Author: Brandon

What should I do when my shipment is stuck at customs?

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 Teotihuacan. Today we will answer the following question: “what should I do when my shipment is stuck at customs?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   Why did my shipment get stuck at customs? Imagine this. You’re waiting on a Kickstarter …

12 Recession-Proof Products You Can Sell Online

It an unavoidable truth of our times: the economy swings up and swings down. Recent stock market fluctuations, combined with coronavirus related concerns, have caused DOW and S&P 500 charts to look like the side view of a roller coaster. Add to that financial analysts whispering things like “we’ve been a bull market for a really long time,” and people get nervous – rightly or wrongly.  For that reason, many eCommerce store owners have begun to wonder: “what are some …

How do you ship in an environmentally-friendly way?

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 Teotihuacan. Today we will answer the following question: “how do you ship in an environmentally-friendly way?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   Green Environment or Green Wallet? You Don’t Have to Choose One. Online shopping and quick delivery have become …

How to Start a Subscription Box Business in 10 Easy Steps

As recently as a decade ago, subscription boxes as we know them hardly existed. It wasn’t until 2011 when subscription boxes started to take off, with brands like BirchBox, Dollar Shave Club, and NatureBox becoming household names. From 2011 to 2016, the subscription box industry grew nearly 100% per year according to McKinsey. Because subscription box businesses are so hot right now, a lot of people want to cash in. You might be one of them since you’re reading this …

How does shipping insurance 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 copy of the board game Teotihuacan. Today we will answer the following question: “how does shipping insurance work?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   How does shipping insurance work? Shipping has become remarkably fast and reliable. Even still, it’s an act of faith to enclose …

9 Ways to Set Your Kickstarter Apart from the Competition

In 2019 alone, Kickstarter saw over 10,000 project launches. Yes, you’ve read the thousands of articles on how to launch your Kickstarter project. But the question remains: with that many projects, how do you stand out from the crowd?  Here’s a list of 9 things you can do to set your Kickstarter apart from the competition, get noticed and get funded.   1. Be a member of the Kickstarter community Kickstarter is a tight-knit community that’s built around a passion …