Dropshipping is a hot topic in eCommerce. The dropshipping business model attracts hundreds of merchants with the shiny appeal of minimal work and easy profits. Dropshipping webinars and ebooks have continued to perpetuate the idea that dropshipping is the newest way to GET RICH QUICK! while working from the comfort of your own home. Unfortunately, […]
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Is your online store ready ship internationally? Read on for a full guide to global eCommerce shipping. We’ll discuss rates, fees, and the potential hurdles of international shipping with UPS, USPS, FedEx, Amazon, and more.
On this site, we often discuss shipping carriers, but most of the time we focus on UPS, USPS, and FedEx. We don’t frequently mention DHL, an alternative shipping carrier specializing in international shipping. This article is here to remedy that. DHL offers services for domestic and international shipping, including pickup, delivery, and return. The company […]
Shipping effectively is one of the most complex aspects of online selling, and a topic we focus on frequently here at Merchant Maverick. With so many variables affecting shipping, it can be difficult to know where your business stands. You could be missing out on valuable opportunities for savings or faster shipping without even knowing! […]
If you operate an online store, you’re familiar with the everyday challenge of printing postage and shipping your packages on time. Because managing logistics is needlessly complicated, I often advise merchants to integrate full shipping software into their shopping cart system. Using a shipping software can help streamline your fulfillment process and prevent headaches caused […]
One of the strongest appeals of selling online is the ability to distribute your products far and wide. With an online store, you can spread your brand across the country without ever dealing with the overhead expense of a network of brick-and-mortar stores. It’s natural that after some time, successful online sellers start to seek […]
In a previous article, we covered the many advantages of incorporating a shipping software into your eCommerce system. However, if you’ve already integrated with a shipping solution and hired a team for picking and packing, you might be facing a different shipping dilemma: finding the space to store your products. If your products can no […]
These days, while Amazon Prime rules the land of shipping, it can be difficult for smaller merchants to impress impatient customers. Modern customers expect their purchases to arrive quickly, without any extra expense. What’s more, they expect to be able to track shipments as they make their way to their doorsteps. For a small merchant, all […]
eCommerce is about more than just selling products — you have to ship them too. Learn the best tips for packing and shipping your customer’s orders.
It’s 4:30 on a Friday and you’re knee-deep in packing peanuts and cardboard boxes. You’ve got twenty orders to pick, pack, and ship before the post office closes, and you keep misplacing your packing slips. There must be a better way. If your storage space is covered in packing materials and you record all your […]