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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 …

Why I (Finally) Hired A Fulfillment Company

A verbatim (almost) account of the dramatic events leading up to Oliver – that’s his name – finally deciding to take control of his growing business by hiring a fulfillment center. As told to James Beyda: “Looking back, I should have seen it coming but as most humans getting that adrenaline rush when your company starts taking off, I had bigger things to worry about. It started with a simple idea, a cool poster design that I hoped would make a …

Customization + Branding + Fulfillment: Noissue Talks With 3PLs About Making It All Work

Several weeks ago, Noissue, a leader in custom paper and ecommerce product branding sat down for a chat with some of the industry’s most innovative and customer-driven fulfillment centers. Fulfillrite‘s input is featured here, together with insights from our industry friends. 3PL’s and their ‘value-add’ to the ecommerce industry When it comes to fulfillment and third party logistics, those not in the industry might find it difficult to navigate the waters. For all intents and purposes, we order online and …

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 …

Got My Back(er)? Do I Need To Back My Friend’s Kickstarter Project?

You know the scenario. Your friend Juan sends you an email asking you to back his new project on Kickstarter. It’s this really cool, incredible new board game. At least that’s what Juan says. You click on over to his campaign and, mmmm…nah. It really does not look like something you’d ever open, much less play. Besides, you’re feeling pretty tight these days, what with all the money you just spent running your own Kickstarter campaign. Oh, wait. Juan backed …

How Shopify Got To The Top – And Stays There

  Apple. Google. Shopify. Meteoric rises in today’s on-demand, tech-connected world are legendary. They need to understand customer needs, not just for today, but for what’s coming tomorrow. These companies get it. They get what their users want, and they were way ahead of the pack with providing for those needs. When it comes to e-commerce, and now m-commerce, the same principles apply. Online shopping is exploding across the globe, and has been for several years now. Amazon is the …