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Case Study: Clothing & Apparel Shipping

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Clothing & Apparel is one of the business types that has a relatively easy time with shipping. Orders are usually light, non-fragile, and can be stuffed in poly mailers (as opposed to boxes) to save money on packaging. It’s not perfect, however, as clothing typically has a high return rate. Here we have a case study for a clothing & apparel company that ships out a varied mix of clothing items, leaning more toward fitness apparel.

 

eCommerce Rate Case Study 2: Clothing & Apparel

Our second case is derived from a pair of online apparel retailers that ship high volumes of primarily small, soft packages (clothing articles). As with the first Case Study, USPS was far and away their most cost-effective option in 2015 and, despite price increases, will remain so in 2016.

Clothing & Apparel Shipping Mix

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Our clothing case study company offered a flat rate to shoppers, with an extra expedited 2-3 day option.

Clothing & Apparel shipping changes going into 2016

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By getting smarter with shipping utilizing Flat Rate over opting for Priority Mail every time, our clothing case study company manages to save on shipping out 2 t-shirts, but get a cost increase on orders that need to go out using Priority Mail.

Read about our 3rd shipping case study, dealing with the Food & Beverage industry.

eCommerce Rate Case Study 3: Food & Beverage

 

This is from the eCommerce Seller’s Guide to 2016 Shipping Rate Changes by ShippingEasy:

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