Shipping Tips

How to Add An Order Fulfillment Center to Shopify

Setting up an order fulfillment center on your Shopify store is like a rite of passage. Once you start selling enough inventory, it will become difficult, if not impossible, to ship on your own. For that reason, many people choose to outsource fulfillment so they can focus on growing their Shopify stores instead of packing …

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How To Cut Shipping Costs On Your Next Ecommerce Order

You know what costs way too much? Shipping. If you run an eCommerce business, shipping costs are your worst enemy. Every dollar spent on shipping is a dollar not going to the bottom line, and that’s a problem. But fortunately, there are a lot of different ways that you can cut shipping costs, if you …

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Why You Need To Hire A 3PL (& When You Shouldn’t)

Run a big enough eCommerce store and you’ll eventually run into this inescapable question: should I hire a 3PL? Short for third-party logistics company, a 3PL basically takes the grunt work out of running an eCommerce store. That means you don’t have to ship your orders anymore. You can instead focus on growing your business. …

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Everything You Need to Know About International Freight Shipping [October 2022]

International freight shipping for the past couple of years has been challenging – especially for SMB importers and exporters. At the beginning of the pandemic, freight prices shot up with consumer demand, causing congestion, delays, and inventory gaps. Now two years into the supply chain crisis, rates are beginning to stabilize – although on some …

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How to Choose an Order Fulfillment Partner for Your Ecommerce Store

Your business is doing really well – orders are coming in about as fast as you can ship them! Revenues look good, and the future looks bright. But you’re exhausted, and so are your employees. Shipping is really wearing you down. This happens to a lot of eCommerce store owners. It’s really exciting when orders …

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The Most Important Features to Look for When Choosing an Order Fulfillment Provider

Choosing the right order fulfillment provider is instrumental. If the correct choice is made, the order fulfillment company will help propel your business growth by shipping orders accurately and on-time, managing stock and inventory levels, and providing exceptional customer service. But if the wrong company is chosen, the results can be catastrophic, leaving your business …

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How To Book Freight For Your Kickstarter Campaign

Launching a Kickstarter is one thing. Fulfilling it is another. To do so requires finding a manufacturer and sending orders to backers. It also requires freight shipping, which has been in the news a lot lately because of delays and high costs. A lot of Kickstarter creators are intimidated by freight shipping in particular because it seems so …

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7 Easy Steps to Delivering Your Kickstarter Board Game

After months of developing your board game, and many months more of marketing and then running your campaign, your game is now finally printed! It’s satisfying to see all your hard work pay off in the creation of a physical product. But, of course, no one can appreciate your board game until you’ve gotten it …

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How to Ship Fulfill Kickstarter Rewards

How to Ship & Fulfill Kickstarter Rewards – 7 Steps

Want to feel like a rockstar? Launch a successful Kickstarter campaign. It takes months to make a worthwhile product and many more to build an audience. Then after so much patience and hard work comes launch day, and most of the funds come in within a few days, or even hours. It’s a real rush. But the rush is quickly …

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The Pros and Cons of Offering Free Shipping

Imagine this: you’re shopping online for something that you really want. Let’s say it’s a new office chair. You find one for $79 with good reviews. It seems like a great deal! But there’s a problem: when you get to the checkout page, you have to pay $19.99 for shipping. Sure, $98.99 ($79 + $19.99) …

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