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How Your eCommerce Store Can Fulfill Orders Quickly & Satisfy Customers

Running an eCommerce store is a race against time. You tweak your website to make sure it loads quickly. When ordering inventory, you make a decision based on how long it will take to arrive. Yet nowhere is the pressure to perform felt as strongly as in fulfillment. Customers expect three-day shipping at worst. Some customers expect two-day shipping and even one-day shipping these days. Naturally, your business has a vested interest in making sure that you can fulfill orders …

Bar Codes: How Lines & Spaces Make Modern Logistics Possible

Bar codes are everywhere. Every book on your bookshelves, every item in the grocery store, and every package you order online has one. These disctinctive strings of lines and spaces pop up in all kinds of places. You can even create them using free online tools, like I just did…     As simple as they appear, bar codes are incredibly useful. In many ways, bar codes are the linchpins of modern logistics. In this week’s post, we’ll be talking …

Quick Question: How are customs handled after a Kickstarter campaign?

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 are customs handled after a Kickstarter campaign?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   When Are Kickstarter Customs Fees Applied? Broadly speaking, there are two points in the supply chain management process where customs fees are applied. …

4 Tips for Designing Memorable Holiday Packaging

The holidays might still be a few months away, but it’s never too early to start your holiday prep! We all know that the holiday season is one of the most hectic times of the year for small businesses. There are shipping deadlines to be aware of and marketing campaigns to plan.  There’s also the matter of channeling a seasonal vibe into your order fulfillment!   Why holiday packaging is a valuable investment Custom-branded packaging is a great strategy to …

Warehouse Receiving: An Inside Look at Order Fulfillment

Every consumer good that you enjoy relies on a complex global supply chain. Integral to that supply chain are warehouses, like our own, which bring goods in and send goods out. We talk a lot about order fulfillment – the process by which goods are sent out. Today, we’re going to talk about warehouse receiving – the process by which goods are brought in! Warehouse receiving involves a few different processes. We’re going to show you how they work with …

Quick Question: What causes delays in shipping after a Kickstarter campaign?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. The board gamers who participated in our giveaway contest for Root gave us a lot to work with! Many board gamers love crowdfunding campaigns, so this week’s question is “what causes delays in shipping after a Kickstarter campaign?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   7 Reasons for Delays in Shipping after a Kickstarter Campaign Right after most Kickstarter campaigns, a lot …

7 Common Myths About Outsourcing Order Fulfillment

What small business owner doesn’t want to sell more products? After all, eCommerce stores live and die on their ability to move products, grow, and solidify their online presence. It’s really hard to grow effectively when you spend your time inefficiently. For many people, time spent on shipping packages is exactly that. This is how we’ve built a business entirely on fulfilling orders for other businesses. The idea of outsourcing fulfillment is strange to many. A good part of our …

Quick Question: How do items get damaged in shipping?

Welcome to our inaugural post in the Quick Question series! Every Friday, we’ll answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. Our first question comes from an anonymous user in our giveaway contest for the board game Root. The question is “how do items get damaged in shipping?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   How Items Are Damaged in Shipping Moving items from Point A to Point B is far more complicated …

5 Reasons Inventory Management Benefits Small Businesses

Happy customers mean a happy business. It seems overly simplistic, doesn’t it? But unhappy customers often abandon their relationship with a company they’ve had a bad experience with. For many eCommerce companies, a product being out-of-stock is enough to drive customers away. That’s very costly, but also preventable. eCommerce SMBs typically use spreadsheets, emails, and free tracking tools stitched together to manage their inventory and keep their supply chain intact.  This is cost-effective in the early days, but can be …