For any ecommerce merchant, establishing a strategic warehouse footprint is a vital component of an overall business strategy. Getting this wrong means extraneous expenditures, unproductive employees, and shipping delays. These all reduce the credibility of your operation in […]
Standing in a warehouse full of your products is intimidating. Endless rows of products and bundles intended for your future customers.
But do you have enough inventory for those customers? Is your warehouse optimized to get orders to them […]
More than just a simple piece of paper, packing slips can play a crucial role in your branding, logistics, and the growing popularity that is the product unboxing experience. Here’s how to capitalize on a vital but often underutilized extension of your brand.
When Amazon launched its Prime service back in 2005, it had unknowingly started a new trend in the world of online shopping — convenience.
Whereas previously customers were at the mercy of retailers to ship products, Amazon raised the bar by guaranteeing two-day delivery to all Amazon […]
Editors Note: The following article was updated in December 2019 to add more information and include additional 3PLs.
When we asked founders and CEOs what the most significant operational change was that they needed to make to double their revenue, more than […]
Fulfillment is one of the most critical parts of a business for any online brand, but it is also one of the most complicated. To avoid rising shipping costs, shipping inefficiencies, and compliance issues, many brands opt to outsource their fulfillment to third-party logistics warehouses (3PLs). Here’s how to identify […]
When building your brand for success, it is easy to find yourself focusing two things—traffic and conversions. How are you bringing people to your site? Once they arrive, how are you convincing them to make a purchase?
The key to a successful company is an effectively managed warehouse, but this puts many warehouse managers in a tough position. There are so many factors in a warehouse that can cause unforeseen problems and affect how smoothly your warehouse operates.
As a company builds its multichannel distribution network, tracking […]
Distributed Order Management (DOM) may not be a familiar term, but it is one you should quickly begin to understand. As the ecommerce industry continues to become more customer-centric, omnichannel retail will continue to gain prominence as the sales model of choice.
Distributed Order Management (DOM) is […]
Today, we are excited to announce Skubana’s partnership with Deliverr, the premier third-party fulfillment service for brands and retailers selling on eBay, Walmart and Shopify. The strategic partnership will allow customers to leverage the two-day, fast shipping options from Deliverr with the speed, […]
This is a guest post written by Brian Gibbs. Brian is the President of Refund Retriever which was founded in 2006 while running his first eBay based business and seeing the shortcomings of other shipment auditing companies. Refund Retriever’s primary focus is FedEx and UPS parcel invoice auditing.
Incorporating a multi-channel sales […]
Everything you do, from posting that Tweet to handling returns plays a role in how the customer sees you. When it comes to perception, small details play a pivotal role. Who you are as a brand is reflected in everything you do yet a lot of businesses don’t take full […]
This is a guest post by Jillian Vaccaro. Jillian is a Senior eCommerce Account Specialist at Shapiro. Jillian Vaccaro has been with Shapiro for over six years, and after honing her logistics skills in the Pricing department, Jillian moved to the eCommerce Business Development team to help […]
Finding the right distribution partner is a feat to be proud of. Most suppliers struggle to find the right distributor, and it usually takes numerous discussions and back-and-forth emails. Even in Sweden, 65% of exporting companies aren’t satisfied with the state of the relationship.
However, you can’t […]
Manufacturers and distributors should be a match made in e-commerce heaven. One party makes the goods, the other places them in the buyer’s hands. Yet, the Industrial Performance Group found that 82% of manufacturers and 92% of distributors feel their profitability is taking a dip because of […]
Operations software is the easiest way to track and manage your business processes, ranging from warehousing inventory to employee paperwork. Operations management streamlines processes to ensure a return on every part of your business. The right tools give even small businesses the ability to collect and utilize data to make […]
This is a guest post by Ross Beyeler. Ross is the Founder of Growth Spark, an agency that helps e-commerce companies grow by building unique web experiences that convert visitors into […]
This is a guest post from the Symphony Commerce team.
With over 88 million unique monthly visitors and 19,000 third-party sellers, Walmart has quickly jumped to the top of every Amazon seller’s radar. While it offers an enormous opportunity for budding Amazon sellers, it also presents several key challenges.
As almost all […]
Purchase orders allow you to quickly create legally binding contracts with suppliers and manufacturers when placing product orders. However, creating them can be a drain on time and resources, even if you typically use purchase order […]
Who doesn’t love the speed and convenience of ordering online? Want a pizza? Get it with the click of a button. Need a new lamp? A fancy tool box? Beer? No need to leave the house when you can order it from your favorite e-commerce store. Convenience is the name […]
Fulfilled by Amazon (FBA) is an Amazon service that allows you to provide fast shipping, quality customer service, and even returns processing through Amazon’s vast fulfillment and customer service network. Currently, more than 65% of Amazon sellers use FBA to provide 2-day shipping to Amazon Prime users, […]
What makes a customer stick with you when there are so many other options out there? What makes them commit?
Sellers of all stripes have searched for the answer to this question for years. Who doesn’t want a magical solution that instantly helps you demonstrate your value and crush the competition? […]
This is a guest post from the Addressy team. Addressy makes it faster, easier and more secure to manage address verification on your website, so that you know exactly where to send deliveries.
Have you ever gone onto an e-commerce site, found something you really wanted to buy, […]
This is a guest post from Guided Imports Founder Sam Boyd. Sam was born in Philadelphia, PA and came to China in 2008. He started his manufacturing and importing career while he was still at University, working for a product development company, focusing on manufacturing and exporting promotional electronics. […]
This is a guest post by Brian Ruud of SPS Commerce. SPS Commerce has helped thousands of customers connect their ERPs to our EDI system, as […]
This is a guest post from Floship. Floship provides global e-commerce fulfillment that’s efficient, secure, and quick.
Whether a customer places an order online, by mail or over the telephone, he or she expects nearly instant gratification. Delays or errors in order processing and order fulfillment […]
This is a guest post by Michael Maher. Michael is a visionary entrepreneur with an insatiable curiosity for knowledge and new ideas. He has successfully run an e-commerce company for the past 7 years and is a consultant for other businesses. By […]
Skubana was born from fear, pain, and frustration. Before our e-commerce management system, I was kicked off Amazon twice because my various software tools didn’t interact with one another. One moment I was an Amazon seller on top of the world, then the next I would be enduring sleepless nights. […]
It takes more than a business card to be in business these days. In e-commerce, it takes a village; a team of reliable people who can get work done. Even if you sell online, you still need substantial offline support when it comes to shipping, operations, and management.
So how should […]
Growth is great for business; it means more opportunities, more partnerships, and more more sales. However, due to complicated logistics, expansion is also one of the biggest risks of online businesses.
For e-commerce stores looking to expand, international markets are prime opportunities. Countries like Germany and Brazil also have […]
This article was contributed by John Edmonds of Freightos, the online freight marketplace. Freightos’ online freight rate marketplace instantly provides live quotes from leading freight forwarders for you to compare and select. Sign up and get $50 dollars off your first international shipping of over […]
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For the latest article in our Unboxing series, we purchased two holiday themed candles from Yankee Candle.
Checkout these top e-commerce tips and our takeaways with purchasing from this e-commerce top selling brand:
1) How Was It Shipped?
With the support of social media, we are living in an age of health conscientious consumption. We look to finding the new “it” diets while seeking healthy options and ingredients seem to not only be difficult to find, but expensive as well.
Thrive Market has focused their target demographic […]
Most successful e-commerce businesses spend a large portion of their marketing efforts on branding.
But when it comes to selling products online, your branding doesn’t end with designing and marketing products. Packaging and distribution methods affect your brand and your customers lifetime value, as much as your other marketing efforts do. […]
Whether you’re experiencing it now or later, as an online seller, there will be a tipping point when your e-commerce order transaction volume has increased beyond your team’s current capabilities. As your business grows, so does the cost and complexity of running it.
The champagne problem: While this is a good sign for your online […]
If you know exactly what you’re doing, you can build an e-commerce storefront and start fulfilling right away. Chances are, however, you don’t know best practices to get the package shipped while leaving a lasting impression with customers, but that’s why we’re here.
We love a great deal, but what we love more is the amount of […]
Big things are happening in the world of online selling as always and Skubana has this weeks top e-commerce news stories. From Apple Pay’s global expansion, Walmart taking a different approach to online growth, Facebook creating an e-commerce ecosystem and more. Don’t let you or your business be out of the loop.
Get the latest top news stories in the world of e-commerce straight from Skubana. From challenging the social norm that is Amazon, the fulfillment wars between Target and Walmart, Alibaba taking their leadership in a new direction and more.