Author: Brandon

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 …

How do you know how much inventory to buy?

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: “how do you know how much inventory to buy?” When you have a business where keeping inventory in stock at all times is vital, you have to figure out how much inventory to buy. This can seem like a …

Global Freight Basics (or How to Sound Smart When Talking Freight)

Global freight. *Goosebumps* For most importers, these two words evoke a sense of dread. Like a trigonometry question popping up on a quick math quiz, it’s strange, complicated, and just plain scary. Well, we can’t help you with cosines – and let’s be honest, they’ll really never help you in your life. But we can make freight a little bit less imposing. A word of warning first: freight, like great tango, looks easy when you’re watching a professional. But try …

Why do shipping rates differ between carriers?

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: “why do shipping rates differ between carriers?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   Why Shipping Prices Vary in General Shipping looks simple, but it can be shockingly complicated. In fact, dealing with …

3 Ways Your Kickstarter Campaign Can Handle Customs & VAT

You’ve been working on your board game for years. Or perhaps you’ve created a new, fantastic technological wonder and you just need a little bit of funding to make it a reality. No matter what you’ve done, you put your heart into it. You’ve designed it, tested it, gone to all the conventions, built up a mailing list, and everything else. Kickstarter is your destiny! Then someone asks you, oh-so-bluntly, “is your Kickstarter going to take care of customs & …