What’s More Important – Free Shipping or Fast Shipping?
Oct17

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

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 Amazon Prime membership in 2005—a bump up from Amazon’s free...

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Capture the Gen Z Market with Speed
Sep26

Capture the Gen Z Market with Speed

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 products they can consume immediately. This “need for speed” is also...

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5 Tips to Prepare Your Store for the Busy Season
Sep12

5 Tips to Prepare Your Store for the Busy Season

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 or slowing down warehouse workflow. It’s also crucial for warehouse...

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How Automation Can Solve the Warehouse Labor Crisis
Sep04

How Automation Can Solve the Warehouse Labor Crisis

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 manufacturing industry. However, automation provides a...

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Why high-volume customers choose ShipWorks for Warehouse
Jul17

Why high-volume customers choose ShipWorks for Warehouse

“We’ve increased productivity 370% in the last month alone. Without ShipWorks, we could not manage the volume of packages we ship.”  –  Dave Alwan, Echo Valley Meats The growing influence of Amazon on eCommerce has impacted customer expectations and leaving merchants and warehouses scrambling for ways to keep up. With this changing environment, sellers are looking to stay relevant with their existing customer base and to...

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Fulfillment Center Vs. Warehouse
Jul17

Fulfillment Center Vs. Warehouse

With the advent of online shopping, e-commerce stores have to leverage efficient processes and facilities to meet customer demand and ship products on-time to enhance the customer experience. Thus, it’s not uncommon for companies to take advantage of warehouses and fulfillment centers to achieve these goals. However, fulfillment centers and warehouses do not always share the same qualities and have stark differences. Thus, it is...

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