Fulfillment: News

Fulfillment News

Have you got the in-house skills for order fulfillment?

Order fulfillment is as important to your ecommerce business as an attractive, professional website, great products and optimum pricing. Order fulfillment is the receiving, processing and delivering of products to the end customer. If your customer doesn’t receive the products they ordered in perfect condition, delivered in a timely manner, they are unlikely to purchase from you again and may leave negative feedback to...

Signs it’s time to change your order fulfillment provider

Outsourcing your order fulfillment should save you money, time and allow you to concentrate on your core business functions. If you are finding you are spending more than before on the fulfillment process because of problems with customer returns, for example, then maybe it’s time for a change. Your fulfillment partner is the vital link between your products and your customers. Professionally managed order...

Gaining a competitive edge with efficient order fulfillment

Not just an unavoidable business cost, order fulfillment (if you get it right) has the means to give your ecommerce business the competitive edge. With so much choice on the internet for the discerning online buyer, it becomes increasingly difficult to stand out from the crowd and remain profitable. Consumers expect your inventory to be completely available when they shop. Delays are likely to...

How to choose an order fulfillment company

The goal of all business whether ecommerce or traditional is to grow in size and profitability. To achieve this aim the volume of sales must grow and at some point it will be greater than your in-house workforce can optimally handle. The downside of fulfilling your orders in-house is: • The time it takes to pick, package and ship items • The cost of...

Christmas is coming… Is your ecommerce store ready?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are now less than six months away. Savvy ecommerce etailers will have already planned for the expected surge in demand for their goods. The fulfillment stage of the supply chain must be efficient and seamless to ensure it doesn’t let them or their customers down. Image source: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7319/11386379534_6d0e800128.jpg 2014 saw Black Friday and Cyber Monday firmly established in the...

International Expansion – What you should know?

Selling on the internet removes the geographical barriers for sellers and the potential for selling your products internationally is vast. The markets in the UK and Europe are full of new customers who regularly buy on the internet and are always looking out for new products at competitive prices. Rather than ‘buyer beware’ it is ‘seller beware’ when entering a new market. Whilst increased...

Avoiding negative feedback on your ecommerce site

Gaining a reputation as a reliable seller is one important way of standing out in the oversubscribed eCommerce markets. Potential customers shopping online look for sellers with positive feedback and shy away from those with negative reviews. So how can you encourage your customers to leave reviews and make sure the feedback is positive? Follow our pointers to get positive feedback from your eCommerce...

What’s hot? How to stay ahead of your competitors

Finding the next best selling product is an important factor in an ecommerce business’ profitability. The best way to monitor trends requires online access to sales figures of products. To obtain supplies of potentially best selling products at the right price you need this information early, before increased demand forces the price up and the chances of making a profit fall. ‘Trendosaur‘ is a...

Is YouTube the next big event in social shopping?

The last few years have seen video media increase in popularity. YouTube streams billions of hours of video in a month and ecommerce companies see this accessibility to potential customers, as a valuable way to advertise their products to a vast audience. Social shopping is an increasing trend on Facebook and many people who enjoy the social network are happy to buy directly from...

Why efficient picking and packing is crucial to your ecommerce success

There are many steps necessary to creating and maintaining a profitable ecommerce business. If you’re new to ecommerce it’s tempting to concentrate all your efforts on attracting the customer to your website and getting them to buy your products. But what about afterwards? Image source: https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2559/5738199610_974464fed4.jpg What if the customer has purchased your product and now awaits delivery of their goods? The order processing...