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Oct
22
Improve eCommerce Shipping with FedEx Hold at Location
Posted by [email protected] (Christianna Cannon) on 22 October 2019 11:30 AM

Shipping can be a stressful part of eCommerce for customers and retailers alike. Problems with delivery mean extra work for both the buyer and seller, with the online store sometimes taking the blame regardless of the source of the issue. When shipping is as smooth as possible, customers have a better experience and brands receive a benefit to their reputation.

Shipping carriers have made numerous improvements to the process, aimed at peace of mind and convenience for customers expecting an order. Tracking numbers, the ability to provide special instructions, and other features have made eCommerce shipping much easier for everyone. The option to have an order shipped to a secure location for later pickup brings another level of convenience. Whether due to scheduling conflicts, delivery difficulties, or risk of package loss in a neighborhood, many customers would love to be able to choose a location at which they can pick up their shipments at their convenience.

FedEx Hold at Location brings this option to 3dcart stores. Here's a rundown on this feature, how it can come in handy, and how to add it to your eCommerce website.


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Oct
11
Why You Should Consider USPS Flat Rate Shipping for Your Online Store
Posted by Bhavin Madariya on 11 October 2019 10:00 AM

Do you own an ecommerce website and struggle to find an expert and economical shipping service for it? USPS (United States Postal Service) offers a flat rate shipping service that may be a perfect match to fulfill your business requirements, potentially helping you reduce shipping costs and improve your customers' shopping experiences.

Do you have questions about USPS and the services they are offering? Read on to know all about USPS Flat Rate Shipping and why you should use it for your ecommerce business.


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Sep
27
Dropshipping with AliExpress: Everything You Need to Know
Posted by [email protected] (Gonzalo Gil) on 27 September 2019 10:00 AM

Creating a new eCommerce business can be a highly lucrative venture. However, as the old saying goes, “If you want to make money, you have to spend money.” Especially at the beginning, you may have to invest quite a lot before you start to see any real revenue. This is the challenge that you will need to accept if you are ambitious and interested in starting an online store.

Just consider some of the expenses you may accrue during this process. Someone has to create the goods you are selling, which requires money. Those goods need to be held in storage, and space at a warehouse comes at a price. Once a customer places an order, the purchased items need to be packaged, meaning paying for packing materials, and sent out, meaning paying for transportation.

Luckily for would-be entrepreneurs with more limited resources, you may not need to break the bank. Part of the challenge of entering the world of eCommerce is figuring out what to sell. Getting business-savvy before building your business model can go a long way.

This applies to the aforementioned expenses, which can be covered with little to no cost on your end thanks to an elegant solution: dropshipping. This business model has been surging in popularity online, and you can easily join in and reap the benefits. The main precaution you must take is choosing a trustworthy wholesaler — and that is where we have you covered, with a strong recommendation on where to find one.

Here is some information on the benefits of dropshipping with AliExpress, as well as some detailed advice on how to make the most out of this business model.


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Sep
13
Advanced Shipping Manager Review
Posted by Alejandro Vasquez on 13 September 2019 10:00 AM

Providing accurate shipping rates can be tricky for any eCommerce business, especially newer and smaller stores. So many factors may dramatically lower or raise the final price, and even one miscalculation can result in someone charging you the wrong amount, or you charging your customers the wrong amount. Thankfully, there are solutions out there that can simplify shipping rules for merchants and use automation technology to pull up the correct price every time.

Advanced Shipping Manager, from KingWebmaster, LLC, is designed to be one such piece of software. Today, we’ll evaluate how much it can actually help businesses pay and charge the right prices for shipping. We recently spoke with KingWebmaster CEO Dan Rotem to learn more about what exactly the solution can do and why it stands out.


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Sep
10
Fast Shipping Strategies for Multi-Channel Sellers
Posted by Rachel Go on 10 September 2019 10:00 AM

Fast shipping programs are booming across marketplaces. Walmart 2-Day Delivery, Amazon Prime and eBay Guaranteed Delivery are just a few that provide both fast and free delivery. When you compete with convenient shipping and service, you can avoid price wars and keep your margins healthy. However, these programs aren’t just popular with marketplaces and sellers; they’re also expected by customers.

Delivery speed and costs are two of the biggest reasons for cart abandonment, meaning that if you’re not offering fast and free shipping, you’re likely to lose out to someone who is.

Fast shipping tags help to boost visibility, attract customers and increase conversions. It’s no wonder they’re everywhere, from Amazon to eBay. But, how can multi-channel sellers achieve fast shipping while juggling everything else? Here are our top strategies. Ready, set, ship.


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Aug
2
The Risks of Dropshipping
Posted by Alejandro Vasquez on 02 August 2019 10:00 AM

There are many benefits to adopting dropshipping as the model for your eCommerce business. The benefits include relatively low start-up costs; a major reduction of how much of the supply chain you need to manage; and great scalability as your business booms over time. With that said, not every business would benefit from dropshipping, and not every business owner will find it to their liking — not necessarily due to the fault of the person, but due to the nature of the model and the associated risks.

If you are curious about this method of running an online store, you cannot simply dream about the upsides and ignore everything else. It would be wise and responsible of you to also learn about the potential downsides. By arming yourself with this knowledge, you can decide whether the business model is even right for your business, and if so, you can figure out how to make the most out of it. Here is some information about the risks of dropshipping.


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