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Dimensional Weight Pricing and How it Could Affect Your Shipping Charges
October 17, 2014

The way in which ground shipping charges are derived is about to change in 2015. Are you prepared? Both FedEx and UPS announced plans to apply dimensional weight pricing on all packages. The two companies already use this pricing on many of their other services, but have now opted to expand this practice further. Both companies believe these changes will help to reduce excess packaging materials and overall package sizes in order to better optimize loads, which may ultimately lead to related reductions in fuel use, vehicle emissions and transportation costs.

Power Meeting 2014 Recap–It’s All in the Numbers
October 17, 2014

The Promo Marketing team wrapped up its most successful year of Power Meetings to date in Charlotte, N.C. last week. This year’s meetings spanned across both coasts and four major cities, including Scottsdale, Ariz., Miami, Fla. and Newport Beach, Calif.

7 Toughest Startup Lessons You Don't Want to Learn the Hard Way
October 17, 2014

I started my first business at 19 years old and thought I knew it all. The business quickly grew to $500,000 in gross revenue with five employees in three states. Business was good, but because I didn’t learn how to manage my business, things quickly got out of control.

Six years into the business, because of mismanaging the finances, I was $100,000 in debt. My dream of entrepreneurship had turned into a nightmare. This experience taught me some lessons that young entrepreneurs need to know.

CPSC Clarifies Changes to Monthly Recall Report Form
October 17, 2014

In May, we advised readers conducting recalls that the CPSC’s new monthly “recall progress report” form may catch you by surprise. Among other changes, the form included new provisions requesting companies to report recall notification statistics on social media platforms, like Facebook and Twitter, along with information from the company’s monitoring of online auctions for sale of their recalled product.

Trade Only Launches Two New Website Upgrades
October 16, 2014

Trade Only, Costa Mesa, Calif., announced to upgrades to its VISION and STORE solutions. In VISION, users can create multiple product boards while STORE users can utilize auto-email personalization.

10 Excellent Mug and Tumbler Giveaways
October 16, 2014

Everyone has different ideas as to what quenches their thirst. Whether your client needs a product to hold coffee in the morning, a beer at happy hour or water during a run, these 10 mug and tumbler options have you covered.

Jeremy Guthrie Apologizes for 'O's Ain't Royal' T-shirt
October 16, 2014

Jeremy Guthrie has somehow managed to use the word "serendipitous" and wear a T-shirt with the title of a Chris Brown not-suitable-for-radio-play song in the same American League Championship Series.

The Kansas City Royals right-hander unwittingly created a bit of controversy Tuesday night when he wore a T-shirt that read "These O's Ain't Royal" to a post-game press conference following his team's 2-1 victory over the Baltimore Orioles in Game 3 of the ALCS, putting them on the brink of sweeping the best-of-seven series.

The slogan was a play on Brown's rap song, "These Girls Ain't Loyal."