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12 Questions About Board Game Order Fulfillment & Shipping, Answered

Recently, Fulfillrite worked with Brandon Rollins on a giveaway contest for a board game called the Quacks of Quedlinburg. One of the ways you could enter was by answering the question “what confuses you the most about board game fulfillment?” We received 165 responses that, once we compiled them, were incredibly useful. Part of running a great fulfillment company comes down to listening to end-user feedback. About a week after the contest, Brandon created a report for us that summarized all …

Kickstarter Fulfillment and Shipping Costs Explained

Estimating costs is one of the most confusing parts of running a Kickstarter campaign. Among the most difficult costs to estimate are fulfillment costs. Just think of the jargon alone: pick-and-pack, postage, and freight… It’s no wonder that fulfillment can seem awfully complicated! Sal Briggman of CrowdCrux was gracious enough to work with us so we can provide an answer to these difficult questions. His fantastic podcast is an excellent resource for first-time and veteran Kickstarter campaigners. He doesn’t want to simply …

Tabletop Tops Kickstarter in 2018. Again.

Crowdfunding is growing, and so are the number of crowdfunding platforms. But in one category, there’s one platform that remains king, and whose empire is only growing. That category is tabletop, and the platform is Kickstarter. For the 5th consecutive year, the tabletop category was the highest growth category for Kickstarter, the highest successfully-funded campaign category, and the category with the highest grossing single Kickstarter project of the year. (“Tainted Grail: The Fall of Avalon” by Poland based Awakened Realms …

3 Important Tips For You To Save On Shipping In 2019

By now we are well aware of the price increases from FedEx, the USPS, and all the rest.  We do understand prices going up.  Inflation, especially when the economy is expanding, is to be expected.  But did you know that the shipping carriers have been increasing their rates at about 250% over the cost of inflation! That’s right, inflation for the past three years has been 2.1%, 2.1%, and 1.9% respectively, while the average rate increase for shipping and postal …

USPS, FedEx Price Increases for 2019

USPS, FedEx Price Increases for 2019 It’s a new year, which means resolutions, bold business goals, and of course rate hikes from the shipping carriers. Yes, every January, carriers raise their rates on postage, change minimum requirements, and reassess their fees. Those of you who have been in the ecommerce world for a while have come to expect it. You have also come to rely on us as your shipping and fulfillment partners, to get the details down, integrate the …

Holidays 2018: Shipping cut off dates

The holidays are officially upon us, and that means last minute online shopping, and the rush to get your products delivered on time to all your customers. With all the excitement, chaos, (and calories) running at their peak, Fulfillrite is here to make sure your customers and their families receive their orders, gifts, and rewards in time for the holidays. Planning your campaigns and sales include making sure your products are received here at Fulfillrite an are ready to be …

Kickstarter Fulfillment: Here’s How To Choose The Right One For You!

Deciding on the right fulfillment center is never easy. Trying to compare pricing, services, and capabilities between various order fulfillment companies can be downright bewildering! Add a timeline-constricting crowdfunding campaign into the mix, and things can get pretty overwhelming. Sal Briggman of CrowdCrux decided to spend some time with us and get to the bottom of Kickstarter fulfillment. His excellent podcast has been a valuable resource for crowdfunding creators from the novice to the Kickstarter expert. He chronicles the trends, …

How To Lower Your Shipping Costs And Improve Your Bottom Line

Pat Walls of StarterStory.com and I got to talking after a forum post we had both contributed to. Pat created StarterStory to help entrepreneurs create successful ecommerce businesses through interviews with peers who went through the struggles of starting their own businesses and found success. One of the issues that seem to vex even the most thought-out entrepreneur seems to be order fulfillment. Pat asked me to address his audience and talk to that concern, and see how we can help …

Surprising Kickstarter Fulfillment Tips, Services, and Resources

Running a Kickstarter campaign means a lot of marketing, videos, and interaction with your backers. It also means making sure your fulfillment is being handled right by experienced professionals. To shed some light on the subject, as well as offer resources, websites, and some tips and tricks of the industry, we sat down with Sal Briggman of CrowdCrux  for a Q&A all about fulfillment. He is the expert on Kickstarter, and has been sharing his expertise and experience with all of you …