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

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

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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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