Ecommerce Shipping: Your Step-by-Step Guide to Shipping Profitability


Putting an effective ecommerce shipping strategy in place is one of the most impactful steps you can take to grow your business online. Ecommerce Shipping Best Practices. Choose a shipping strategy: There are 4 main options, and free shipping isn’t always the best.

Ship-From-Store – How It Can Be A Key Competitive Advantage For Physical Retailers

Retail TouchPoints

By Michael Manlapas, MetaPack Retailers and brands are important to consumers, and physical stores help to reinforce the connection between customer and brand, providing a marketing touch point that is harder to duplicate online. Why Ship-From-Store? Consumers today lack patience.

ShipStation Review: Is It the Best Shipping Solution for You?

Ecommerce Platforms

For this reason, a third party solution such as ShipStation could be the missing ingredient to streamline your shipping process. After all, shipping is the key element where consumer expectations and the ecommerce experience converge. Shipping costs.

A Beginner’s Guide to Shopify Shipping

Ecommerce Platforms

You need to sort out your Shopify shipping settings. Where Do You Manage Your Shipping Settings? From here you can configure all your shipping settings. To correctly set up your shipping settings, there are a few things you need to consider: Your shipping rates.

New to Retail: BOPIS Free Shipping


New to Retail: BOPIS Free Shipping. If you know anything about retail, you know that BOPIS free shipping isn’t new! In effect, BOPIS is the new free shipping. Nor has there been enough focus on telling consumers about it. What is BOPIS Free Shipping?

How to Take Your Brand Direct to Consumer


Thinking of dipping your toes into the direct to consumer waters? In fact, according to IAB’s popular new study, The Rise of the 21st Century Brand Economy, the future of retail growth comes from direct consumer relationships. Why brands are going direct to consumer.

Why Sellers Should Rejoice For Walmart Free 2-Day Shipping


There is a massive opportunity for sellers right now, and it’s one that very few know, or are even talking about, yet… Walmart fast shipping tags. Their campaign for Free 2-Day Shipping is the clearest indicator yet that they won’t go quietly.

Wine Ecommerce: How To Sell & Ship Wine in 2018


has been the highest consumer of wine in the world since 2014. But the sector of the wine industry with the largest growth is direct-to-consumer sales (D2C). According to the 2018 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report , there are two primary reasons for this growth.

Should Your B2C Brand Switch to Direct-to-Consumer?


Many B2C brands are making the leap and shifting away from retail and toward direct-to-consumer (DTC). But should your GPG brand start selling direct-to-consumer? What does it mean to shift to direct-to-consumer? Direct-to-consumer means exactly what it sounds like: using ecommerce platforms to sell products directly to buyers. The massively popular brand was struggling just a few years ago and shifted to selling direct-to-consumer.

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The Complete Omni-Channel Retail Report: What Brands Need to Know About Modern Consumer Shopping Habits


” Hubspot defines it as: “the ability to deliver a seamless and consistent experience across channels, while factoring in the different devices that consumers are using to interact with your business.”. This modern consumer behavior has led to a rise in two industry terms.

Consuming Hypermedia APIs vs The Other Guys


For readers who have only consumed REST level 3 APIs, it is worth noting that a lot of ecommerce vendors still have not adopted hypermedia APIs into practice and are working on legacy Level 1/2 API layers. API consumption has come a long way in the last few years.

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Holiday How-To: Boost Visibility With Walmart’s Free Two-Day Shipping Tags


All sellers know about the critical importance of fast, free shipping. After all, it’s impossible to avoid a trend when it’s impacting purchase decisions for 96% of consumers. What Are Walmart Two-Day Shipping Tags — And Why Do You Need Them?

Free Shipping, eh? How Canadian Retailers Combat Cart Abandonment Issues


Free Shipping, eh? of retailers with e-commerce sites offer standard Free Shipping with a minimum purchase. There are many benefits for consumers who shop online. But for every benefit, comes a barrier and for online shopping, one of the top barriers is shipping costs.

Drake, and the psychology of Free Shipping.


Drake’s love of Free Shipping just may be the most instructive meme in the history of conversion rate optimization. Now let’s first get the argument out of the way that the two offers aren’t logically equivalent if a return doesn’t refund the $5 shipping charge.

[Infographic] Modern Consumer Behavior in the New Omni-Channel World + 31 Expert Tips to Dominate It Now


Modern consumer behavior has altered so drastically over the last few years that even in a healthy economy, retailers aren’t feeling the revenue benefits. We dove into consumer behavior research by surveying shoppers on what impacts the consumer buying process. Free Download.

[Guest Blog] Save on Your Shipping Costs This Holiday Shipping Season (And Beyond)


While merchants are compiling their own shopping lists, they’re also focused on the busiest shipping season of the year. Two of the biggest considerations around fulfillment are meeting consumer expectations and preventing shipping costs from eroding the bottom line. Shipping costs account for a significant portion of revenue. Most online sellers spend at least 10% of their revenue on shipping. Each year, more than $2 billion in shipping refunds go unclaimed.

Retailers Need To Embrace Mobile Apps To Connect With Millennial Consumers

Retail TouchPoints

The challenge that retailers are facing in reaching Millennial consumers is integrating the physical shopping experience and the digital shopping experience in meaningful ways. When Millennial consumers go shopping, they do so armed with mobile devices.

Managing the Complications of Drop Shipping on Marketplaces


This is one example of the many complications that can arise when drop shipping on marketplaces. While drop shipping has been around for decades, its presence on marketplaces has swelled in recent years — and so have the number of issues faced by third-party retailers and vendors.

How Can You Decrease Retail Shipping Costs?


How Can You Decrease Retail Shipping Costs? Today’s retailers have more options than ever before to help contain and reduce shipping costs. But, growing online sales also bumps up your shipping costs. How do you grow online sales, but shrink shipping costs?

Etsy’s Shipping Initiative Puts Other E-Commerce Platforms to Shame – Want to Go Green? Take a Leaf Out of Etsy’s Book

Ecommerce Platforms

It's official; Etsy has just become the first ever international e-commerce marketplace to offset ALL its shipping emissions – how awesome is that?! How on earth has Etsy managed to offset all their toxic shipping secretions?

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5 Best Ways to Ship Products for Online Stores


5 Best Ways to Ship Products for Online Stores. In this world of online shopping ‘how to ship products for online stores’ is an important question. The ‘how to’ of shipping your products, shipping services, and shipping charges are all important. Ship-From-DC.

How to ‘Ship-From-Store’ – the Right Strategy!


How to ‘Ship-From-Store’ – the Right Strategy! Ship-from-store is the concept of using stores as fulfillment centers. Better yet, an intelligently applied ship-from-store strategy uses a merchant’s entire set of assets. Retail ship:order (RSO) ratios can easily skyrocket.

If CPG Brands Jump Ship To Amazon, How Can Retailers Compete?

Retail TouchPoints

The retailer is attempting to convince these brands to abandon their traditional channel partners and sell direct to consumers on Amazon instead. It is, however, important for these brands to consider expanding to direct-to-consumer services.

Ship-to-Store Breaks Down the Barrier Between Physical and eCommerce Retail


Ship-to-store is not exactly a new phenomenon in eCommerce. Walmart chose to build its Pickup Today program instead of expanding free shipping options way back in 2011. Is ship-to-store still relevant as online shopping and digitally native brands become increasingly popular?

Managing the Complications of Drop Shipping on Marketplaces


This is one example of the many complications that can arise when drop shipping on marketplaces. While drop shipping has been around for decades, its presence on marketplaces has swelled in recent years — and so have the number of issues faced by third-party retailers and vendors.

The Pros and Cons of Offering Flat-Rate Shipping

Demac Media

Among the most challenging of these is deciding on which type of shipping to offer their customers. In this article we’ll discuss the advantages and disadvantages of the last item in that list: flat-rate shipping. The Basics of Flat-Rate Shipping. The Pros of Flat-Rate Shipping.

Omni-channel OMS – A Requirement for Consumer Satisfaction


Omni-channel fulfillment has become a consumer expectation. This new norm is requiring retailers across the globe to consider new technologies and processes as they seek to better serve modern consumers.

Ship in Time! How to Optimize Your Shipping Deadlines for the Holidays


Major shipping companies have published their shipping cutoff dates for goods to arrive by Christmas, December 25, and they range from as early as Friday, December 14 to Saturday, December 22. If you think the order-to-ship turn around may be tight, it's best to buffer a few extra days.

Behavioral Marketing: A Closer Look at What Gets Consumers Clicking


In the past, marketing to consumers based on things like how many pages they visited on a site were rudimentary at best. As the consumer visits more pages, browses more products or lingers on certain coupons, deals and offers will become more targeted and precise.

A Thankful Consumer Equals a Full Cart: Why Consumers And Retailers Are Thankful For Omni-Channel


A Thankful Consumer Equals a Full Cart: Why Consumers And Retailers Are Thankful For Omni-Channel. In the past, online channels might have provided ‘better’ pricing options to consumers, which encouraged the adoption of the channel, but that has changed.

Why Brands Should Consider Selling Direct to Consumer


Before the eCommerce gold rush, brands mainly relied on brick-and-mortar retailers such as Target and Walmart to sell to consumers. With easy and secure payment gateways such as Paypal and Stripe, and a plethora of third-party fulfillment services and full-service eCommerce solutions, more and more brands are choosing to skip the middle man and sell direct-to-consumer (DTC). manufacturers currently sell direct to consumer. Global retail eCommerce topped $1.9

Channel Advice Episode 7: Fulfillment and Evolving Consumer Expectations


Lila is an expert in complex topic of fulfillment, so we talk to her about how consumer expectations have changed around fulfillment, what matters most to modern consumers, how to optimize the post-purchase experience and what sellers need to think about when expanding their global footprint. Episode 6: Chinese Consumers and ‘The New Retail’. Marketplaces Channel Advice consumer behavior customer experience fulfillment

Amazon’s 1-Click Purchase is Now Up for Grabs


The technology behind 1-Click isn’t particularly complex — anyone with a minimal amount of coding knowledge could create a checkout experience that saves the buyer’s credit card and shipping information.

4 of every 5 ChannelAdvisor Cyber Five orders shipped free for shoppers


According to comScore, as of Q3 2016, 60% of e-commerce transactions shipped for free. What’s more, when asked which factor was “most important” for shopping online, 53% of shoppers indicated free shipping (comScore State of US Online Retail Economy in Q3 2016). of marketplaces orders placed will receive free shipping. When looking at the full Cyber Five, Thanksgiving Day had the highest percentage of free shipping orders, with 81.6% shipping free.

5 Reasons Retail Needs Ship-from-Store Order Consolidation


5 Reasons Retail Needs Ship-from-Store Order Consolidation. That flaw is a lack of ship-from-store order consolidation capabilities. What Are Ship-from-Store Order Consolidation? Ship-from-store order consolidation is a feature of the most advanced order management systems.