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
Every successful business owner recognizes that each upward step comes with additional complications and decisions. The first time you need to employ staff, you suddenly need to investigate various payroll and health insurance options. Likewise, when demand for your product is growing, and your customer demographic is expanding, you might consider outsourcing fulfillment. Outsourcing fulfillment
Your ecommerce business is going well, and you want that to continue. You think things could be even better, too. And you’re right. Once you have a good line of quality products, the best way to improve your business is to concentrate on the consumer experience. That means e-commerce fulfillment. From the moment customers place
Your business has grown to the point that you and your small staff simply can’t keep up with everything. Obviously, you should focus your attention on the product that is driving that growth, but in order to preserve your brand, your customers’ experience needs to remain positive. It’s time to consider a fulfillment center. Choosing
You have a great product and consumers really want it. Good start, right? Indeed it is, but you need to get those orders handled properly, have the product in storage that is easily accessible, then have it packaged and packed. All that happens before figuring out logistics; after all, everything breaks down unless the product