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How to ship golf clubs

It may be hard to imagine packaging and shipping something as big and awkwardly shaped as your golf bag full of clubs. However, people do it every day, and it’s simpler than you might think. Here’s our guide on how […]

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Do I Need an Online Business License?

When you start a brick-and-mortar business, you get a business license from the city or county where your operations are headquartered. So, when you start an eCommerce business, do you need an online business license? The answer to that question […]

Guide to Discreet Shipping

A standard packaging method for ecommerce business is “discreet shipping,” where no one can look at the outside of the order you ship and determine what’s inside. Discreet shipping hides any idea of what the products inside could be and […]

How to Calculate Shipping Costs

Shipping costs can be some of the trickiest to get a handle on for e-commerce businesses that want to balance customer satisfaction with affordability and margin control. The vast majority of your customers expect shipping to be fast and usually […]

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Building an ECommerce Business Continuity Plan

If recent years have taught us anything, it’s the importance of having an eCommerce business continuity plan. Floods, fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, and now a pandemic can disrupt supply chains and slow the pace of eCommerce. The coronavirus has shown the […]

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How to Find the Best Subscription Box Suppliers

Subscription boxes are one of the hottest categories in eCommerce. In fact, subscription box sales doubled each year between 2011 and 2016. If you want to jump into this lucrative market, first you have to find subscription box suppliers. Consumers […]

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Understanding Inventory Turnover Ratio

Your company’s inventory turnover ratio is an important metric. A simple inventory turnover formula can help you understand and improve your inventory management. When you get clear about your inventory turnover ratio, you can run your business with smaller carrying […]

UPS Next Day Air Saver: A Guide

Customers are more demanding than ever, especially when it comes to getting packages quickly. Shipping overnight can help you maintain a competitive advantage, but only when it’s affordable. If you’re considering offering overnight shipping and want the most cost-effective method, […]

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What Is Economic Order Quantity?

Good inventory management is an essential aspect of your eCommerce business. Economic order quantity, or EOQ, is a formula that helps you figure out the right amount of stock to fill your orders during the year ahead. Economic order quantity […]

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How to Take Your Brick-and-Mortar Retail Store Online

The spread of the novel coronavirus forced many brick-and-mortar retailers to temporarily close their doors. Even before COVID-19, many brick-and-mortar stores were struggling. However, the pandemic exposed existing weaknesses in the retail business model and exacerbated them. To make up […]

COVID-19 Business Management

Leading and Managing Your Business Successfully in a Crisis

The current environment will test most businesses’ ability to operate and manage in a crisis. An effective response by a company requires transparency, accountability, and above all, strong leadership. Businesses need to be clear about who is making the decisions, […]

Small business owners

Small Business Resource Guide

Small business is one of the biggest drivers of economic growth in the U.S. A 2018 Small Business Administration (SBA) report found that 99.9% of US businesses are small businesses. Those small businesses provide 47.5% of all the jobs in […]