Global ecommerce sales are currently topping $3.5 trillion and cumulative data anticipates a 276% increase in global retail over the most recently tracked period. If you’re just starting out your ecommerce business, the first thing to learn is that global sales require global presence. This, of course, does not entail setting up multiple brick-and-mortar stores or international warehousing, but it does require a strategic and well-thought-out approach to shipping.
Why should you care about ecommerce shipping? As per BigCommerce’s 2017 survey, shipping price and speed are two of the top three most influential factors driving customer purchases. Moreover, 45% of customers have abandoned a shopping cart because of unsatisfactory delivery options, 38% say that negative delivery experience is a deal-breaker, while 66% of shoppers claim they’ve decided not to make a purchase because of higher shipping costs.
The stats speak for themselves. If you’re not dropshipping or you’re still too small to transition to 3PL (third-party logistics) fulfillment services you’ll have to store, manage and ship the products to your customers by yourself. Regardless of the type of products you sell, if you’re just starting out, order fulfillment can be a very scary undertaking with a shipload *wink wink* of variables to consider.
So, where should you begin?
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Whether you’re dropshipping or fulfilling orders by yourself, there's one thing you can know for sure — online shoppers hate paying for shipping. They hate it so much, in fact, that 86% of them would rather abandon their shopping carts than have to pay five bucks for shipping fees. It surely is uncomfortable to know this as an online retailer. On the one hand, nothing in this world – including shipping – is free of charge, and on the other, customers unapologetically expect it to be.
And frankly, how could they not? Amazon’s ever-increasing domination over the online retail market shifted the customer’s perspective and set completely new standards. Free two-day shipping is now the new default, and small online retailers can’t escape this reality.
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The world of dropshipping has taken off with vigor--partly because of the ability to sell without carrying inventory, and partly because it's so easy to get set up with a store. One of the ways to achieve a store like this is to launch a WooCommerce dropshipping
If you're unfamiliar, we'll explain how WooCommerce (read our WooCommerce review) works and how to link it to some of the most popular dropshipping plugins on the market. We also recommend that you check out our complete guide and definition on dropshipping. This way, you'll have a deeper understanding for how this method of business works and be able to launch your store with no problem.
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Do you ever struggle with order fulfillment? Maybe, you experience some mishaps while trying to reach your business goals. The Katana software promises to make it right by use of its crafty dashboard.
In the general run of things, we all need to be worldly-wise precisely when we deal with order management.
You just don't jump in without a clear depiction of the entire business operations. In other words, the chain of all transactions needs to be effortless. But at the same time, I need to be composed and have lots of commitments. I need to spend money to make more. Right guys?
To properly elevate my enterprise, I must use the most appropriate strategy which is competent enough to manage my inventory.
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Is Planet Express legit? Quite a common question, I’d say. And understandably so, because Planet Express is a young company in the goods and mail forwarding space. At the time of writing this Planet Express review, it had barely earned two candles on its birthday cake.
Admittedly, the good thing with startups, as you probably know by now, is the aggression they come with. And Planet Express managed to hit the ground running with arguably the lowest rates in the market, combined with flexible services. That alone aroused my interest and I decided to give it a try.
So, after my experience, I can report that yes- Planet Express is indeed a legit package and mail forwarding company based in the US. It essentially receives stuff on behalf of international shoppers, before shipping them to their rightful buyers anywhere in the world. Additionally, it offers order fulfillment handling for dropshippers and typical ecommerce merchants.
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The beauty of ecommerce, you’ve got to admit, lies partly in digital prospecting and lead generation processes.
Yes, that’s right.
I know the competition might be intimidating at the beginning. Even the mere thought of standing up against established brands makes marketing seem like an entirely complicated ballgame. Especially for small enterprises with fairly limited budgets and almost inexistent online influence.
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The best way to understand Amazon is through numbers. In 2018 Amazon generated an estimated $258.22 billion in US retail e-commerce sales, marking а 30% increase compared to 2017.
To put Amazon’s size in perspective – the online shopping juggernaut captures 49.1% of the online retail market and 5% of the whole (online and offline) US retail market. The Amazon marketplace alone accounts for $175 billion, and 50% of the total sales on Amazon’s US marketplace come from third-party sellers. So, yes, the cake is big enough and it's increasingly getting bigger every year.
But, what about the size of your slice?
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BigCommerce serves as a way for legitimate businesses to make a fluid move to online selling. By legitimate, I mean that the majority of plans from BigCommerce provide extensive tools and product options for turning your already profitable, or upscaling, business into something special. But what is the BigCommerce pricing actually like? Is it more expensive or cheaper than the competition? That's what we're here to find out, so keep reading to learn more about BigCommerce's prices from the monthly plans to the themes and integrations.
Continue reading Find the Best BigCommerce Pricing Plans: How Much Are You Going to Pay With BigCommerce?