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Quick Question: How do items break in shipping?

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 a copy of the board game Scythe. Today we will answer the following question: “how do items break in shipping?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   10 Common Reasons Why Items Break in Shipping You wait for a few days to receive something you bought …

Dropshipping: How to Deliver Products to Your Customers Without Handling Them

Dropshipping has become a popular business concept lately. The number of people searching the term “dropshipping” in Google has increased by eightfold in the last five years. As you can imagine, any time a business concept grows in popularity that rapidly, it’s easy for people to have different ideas of what it means. After all, interest is far outpacing quality information about the subject. With all this in mind, let’s take some time to talk about what dropshipping is and …

Why do shipping prices vary so much?

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 Fire Stick. Today we will answer the following question: “why do shipping prices vary so much?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   The 4 Factors That Affect Shipping Prices With stamp prices going up seemingly every year, people often wonder how those prices are …

How to Choose the Right Crowdfunding Platform for Your Business

If there is one business innovation that’s likely to stick around for years, it’s crowdfunding. No longer must you seek funding from your own pockets, your family, the bank, or angel investor. Crowdfunding means you can get a lot of people to invest in your idea, often in small donations. The impacts have been diverse and massive. One Kickstarter campaign raised over $20 million. Kickstarter alone as a crowdfunding platform has helped business owners raise close to $5 billion total. …

Quick Question: How is time to ship determined?

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 Fire Stick. Today we will answer the following question: “how is time to ship determined?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   The 3 Factors That Affect Time to Ship You’ve ordered something that you really want online. Naturally, you’re very excited and you want …

Stockouts: What You Can Do When Inventory Runs Out

It’s the dream of every small business to sell all their stock. After all, what better sign is there of a growing, thriving company than selling every single thing you intend to sell? Then once you start to think deeper, you realize that stockouts are actually pretty bad. Running out of inventory is no joke! So what do you do to prevent inventory from running out? Furthermore, what can you do when you’re out of inventory entirely, or very close …

Quick Question: What is dropshipping and how does it work?

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 Fire Stick. Today we will answer the following question: “what is dropshipping and how does it work?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   What is Dropshipping? Dropshipping has become a popular idea in the last few years. When a concept becomes as buzzy and …

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 …