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Thanksgiving Day online sales hit record $5.1 billion, up 21.5% from last year!

Some shoppers may be avoiding stores during the coronavirus pandemic, but they’re still putting many items in the virtual shopping carts. Thanksgiving Day spending rose by nearly 22% year over year to $5.1 billion, hitting a new record, according to Adobe Analytics data. The company analyzes traffic on retail websites and transactions from 80 of…

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E-commerce sales soar at Walmart by 79%

Walmart reported third-quarter earnings on Tuesday that topped Wall Street’s expectations as customers continued to shop online and sent U.S. e-commerce sales soaring by 79%. The discounter said customers are embracing the new ways of shopping they adopted during the global health crisis. As the holiday shopping season begins, instead of browsing store aisles, more…

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A decade of growth in only eight weeks!

This is the crazy stat of the year!  A recent Bank of America, U.S. Department of Commerce and Shawspring research study shows the tremendous impacts that COVID-19 placed on E-commerce growth.  From March 1 until April 2020 we experienced a decade’s worth of growth in just eight weeks!  The numbers have been holding steady even…

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Six tips to help you become an efficient Contractor!

We hope all of you are doing well and staying healthy. It’s been very busy the last few months as Buyers are swarming to take advantage of the Cares Act. What is so special about the Cares Act? The SBA will pick up the tab for your first 6 months of payments and interest on…

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Buying boom!

There may be a big incentive for prospective business buyers to accelerate their plans to buy a business if they are planning to take advantage of the SBA’s flagship 7a loan program. As part of the $2.2 trillion CARES Act signed into law by President Trump on March 27th the SBA is paying six months…

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COVID-19 and how it’s impacting business

We hope everyone is staying safe out there and enjoying the extra time with their families.  Junior is getting a kick out of using the conference room while he learns online.  We can’t wait to add him to the staff in a few more years!  We continue to work normal hours to serve our customers.…

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FedEx Ground will start delivering FedEx Express packages in March!

“FedEx Express will funnel some packages to the company’s ground unit for residential delivery to improve efficiency as online shopping continues to grow. The company said Friday that the change will begin next month in Greensboro, North Carolina. FedEx Express currently uses its own vehicles for the so-called last-mile delivery of packages that come off…

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How to protect yourself in a listing agreement.

I recently received an email from a would-be seller asking about how to get out of a listing agreement with another broker who they’ve been stuck with for nearly a year and have had zero potential buyers come to them. I recommended that they talk with an attorney to figure that out. This was one…

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Changes to SBA Approval Process with ROBS Equity Injection

You may have heard that the Small Business Administration has made a few changes to the approval process for SBA loans that are combined with Rollovers for Business Start-ups (ROBS) as the equity injection. All newly originated SBA loans that use Rollovers for Business Start-ups as the equity injection must be sent through the general SBA…

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FedEx Ground is moving to operating 7 days per week!

Capital Route Sales, Inc. is not endorsed by and is not recommended by Federal Express Corporation and FedEx Ground. Capital Route Sales, Inc. is not sponsored by, is not approved by, is not associated with, and has no connection whatsoever with Federal Express Corporation or FedEx Ground.   MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 30, 2019 — FedEx Corp.…

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