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Electronic Shopping Carts Lose 50% of Customers Due to Shipping Charges BusinessShipper.com has Solutions



Bert Hamilton
Harvey Software, Inc.

FORT MYERS, FL – May 7, 2007 - 50% of Shopping cart abandonment occurs when a shopper on a web site thinks a shipping charge is excessive. "A new white paper at BusinessShipper.com provides information that companies can put into action to increase sales by cutting down on lost shopping cart business. The paper presents a detailed explanation of the three main ways to handle shipping charges, then examines how shipping charges should be offered to the customer. Companies now have a roadmap to decide the best way to handle shipping costs and attack the problem of lost orders," said Bert Hamilton, President and CEO of Harvey Software. "The exchange of information and ideas like this at BusinessShipper.com equips shippers with the tools and knowledge to develop the best shipping strategy to maximize profits, minimize lost business and combat shopping cart abandonment," Mr. Hamilton explained. "The goal of BusinessShipper.com is to explore not just the ways that companies can handle shipping charges, but also how the right shipping strategies can be used to boost Internet resellers' profits," Mr. Hamilton concluded.

About BusinessShipper.com

BusinessShipper.com, a new website, has published "Mail Order and Internet Retailer’s Guide to Handling Shipping Costs", which details a roadmap of the steps Internet resellers can take to reduce the 50% to 70% shopping cart abandonment rate that statistics say they experience. Articles at BusinessShipper.com, such as "Mail Order and Internet Retailer’s Guide to Handling Shipping Costs", are free to download. Designed for Internet resellers, BusinessShipper.com provides advice, articles, whitepapers, and other valuable help and information in an open forum that allows Internet businesses to share ideas and learn from others in the industry. The strategies shared at BusinessShipper.com easily translate to any business that incurs an expense when shipping to their customers. BusinessShipper.com (http://www.businessshipper.com/) is a shipping information resource sponsored by Harvey Software, Inc.

About Harvey Software, Inc.

Founded in 1983, Harvey Software, Inc. is a highly regarded provider of effective, reliable shipping software to solve the parcel shipping problems of today's multi-carrier businesses. Harvey Software's CPS is a FedEx
® Compatible Solution, UPS Ready™, USPS® certified, works with Endicia Internet Postage and supports SpeeDee® services. All Harvey products may be used in standalone or multi-user configurations under Windows 2000 and XP operating systems. CPS users ship over 200 million packages per year. For additional information, contact Bert Hamilton, Harvey Software, Inc., 7050 Winkler Rd. #104, Fort Myers, FL 33919, 1-800-231-0296, http://www.harveysoft.com.


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