Ride-hailing apps Uber and Lyft are busy, 5.5 million rides a day busy. This means that every minute almost four thousand rides are given around the world by non-professional drivers. This model of business dubbed, "The Uber Model" has retailers eyeing the freelance and part-time workforce and wondering how it can work for them.
In the history of the USPS® demand for speed has never been higher. Shoppers expect to place an order, get free shipping, and have that order in about two days! The new norm of free and fast ecommerce delivery can seem impossible but luckily USPS® flat rate shipping can help.
The summer might not seem like the right time to prep for holiday shipping but everything is easier when you give yourself enough time and add in a margartia. So break out the salt and a pen and check out this list of tips from our shipping experts.
Written by Matt Mullen, Senior Vice President and Managing Director for Neopost Commerce & Shipping
To be featured in USA Today's Future of Retail Issue on March 30th, 2018
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