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How to Manage Multiple Dropship Suppliers

Most online retailers will tell you — managing inventory & orders can be a challenge. Traditional retailers have the task of managing the physical inventory. Storing, organizing, packing, and shipping all have their unique and often tedious organizational issues. Online retailers that choose to sell “dropship” products have a whole new set of challenges they […]

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Kitting: Advanced Features Have Arrived

Kits are hits for online merchants. There’s no denying the many benefits involved — they’re a must-have for inventory management. Over the past couple of months, we’ve been committed to beefing up our kitting power, and the results are here.   To kick off, let’s recap what kitting’s all about and how it improves e-retailers’ […]

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5 Updates in the World of Fulfillment

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 seems like we’ve been covering […]

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All the Details of Dropshipping

We’ve covered in-house and just-in-time fulfillment, as well as outsourced fulfillment, each with its own positives and negatives, but now we’re moving to a completely hands-off form of fulfillment — dropshipping. To some, it sounds like a pipe dream. No managing inventory? No actual fulfillment? That’s the essence of dropshipping, but there’s a lot more to […]

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Figuring Out Outsourced Fulfillment in Ecommerce

Last week, we spoke about how in-house and just-in-time fulfillment granted you complete control over your fulfillment process. This week, we’re going on the other end of the spectrum with outsourced fulfillment. Fulfillment can be quite the drag. It’s complicated, we all know this. So why not pay someone else to do it? That’s the […]

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Two Ecommerce Fulfillment Models for Complete Control

Isn’t fulfillment fulfilling? Depending on who you ask, the answer is questionable. But one thing is for sure: a fulfillment process that runs smoothly and efficiently is definitely fulfilling. And sometimes, it’s best to DIY. That’s at the core of the following two fulfillment models — in-house and just-in-time. Here’s what to expect from each. In-House Fulfillment […]

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A Praise of Purchase Orders

This is a shoutout to all of the purchase orders out there, the unsung heroes of inventory that make life so much easier for e-retailers. Most merchants consider them to be life savers in terms of inventory management, but they’re also hugely useful for managing relationships with suppliers, optimizing the supply chain process while potentially protecting […]

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How Can I Find Out Inventory Information About an Amazon Seller?

There’s a bunch of tools designed to integrate your inventories across channels. Say you sell the same products on Ebay, Amazon and your e-commerce shop – but with descriptions optimized for each channel. Ordoro will let you handle all those from one centralized place. But suppose you don’t just want to see your own prices? […]

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Getting the Drop on New Products by Dropshipping

Dropshipping is mostly known for it’s hands-off approach to fulfillment. That’s the main appeal to many (justifiably) fulfillment-averse merchants, but its benefits aren’t restricted to just that. A lesser-known and more inventory-centered perk to dropshipping is product testing. It’s all of the fulfillment appeal to dropshipping without the commitment of buying inventory. But it’s heavily reliant […]

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Retail and Wholesale: Two at the Same Time?

We recently talked about how online merchants may want to consider wholesaling. But it isn’t like e-retailers can only choose one or the other – operating in both areas at the same time is a possibility. But just as wholesaling itself has some pros and cons, operating as both retailer and wholesaler has its own […]

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