Birthday (observed) Monday, May 31 Memorial Day Monday, July 5 Independence Day Monday, September 6 Labor Day Monday, October 11 Columbus Day Thursday, November 11 […]

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2020 Holiday Shipping Deadlines

The following are the 2020 date and time shipping deadlines to observe to get your orders where they need to go prior to Christmas by carrier and service: 12/8, 3pm – last order in by for USPS APO/FPO/DPO 12/8, 3pm – last order in by for UPS SurePost / Fedex Smart Post 12/14, 3pm – […]

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What International Companies Need to Know about Choosing a US Fulfillment Company

Looking for a way to sell products to customers in the United States, but don’t have a US-based company? The answer is to work with a US fulfillment company – one that can get your products to your customers in good time. However, there are quite a few things that you’ll need to know here. […]

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COVID-19 Update April 7

Good Afternoon, We hope you and your families are doing well. We know these are challenging times and we want to assure you that Sweetwater Logistics is doing everything we can to support you. As always, our highest priority is to help ensure the health and safety of our employees, customers, and suppliers while maintaining […]

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COVID April 1st Update

We hope this email finds you well. We want to take a moment to thank you, our clients, for your patience and understanding at this unprecedented time. Sweetwater Logistics is still open and operational, though we are still working with a reduced staff due to childcare and school closures. Our order volumes have caught up […]

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COVID Update March 25

Good morning from Sweetwater Logistics. First and foremost, we hope everyone is staying healthy out there. We are still open and operational, albeit with a reduced staff. Our neighboring county has mandated a “Shelter in Place” ordinance and we assume that Union County (where SWL is located) will follow suit in the coming days. Per […]

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