Shipping & Fulfillment

Shipping & Fulfillment | 4 min read

3 Ways to Get More Sales (When You Can’t Offer Free Shipping)

As consumers increasingly prefer to shop online, more companies are joining the e-commerce landscape. But more e-commerce growth also means greater competition. 

To keep customers coming back, many online retailers rely on free shipping. The strategy works: A whopping 9 out of 10 customers cite free shipping as their number one incentive to shop online more often, and 83% of customers will wait an additional two days for free shipping.

But how can your business compete with retail giants[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

3 Ways to Boost Your Brand with Personalized Shipping

While shipping is a crucial part of running an online store, you may not realize how much potential it has for advancement of your brand. When a customer receives and opens your package, you're presented with a chance to make a memorable impression on them — an opportunity most retailers don't take advantage of.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Should Your Online Store Participate in Free Shipping Day?

Customers love free shipping. There's no doubt about it. And free shipping right in the middle of the holiday season? Awesome! But what exactly makes free shipping so attractive? It's a little more complex than you might think.

But on Free Shipping Day, there are no conditions — just free shipping with guaranteed delivery in a minimum timeframe.

Is your business participating on Free Shipping Day? If you're not sure, this article will help you learn what is Free Shipping Day and how it can[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Real-Time Shipping vs. Flat-Rate Shipping

When running an online store, the selection of what shipping methods to offer your customers is going to be one of the most important decisions to make.

The effect of this decision goes beyond the prices you and your customers pay for shipping — it can have an overall effect on the way you run your business.

Customers love free shipping, but it's not always possible for an online store to make it available.

Besides, there are other ways to make shipping relatively painless for your[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

3 Ways Shipping Can Boost Your Online Store's Conversion Rate

Everyone wants to make more sales. Conversion strategies for eCommerce are endless, but some of the best are easily overlooked. For instance, did you know the way you handle shipping can affect your conversion rate? In some ways it's obvious — a store with overpriced or slow shipping will most likely make fewer sales, but shipping isn't just a potential source of issues. In fact, shipping policies can boost your conversions as well. But how?

These 3 proven methods will help you automatically

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Does Shipping Cause Cart Abandonment?

Shopping cart abandonment is one of the biggest challenges for an online retailer to overcome. Almost 70% of all online shopping carts are abandoned — the customer places items in their cart, but never completes the order. There are tons of reasons a customer might abandon their cart, but one particular factor stands out above the others: shipping!

Shipping & Fulfillment | 4 min read

July's Partner of the Month: PackageBee

3dcart is currently partnered with over 200 eCommerce companies, and we're constantly on the lookout for outstanding partners that can bring innovative solutions and services to our customers.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Special FedEx Discounts for 3dcart Merchants

Did you know 3dcart merchants can get exclusive discounts on FedEx® shipping and business services through the FedEx Advantage® program? With free enrollment, and no minimum shipping requirements, this could be the easiest decision you’ve made all day.

All you have to do is sign up, and you’ll get the speed and reliability of FedEx at discounted prices. It’s as simple as that.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 5 min read

Are You Spending Too Much on Shipping? Weight Changes Could Be Hurting Your Revenue

Guest post by Jake Rheude.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 4 min read

Shipping Insurance for eCommerce sellers: Is it right for your business?

A popular question among eCommerce sellers is, “Why should I care about insurance?” Most businesses have encountered some kind of shipping issue and have discussed whether or not they need to insure higher value packages. How you handle damaged, lost or stolen packages can determine how your customer interacts with your brand and whether or not they make repeat purchases. One of the best ways to avoid customer dissatisfaction or monetary loss is by staying proactive with insurance. In this post[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Holiday Shipping and How It Will Affect the Money Back Guarantee Policy

When UPS or FedEx deliver a package after the guaranteed time, you are entitled to a refund credit for the shipping charges. Ground packages are also included. These GSR (guaranteed service refund) late package refunds are only provided upon request; You do not get them automatically. UPS & FedEx offer a great money-back guarantee policy on late deliveries; However, they don’t necessarily make it easy to get these refunds. With the holiday season coming up, you can definitely expect to see[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 1 min read

Save on Shipping Costs with the Multiple Distributor App

The eCommerce landscape is changing, not just in terms of how and where customers are purchasing products, but how they receive those products, too.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 4 min read

5 ways to get more sales by tweaking your shipping methods

One of the many challenges of being an eCommerce store owner is getting more sales. You might already have social media strategies in place or maybe you rely on word of mouth to generate sales but did you know one of the best ways to increase sales is by tweaking your shipping methods? 

According to a study done by north american technographics 44% of shopping cart abandonments are due to shipping and handling costs being too high, and 22% were due to shipping and handling costs being shown[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 1 min read

Audit Your Shipping Carrier to Maximize Your Shipping Spend

From a P&L perspective, shipping costs are typically the 3rd largest line item just behind merchandise and labor cost. On average, e-commerce merchants spend 10% of their revenues on shipping costs. The financial investment of shipping product to customers means that auditing shipping spend and invoices is crucial to a business.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Lean out your shipping costs with these 3 tips

FedEx and UPS recently increased their rates. Merchants are now paying more ever! Here are some tips on how to lean out your shipping operation to reduce costs.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 1 min read

Build and Grow Your Online Business with Doba

For many entrepreneurs, selling online to a worldwide market is an exciting yet challenging prospect. Acquiring an expansive product catalog at an affordable price and through a reliable supplier is one of the more difficult aspects of maintaining an online store.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 4 min read

How to Win Customer Loyalty with a Great Unboxing Experience

For children, countless occasions call for the unwrapping of presents, with the appearance of mystery boxes igniting anticipation and deftly nimble finger movement. The box, the wrapping, the ribbon, the bow – all of these elements, by definition a barrier between a child and their desired product, serve to create a profoundly memorable unboxing experience that’s just as enjoyable as the product itself.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 1 min read

Three Shipping Insights For eCommerce Merchants

Guest post by Jose Li Founder & CEO of 71lbs What is the #1 source of pain felt by most e-commerce merchants? Shipping costs. We all need help reducing them. But how can the average merchant cut costs while FedEx and UPS keep increasing rates and the USPS threatens to close branches and slash personnel? Unless you ship at Amazon-level volumes, it can be difficult to gain leverage and cut a break with your shipping carriers.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

The 101 on Shipping: What You Need to Know to Kick-Start Your Ecommerce Business

By Ben Ocken, Associate Marketing Manager at Endicia Running an ecommerce business may seem as simple as producing and selling a fantastic product. But in order to be truly successful, you’ve got to know how to ship.

But shipping can seem intimidating, and it’s often hard to know where to start. That’s why we’ve mapped out five key things you need to consider to get your ecommerce shipping off the ground.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Top 5 Signs of a Great Shipping Partner for Your Business

When you're running an online business, it's certainly a MUST that you have an amazing shipping partner you can rely on. For some online stores, it's not only one but several different companies that take care of shipping their products to customers.

What can even be more taxing in the long run is when you've expanded to various sales channels online and you need to log in to different platforms to manage all the orders.

But what if you can actually integrate all these selling venues into[...]

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