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Russian Online Shopping Site Repackages Amazon Purchases

The fact that one of the fastest growing Russian online shopping sites is headquartered in Skokie, Illinois, probably says more about the realities of doing business in Russia than it does about the “World’s Largest Village,”

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The Robotic Shipping Department

Long after Webvan.com’s legendary flameout in 2001, the online grocer’s biggest problem never left Mick Mountz’s mind.


CitizenShipper: The eBay of Shipping

Is the Postal Service too pricey to send your porta-potties to Peoria?


Consumers Take Free Shipping for Granted

According to a ComScore report released today, nearly half of those orders included free shipping, at 47% versus 53% for Q’1 ’11, 49% versus 51% in Q’4 10 (the holiday season) and 41% versus 59% in Q3 ’10.


The Collapsible Shipping Container

Overhauling an industry of which you know little is not easy, but neither is it impossible.


Niche Biz: The Good Pirate

Max Hardberger is a 62-year-old adventurer from Louisiana who specializes in stealing back ships that have been fraudulently seized in corrupt ports, mostly in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Is This What Your Shipping Dept. Looks Like?

Do you wish that your fulfillment and shipping department looked more like Amazon’s?


Cool Idea: Seed Boxes

What sets the Life Box apart, however, is that within its corrugations are hundreds of tree seeds and thousands of spores of beneficial mycorrhizal fungi.


How to Use a $100 Bill As Packing Material

Financial Padding consists of crumpled paper $100 dollar bill look-alikes that are a fun replacement for standard packing peanuts.


How Do You Ship A Horse to the Olympics?

The elite athletes who travel to London for this summer’s Olympic Games will include petite gymnasts, huge wrestlers — and elite horses, which compete in dressage and other events.

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