Category: Expert Advice

How to Cater to Consumer Demands During the Holidays

By on December 18, 2020

Shopping—both as a merchant and a customer—has become more complex, competitive, and personal. And never has that been more true than in 2020. The global coronavirus pandemic has transformed retail. Brick-and-mortar and online retailers, alike, have faced numerous simultaneous hardships that they never thought they’d have to encounter—physical store closures, reduced staff, excess or limited […]

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Why Scaling Without Penalty is Important

By on April 14, 2020

Few eCommerce businesses have the same shipping needs throughout the year. Seasons, weather, economic trends, holidays and other factors often cause major fluctuations. Consequently, companies can benefit from shipping software that offers scalability without financial penalties. To scale up or down affordably, avoid these three policies: 1. Long-Term Plans When a software supplier requires a […]

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6 Ways to Increase Warehouse Shipping Productivity

By on December 17, 2019

  Guest Author: David Madden, Founder and President of Container Exchanger   With more consumers ordering goods and products online, the warehousing industry is working around the clock to keep up with demand. This growing industry has been attracting workers for years, but, as competition heats up, managers are trying to get the most out of their […]

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We Don’t Need No Stinking Mouse

By on December 5, 2019

Written By ShipWorks Tech Writer: Dan Coleman   SCAN > BEEP > the order is loaded. SCAN > BEEP > items are picked and verified. SCAN > BEEP > the label is printed. Scan-to-Ship is a huge time saver.  Just scan a barcode to perform one or more actions, like searching for an order, or […]

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Returns in Retail E-Commerce

By on December 3, 2019

The holiday season often means big sales for retailers of e-commerce stores. But it can expect massive returns. E-commerce owners and managers face several challenges when it comes to online returns from increased operational costs to supply chain complexity. The new consumer mentality helps exacerbate these challenges.  Today’s consumers are ordering multiple sizes and colors […]

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Save Those Searches for Easy Recall

By on November 14, 2019

Written By ShipWorks Tech Writer: Dan Coleman   Albert Einstein defines insanity as doing the same thing over-and-over again and expecting ShipWorks to magically begin to do it for you… or something like that. If you’re like me, you use the Advanced Search function to locate groups of orders pretty often.  It’s a great way […]

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Proud of Your Brand? Flaunt It.

By on November 12, 2019

Written By ShipWorks Tech Writer: Dan Coleman   You have a logo you paid hard-earned money to have created. It took hours and hours to make sure it captures your brand exactly how you hoped it would. It sets the tone for your consumers before they ever lay eyes on your product and differentiates your […]

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What Are the Premium Shipping Options Available on Amazon?

By on November 7, 2019

Over the years, the retail culture of immediacy has increased to such degree that big players like Amazon – and most recently, Walmart and Target – have made it possible for customers to have their products shipped in a blink of an eye. We all seem to be getting influenced by social immediacy, and the […]

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How to Offer Black Friday Discounts and Still be Profitable

By on November 1, 2019

Black Friday is a big deal for e-commerce companies since it’s one of the most profitable sales days in retail. Black Friday saw a year-over-year growth of 23.6 percent, with online sales raking in $6.2 billion in 2018. Moreover, Cyber Monday online sales grew by 14 percent in 2018, earning $7.75 billion. Discounting is now inherent, and a part […]

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