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Calculating Shipping Costs for Online Stores

By Andrew Kirk / August 10, 2022 / Comments Off on Calculating Shipping Costs for Online Stores

It should come as no surprise, given Americans’ love of all things Internet-related, that the prevalence of eCommerce stores has been on the rise. Starting an eCommerce business requires less overhead than getting a brick-and-mortar shop off the ground, and online shoppers make up a larger market segment every year, so there are plenty of…

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Polybags vs. Boxes for Shipping

By Andrew Kirk / July 8, 2022 / Comments Off on Polybags vs. Boxes for Shipping

The fairly recent rise of eCommerce as a viable alternative to in-store shopping has created a wealth of new opportunities, but running an online storefront also creates some unique challenges. Figuring out how to safely and affordably ship all of those goods to your customers is just one of them, but it’s arguably one of…

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The Resurgence of Subscription Boxes – Raising the Dead

By Andrew Kirk / June 30, 2022 / Comments Off on The Resurgence of Subscription Boxes – Raising the Dead

For nearly 100 years, subscription boxes have been available to consumers. In 1926, the first subscription service, a book of the month club, was created to help ensure everyone had access to books and promote various popular books. The first book of the month club paved the way for other subscription services, like Columbia House…

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Tips For Custom Packaging: How To Optimize Packages for Fulfillment

By Andrew Kirk / June 22, 2022 / Comments Off on Tips For Custom Packaging: How To Optimize Packages for Fulfillment

Not all that long ago, product packaging was primarily a functional element, and it served the sole purpose of protecting products until they made their way into customers’ hands. Over time, the role of packaging began to include branding and product information. Of course, at this point, it has evolved well beyond its initial boundaries.…

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How To Boost Customer Retention With Smooth & Effortless Fulfillment Services

By Andrew Kirk / June 14, 2022 / Comments Off on How To Boost Customer Retention With Smooth & Effortless Fulfillment Services

Whether they’re running a small startup or an established e-commerce business, it can be challenging for owners to decide whether to outsource order fulfillment and warehousing or handle it themselves—especially if they’ve never worked with a 3PL (third-party logistics) provider. Knowing what to expect from an order fulfillment service is a significant first step. Here,…

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How To Ship To Ukraine

By Andrew Kirk / June 7, 2022 / Comments Off on How To Ship To Ukraine

Ukraine is the largest country in Europe and has a population of more than 43 million. Though Ukraine is far from the U.S., many Americans feel closely connected to the people of Ukraine through family, friendship, and business ties. Thanks to the internet and shipping services, U.S. residents have opportunities to connect with Ukrainian people,…

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3 Ways to Make the Most of Parcel Spend During Difficult Times

By Andrew Kirk / June 1, 2022 / Comments Off on 3 Ways to Make the Most of Parcel Spend During Difficult Times

Many small business owners are facing increasing challenges regarding customer fulfillment. Skyrocketing demand and customer expectations are driving the challenges business owners face. With rates and fees rising at unheard-of levels, small business owners face growing stress attempting to balance cost with customer satisfaction. To move forward, business owners must find ways to mitigate their…

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How to Protect Packages from Damage & Theft During Shipping

By Andrew Kirk / May 25, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Protect Packages from Damage & Theft During Shipping

While e-commerce has been on the rise for decades, the lockdowns brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic saw brick-and-mortar retail sales grind to a halt. After that, e-commerce exploded in popularity. Despite the waning pandemic restrictions, the popularity of e-commerce has not dipped. As e-commerce exploded, so did the number of online merchants. Online selling…

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Is Your Business Ready to Graduate to Third Party Logistics?

By Andrew Kirk / May 19, 2022 / Comments Off on Is Your Business Ready to Graduate to Third Party Logistics?

Most small businesses start out with only a bare minimum of staff, space, working capital, and other resources. As a result, business owners often manage most day-to-day operations by themselves. While managing inventory and order fulfillment in-house may be a reasonable solution for a company that’s just getting off the ground, this approach will eventually…

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A Guide to OMS and WMS Integration: How These Systems Work Together

By Andrew Kirk / May 11, 2022 / Comments Off on A Guide to OMS and WMS Integration: How These Systems Work Together

To gain even the slightest edge in today’s competitive e-commerce marketplace, retailers and brands must scale their businesses with the right technology. In accomplishing that goal, companies must work closely with 3PL or third-party logistics partners to build fulfillment networks that can satisfy customers’ needs for nearly instant gratification.  An integrated OMS (order management system)…

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