126 search results for “ecommerce shipping”

Should You Offer Free Shipping? A Simple Test to Decide.

From a consumer’s perspective, there’s something inherently appealing about the term free shipping. The mere thought of getting something for free is often enough to put a smile on most people’s face. Unfortunately, what’s good for the consumer isn’t always best for the merchant.

The effectiveness of free shipping as a sales incentive is often supported by statistics: ComScore, a leading digital market intelligence agency, found that 72% of online customers prefer free shipping. Impressive, right? Well, not so fast. Although free shipping is preferred by consumers, in some cases it’s ultimately ill-advised.

We teamed up with our friends at ShivarWeb and put together a genius little tool that will help determine the costs of free shipping on your profit margins.

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ShivarWeb has also put together an awesome blog post entitled The Profitable Guide to Free Online Shipping for Ecommerce Stores that outlines everything you need to know about free shipping vs. paid shipping.

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The Beginner's Guide to Ecommerce Shipping and Fulfillment

You control your customer's experience for the most part. You write the ads, you approve the images, you tweak your website and you write the emails. However once your product leaves your hands to be shipped to your customer you have now handed over your brand to the hands of a stranger.

Shipping can make or break your business in multiple ways. Choose the wrong shipping partner and your customers may suffer a poor experience. Don’t plan out your shipping strategy and you could end up unprofitable.

Many new ecommerce entrepreneurs either don’t give much thought to shipping their products, or rightfully so, don’t understand the confusing and complex world of shipping and fulfillment.

In this post we will go over some of the basics to shipping your products and help demystify this complicated topic. We will talk about packaging, provide resources and links to popular couriers, look at tracking & insurance, shipping profitably and apps to help make it all easier. 

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Ecommerce Shipping Toolbox: Apps, Tools, and Resources to Help You Streamline Your Business

You've spent months building your online store and preparing your marketing strategy. You launch your business and cha-ching!, you make your first sale. Now what? 

Many new ecommerce entrepreneurs tend to neglect their fulfillment and shipping strategy. The reason tends to be the fact that the world of shipping is complex and confusing. However, a well educated shipping strategy is a core element of every successful ecommerce business.

In this post, we round up of some of the most practical and important tools, resources and apps to help you develop a rock solid shipping strategy for your business.

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Drop Shipping: The Easiest Way to Sell Online

Many people shy away from starting an online store because of the startup costs and fulfillment hassles. But imagine if someone offered to pay your up-front inventory costs on thousands of items and manage your fulfillment operations. It'd be much easier to get started, and you could run your business from anywhere in the world. Sound too good to be true? It's not, if you know about drop shipping. 

In this article, I'm going to teach you all about drop shipping. I'll go over a simple definition, list the benefits, show you how to find drop shipping wholesalers, and give solutions to some common problems associated with drop shipping. 

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Dropshipping 101: How to Start an Ecommerce Business (Even If You Don't Have a Product)

So, you've been thinking about starting an online store for a while now. It's a great idea. The barrier to entry has never been lower and with the technology available, you can easily build a beautiful ecommerce website.

But you're still a bit hesitant. Sure, you can create a sleek website, but what about the money you'll have to invest in product? At the end of the day, it's still your hard earned cash.

But what if it doesn't have to be? What if someone offered to pay your up front inventory costs on thousands of items? What if they even offered to manage all your shipping and fulfillment operations, so you could focus on other areas of the business? 

Now, this may sound a bit far fetched. But it wouldn't if you knew about drop shipping.

In this video, I'm going to explain exactly how drop shipping works, show you how to find drop shippers for your products, and give solutions to some common problems associated with drop shipping.

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Shopify & Mixergy eCommerce Spotlight: Vend-A-Snack

Here's a new and innovative way to get your daily fix of M&M's, Skittles, and chewing gum! Shopify store Vend-A-Snack is an online vending machine that's shipping treats right to your door. 

The concept is really easy: Choose any 24 items from a huge selection of chips, crackers, chocolate bars, gum, nuts and even breakfast foods. Every box is always $24 and US shipping is always free. 

Harley Finkelstein, our Chief Platform Officer, was on Mixergy with Andrew Warner giving a Masters Class in boosting eCommerce sales.  Harley used 12 different Shopify stores as examples and you can watch an excerpt on Vend-A-Snack below: 

Watch the entire 50 minute Mixergy Webinar where Harley and Andrew discuss clever ideas from 12 of the best online stores on the web. 

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Zappos Top Ten eCommerce Lessons

Zappos Top Ten eCommerce Lessons

The CEO of Zappos gave a presentation on the Top 10 Lessons they've Learned about eCommerce. Zappos is one of the largest online retailers around, with gross merchandise sales of over $800M in 2007 and currently stocks more than 3 million shoes, handbags, clothing items and accessories from over 1,100 brands (from Zappos.com). Click through for a few of the lessons they've learned...

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