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14 Ways to Prepare Your eCommerce Store For Holiday Shipping

As brisk winter winds begin to blow, our thoughts naturally turn to the holidays. We imagine great feasts, gift-giving, and time spent together with family and friends. For many entrepreneurs, however, there is looming specter of preparation, particularly for holiday shipping. It’s no secret that in a world with Black Fridays and Cyber Mondays, that eCommerce store owners are busy. After all, holiday sales through eCommerce alone were responsible for $128 billion in revenue in 2018. It’s said that as …

Porch Pirates: What do you do if someone steals your package?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the TV fans who entered our giveaway contest for a Fire Stick. Today we will answer the following question: “what do you do if someone steals your package?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   Thirty-one percent of people have had a package stolen from their doorstep. The people who commit the heinous crime of …

Quick Question: How does package tracking work?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the board gamers who entered our giveaway contest for Root. Today we will answer the following question: “how does package tracking work?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   Package tracking falls under the larger umbrella of order tracking. Order tracking involves tracking everything about an order – including the steps before it’s sent out …

How Your Ecommerce Fulfillment Can Become Your Strategic Advantage

Fulfillment isn’t just a responsibility that must be handled for a business to survive. It’s tempting to see it as a necessary evil instead of a way to grow your business. But in reality, thoughtfully designed fulfillment processes create tremendous opportunities for eCommerce businesses to excel. How can this be? Well, an efficient order fulfillment process can cut shipping times, reduce costs, lead to better views, and help you manage your inventory. People will stop seeing your operation as a …

Customs Duty De Minimis: Important Info for International Shipping

Customs and taxes – these are the words that strike fear into many small business owners’ hearts. Complexity and high prices are no friends to those who are just trying to make it. Fortunately, there is a method to the madness. The whole idea behind customs is to allow different countries to control the flow of goods in and out of their borders. They want to incentivize some kinds of trade and disincentivize other kinds of trade. And, of course, we …

Quick Question: Why don’t manufacturers fulfill shipments?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the board gamers who entered our giveaway contest for Root. Today we will answer the following question: “why don’t manufacturers fulfill shipments?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   The Rising Tide of Direct-to-Consumer Sales There has been a growing trend for a while where brands are beginning to sell directly to consumers. That means …

From Pick to Pack: Express Your Brand Every Step of the Way

The days of plain, boring, unimaginative packaging could be coming to an end. Consumers and retailers have had enough of using the same standard carton to ship everything from a toothbrush to a T-Rex. After all, no one looks at a dull, characterless brown package and thinks, “Oh, there’s something nice in here for me!” The case against unimaginative packaging goes a bit further, too. We all know Amazon, the eCommerce retailer to beat all eCommerce retailers, uses predominantly brown …

6 Ways Outsourcing Fulfillment Will Streamline Your Business

Running a small business is really difficult. At no time is this truer than when you finally get your feet under you and sales start coming in. You’ve spent many long nights working. You’ve persistently tested, promoted, and crafted your products until they meet your exacting standards. Now that business is booming, there’s just the simple matter of filling orders. The only problem with this, of course, is that filling orders is hard. At the very least, order fulfillment is …

2019 Holiday Shipping Cutoff Times

Need a package to arrive on or before Christmas Day on December 25? You must ship it before the 2019 Holiday Shipping Cutoff Times, listed below, in order to guarantee it arrives on time. Please note: if you’re buying items online, the seller must ship on or before the dates below. Because of that, you should order prior to the cutoff date.   2019 Holiday Shipping Cutoff Times   International Shipping: Click here. Mon, Dec 9: FedEx SmartPost Services Fri, Dec 13: …