Many consumers automatically head to Amazon first when they’re looking to buy something online. Its shipping is reliable and very cheap—and for many people, it’s included in their Prime subscription. How can smaller businesses make inroads in this seemingly impenetrable environment? Experts acknowledge it’s a tricky situation, especially because the bigger retailers tend to enjoy … Read moreHow Can Small Businesses Compete With Retail Giants on Shipping?
All e-commerce businesses like to see record-breaking sales during the holiday shopping season, but once you clinch the sale and collect your customers’ money, the true work of fulfilling and shipping orders begins – and suddenly that joy turns into stress. Here’s a look at how to handle shipping rushes like those seen on Black … Read moreSeasonal Rush Shipping Tips
Noting record-breaking sales on Black Friday and Cyber Monday is great news for any small business, but shipping out all those orders can be a nightmare if you’re not prepared. That’s why it is important to take a look at your current inventory management processes and make some adjustments in anticipation of the hottest shopping … Read moreHow Small Businesses Can Prepare for Black Friday Shipping
Amazon quickly set itself apart by offering customers free shipping on certain orders. Even though they racked up some big net losses, they still managed to come out on top, and the move has had the added effect of influencing customer expectations. Now, consumers are increasingly demanding that ecommerce companies offer free shipping, but everyone … Read moreIs Free Shipping Truly “Free”?