After years of working with e-commerce business owners, we understand that two of their top priorities are cutting costs whenever possible and keeping their customers happy. With industry giants like Amazon and Target making logistics look easy, the idea of bringing order fulfillment in-house may initially seem like a good idea. However, underestimating the costs [...]
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In today's age of online shopping, consumers can purchase just about anything from their computers and mobile devices in just a few clicks. Food, beverages, vitamins, and health supplements are no exception, with these being some of the fastest-growing segments of the e-commerce industry. It is forecasted that retail e-commerce sales of food and beverage [...]
If you work in the e-commerce industry and are looking for a new product to sell, it would be wise not to overlook vitamins and health supplements. The category is growing at lightning speed, with sales having increased by 40% from 2018 to 2019. In fact, online vitamin and supplement purchases are rising at such [...]
If there's one major trend in retail, it's that more and more consumers are choosing to shop online. With the ecommerce industry rapidly growing in size each year, it is estimated that there are currently about 1.3 million e-commerce companies based in the United States and Canada. New ecommerce businesses launch every day, and many [...]
A typical day in the life of an ecommerce business owner is filled with tasks that must be done continually and efficiently in order to be successful. These tasks-- which can include processing orders, customer service, managing and updating your ecommerce website, monitoring key performance indicators, creating marketing campaigns, and managing order fulfillment and returns-- [...]
Ecommerce sales are growing, and so is the amount of businesses outsourcing order fulfillment. In the last several years, ecommerce sales have exploded. In 2014, B2C ecommerce sales totaled $1.3 trillion, and that number is expected to exceed $4.5 trillion by 2021. With the ability to shop 24/7 thanks to the internet, modern consumers have [...]
Third-party logistics, also referred to as 3PL services, can be defined as the outsourcing of part or all of an ecommerce merchant’s distribution and fulfillment services. To put it simply, the merchant takes orders, and from there the 3PL provider can take care of everything else to get the order to its final destination (the [...]
For the last several years, e-commerce has represented a growing share of the retail market, with the U.S. Department of Commerce estimating that consumers spent $513.61 billion online in 2018. With more consumers shopping online now than ever, many of us can relate to making an impulse purchase because there was a flash sale, or [...]
In today’s age of Amazon Prime Days and promotional codes, it’s no secret that consumers love shopping online. We love the convenience of shopping at all hours from any location, and the thrill of boxes arriving at our doorstep, so much that online retail grew by 16% from 2017 to 2018. This is excellent news [...]