Author: Michael Sonnenschein

Surprising Kickstarter Fulfillment Tips, Services, and Resources

Running a Kickstarter campaign means a lot of marketing, videos, and interaction with your backers. It also means making sure your fulfillment is being handled right by experienced professionals. To shed some light on the subject, as well as offer resources, websites, and some tips and tricks of the industry, we sat down with Sal Briggman of CrowdCrux  for a Q&A all about fulfillment. He is the expert on Kickstarter, and has been sharing his expertise and experience with all of you …

Packaging & Fulfillment: A Three-Part Series for Product Designers, Makers, and Entrepreneurs. Part 2

Part 2: Hidden Costs In our last post we discussed using packaging to not only protect, but promote your product. A great logo is a statement (think the iconic Apple on the iPhone box) that really helps sell the product, and packaging will help you do that. Where your goal is to give the recipient a unique experience when the package arrives, the unboxing should be special too. However, the bottom line is also a consideration, and there is more …

Packaging & Fulfillment: A Three-Part Series for Product Designers, Makers, and Entrepreneurs

Part 2: Packaging Priorities We try to make it easy to understand the costs of fulfillment and shipping before you start. We really do! We’ve noticed, however, that no matter how much planning goes into it, the actual cost of order fulfillment and shipping can leave some business owners frustrated. For some reason, once you actually start shipping, the shipping costs seem just a tad higher than you had originally estimated, and you’re left scratching your head. You mentally go …

A Virtual Retail Experience Through Ecommerce Fulfillment

Here in 2018, it’s fashionable to decry the decline of retail. After all, we all shop online and so does everyone we know. It is a fact of life that we purchase items from our phones and mobile devices. We can buy products we see directly from Facebook and Pinterest without even needing to reach for our credit cards. “Alexa,” we might utter, while relaxing in our living rooms, bingeing on the latest cooking competition from Netflix, “order me some …

The Truth Behind Multiple Warehouse Locations

As an e-commerce business owner, you’ve thought long and hard about shipping costs and customer expectations. Wisely, you have decided that partnering with a great fulfillment company who will consolidate and handle all of your inventory management, warehousing, picking, packing, and shipping, is the right next step. You’ve done your research and narrowed it down to just a few fulfillment centers that fit your criteria and specialize in your product type. But there’s another consideration in settling on a fulfillment …

Dropshipping: Get Rich Quick, or Real Income?

Dropshipping has become something of a household word, and it has piqued the interest of  would-be e-treprenuers. The growth of Doba, Alibaba, and Oberlo, to name a few, and the relatively easy integrations into small e-commerce sites as well as larger platforms such as Amazon and Ebay, have all contributed to the popularity dropshipping is enjoying today. A quick Google search will bring you to sites touting the ease of dropshipping, and YouTube videos of eager instant-millionaires who can’t wait …