Category: Ecommerce Tips

What’s More Important – Free Shipping or Fast Shipping?

By on October 17, 2019

Thanks to retailers like Zappos and events like the Amazon Effect, today’s consumers are expecting the conveniences of free and fast shipping. Zappos set the stage by implementing free shipping and free returns in 2003 and free overnight shipping in 2007. Yet, the Amazon Effect propelled this phenomenon by offering free two-day shipping with the introduction of […]

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Holiday shipping delays: What you can do about it 

By on October 8, 2019

Guest Author: Brian Gibbs of Refund Retriever It is a known fact that shipping is expensive, and many eCommerce companies today deal with late packages that hurt their bottom line. Most shippers are aware of the UPS and FedEx delivery guarantee. Each package has a guarantee to arrive on time or it’s free. However, shippers can […]

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Capture the Gen Z Market with Speed

By on September 26, 2019

Generation Z (Gen Z) is the demographic that many e-commerce companies are looking to market and sell to today and for good reasons. By 2020, this entrepreneurial generation of influencers is projected to account for 40 percent of consumers and has $44 billion worth of buying power today. Moreover, Gen Zers value hyper-convenience and want services and […]

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Store for the Busy Season

By on September 12, 2019

The end of summer and beginning of fall typically marks the beginning of a busy shopping season for e-commerce companies. To stay competitive and get online shoppers’ attention and retention, e-commerce companies should prepare for the influx of orders during this time of year. Preparation brings the benefits of reducing the potential of shipping delays […]

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7 Reasons a Desktop Solution May Be Better

By on September 5, 2019

In today’s fast-paced shipping environment it is becoming more and more common for high-volume shippers to rely upon cloud-based shipping software.  While cloud-based software offers many great benefits, high-volume shippers may benefit from exploring the advantages of using a desktop-based solution, like ShipWorks.  Here’s a look at 7 advantages of using a desktop-based solution. Down […]

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How Automation Can Solve the Warehouse Labor Crisis

By on September 4, 2019

Today’s warehouse labor crisis impacts the productivity and efficiency of supply chains. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of job openings in the manufacturing industry doubled in 2017. While several factors may impact the warehouse labor crisis, one key issue that stands out is the  lack of sufficient candidates to fill skilled positions in the […]

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3 Benefits of Multi-Carrier Shipping

By on August 28, 2019

It’s not uncommon for warehouse managers to continue using one carrier or carrier network to manage their shipping. Having one carrier often simplifies the shipping process as warehouse employees become familiar with the carrier’s process and prices. But there are some key advantages multi-carrier shipping brings. Here are three important benefits to consider: 1. Immunity […]

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Are You Ready for New Payment Regulations for EU Customers?

By on August 19, 2019

The continuing rise in online shopping and, consequently, the rise in cybercrime (both in data breaches and online credit card fraud) has caused European law to evolve. There are generally two elements to European law; the need to encourage competition among financial providers, as well as the need to enhance consumer protection. Thus, the implementation of Payment […]

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6 Ways to Boost Your Amazon Sales in 2019

By on July 17, 2019

Guest Author: Chris Dunne of FeedbackExpress  Selling on Amazon comes with huge advantages. You gain access to its global customer base of millions and benefit from being associated with one of the world’s leading brands. However, Amazon is a fiercely competitive marketplace, with over two million third-party sellers clamoring for buyers’ attention and dollars. In today’s […]

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5 Ways to Improve Your Warehouse Shipping Processes

By on June 25, 2019

Prior to working at ShipWorks, I worked for an e-commerce focused bedding store that sold a variety of bed frames and bed center supports online. One of my duties was to process new orders, pulling bed frames from our warehouse and preparing them for shipments. During my time there, my colleagues and I implemented several […]

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