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Recipe for Small Business Shipping Success
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When I was little, I liked to pretend I was a television chef with all the tiny bowls of measured ingredients, laid perfectly in reach, ready for me to quickly whip up some culinary perfection. It didn’t take me long to realize I couldn’t do much of anything “quickly.” Television magic conspired to make recipes look easier than the reality.

So, while there’s no cake in the oven awaiting its dramatic reveal, there is real merit to mise en place: everything you need is right at hand. So when action is required, you can hit the ground running.

That’s the thought behind our new Small Business Resource Center — except all those tiny bowls prepped by a swarm of assistants are now helpful videos, demos and frequently-used tools prepped by UPS (your swarm of assistants).

shipThis week is National Small Business Week – a time to recognize the critical contributions small business owners and entrepreneurs make in the U.S.  Your time is valuable, and when you need an answer, you want to find it fast.  So we’ve taken some of your biggest questions, like how to estimate shipping costs and how to track a package, and created a support center around your most frequent needs: shipping, tracking and billing.

You’ll also find a page dedicated to international shipping. Whether you’re already exporting or only beginning to explore the idea, we can help take some of the stress and uncertainty out of going global.

And if you’re wondering about the real-world application of some of our solutions, check out our case studies – stories of customers like you, overcoming common hurdles like improving customer service and easing cash flow.

Take a look around, and if you like what you see, bookmark it for future use. If there’s something you’d like added to the Resource Center, let us know in the comments below. Happy shipping!

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