Best Practices For Sustainable Packaging

Packaging is everything but strategic when it is not sustainable. A visually appealing box can earn you extra bucks and the patronage of a few customers. But it takes sustainable packaging to experience a higher or stable ROI in the […]

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Guide to USPS Certified Mail

The extra cost and hassle of certified mail aren’t worth it for most eCommerce packages. No signature required is a popular delivery option, because it lets people get letters and packages when no one is home to receive them. However, […]

What Is Landed Cost and How Do I Manage It?

Landed costs cover the cost of getting a manufactured good to your distribution center so you can send it to a customer after they buy from you. It seems simple, but the math behind the term is more complex than […]

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Guide to SKU Numbers

SKU is short for stock keeping unit. SKU numbers help you automate inventory management. For new eCommerce sellers, SKU numbers aren’t a requirement. As your business grows, however, you will find that SKUs help you understand sales trends and grow […]

5 Ways to Boost Supply Chain Optimization

Managing and optimizing a local or global supply chain is one of the most important activities an ecommerce business or online seller can do if they want to control spend and put themselves in a position for growth. What is […]

What Is Shipping Insurance and Do I Need It?

When eCommerce companies first start shipping their orders, they tend to grab shipping insurance on every package just in case. This is an excellent practice for when you’re starting, but there might be some alternatives to consider. Let’s take an […]

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Guide to Ecommerce Shipping

ECommerce shipping is a central element of your eCommerce business. The choices you make about shipping will affect your profit margin, your ability to offer free shipping, and how fast your orders are delivered, among other things.  The terms eCommerce […]

How can my business offer 2-day shipping?

More than two-thirds of all ecommerce shopping carts have been abandoned in 2020 and shipping prices and speed remain two of the top reasons. People want your products delivered to them quickly and they want to avoid surprises when it […]

e-Commerce Insurance

Does Your Business Need eCommerce Insurance?

Online stores are businesses just like any other, and that means you’ve got risks and liabilities to cover, which has probably sent you to Google looking to see if eCommerce insurance is a thing. While not a specific policy, you […]

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What Is Just in Time Inventory?

The just in time inventory management system started as a manufacturing process. Over time, it has become popular in many sectors of the economy. ECommerce companies use just in time inventory to stay nimble in the face of changing consumer […]

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Tips for Better Shipping Confirmation Emails

A shipping confirmation is one of the essential transactional emails for any company that offers product shipping. Together with order confirmation, it helps customers track their orders and check whether everything is fine. An order confirmation email is sent once […]