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Shipping 101 for Sellers: How to Grow through Better Shipping

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Shyp @ Silicon Foundry

505 Howard Street

Ste. 201

San Francisco, CA 94105

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Sound shipping spells the difference between selling your one-of-a-kind wares around the world vs. just those nearby. While platforms like Shopify and Squarespace have made it dramatically easier to connect with customers all over the globe, moving physical goods from point A to point B is still often a bottleneck.

From expensive (and confusing) shipping rates to complicated inventory setups, packaging pains and checkout shipping pricing, this often-ignored piece of the puzzle can make or break your business.

Just in time for the holiday rush, at this event you'll learn how shipping impacts your bottom line and discover new ways to save time and money. We'll answer common questions like:


  • How much should I charge for shipping?
  • Priority, economy, air, ground—with all of the options out there, how do I choose the right carriers and service classes?
  • What influences my rates as a business?
  • How can I cut shipping costs?
  • (For ecommerce) When should I outsource my fulfillment?
  • (Ask us anything!)


Owners of brick and mortar and ecommerce shops, festival and events sellers, artists, designers, and other business owners will walk away with insight into how to sell more through better shipping.

About the speaker

Matt Hertz, VP Partnerships at Shyp, shares what he’s learned from years of working with major carriers like USPS and FedEx, ecommerce platforms, and fulfillment services, including best practices, popular myths and little-known tricks of the trade.

Before Shyp, Matt was Director of Logistics and Operations at Birchbox, where he scaled and managed supply chain, vendor relations and contracts, order fulfillment, warehousing and shipping from 1,000 to 1MM monthly shipments as the company's first non-founding employee.

Prior to Birchbox, Matt developed and implemented fulfillment processes for Rent the Runway as Manager of Warehouse Operations, where he scaled operations from 20 to 450 orders/day, rolled out proprietary warehouse management systems, developed inventory tracking and hired a team of 20.

In earlier years, Matt was a small business owner himself, starting an internet-based sports cards and collectibles business selling through online auction houses.



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About the event

Enjoy wine, beer and hors d'oeuvres, connect with other business owners, and chat with one of our shipping experts to get a personal shipping analysis for your unique project or need.

Doors open - 6:30 p.m.
Discussion - 7:00 p.m.
Q+A and networking - 7:45 p.m. - end

Due to security, when you arrive, please wait in the lobby. We'll come down to bring you upstairs!

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