eCommerce business continuity

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 […]

Subscription eCommerce Business box

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 […]

Inventory turnover ratio

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 […]

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Comparing FedEx, UPS, and USPS

ECommerce businesses have many different shipping options. FedEx Ground is one of the most popular and best- known eCommerce shipping choices. However, there are many other ways to ship your orders. This includes other FedEx options and services from UPS […]

returns processing

3PL Returns Processing

ECommerce sales are growing. That means eCommerce returns are also on the rise. Returns processing is an important part of your eCommerce business. It’s important to understand the process so you can manage it well. Every third party logistics returns […]

economic order quantity

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 […]

demand forecasts can help your eCommerce business succeed

Demand Forecasting: Types, Methods, and Examples

How will you know how much product to produce for your next holiday? What kinds of capital will you need to invest in stock for your next fiscal year? Demand forecasting has the answers. Demand forecasts project sales for the […]

e-commerce returns

E-commerce Returns and Refunds: Best Practices

You’ve done everything to differentiate yourself from the competition. You offer superb products and top-notch customer service coupled with exceptional order fulfillment. That all adds up to unbeatable value for your customer. But is your policy on e-commerce returns working […]

Reverse logistics solutions

Ultimate Guide to Reverse Logistics

In an ideal world, your eCommerce would have a return rate of zero. However, returns are unavoidable when you sell online. That’s why you need a robust reverse logistics operation. Return rates for eCommerce shops are more than double the […]

FBA alternatives

Cross Docking for Backorder Management

You might not have heard of cross docking, but it just may be the solution to your eCommerce fulfillment problems. This is a time when many online retailers are facing difficulty in keeping products in stock. Cross-docking can help your […]

Shopify wholesale

How to Open a Shopify Wholesale Store

A wholesale business is a great way to jump-start or expand your existing Shopify store. Perhaps you’ve been approached by businesses that want to buy your products wholesale. Or maybe you want to expand your markets. A Shopify wholesale store […]