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When does it make sense to outsource fulfillment?

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 Terraforming Mars. Today we will answer the following question: “when does it make sense to outsource fulfillment?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   6 Signs Your Business Needs to Outsource Fulfillment Once your business starts selling enough items, it becomes …

12 Tips to Turn One-Time Shoppers into Lifetime Buyers

New customers are the lifeblood of successful businesses. At least, that is a belief that many business owners have internalized. You can see it in their actions. For example, SocialMediaToday reports that 7 million advertisers spent $10.1 billion on pay-per-click online ads in the year 2017 alone. For more experienced business owners, though, a different goal reigns supreme: turning one-time shoppers into lifetime buyers. Early on, businesses focus on generating leads. Established businesses, on the other hand, often focus on …

What happens when there’s a typo in the mailing address?

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 Terraforming Mars. Today we will answer the following question: “what happens when there’s a typo in the mailing address?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   Address Verification It’s more common than you might think for people to make typos in …

Top 14 Emerging Supply Chain Trends for 2020

Technology and society are changing at a blistering pace. This is so clearly true that stating it so plainly comes across as a cliche in the post-industrial world. Savvy business owners want to keep up with trends and technologies so they can get ahead of the curve. For that reason, we are going to talk about emerging supply chain trends that promise to make the 2010s look like the era of horse-drawn carriages.   Need help fulfilling orders for your …

How does free shipping work?

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 quadcopter drone. Today we will answer the following question: “how does free shipping work?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   There’s No Such Thing as Free Shipping We answer questions about the price of shipping a lot. In one post, we talked about why shipping …

WooCommerce vs. Shopify: Which eCommerce Platform is Right For You?

When you start an eCommerce business, there are so many decisions you have to make. What do you sell and who do you sell it to? How are you going to ship items? And, of course, which software are you going to use? WooCommerce, Shopify, BigCommerce, the list goes on and on! For this article, we are going to focus on two very popular eCommerce platforms: WooCommerce and Shopify. A large percentage of our clientele have had great experiences with …

What are shipping zones and how do they work?

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 quadcopter drone. Today we will answer the following question: “what are shipping zones and how do they work?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   What is a Shipping Zone? If you’ve ever used the US Postal Service to ship a package from one place to …

9 Key Performance Indicators for Monitoring 3PL Operations

We talk a lot about the benefits of outsourcing fulfillment. This is not so surprising because we are, after all, a fulfillment company. It’s what we do, what we care about, and where we see the ability to add value to your business! But how do you know if your third-party logistics company is actually helping your business? You’re not handling the packages yourself anymore. How can you make sure your customers are getting a good experience for a sensible …

How Businesses Plan Ahead for the Holiday Shipping

Every year, as the winter winds begin to blow, we all start to get excited. No matter what you believe, you know that when the leaves start falling, your holidays are coming soon! Meanwhile, after adults lie in food comas after Thanksgiving and before children stay up all night waiting for Santa, a vast logistical process unfolds worldwide. Every year, hundreds of billions of dollars of gifts are manufactured and shipped worldwide. Holiday shipping is immense in scale. With Christmas …