May 30, 2020
The events of recent months have turned the world upside down. With very few exceptions, life has been irrevocably altered and the phrase “business as usual” has been replaced by terms like “survival mode” and “the new abnormal”.
While none of us can turn back the clock and take things back to pre-pandemic norms, we have seen glimpses of light. Light that presents the potential to emerge from this dark moment with a renewed sense of purpose and a commitment to strengthen our businesses, where we’re able.
And then there are the opportunities. Areas of life and business that proved especially resilient during the roughest moments of the pandemic, which could be a catalyst for success as we all attempt to bounce back. Accelerated eCommerce is one of those opportunities, but not every business is well-positioned to make the most of it.
It’s that opportunity to lean into eCommerce that we’ll explore in this article. Continue reading How to Turn Accelerated eCommerce Into an Opportunity
February 7, 2017
Depending on your position, drop shipping means different things to different people. Even with the growing popularity of the method and its unique alignment with e-commerce, the risks of drop shipping are significant.
For that reason, it can be tough to tell whether the risks are worth taking on for your business. Will drop shipping be the key to growing a brand and building a base of customers? Or will it lead to unreliable order fulfillment and a reputation for failure?
Without careful consideration for your transportation and shipping needs, things can quickly go wrong. This applies to brands as well as service providers, both of which perspectives we’ll explore in this article.
Continue reading Understanding the Rewards & Risks of Drop Shipping
January 12, 2016
It was a busy year for everyone involved in order fulfillment, with December inevitably one of the most active months on the calendar.
With a record start to the shopping season and the increasingly complex requirements of getting goods in the hands of customers, immediate order fulfillment was the name of the game. Even if professionals in our industry had one eye on the anticipated supply chain challenges of 2016, making good on the business of 2015 was the primary focus.
If you missed any industry news in the rush of last month, here’s your quick catch up.
Continue reading Order Fulfillment in Review: December 2015