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

BigCommerce

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.

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.

Wine Ecommerce: How To Sell & Ship Wine in 2018

BigCommerce

Whether you compare it to grocery stores, convenience stores, or independent wine shops, winery D2C shipping continues to be the leading retail channel. According to the 2018 Direct-to-Consumer Wine Shipping Report , there are two primary reasons for this growth. And ship!

When and How to Charge Sales Tax on Shipping

BigCommerce

As an online seller, chances are good that you charge your customers for shipping or delivery fees at least some of the time. In the US, this can present a challenge because some US states require that retailers charge sales tax on shipping charges, while other states do not.

[Infographic] Drop Shipping on Marketplaces Reference Guide

ChannelAdvisor

The exponential growth of marketplaces has led to a popularity boom for drop shipping. Drop shipping is a viable way for retailers to expand product selection and reduce many costs associated with traditional fulfillment processes.

Drake, and the psychology of Free Shipping.

UpSellIt

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.

Top Magento UX/UI Trends and Recommendations From Google’s “UX Playbook for Retail”

Onilab User Guides

Google provides a set of recommendations on improving the UX of each area and some of them may seem minor but work surprisingly brilliant. Examples can be an offer of a discount, free shipping, or an incentive – whatever you are willing to offer.

[Infographic] Drop Shipping on Marketplaces Reference Guide

ChannelAdvisor

The exponential growth of marketplaces has led to a popularity boom for drop shipping. Drop shipping is a viable way for retailers to expand product selection and reduce many costs associated with traditional fulfillment processes.

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

Weebly

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.

Case Study: How Free Shipping and Returns Lifted Sales by 20% for this eCommerce Website

Inflow Insights

In the case of Trailcam Pro, it had everything to do with shipping and returns. Here’s what it looked like: That little free shipping and returns notification? How you can apply these learnings even if you don’t offer free shipping.

Sailthru’s Guide to Product Recommendations This Holiday Season

Sailthru

Cutting through the clutter becomes both more challenging and more crucial, and product recommendations are a great way to do it. Last year, the National Retail Federation found that more than half of holiday shoppers purchased an item recommended by a retailer.

8 Outside the Box Holiday Recommendations We Love From DSW, Nordstrom and Express

Sailthru

A few weeks ago, we outlined some of our favorite product recommendation best practices , from bestsellers to new arrivals. Product recommendations are a way for retailers to curate their (often massive) inventories, making their customers’ lives easier.

What Online Sellers Need to Know about Sales Tax on Shipping

SellBrite

But one aspect of sales tax that gets a little complicated is whether to charge sales tax on shipping charges. Sales tax is governed at the state level, and each state gets to decide whether they consider shipping charges part of a taxable transaction. Some states say all shipping charges are taxable, and some have other ideas. This post will take a deep dive into why some shipping charges are taxable in the U.S., The Basics of Sales Tax on Shipping Charges in the U.S.

How to Get the Most From Your Holiday Traffic with Personalization and Recommendations

Sailthru

With so much to consider, we recommend that brands adopt a slightly different personalization strategy during this ultra-busy time. Where to Start and the Recommendations You Need. Personalization is even more crucial during the holidays than during the rest of the year.

How to Find a Manufacturer + Save 65% on Product Development

BigCommerce

This means your lead time and shipping costs could be reduced. If you’re starting a new ecommerce business or expanding to new products, I would recommend avoiding wholesalers because you need that additional product margin to grow.

[Infographic] Drop Shopping on Marketplaces Reference Guide

ChannelAdvisor

The exponential growth of marketplaces has led to a popularity boom for drop shipping. Drop shipping is a viable way for retailers to expand product selection and reduce many costs associated with traditional fulfillment processes.

Camping with an eCommerce Venture Capitalist

eCommerceFuel

And if you do decide to tank your conversion rate, you’re doing it…it’s kind of like when Zappos dropped drop shipping early in its history, they lost 25% of their business. In 2003, getting anyone to ship anything was a foreign concept.

Camping with an eCommerce Venture Capitalist

eCommerceFuel

And if you do decide to tank your conversion rate, you’re doing it…it’s kind of like when Zappos dropped drop shipping early in its history, they lost 25% of their business. In 2003, getting anyone to ship anything was a foreign concept.

Mistakes To Avoid When You Start Dropshipping

Frooition

1 – Check Shipping Times BEFORE Choosing Which Countries to Sell To. A lot of beginners see that the seller on Ali Express ships worldwide, and so list the item with worldwide shipping without further thought. We strongly recommend as a beginner focusing on countries with shorter shipping times of 2-3 weeks, as this will cause less customer support issues. 2 – Make Shipping.

This is Why You Need to Stop Competing Against Amazon to Win Online

Demac Media

What we don’t recommend retailers do is copy-cat Amazon and try to DIRECTLY compete against them. Shipping. Amazon drives the conversation and ideals behind free-shipping online. Related: How to Navigate the eCommerce Free Shipping Paradox to Stay Profitable.

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Abandoned Cart Email Strategy: 5 Ideas to Convert

Groove

As a result, we recommend carefully evaluating the functionality your brand needs to reach its goals. Although each business is unique, we typically recommend including four emails in your abandoned cart workflow. Free Shipping. What Is An Abandoned Cart?

10 eCommerce Hacks to Supercharge Your Store

Groove

Free Shipping & Reliable Fulfillment. Typically, we recommend having four-email set up in your workflow. We specifically outline abandoned cart strategies in a related blog, but in general, we highly recommend this hack because it is proven to increase conversion and drive revenue.

Carnival and their Guest Experience Digital Transformation

GetElastic

When the world’s largest leisure travel company, Carnival, wanted to create the ultimate vacation experience aboard their ships, they realized they needed to improve the convergence among the physical and digital worlds into a seamless experience.

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Think Beyond Cart Abandonment Emails

Zaius

Have any other ideas beyond what we recommend here? Product recommendations. In fact, 92% of customers expect your brand to adapt and personalize your email marketing to their preferences, including recommending new products they’ll love.

The Cross-Sell and Upsell Strategies Every B2C Marketer Needs

Zaius

While their recommendation algorithm can seem impersonal in today’s shopping climate, getting out ahead of the competition with their “customers who bought that also bought this” recommendation has led to success. Then, use that data to inform your product recommendations.

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5 Ways to Boost Your Ecommerce Conversions

Zaius

As marketers, we might be hesitant to offer free shipping. But free shipping can actually increase conversions and average order value, potentially offsetting your shipping costs. Shoppers will spend up to 30% more per order if shipping is free.

Digitally Reinventing The Retail Store With Mobile

Retail TouchPoints

Apple + IBM Partner ship The recent bankruptcies and shuttering of apparel brands such as The Limited, American Apparel and Aéropostale, combined with declining sales at some brick-and-mortar stores, point to the demise of the physical store. When sales associates can’t access product data at shelf-edge or make swift recommendations, brands lose their competitive edge and, eventually, customers. By Rodney Bryant, ?Apple

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Three Creative Ways to Sell without Incentives

UpSellIt

For instance, if your site offers free shipping on orders over $100, use a combination of progress bars and creative language to get them closer to that cart value threshold. An example of well-executed messaging goes something like,“Only $10 more to qualify for free shipping!”

4 Ecommerce Marketing Takeaways from Netflix’s Black Mirror – Bandersnatch

GetElastic

Consumers like to be in charge and are delighted when provided with relevant options and recommendations. McKinsey estimates that the recommendation engine drives 35% of purchase on Amazon. The benefits of a robust recommendation engine on an ecommerce website and app are well-known.

International Ecommerce: Preparing Your Brand to Go Abroad

Zaius

You have to consider pricing/currency exchanges, payment options, localized content, cost-effective shipping, and so much more. Be fully transparent with shipping fees. Now that you’ve identified target international markets, it’s time to assess how tough it will be to ship there.

How E-Commerce Companies Can Compete in an Amazon-Dominated World

Kissmetrics

Some may tell you that even if you can’t compete with their scale, you can compete in other ways, like offering competitive discounts and free shipping for your own customers. And yes, free shipping is cool. Kindle book recommendations based on data from Goodreads.

10 Ways to Boost Your Ecommerce Conversions in 2019

GetElastic

There are various reasons customers abandoned the cart – such as unexpected costs, better price on another site, asking for compulsory sign up, complicated checkout process, expensive shipping, lack of payment options, lack of return policy and security concerns.

Need Ecommerce Business Ideas? 27 Experts Give You Their Best Bet

BigCommerce

An idea I would recommend an entrepreneur is around building a product that helps create digital health products become more readily available for those in need. There are several brands in construction that drop ship, and have website that simply take people to a request form.

How Businesses Can Prepare For The Evolving Commerce Landscape

Retail TouchPoints

Because you’re traveling to NYC in a couple days and you don’t want to pay for express shipping, you select the checkout option that lets you buy online and pick up in-store at the location near your hotel in NYC.

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15 Ecommerce Trust Drivers You Can Setup Right Now to Make People Buy

BigCommerce

You might have offers that run all year round or maybe you have a few offers that are permanent such as “free shipping.” Notice how Don Wood’s Ford Racing Parts does it: You can’t miss the Free shipping offer with a banner of that size. I won’t pay for shipping.