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How To Start A Dropshipping Business In 2018

Linnworks | June 21, 2018 | Comments

Want to start selling online but don't really have the capital? Or maybe you're not sure whether it's for you and you want to test the water first? If you answered yes to either of these, then dropshipping might be the answer - it's an excellent gateway to online retail that requires less financial input than a regular online store, plus you don't need a warehouse to get started.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce Best Practices, Dropshipping

How To Calculate Shipping Costs For Your Online Business

Nat Libby | June 15, 2018 | Comments

Understanding how to calculate shipping costs is important. Not only do you need to track how much you’re spending in order to turn a profit, but your delivery fees impact how likely your customers are to buy from you.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, Online Business

How To Reduce Business Costs & Increase Your Profit Margins

Aimee Goodsall | May 3, 2018 | Comments

The one goal that almost all online businesses have in common is to turn a profit. Now while the success of this goal is influenced by multiple different factors – some of these in your control and others not – one of the biggest areas impacting your bottom line is in fact your business costs.

Here’s the thing.

Despite often being viewed as ‘set in stone’, the costs associated with running an online business don’t have to be entirely out of your control. At least not all of them.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce Best Practices, eCommerce, Business Growth, eCommerce Expert Meetup

How Four Companies Use Branded Packaging To Increase Engagement

ShipStation | April 20, 2018 | Comments

This is a guest post from ShipStation.

Think about how much time and money you’ve invested into your online store. Building your brand, curating what you sell, designing your storefront.

Doesn’t it seem like a bit of a disservice to you (and your customers, for that matter) to not dedicate as much effort into your parcels? If you want to prove to shoppers that you’re committed to impressing them at every opportunity, you need to brand your shipping boxes through custom packaging.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

The Future Of eCommerce Delivery

Parcelhub | April 5, 2018 | Comments

This is a guest article from Parcelhub.

In all the hoopla surrounding the development and growth of eCommerce, delivery has always been seen as a prosaic utility: necessary, solid and unchanging.

Boy, is that wrong.

With retailers fighting each other – and everyone fighting Amazon – delivery has become one of the key differentiators among retailers and marketplaces.

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Topics: Shipping & Fulfilment, eCommerce

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