Shipping & Fulfillment

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How Shipping-Related Refunds Can Benefit Your Business

Do you know that you can actually make money from FedEx and UPS for a change? Most of the time, a lot of online businesses that make use of their shipping services never find out that there may actually be refunds from these companies that they can retrieve.

Yep, you heard it right. You can actually get money from FedEx and UPS through refunds. You'll be surprised how much money you can save over time from even little amounts every month!

Shipping & Fulfillment | 1 min read

What You May Not Have Considered About International Shipping

International eCommerce has been a steadily growing portion of retail, even throughout the global economic downturn. Economic figures have stated that international eCommerce surpassed $1 trillion in 2012. For this reason, many U.S. Retailers are considering international expansion.

U.S. eCommerce retailers who aren’t currently shipping internationally should consider taking international orders. The growth rate for international e-Commerce exceeds domestic growth figures exponentially. U.S.[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 0 min read

Connect Your 3dcart Store to Canada Post and Get $100 in Shipping

Shipping is key to running a successful online store. Customers expect a seamless end-to-end online shopping experience and you need efficient and automated tools to fulfill orders.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 5 min read

Top Three Reason’s To Use a Fulfillment Provider

There is no greater time then in this year of 2014 to jump on the e-commerce business trail.  eMarketer recently announced that global B2C ecommerce sales will hit $1.5 Trillion this year and ecommerce sales will increase by 20.1%, a 2.1% rise from 2013.

Internet businesses can be faced with many challenges as the e-commerce arena broadens with more players and competition from traditional brick and mortar retailers, such as Kohl’s, enter the cyber market. Kohl’s have put their new store[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 7 min read

Understanding Real-time Carrier Calculated Shipping Rates

When customers purchase a product from an eCommerce business, they often have to pay for more than the product itself. Shipping is necessary for transporting the product from its storage location to the customer’s doorstep. However, this service is rarely, if ever, free for store owners. As a result, they have to add a shipping rate to the purchase.

The question that emerges here is how much to charge a customer for shipping. The answer can be trickier to reach than one might believe. This[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Why Merchants Should Act Now To Stop Shipping Errors

Why Merchants Should Act Now To Stop Shipping Errors

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

How Much A Faulty Address Will Cost You

How Much A Faulty Address Will Cost You

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Must-Know Dates for Holiday Shipping 2012 [Infographic]

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.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 1 min read

3dcart & OrderCup Deliver Affordable Shipping Efficiencies

(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.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 1 min read

Can You Make Free Shipping Work for Online Store?

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.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 3 min read

Streamline Shipping Like The Pros

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:

Shipping & Fulfillment | 2 min read

Is Free Shipping Right for Your Business?

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[...]

Shipping & Fulfillment | 1 min read

How to Offer Free Shipping with 3DCart

Every eCommerce merchant battles the arch nemesis of online sales - cart abandonment.

Shipping & Fulfillment | 3 min read

How outsourced fulfillment can help you go global

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[...]

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