Author: Brandon

Why is Shipping So Expensive? Here are 6 Reasons Why

Why is shipping so expensive? It’s a question that every eCommerce company and online shopper alike has asked themselves over the years! Indeed, the reasoning behind shipping costs can be complex and opaque, fueling frustration among online merchants who’ve seen their profits reduced and customers dissatisfied due in large part to high shipping costs. The continuing rate increases every year by major couriers only adds to this frustration for eCommerce businesses.  However, having a better understanding of why exactly shipping …

A Crash Course in eCommerce Order Fulfillment

“Running a small business can be very difficult. You’re constantly juggling a wide variety of responsibilities all while trying to grow your company. This is true even in eCommerce, where dreams of passive income are widespread. Orders may come in online… but you still have to fulfill them!” Or do you? As a reader of this blog, you know that outsourcing fulfillment is often a good idea. However, the whole concept of handing off a major business function to an …

5 Tips to Increase Your E-commerce Website Conversions

Getting traffic to your e-commerce store is a big deal. In fact, it’s so big that way too many people spend all of their time (and money) only focusing on the number of visits their site gets each day. Sure, having visitors is a requirement for making sales, but getting people to your website is really only the beginning. If the majority of the visitors you work so hard to get only stay in your digital store for less than …

11 Incoterms and Why You Should Know Them

Managing the global supply chain for a business – no matter how big or small – is no joke! Freight shipping alone is a source of so many questions for the uninitiated. It’s full of complex jargon, including a bunch of esoteric three-letter acronyms such as CIF, EXW, and FOB. Those are incoterms, and they are what we’ll talk about today. In short, incoterms are rules that govern the responsibilities of buyers and sellers.  These are important to understand not …

6 Practical Ways to Build Your eCommerce Brand

To say building a brand is necessary to succeed in the eCommerce industry is an understatement. On a very deep psychological level, people feel at ease when dealing with well-managed brands. We have seen this phenomenon play out across industries through Fulfillrite. As a fulfillment company, we ship a variety of different products. We can safely say that the ones with strong brands do better online, no matter what the industry.   Why Does Building a Brand Matter? At its …

Manufacturing and Logistics: Making Products with Shipping in Mind

Manufacturing is at the heart of many businesses. Whether you’re making kitschy Etsy crafts or Silicon Valley high tech devices, the manufacturing process will be a huge part of your success. It is, after all, where your products are turned into physical reality. This is true whether you’re making something with massive machinery or with your own two hands. Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today. Even as early as the manufacturing stage, you need to …