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6 Fulfillment Trends We’re Watching in 2020

Every day, technology improves in ways that we couldn’t have imagined 20 years ago. This is as clear as ever in the supply chain industry, which is undergoing some massive changes as we head into the new decade. For that reason, we’ve got our eye on a handful of fulfillment trends that we think will change the way business works in 2020 and the years that follow.   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   …

What are the biggest challenges in the fulfillment industry?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the fans who entered our giveaway contest for a copy of the board game Gloomhaven. Today we will answer the following question: “what are some of the biggest challenges in the fulfillment industry?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   This is an exceptionally thoughtful question and we want to give a similarly thoughtful response. …

20 Trendy Items to Sell Online in 2020 (eCommerce & Dropshipping)

Every online business owner has asked themselves at one point or another, “what’s the hottest, trendiest item to sell right now?” Even people in obscure industries and the service sector have to pay attention to trends, if only passively. We’ve scoured the internet in search of hot new trends, and that’s what we’re going to talk about today: 20 trendy items to sell online in 2020.   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   How …

How do you process returns?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the fans who entered our giveaway contest for a copy of the board game Gloomhaven. Today we will answer the following question: “how do you process returns?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   What Happens When Items Go Backward in the Supply Chain? Businesses spend an enormous amount of time and money thinking about …

The Customer Journey, or How Your Business & Your Customers Interact

What do customers want? How do they find your business? What motivates them? These are all questions that business owners must ask themselves in one form or another. In doing so, they create a picture in their mind of their customer so that they can serve their needs. This exercise in empathy is called the customer journey, and it’s a hot, hot, hot concept right now. In this article, we discuss what a customer journey is, why it matters, and …

Air shipping or sea shipping – which is better for the environment?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the fans who entered our giveaway contest for a copy of the board game Gloomhaven. Today we will answer the following question: “air shipping or sea shipping – which is better for the environment?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   This is a great question. It’s said that freight transportation accounts for 7% of …

9 Ways to Create a Great eCommerce Customer Experience

The modern world is an incredibly noisy place, rife with distracted, speedy, and forgettable interactions. For a growing business, this presents a formidable challenge. How do you stand out in the crowd and make people remember who you are? Nowhere is this question more salient than in eCommerce, where items are often sorted by search engines and online stores in such a way where brands seem to disappear. This is why crafting a great eCommerce customer experience is so essential. …

2020 USPS Rate Changes – What You Need to Know

The US Postal Service has increased their rates again, starting yesterday, January 26, 2020. If you’re a current customer of Fulfillrite, you need to be aware of these rate changes. But first, let’s answer a few common questions.   Does it cost more to send a letter now? No. Stamps still cost $0.55. You only need one stamp to send a First Class Mail letter (not to exceed 1 oz.), and each additional ounce is $0.15 (just like last year). …

How do you deal with the stress of holiday shipping?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the fans who entered our giveaway contest for an Echo Show 5. Today we will answer the following question: “how do you deal with the stress of holiday shipping?” It’s a great question and it was submitted right after the holidays, too! Everybody knows that warehouse work during the holidays can be stressful. So we’re going to talk about how we …