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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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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

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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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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Free Shipping & Returns: 8 Resources To Get You Started

Free Shipping & Returns: 8 Resources To Get You Started

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“Free Shipping & Returns.”

It’s a dream when you see it as a customer, because it means what you see is what you’ll pay, and in the off chance you don’t like it, you can send it back without any hassle.

As a seller though, these four words can be a nightmare to think about logistically.

Realistically though, it's not as bad as it seems, and if you play your cards right, the cost is well worth the reward. 

I've compiled my 8 favorite resources from across the web to break down the benefits of a solid shipping and return policy if you haven't worked it into your business model already.

If you have, I'd love to get your thoughts around offering free shipping & returns to your customers and the impact it's had on your business. 

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5 High Impact Ways to Make Shipping from Your Shopify Store Even Better

5 High Impact Ways to Make Shipping from Your Shopify Store Even Better

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Running a successful online store is about more than just having great products. You need to be able to get those great products into your customers’ hands, too.

After all, the purchasing process doesn’t stop at the checkout page: If you really want to grow your business, you need to focus on delivering a stellar experience to your customers every step of the way

So, what can you do to make shipping even better for your customers after you've already covered the fundamentals?

In this post, we’ve put together a collection of 5 effective shipping strategies that will make delivering your products a breeze and delight your customers like never before.

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7 Quick Fixes for Your Biggest Shipping and Fulfillment Problems

7 Quick Fixes for Your Biggest Shipping and Fulfillment Problems

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Getting your products to your customers is a complex process and there are lots of things that can go wrong.

Thankfully, for both you and your customers, every shipping problem out there has a solution. After all, as a business owner, your responsibilities don’t end at sourcing and selling products—you need to make sure that those products actually make it into your customers' hands, too.

To help you solve your biggest problems quickly and stop customer complaints in their tracks, we’ve put together a collection of the 7 most common shipping issues and the tactics that you can use to fix them once and for all.

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Drop Shipping: The Easiest Way to Sell Online

Drop Shipping: The Easiest Way to Sell Online

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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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Why JM&Sons Launched Their Furniture Business Out of a Shipping Container

Why JM&Sons Launched Their Furniture Business Out of a Shipping Container

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One of the biggest challenges ecommerce entrepreneurs face is finding innovative ways to sell a product online when the "brick and mortar" store experience plays a huge role in the customer's decision to buy.

For two entrepreneurs with nothing to lose, overcoming this obstacle and validating their business idea involved using a spruced-up shipping container as their showroom in the heart of downtown Toronto.

In this episode of the Shopify Masters podcast, we’ll be talking with Andre Jr. Ayotte, who co-founded JM&Sons along with Mackenzie Duncan, about how they make and sell reclaimed wood and raw metal furniture, accessories and other handcrafted home furnishings. 

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