Author: Brandon

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 …

Customs Duty De Minimis: Important Info for International Shipping

Customs and taxes – these are the words that strike fear into many small business owners’ hearts. Complexity and high prices are no friends to those who are just trying to make it. Fortunately, there is a method to the madness. The whole idea behind customs is to allow different countries to control the flow of goods in and out of their borders. They want to incentivize some kinds of trade and disincentivize other kinds of trade. And, of course, we …

Robotic Order Fulfillment: What Do Warehouse Robots Actually Do?

If you’ve been following fulfillment news lately, you know the robot uprising is right around the corner. Well, that’s what the flashy media stories seem to suggest. But you’re a savvy reader, so you’re probably asking “is robotic order fulfillment really just around the corner?” The short answer is, “yes, and in fact, it’s already here.” The long answer, of course, is much more nuanced. Robotic order fulfillment is one of many emerging supply chain trends. Along with other technological …