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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 …

Three Ways to Talk to Customers About Weather Delays

Remember when snowdays and blizzard warnings brought shouts of joy and smiles to our faces? As kids, it meant one important thing: “school’s out!” We’d build snowmen on the front lawn and engage in snowball warfare until our mittens were soaked through and we couldn’t feel our toes. As responsible adults, snow means digging out the car and thinking about maybe skipping the commute today and calling in sick. If you have a business that counts on transportation running smoothly, …

Two Ways Your Ecommerce Store Can Win More Customers

To understand how you can generate more conversions despite competition, you have to first breakdown the elements of your competition. Why their visitors are turning into buyers. Product quality. They claim to have a better product. Solution:  Your competitor’s product may be better. Or it may not be. Their statement may be factual, or it may be just a claim. Obviously if you can acquire yur competitor’s product you can do your own evaluation. Very possibly you’ll find flaws that …

Fulfillrite announces its new partnership with Skubana

We’re very excited about partnering with Skubana, the platform used by more high sellers than any other. It’s one more way we’re keeping our commitment to help you build your business in the most cost effective and efficient manner possible. The Skubana platform solves the problem of your business disconnect. You no longer have to worry about your shipping software not communicating inventory properly with your marketplaces or sales channels. Or your purchasing software not communicating with your inventory software. …