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Do You Meet Shipping Hazardous Materials Requirements?

Even when customers know you’re shipping hazardous materials to them, they don’t expect products to melt, catch fire, or explode. In the growing world of eCommerce, these issues threaten every business because they make customers hesitate before clicking …

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Your Guide to Shipping CBD Products

Cannabis has gone mainstream, and business is, to put it bluntly, booming. As of this writing, marijuana products are fully legal in 16 U.S. states, Washington D.C., Guam, and Canada. Cannabis is legal for medical use and/or …

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How to Ship an Electric Bike

… flammable elements that can explode or catch fire if the ebike battery is damaged during storage or shipping.

Class 9 hazardous material

Sweetser noted that lithium-ion batteries are considered a Class 9 hazardous material. Red Stag Fulfillment doesn’t …

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How to Ship Something in the U.S.

… same package when you ship a bike.

E-bikes are even trickier to package because lithium batteries are sometimes considered hazardous materials. If you ship the battery unattached from the bike, you will likely incur a hazmat surcharge. However, if …

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Depot vs. Warehouse: Which Should You Be Using?

… weight, and other characteristics. In addition, you might need specialized services such as kitting, certification to handle food products, or hazardous materials shipping that aren’t offered by every fulfillment company.

However, there are basics that every fulfillment warehouse must …

The Red Stag Fulfillment warehouse in Knoxville, Tenn.

10 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Inventory Management

… ensure that orders aren’t filled with expired products and that everything follows FIFO inventory controls. A warehouse that ships hazardous materials needs to monitor stock levels to ensure that it doesn’t store dangerous concentrations of potentially flammable materials …

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How a 3PL Can Help Improve Your ECommerce Business

… products, items that need refrigeration, or hazardous materials. A fulfillment center might send thousands of small, low-dollar orders daily or specialize in safeguarding high-value merchandise in the warehouse and beyond.

But not all fulfillment companies are honest …

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Unloading Floor-Loaded Containers: An ECommerce Guide

Here’s the raw reality: warehouses don’t typically love receiving floor-loaded shipments. Why? Because unloading floor-loaded containers is much more complicated, time-consuming, and hazardous than receiving palletized stock. That said, there are times when floor stacking …

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Fulfillment Center vs. Warehouse

… provide a wide range of services. Some fulfillment centers handle specific products such as clothing, food products requiring cold storage, hazardous materials, or bulky items.

A fulfillment company can provide extra services that add value. Here are some of the …

Understanding FedEx SmartPost Dimensional Weight

… Ground Economy has other delivery exceptions, such as not supporting address clarification, signature proof of delivery, and appointment-specific deliveries. Hazardous materials also can’t be sent via Ground Economy.

What is FedEx SmartPost dimensional weight?

Carriers use a dimensional …

Fulfillment Glossary - Red Stag Fulfillment

… warehouse stores products for many companies and provides pick, pack, and ship services for eCommerce orders.

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Hazardous material shipping

Hazardous material, or hazmat, shipping is sending items considered hazardous by the FTC. Any item that is …

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Global Fulfillment Services: An ECommerce Guide

… state labeling laws. For example, California requires a Proposition 65 warning on any product that contains materials the state deems hazardous.

Product certifications are optional on your packaging, but they could increase your sales. For example, Underwriters Laboratories gives manufacturers …