How to Start an Online Store That Actually Grows [2020 Edition]
A few years ago creating an online store seemed mind-blowingly complex for medium and small businesses. You had to code your fingers to the bone to make your first sale. Luckily, everything is different now. Indeed, it’s never been easier to start an online store from scratch within just a short space of time. No […]
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Your Complete One-Stop Guide on Amazon Dropshipping [+ Examples]
In the U.S alone, online retail sales totaled a mind-boggling $517 billion in 2018! If you can even capture a small piece, no scratch that, tiny crumbles of this pie, you can expect to add multiple zeroes to the end of your bank balance. If you’re looking to get a piece of this action, a popular and […]
How to Start a Subscription Box Business in 5 Easy Steps [+ Examples]
Subscription boxes are one of the latest trends in the eCommerce industry, and this shortened version of ShipStation’s Subscription Box guide outlines how to create a successful subscription box business. The subscription eCommerce market has grown by more than 100% each year for the past five years. Learn some tips on how to set up a subscription box […]
Step-by-step Guide to Choosing the Best eCommerce Shipping Solutions
Choosing the best way to ship items sold online can be a big task. At its core, an eCommerce shipping solution allows you to pull your orders from your multiple selling channels into a single, easy-to-navigate software. Viewing your ecommerce orders in a centralized location allows you to quickly batch your orders together and create […]
eCommerce 101: Everything You Need to Know About eCommerce Websites
For now, eCommerce is a daily part of our lives. We order clothes, food, and electronics online, we use credit cards every day, pay via Apple Pay in public transport. So, eCommerce is fully integrated into our lives and it’s so hard to imagine our life without it. Let’s start with the definition of eCommerce. […]
X-Cart Partners with nChannel to Help You Automate Your Multi-channel eCommerce Business
Imagine you sell outdoor equipment. You have thousands of items in your stock, and you are an omni-channel hero. You’ve grown your first store to multiple sales channels that include big box online retailers, B2B vendors, and your eCommerce store that you’re trying to actively grow. Looks pretty good, right? BUT… Your processes that once seemed efficient […]
How Atkins Rotary got unexpected source of revenue due to UPS & FedEx refunds automation
Josh Cook, a sales manager and an administrator of the Atkins Rotary online store, tells how 71lbs helps them to make more revenue and saves their time on claiming refunds related to shipping issues. Three quick questions and three quick answers illustrate how the 71lbs service can help your business.
X-Cart Partners with Pitney Bowes to Help You Save on USPS Rates and Better Meet Customer’s Delivery Expectations
High rates, slow delivery, lost packages and unexpected expenses – that’s how shipping management turns into a nightmare. But solutions exist! Our new partnership with Pitney Bowes provides you with discounted USPS rates, guaranteed delivery through the USPS, and new ways to finance your shipping expenses.
Domestic vs. Foreign Manufacturing: How and Where to Manufacture a Product?
This article will help you determine which route to choose when producing your products. Compare costs, products quality and order quantity, shipping considerations, language barriers, intellectual property questions and import process. Take informed decision whether to produce locally or overseas.
Ways to Help Avoid Shopping Cart Abandonment
Let's have a look at actions you can take today in your own online shopping experience to reduce shopping cart abandonment and increase the customers who make it all the way through to your "thank you" screen.
Are you using the best shipping carrier for your eCommerce business?
Your business ships and receives many products daily. When eCommerce merchants spend 10% of sales on shipping costs, it’s important to optimize your shipping strategy by using the carrier(s) most economical for you.