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Supply Chain Marketing: Order Fulfillment IS Your Customer Service

Amazon is starting to ship packages to your home the next day. More and more, customers are expecting small business owners to provide the same level of service. Business owners, of course, have to try to keep up – managing the supply chain and marketing go hand in hand. With the pressure building, it’s becoming ever more apparent how closely related supply chain management and marketing are. You can’t separate the two. In the words of Steve Olenski’s article on …

Who is liable when a package is lost in the mail?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the tech wizards who entered our giveaway contest for a smartwatch. Today we will answer the following question: “who is liable when a package is lost in the mail?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   A short while ago, we answered a quick question about what to do when your package is stolen.  It’s …

7 Ways to Prevent Shipping Damage

Shipping damage is a big problem for eCommerce buyers and sellers alike. As many as 10% of eCommerce packages arrive damaged, so this is no small problem. Even if the seller didn’t cause the damage, they’ll probably wind up paying for it through returns and lost customers. So what is an eCommerce store owner to do? How can you prevent shipping damage when so much of the process is out of your direct control? In this guest post on the …

Quick Question: Why does expedited shipping cost so much?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the tech wizards who entered our giveaway contest for a smartwatch. Today we will answer the following question: “why does expedited shipping cost so much?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   What is Expedited Shipping & Why Use It? Expedited shipping means goods go much more directly from their origin to their destination. As …

How to Estimate Demand: How You Can Get Ahead of the Curve

The holidays are right around the corner. With them come Black Friday sales and Cyber Monday shopping sprees. These are exciting times for buyers and sellers alike – but if you’re unable to estimate demand, you could find yourself in trouble! Let’s take a few minutes to talk about how you can estimate demand for your business. The old adage still rings true: knowledge is power!   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   7 …

Quick Question: Are Customs and VAT the Same Thing?

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 smartwatch. Today we will answer the following question: “are customs and VAT the same thing?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   Customs and VAT are Not the Same! Are customs and VAT the same thing? In short, no. Alright, end of article! While customs …

Green Logistics: Move Inventory While Keeping the World Clean & Cool

Much ink has been spilled on the subject of going green. As the general populace becomes more environmentally conscious, companies are finding themselves held to higher standards. Companies are becoming more careful about their carbon footprint, making green logistics a popular topic. Let’s talk about how you can do your part to preserve the environment while remaining profitable and efficient.   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today. Why Consider Green Logistics? We’d love to start …

Quick Question: Why Don’t Packages Go Straight to Their Destination?

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 smartwatch. Today we will answer the following question: “why don’t packages go straight to their destination?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   Why Packages Don’t Ship in a Straight Line Imagine this. You’re waiting for a package to arrive. Like many people, you pay …

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 …