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PayPal’s instant checkout for quicker, safe shopping

After the successful introduction of PayPal for mobile apps, PayPal has launched ‘One Touch’ check out payments for on line purchases on the web. This gives them an important competitive edge in the ecommerce payments market, which they are keen to have. Image source: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7187/6870680649_9f69741488.jpg The process is simple: The online shopper inputs their email address and password once onto their computer or phone...

How shipping methods affect your sales

Attracting potential customers to your ecommerce site, showcasing your products with high quality images and providing informative product descriptions will be a wasted effort if you cannot fulfill their order with efficient warehouse procedures and timely shipping. Could poor shipping methods be costing you sales? Image source: https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5579/15086864676_f8267f9a4b.jpg Surprisingly, free or low priced shipping is not the only consideration for consumers. Other factors, which...

Are you products let down by their packaging?

Customers expect their products delivered in pristine condition. There are many types of bespoke packaging. Your task is to decide which one meets your needs. Image source: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/74/218519466_36847a7571.jpg Shrink wrapping Reduces the amount of packaging needed with respect to conventional cardboard packaging. Provides protection for fragile items such as glass or vehicle body parts. Goods are easier to handle, transport and check in. Kitting...

Is your business missing out on omnichannel sales and profitability?

If you conduct all your business through a physical store, you are missing out on valuable sales and possible profit from ecommerce, both in terms of a website and mobile app. Most retailers are moving towards some type of ecommerce but not all are aware of the pitfalls to profitability that accompany the real gains in global trade. Image source: https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6190/6065320025_e58e78e16d.jpg Your ecommerce store...

Is one click buying the future of online shopping?

For selected Amazon Prime customers in the US, the answer is yes. Amazon has recently announced that it will be launching a new ‘Dash Button’ that allows for quicker payments. Image source: https://farm1.staticflickr.com/2/2734471_27bb51f0cb.jpg One click buying is not a new concept on Amazon. eBooks and other products can be ordered on a one click basis, after the initial payment process has been set up...

The importance of a Business to Business (B2B) portal on your ecommerce site

Business to Customer (B2C) websites are the main focus for many etailers. Despite this in the United States (US) and globally, Business to Business (B2B) ecommerce creates the most revenue. B2B buyers expect a customer experience similar to those delivered on B2C websites. Ecommerce giant Amazon has recognized this. Amazon’s B2B portal closely mirrors their B2C website. The commonalities between B2C and B2B ecommerce...

How to Spring Clean Your Ecommerce Business

Spring is traditionally the time to clean out your house, garage and yard. Your ecommerce site can also benefit from a ‘spring clean’. Well worth the time invested; a spring clean can lead to more traffic to your website and more purchases when potential customers get there. Below we’ve outlined some of the key areas your spring clean should cover. Image source: https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2195/2364727849_0c87aefd81.jpg Website/...

How likely is a drone delivery service for ecommerce?

You may think the concept of delivering your online orders by a fleet of drones is strictly science fiction but brand leader Amazon indicated its willingness to develop such a system publicly over a year ago. Now the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has agreed to Amazon testing delivery drones. Image source: https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7177/13655934114_38e52b799d.jpg The tests are to be carried out under stringent controls including: Fly...

Ways a UK based entry market services company can facilitate your expansion into the UK

If you’re expanding your business into overseas markets, perhaps it’s worth investing in the services provided by an entry level market services company that understands the local markets and can provide you with expertise and warehousing facilities. The services provided can be tailored to fit your business but the complete service from DK Fulfillment covers the following: Image source: https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6205/6078469083_2fb8747b90.jpg Legal and Company secretarial....

6 reasons to use DK Fulfilment as your UK / European fulfillment resource

If you want to expand your US based ecommerce business into the European Union; the chances are you will target the UK first. The premise for doing this is sound. There will be no language barriers to cross as both US sellers and UK buyers have English as their first language. Whilst that may be the case, there are important differences in the two...