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9 Ways to Create a Great eCommerce Customer Experience

The modern world is an incredibly noisy place, rife with distracted, speedy, and forgettable interactions. For a growing business, this presents a formidable challenge. How do you stand out in the crowd and make people remember who you are? Nowhere is this question more salient than in eCommerce, where items are often sorted by search engines and online stores in such a way where brands seem to disappear. This is why crafting a great eCommerce customer experience is so essential. …

2020 USPS Rate Changes – What You Need to Know

The US Postal Service has increased their rates again, starting yesterday, January 26, 2020. If you’re a current customer of Fulfillrite, you need to be aware of these rate changes. But first, let’s answer a few common questions.   Does it cost more to send a letter now? No. Stamps still cost $0.55. You only need one stamp to send a First Class Mail letter (not to exceed 1 oz.), and each additional ounce is $0.15 (just like last year). …

How do you deal with the stress of holiday shipping?

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 an Echo Show 5. Today we will answer the following question: “how do you deal with the stress of holiday shipping?” It’s a great question and it was submitted right after the holidays, too! Everybody knows that warehouse work during the holidays can be stressful. So we’re going to talk about how we …

Customs Duty De Minimis: Important Info for International Shipping

Customs and taxes – these are the words that strike fear into many small business owners’ hearts. Complexity and high prices are no friends to those who are just trying to make it. Fortunately, there is a method to the madness. The whole idea behind customs is to allow different countries to control the flow of goods in and out of their borders. They want to incentivize some kinds of trade and disincentivize other kinds of trade. And, of course, we …

Robotic Order Fulfillment: What Do Warehouse Robots Actually Do?

If you’ve been following fulfillment news lately, you know the robot uprising is right around the corner. Well, that’s what the flashy media stories seem to suggest. But you’re a savvy reader, so you’re probably asking “is robotic order fulfillment really just around the corner?” The short answer is, “yes, and in fact, it’s already here.” The long answer, of course, is much more nuanced. Robotic order fulfillment is one of many emerging supply chain trends. Along with other technological …

When does it make sense to outsource fulfillment?

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 Terraforming Mars. Today we will answer the following question: “when does it make sense to outsource fulfillment?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   6 Signs Your Business Needs to Outsource Fulfillment Once your business starts selling enough items, it becomes …

12 Tips to Turn One-Time Shoppers into Lifetime Buyers

New customers are the lifeblood of successful businesses. At least, that is a belief that many business owners have internalized. You can see it in their actions. For example, SocialMediaToday reports that 7 million advertisers spent $10.1 billion on pay-per-click online ads in the year 2017 alone. For more experienced business owners, though, a different goal reigns supreme: turning one-time shoppers into lifetime buyers. Early on, businesses focus on generating leads. Established businesses, on the other hand, often focus on …

What happens when there’s a typo in the mailing address?

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 Terraforming Mars. Today we will answer the following question: “what happens when there’s a typo in the mailing address?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   Address Verification It’s more common than you might think for people to make typos in …

Top 14 Emerging Supply Chain Trends for 2020

Technology and society are changing at a blistering pace. This is so clearly true that stating it so plainly comes across as a cliche in the post-industrial world. Savvy business owners want to keep up with trends and technologies so they can get ahead of the curve. For that reason, we are going to talk about emerging supply chain trends that promise to make the 2010s look like the era of horse-drawn carriages.   Need help fulfilling orders for your …