Case Study: Clothing & Apparel Shipping - 2018 Update - ShippingEasy

Case Study: Clothing & Apparel Shipping – 2018 Update



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.

eCommerce Rate Case Study 2: Clothing & Apparel

This case study is derived from a pair of small online apparel retailers that ship high volumes of primarily small, soft packages (clothing). USPS was generally their most cost-effective option in 2017 and, despite price increases, will remain so in 2018. It’s also worth noting that, given the relative flexibility of packaging apparel, the seller may be able to take advantage of flat or regional rate boxes with some minor adjustments to the folding and packing of the garments.

Clothing & Apparel Shipping Mix

Clothing & Apparel shipping changes going into 2018

Our apparel company for this case study would benefit from switching from UPS to a pure USPS policy.


This is from The E-commerce Seller’s Guide to 2018 Rate Changes from ShippingEasy:

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