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3 Important Tips For You To Save On Shipping In 2019

By now we are well aware of the price increases from FedEx, the USPS, and all the rest.  We do understand prices going up.  Inflation, especially when the economy is expanding, is to be expected.  But did you know that the shipping carriers have been increasing their rates at about 250% over the cost of inflation! That’s right, inflation for the past three years has been 2.1%, 2.1%, and 1.9% respectively, while the average rate increase for shipping and postal …

USPS, FedEx Price Increases for 2019

USPS, FedEx Price Increases for 2019 It’s a new year, which means resolutions, bold business goals, and of course rate hikes from the shipping carriers. Yes, every January, carriers raise their rates on postage, change minimum requirements, and reassess their fees. Those of you who have been in the ecommerce world for a while have come to expect it. You have also come to rely on us as your shipping and fulfillment partners, to get the details down, integrate the …

Holidays 2018: Shipping cut off dates

The holidays are officially upon us, and that means last minute online shopping, and the rush to get your products delivered on time to all your customers. With all the excitement, chaos, (and calories) running at their peak, Fulfillrite is here to make sure your customers and their families receive their orders, gifts, and rewards in time for the holidays. Planning your campaigns and sales include making sure your products are received here at Fulfillrite an are ready to be …

Kickstarter Fulfillment: Here’s How To Choose The Right One For You!

Deciding on the right fulfillment center is never easy. Trying to compare pricing, services, and capabilities between various order fulfillment companies can be downright bewildering! Add a timeline-constricting crowdfunding campaign into the mix, and things can get pretty overwhelming. Sal Briggman of CrowdCrux decided to spend some time with us and get to the bottom of Kickstarter fulfillment. His excellent podcast has been a valuable resource for crowdfunding creators from the novice to the Kickstarter expert. He chronicles the trends, …

How To Lower Your Shipping Costs And Improve Your Bottom Line

Pat Walls of StarterStory.com and I got to talking after a forum post we had both contributed to. Pat created StarterStory to help entrepreneurs create successful ecommerce businesses through interviews with peers who went through the struggles of starting their own businesses and found success. One of the issues that seem to vex even the most thought-out entrepreneur seems to be order fulfillment. Pat asked me to address his audience and talk to that concern, and see how we can help …

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 …

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 …