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DIY Efficient Ecommerce Order Fulfillment

DIY Efficient Ecommerce Order Fulfillment

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Not every ecommerce store is big enough to require the services of a fulfillment center like ShipWire, or Amazon Fulfillment. Many Shopify merchants handle the packaging and shipping of orders themselves. DIY order fulfillment means you have substantially more control over the process, and you should constantly work to optimize your workflow. 

Here are six tips you can implement to help make your fulfillment as efficient as possible.

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Shipping & Fulfillment 101: A Step-By-Step Guide for Getting Your Products to Your Customers

Shipping & Fulfillment 101: A Step-By-Step Guide for Getting Your Products to Your Customers

Shipping is a lot more than getting your product from point A to point B. Your shipping strategy is an integral part of your overall business profitability and brand.

We know this can be a challenging step for all ecommerce entrepreneurs, and that’s why we’re happy to be introducing this comprehensive guide.

In this guide, we’ll take you through all aspects of shipping and fulfillment.

From deciding on how to charge your customers, to packaging and branding options, to choosing the best carrier for your business, deciding on options like insurance and tracking, as well as outsourcing and fulfillment options – we’ve covered everything.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Third-Party Warehousing and Fulfillment

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Third-Party Warehousing and Fulfillment

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Whether you’re thinking about starting an ecommerce business, or you’ve been selling products for a while, you’ve probably thought about warehousing, shipping, and fulfillment.

Working with logistics companies can be intimidating if you’ve never done it before. We chatted with Paul Van Remortel from Ottawa Logistics to find out everything you’ve been too afraid to ask. Here’s what we learned.

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The Hidden Costs of Fulfillment After Candylab Toys Raised $118K on Kickstarter

The Hidden Costs of Fulfillment After Candylab Toys Raised $118K on Kickstarter

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Finding the perfect price point for your products can be an unforeseen challenge for some entrepreneurs. 

Between your manufacturer and your consumer and all the logistical costs incurred in between, there's a lot involved in putting just the right price tag on your products.

On today’s Shopify Masters, you’ll hear from Vlad Dragusin of Candylab Toys, maker of wood toy cars inspired by the American automobile of the 60s, about the unexpected cost of fulfillment he encountered after raising $118K on Kickstarter, and what he recommends you look out for.

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The Beginner's Guide to Ecommerce Shipping and Fulfillment

The Beginner's Guide to Ecommerce Shipping and Fulfillment

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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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Shipwire opens a new Canadian warehouse

Shipwire opens a new Canadian warehouse

Shipwire opens a new Canadian warehouse

At the beginning of this year we added support for Shipwire order fulfillment to Shopify. If you are still manually picking, packing, and shipping your orders then you definitely need to take another look at Shipwire. Even more so if you are expecting a big holiday surge of sales, and you don’t know if you can handle the volume. shipwire.com has also been given a fresh new look just in time for the holidays.

Better yet, is that Canadians can now get in on the pain-free fulfillment solution that Shipwire offers by sending goods to their new Canadian warehouse in Toronto, Ontario. Utilizing Shopify for your ecommerce software, coupled with our dead simple Shipwire order fulfillment integration really can help remove the stress from your holiday season.

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

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

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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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Spare Change, 04/01/08 edition

Spare Change, 04/01/08 edition

Spare Change, 04/01/08 editionWelcome to the latest version of Spare Change, the rebranded “ecommerce roundup”. As usual, here’s where I bring you all the latest interesting ecommerce news on the vast Web.

Tech News World has posted an article on E-Marketing: Cashing In on MeCommerce. They see “a mashup between ecommerce and social networks as the Holy Grail for members, advertisers and social networks.

“The demographics of the social networks are changing; the relationships between the members are changing; and thus, the applications from the developer communities on social networks are changing. New breeds of social networking widgets are giving social network members the opportunity to instantly participate in ecommerce without the headaches of back-end fulfillment such as payment processing, fulfillment and customer service. People naturally seek out products and make buying decisions based on recommendations from their friends, not necessarily from third-party banner ads and advertising placements. The ability to create a fully ecommerce-enabled site for total transaction management, all without any involvement from the user’s perspective, is a new way to conduct ecommerce. It’s more like MeCommerce, from me to you, with a plethora of vendors’ products to recommend on your social networking profile.” Read the rest at Tech News World.

Credit Crunch is a Boost for ecommerce, according to Simon Crisp, director of Shopsafe.co.uk, who notes that consumers are “increasingly searching for bargains online in a climate of restrictive lending conditions.” Consumers are “looking to squeeze every penny out of their budget”, and ecommerce vendors are responding with discount codes and vouchers “that cut prices by ten or 15 per cent, he explains, noting the importance of such strategies as funding conditions grow increasingly stringent.”

HeroTurko.net has come up with a list of "20 of the best ecommerce websites". They list their picks for “well designed, standards-compliant Ecommerce stores. These are a tricky site to get right and design can give way to conversions, which is after all, the reason they are there – to make money.” What do you think of their picks?

Finally, ecommerce guide has published a very valuable guide for this time of year: a Guide to Making Online Sales Tax Compliance Less Taxing. For those of you in the USA, this may be an exceptionally useful – and well timed – article.

Got any recommendations for Spare Change? Email me at shannon at jadedpixel dot com!

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