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Logistics 101: Ship Your Products Worldwide & Grow Your Business

In the year 1861, it took thirty-three days to sail from Hong Kong to San Francisco. The voyage was arduous and dangerous, a miserable seasick month on the open waters of the Pacific Ocean. Today, we ship from Hong Kong to San Francisco with an upcharge no greater than a meal for one at an upscale restaurant. What’s more, this process is so ordinary and banal that we take it for granted. This is the extraordinary power of modern logistics, …

6 Signs Your Business Needs Third-Party Logistics (3PL)

Fulfillrite exists for a simple purpose: to help you fulfill orders. It’s a simple concept, but an important one for businesses trying to scale. If you’re selling enough products, your business will eventually be spending too much time shipping them and not enough time making them. The best way to avoid this problem is to use a company like Fulfillrite. But how do you know it’s time to outsource fulfillment? Third-party logistics isn’t free, and every dime counts in small …

Kickstarter Fulfillment Tips for Board Games

Board games are really, really hot right now on Kickstarter. In fact, over $200 million were pledged to games in 2018 and the rise of tabletop games has played a big role. Sal Briggman, our friend at CrowdCrux, wanted to talk about this in more detail, especially as it relates to fulfillment. For that reason, we sent Brandon Rollins, creator of Brandon the Game Dev and our marketing manager, to answer questions. As you can imagine, a lot of first-time …

10 Years of Kickstarter, 10 Lessons to Help You Succeed

On April 28, 2009, Kickstarter was born. The site’s promise was simple but ambitious – to provide a place for independent creators to launch their creative projects. Kickstarter has seen profound success on a scale no one could have anticipated. Indeed, last week was Kickstarter’s tenth birthday. After 10 years of Kickstarter, it’s time to look back and see what the platform has taught us. Ten years is plenty of time for a platform to grow and creators to learn. …

Fulfilling Board Games in One Simple Infographic

At Fulfillrite, we spend a lot of time thinking about supply chain management. Even our part in the process, largely centered on order fulfillment, can be very complex. So much so that we’ve built a business out of having people outsource it to us. Fulfilling board games after a Kickstarter campaign is a good example of this complexity. Kickstarter is 10 years old now, but it still attracts board game creators who are brand new. Can you imagine how difficult …

How to Optimize Packaging for Fulfillment

The following is a guest post by Beth Owens of noissue. Noissue specializes in custom packaging that is gorgeous, unique, and eco-friendly. Packaging is an important consideration for any business, but especially for eCommerce operations. Shipping orders is a huge expense, so you want to make sure that your packaging design is as effective as it can be. But this isn’t just about saving money where you can. It’s also about making sure that you are delivering the right impression …

How to Fulfill Your Kickstarter On Time: 5 Bottlenecks to Avoid

It is notoriously difficult to fulfill a Kickstarter campaign on-time. For that reason, we have worked with Sal Briggman of CrowdCrux to identify five common bottlenecks. We want every Kickstarter campaign to meet its true potential! Do you ever feel like Kickstarter campaigns are always late? It’s not your imagination. According to CNN, 84% of Kickstarter projects shipped late in the year 2012. Kickstarter creators often do not understand foundational business concepts. Many times, that includes supply chain management, a …

12 Questions About Board Game Order Fulfillment & Shipping, Answered

Recently, Fulfillrite worked with Brandon Rollins on a giveaway contest for a board game called the Quacks of Quedlinburg. One of the ways you could enter was by answering the question “what confuses you the most about board game fulfillment?” We received 165 responses that, once we compiled them, were incredibly useful. Part of running a great fulfillment company comes down to listening to end-user feedback. About a week after the contest, Brandon created a report for us that summarized all …

Kickstarter Fulfillment and Shipping Costs Explained

Estimating costs is one of the most confusing parts of running a Kickstarter campaign. Among the most difficult costs to estimate are fulfillment costs. Just think of the jargon alone: pick-and-pack, postage, and freight… It’s no wonder that fulfillment can seem awfully complicated! Sal Briggman of CrowdCrux was gracious enough to work with us so we can provide an answer to these difficult questions. His fantastic podcast is an excellent resource for first-time and veteran Kickstarter campaigners. He doesn’t want to simply …