With one week to go until the fourth annual Free Shipping Day, participating e-merchants are bracing for an onslaught of orders and putting their plan in place to ensure all orders are received by Christmas Eve. According to the merchants interviewed for a recent article at Entrepreneur.com, attracting new customers is one of the biggest [...]
Although I was planning on tackling part two in my Holiday Planning series, I decided to expand on last week’s post and tell you about a few new things we have added to the Advanced Shipping Manager. The following standard features all come with the latest version – The ability to Block P.O. Box Deliveries [...]
Ready, set, go! The race is on to make the most of the coming holiday season, here is the first installment of a special holiday survival series.
A common problem for food e-retailers is safely shipping foods in a variety of temperatures. Non shelf stable products need extra packaging and ice packs to safely arrive at their destination. But, making sure shoppers chose the correct shipping method and accounting for the extra shipping costs associated with particular products can be a difficult [...]
As reported by Allison Enright for Internet Retailer, a recent study by Forrester Research Inc. concluded that the worldwide online population will increase 43% by 2014. It is projected to grow from 1.63 billion in 2009 to 2.32 billion forecast for 2014. The report says that the Middle East and Africa will grow the fastest [...]
Client Background Superior Nut Company started back in 1929 in Somerville, Massachusetts. Dedicated to providing high quality, small batch roasted nuts, dried fruits and nut butters; they operate a very successful online store. The Problem Shipping temperature sensitive products was always a challenge. In the summer, chocolate covered nuts and fruits proved especially bothersome. When [...]
Drop Shipping is a method of operating a store that allows a merchant to sell items without keeping stock. The merchant has a relationship with a wholesaler who has a warehouse full of items. When you receive an order from a customer, you in turn order the item from the warehouse, then the wholesaler ships [...]