How to Move your eCommerce Business to Eco-Friendly

The environment is something that affects us all, from consumers to business owners, so we should all be doing our bit to protect it by becoming more eco-friendly. Sustainability has become a trend for all the right reasons. It is inspiring a new generation of environmentally conscious buyers. As a result of this, business owners need to be able to adapt their eCommerce business to suit this conscious shift. To make sure that their products, shipping practices, and waste disposal systems are al

How Does A 3PL Optimise Your Order Fulfillment Costs?

When deciding whether to partner with a 3PL for your eCommerce order fulfillment supply chain, it is essential that you know the exact ways in which your chosen 3PL will optimize your Order Fulfillment Costs. Focusing on the order fulfillment process, a 3PL can drastically alter the efficiency of your distribution supply chain to suit a more innovative and streamlined design. As a result of this, 3PLs are able to maximise speed and the rate of successful order fulfillment strategies, whilst kee

Free Shipping: How To Offer Free Shipping

In the modern world of eCommerce, the prospect of free shipping has almost become an expected phenomenon for the customer. We certainly know that free shipping is enticing to consumers, as the tactic has been used time and time again to increase sales during a marketing promotion period. In fact, many eCommerce businesses recognize free shipping as an effective marketing tool for boosting sales, with 39% of eCommerce businesses surveyed stating that offering free shipping is their chosen promot

Geriatric Millennials: Bridging the gap.

I recently read an article about Geriatric Millennials and at first, the term didn’t sit well with me. The word geriatric doesn’t seem flattering and with forty on the horizon, it tapped into my dread of leaving my thirties behind. Looking past the term “geriatric” though and looking more closely at what the phrase meant and how I found myself relating to it I realized that there was some truth in the concept. Firstly, to answer that we need to look at the generations: If you are born between

Outsource the Best 3PL Companies for ECommerce

If you think your business is ready to move onto enlisting a 3PL fulfillment service, then you’ve come to the right place. We’re going to be looking at the signs you should look for when searching for the best 3PL companies for eCommerce so you can end up with the right company for you. And since not every 3PL company will be able to offer exactly what your business needs or they don’t cater to your industry, you must do plenty of research rather than going with the first one you find. One of t

Outsourcing a 3PL ECommerce Fulfillment For Your Shopify Store

If you are in the eCommerce world, especially if you are a new player, you might have heard other sellers or recommendations for using a 3PL eCommerce fulfillment for your Shopify store. But like with any paid-for service that you use for your online business, you’ll want to know first if it’s worthwhile. Should you pay extra money for this type of service? Will it positively help your shop? Well, generally speaking, the answer is yes. But before we look into the reasons why you should consider

Shipping Times From China

When you own an eCommerce store, the vast majority of the time, you will be buying your stock from Chinese wholesalers. And if you run a dropshipping store, then most likely, your products will be sent directly to your customer also from China. China is at the forefront of making and selling most of the products and trinkets that people use on a daily basis. There is no country in the world that can produce such a huge volume of goods so quickly or so cheaply. Therefore, buying from China is al

ECommerce Tips for New Entrepreneurs

Starting your own business and becoming your own boss are both very exciting. For many people, owning their online store and being their own boss is the ultimate dream. And with such a huge market out there for online stores, more and more people are successfully fulfilling this dream. However, as a new entrepreneur, you won’t know everything you need to yet and you will make mistakes along the way. To help stop you from making some of the bigger mistakes, let’s take a look at some of the top ti

Can Negative Reviews Ever Be Good for Your Ecommerce Business?

This may sound like a crazy concept. After all, how can negative reviews ever be good for your business? Well before you dismiss the idea entirely, give this article a read to find out how they can work to your advantage. Let’s face it, no matter how good your store is, no matter how low your prices are, and no matter how on point your customer service is, there is always going to be someone who will complain. People who will complain over trivial issues, people who will complain just to get an

How to Keep Your Customers Coming Back For More

If your eCommerce store has any hope of surviving long-term then you need to ensure your customers are coming back to you time and time again. While new customers are always great for business, loyal and regular customers will be the ones who will have the biggest effect on your profits. Their loyalty is essential for your future success, and will also save you extra money on marketing costs. You won’t need to market yourself quite so often if you’re not as desperate for a constant stream of new

3PL versus 4PL

What is a 4PL and how is it different from a 3PL? Let us look in more detail at first a 3PL and then a 4PL and learn more about how they work. The advantages and disadvantages, and compare the two so you can make the decision on what is the best fit for you and your business. What is a 3PL, well a 3PL (Third-party logistics) is when a business moves the fulfilment operations to an external company? Outsourcing their E-Commerce logistics processes, which includes all their inventory and stock ma

How to Optimize the Customer Experience in eCommerce

The type of experience your customers have with your company will have a massive effect. A good customer experience will result in more sales, recommendations both online and in-person and help bring a lot of great attention to your store. Because the customer’s experience is such a key element to your business, you must be doing everything you can to ensure that every customer is happy when dealing with your company. Nowadays, customer happiness goes way beyond their satisfaction with the prod

All products from China are low quality… Discuss!

We have all seen the memes there are hundreds of them online, shared on Facebook, Instagram and TikTok: It is true, however, that there is a reputation for a reason. Some goods produced in Chinese factories are of a lower standard than what we expect. Why is that? Many issues can fall with the suppliers. Suppliers may not be willing to pay for good quality raw materials. A company may request a higher spec and they may have samples delivered that are of a higher quality, but when it comes to m

How is COVID-19 affecting shipping times?

Covid-19 has swept through the world and left life as we know it drastically changed. Many factors within society have undergone huge changes as industries across the globe have been forced to adapt. The shipping industry is the ultimate backbone of global trade, the world economy and the movement of goods we have all come to rely on. With borders closing, the limitations of movement and restrictions of course there have been impacts… but as all shippers know… you can weather any storm with the

TikTok vs Instagram for Influencer Marketing

TikTok has quite literally burst on the scene and has become one of the most popular sites for businesses to market their brand and products. One of the biggest advantages that TikTok has over Instagram is that TikTok was created in China and was first released to the whole country before anyone else. Whereas, Instagram is banned in China meaning that Instagram is missing out on a potential 1.3 billion users that TikTok has access to. So, does this alone make TikTok the better choice for market

Japan: The Land Of The Rising Sun

Starting in Tokyo, the city that lives on the cusp of the future and you feel it from the moment your feet touch the ground. The streets around you are lit up in their fluorescent neon glow as millions of people make their way through the crowds as though it’s the most normal place in the world when actually it is anything but. This metropolis is alive, a breathing and living thing that sprawls and holds everyone captive in its modernity, towering skyscrapers, bustling markets, and entertainment hubs; it really is one of a kind.
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