When you have your own ecommerce business, you quickly discover that you need to manage multiple aspects simultaneously. Strategic planning and direction, human resources, product design, quality control, inventory, storage, order processing, packaging, picking and packing, delivery, and customer service--all of them need attention in order for your business to be successful. But that doesn’t
Ecommerce has exploded in 2020. With the pandemic chasing people away from retail outlets, more customers than ever before are discovering online shopping. Figures from the Census Bureau out in August show just how much ecommerce is growing. In the second quarter of 2020 (from April through June), ecommerce was 31.8% higher than the previous
When your ecommerce business has grown to the point that you are overwhelmed by processing and shipping orders, you may well be considering other options. It’s important that you understand the difference between a distribution center and a fulfillment center when you are making decisions that will have a significant impact on your business future.
Perhaps your business has grown to the point that you have attracted customers outside of your local area. The demand for your product may have grown so much that you simply can’t make all the deliveries yourself. Or maybe your home business has reached the point that shipping with commercial carriers is no longer cost