The biggest day in ecommerce is NOT what the gurus say…

Biggest shopping days of the year.

What is Singles Day Singles Day, an e-commerce phenomenon in China, is said to have originated in the 1990’s by single Chinese college students as an “Anti-Valentine’s Day”, where they–for once–would be able to celebrate their singleness. The date November 11 (11.11), was chosen because of the number “1” (symbolizing a single individual) appearing four […]

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The Benefits Of Eco-Friendly Shipping for Your Ecommerce Business

Eco-friendly shipping

Over the years, companies and corporations, partially propelled by something far more important than profits, have been making great strides in improving their production methods and distribution strategies. These gigantic leaps have been constructed with one purpose in mind: Make the Earth a better place Many companies have jumped on the eco-friendly bandwagon, doing their level […]

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Why Upselling and Cross Selling Are Key To Customer Satisfaction

Benefits of Upselling and Cross Selling

In the movie Glengarry Glen Ross, there’s an iconic scene in which Alec Baldwin, playing the role of lead salesman, tells those under him (edited to remove expletives): Because only one thing counts in this life: Get them to sign on the line which is dotted. You hear me? A-B-C. A-Always, B-Be, C-Closing. Always be […]

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Packaging Your Product for Safe Shipping

Packaging for International Fulfillment Crowdfunded and ecommerce

Packaging is an often overlooked aspect of e-commerce business, even among larger companies. Perhaps larger businesses can afford to pack their products haphazardly and still make a profit, but if you’re just getting started, or you’re still a relatively new business, you’ll want to ensure that you aren’t spending more on packaging than you need […]

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E-Commerce Customs Clearance: What You Need to Know

Custom Obligations

Expanding across borders has become one of the best ways for eCommerce business to pursue business growth. As the global eCommerce landscape grows, sellers have access to a market that is predicted to grow to $130 billion by 2020. Many sellers soon find that cross-border eCommerce is plagued by a myriad of legal and financial […]

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Important Things to Consider When Planning an E-Commerce Site

Planning an ecommerce site

Niche-based sites are easier to promote because they have less competition and are more targeted than their generalized counterparts.  2. Content Management SystemWhile it’s possible to build an e-commerce store using nothing more than Notepad or your preferred word processing program, doing so isn’t practical. Whenever you need to make a change, such as adding […]

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3 Ways To Ramp Up eCommerce Fulfillment During Peak Seasons

Ramp Up eCommerce Fulfillment During Peak

For many ecommerce businesses it’s coming up to peak season. This means there is going to be a significant increase in pressure on fulfillment teams as more orders come pouring in. Despite it being a busier season for your internet shop, this is no excuse for your delivery process to falter. Customers will not understand […]

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Importing to Australia

How to Import into Australia fulfilment

Here are some important things to keep in mind when shipping goods to Australia. Declare a schedule B number The first thing a manufacturer or distributor needs to know about importing shipments into Australia from the United States is you must declare a schedule B number for your commodity. A schedule B number, better known […]

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Essential E-Commerce Lessons From Bob Dylan’s Songbook

Ecommerce lessons

Bob Dylan is one of the great voices in modern music. Like all of the greatest artists, Dylan’s work has universal relevance. It doesn’t just speak to a particular group. His work is a resource that inspires people across the world, including plenty of e-commerce entrepreneurs.With a new Dylan album out, here are some of […]

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A Crash Course on Shopify Order Fulfillment

Shopify Order Fulfillment Crash Course

Shopify is a great e-commerce platform that sells products to millions of people. But how do they do it? Read on to learn their order fulfillment tricks. Your e-commerce website is finally up-and-running. And now you’re finally accepting orders. And now… you have way more orders to package and ship than you or your employees know what […]

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