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Soliciting Reviews on Your Holiday Sales

We’ve passed the holidays. Hopefully the many customers you made are more than happy with whatever it is they purchased from you. Now is a nice time to ask for a review. But that begs the question — when should merchants send post-purchase emails for feedback and solicited reviews? According to PowerReviews, it depends mostly on […]

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Incoming USPS Rate Changes

Effective January 22nd, USPS is set to raise (and, in some cases, lower) their shipping rates. With the exception of First Class, the rate changes we’ll walk through are based on Commercial Plus Pricing (CPP), a type of discounted rate we’re able to secure for our customers that’s much lower than the standard online and retail […]

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Holiday Season 2016: The Results

It’s post-New Year’s and the holiday season is a wrap. But let’s revisit the thick of it — the five day long gauntlet between Thanksgiving and Cyber Monday. We’ve got a few studies and a couple researchers painting the performance during those days, and, rest assured, it’s pretty looking. Here are some of the notable events that […]

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Fulfillment Trends to Watch for This Year

Over the past few years, ecommerce has rapidly changed, adjusting to consumers that are increasingly headed online to buy. And as the online selling game reacts to changing behavior, fulfillment — storing and shipping your product — inevitably does the same. The holiday season is pretty much finished, and now it’s time to look to this year. […]

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Rate Increases for FedEx and UPS

Both UPS and FedEx (and USPS in a little less than month) are upping their shipping rates. UPS changes took effect a day after Christmas, and FedEx’s are arriving just after New Year’s Day (January 2nd). Here’s just how much each of their methods have bumped up. UPS Percent Increase by Method FedEx Percent Increase by Method […]

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Mobile Trends to Watch as the Holidays Approach

Each week, we publish a mishmash of ecommerce-related, insight-infused articles for your to smash through. Just as we collect business information across all of a merchant’s channels in a single place, we’re doing the same for ecommerce-related content from a variety of top tier content creators. Mobile will be a major part of this year’s […]

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Increases in Shipping Costs and This Year’s Shipping Cut-Offs

Two thing’s are certain about ecommerce: it’s non-stop growth and non-stop hikes in shipping costs. Gifts from Santa and a happy new year aren’t the only things you can expect at the end of the holiday season. USPS, FedEx, and UPS are upping their rates on their services. Here’s what to expect. USPS USPS increased their […]

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3 Holiday Performance Forecasts to Keep on Your Radar

There’s a twinkle in the eyes of e-retailers and a little bit of sweat on their brows these days. On the horizon is the holiday season, and with it comes (hopefully) a flood of revenue and a lot of work. But as merchants get down to business developing email marketing campaigns, prepping their inventory, and setting […]

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Rumbles in the Jungle: Changes to Amazon

A major synonym for ecommerce is Amazon. They’re a behemoth of a company. From web services to smartphones to video game livestreaming, the marketplace is involved in as many industries as they have products (that may be a hyperbole). But on the online selling side of life, they’re showing some major changes in lieu of ecommerce’s rapid […]

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Holiday Season 2016: More Mobile and Millennial?

Each week, we publish a mishmash of ecommerce-related, insight-infused articles for your to smash through. Just as we collect business information across all of a merchant’s channels in a single place, we’re doing the same for ecommerce-related content from a variety of top tier content creators. It’s that time of year again — the holiday […]

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