How Much A Faulty Address Will Cost You
Our friends at ShipStation have created a useful guide for remembering all of the important holiday shipping dates coming up in the next couple months. Their infographic reminds merchants that FedEx, UPS, and USPS all have some special closures and rules for shipping over the next few weeks and even provides a super useful “ship by” calendar so that you can get all your packages get to customers on time.
(PRLEAP.COM) To enhance shipping for small and midsize customers,OrderCup today announced a tight integration with leading ecommerce software provider 3dcart to provide a hosted shipping management service that handles shipping, order tracking, returns and more through leading carriers USPS, UPS and FedEx.
For savvy online shoppers, finding “free shipping” is like discovering buried treasure. But can shipping really be free? Someone has to pay that shipping charge, and if you’re experimenting with the phrase “free shipping” in your marketing plan, that someone is bound to be you.
It all starts with a shipping philosophy or approach that works for you. You may not know what the right one is at the outset, but there are basically three schools of thought when it comes to shipping – break-even, make money and free (which is really lose money and you have to recover it elsewhere). We do not have the space here to go into the pros and cons of each approach, but here are a few key points:
Free Shipping: The Benefits and Costs
In today’s eCommerce arena, discounted or free shipping from online stores is not only sought after by customers, it is expected. eCommerce retail is a growing industry, primarily because of the advantages in convenience, variety, and price. Shipping costs are a major consideration to consumers shopping online, because price-hunting online only makes sense if prices are lower than they are at your local store. Not forcing consumers to pay for shipping[...]
Every eCommerce merchant battles the arch nemesis of online sales - cart abandonment.
By Nate Gilmore of Shipwire e-commerce product fulfillment service Many entrepreneurs get started by selling a product online on a web store like 3dcart. For these entrepreneurs, one of the biggest challenges to growth is finding a shipping solution that will scale with their business, offer business flexibility, be cost effective and not become a distraction from the marketing and sales efforts.
A good rule of thumb is that warehousing and shipping can run about 10% of costs for an[...]