eCommerce Tips

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What is eCommerce? Everything you need to know [2022 guide]

The e-commerce industry has become an indispensable part of global retail sales. In fact, according to this Statista report [https://www.statista.com/statistics/379046/worldwide-retail-e-commerce-sales/], e-commerce revenues are projected to grow to 5.4 trillion [https://www.statista.com/statistics/379046/worldwide-retail-e-commerce-sales/] U.S. dollars in 2022. So it’s no surprise that as those numbers skyrocket, more people are showing an interest in e-commerce and the opportunities associ

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Ecommerce Fulfillment 101: Everything You Need to Know

Without a solid ecommerce fulfillment process, your business is toast. There’s no way around this fact either. Heck, over 20 years ago, an article from the Supply Chain Management Review [https://www.pearsoned.ca/highered/divisions/text/cyr/readings/Ricker_KalakotaT3P1R2.pdf] examining the beginnings of Amazon called online order fulfillment the key to ecommerce success. And since then, ecommerce fulfillment has only become more competitive. So, what do you need to know to implement an effect

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Expedited shipping: The definitive guide for businesses

You’d have to be living under a rock to think that expedited shipping isn’t an important business consideration. (But since you’re reading this, we know you’re not in that category — phew!) As consumers, we’re flooded with shipping choices that seem more like expectations than bonuses. Standard. Express. Next-day. Same-day. And as an ecommerce store owner, you’re likely wondering whether you need to offer expedited shipping to keep your customers happy — but you’ve probably got some question

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What is a delivery exception? (+How to deal with them effectively)

Cha-Ching. You made a sale! Now it’s time to ship the order to the customer. You take the necessary steps: printing the shipping label, sending the package to your carrier, and waiting for the tracking status to say ‘delivered.’ But instead of marking the order as delivered, the courier updates its status to ‘delivery exception.’ Suddenly the customer is unhappy, and you’re confused about what to do next. Even though there’s no way to avoid delivery exceptions completely, there are steps y

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What is headless commerce? Everything you need to know in 2022

eCommerce platforms powered by legacy systems are finding it difficult to satisfy their customers. Why? Because most consumers want more control over when and how they make their purchases. With an evolving digital landscape accelerated by the pandemic, it’s no wonder most people are getting more comfortable making purchases from their mobile phones, through kiosks, innovative Internet of Things (IoT) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Internet_of_things] devices, and even through their gaming cons

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The ultimate guide for optimizing eCommerce delivery in 2022

Launching an online business is so much more than building a pretty website. You need systems and processes in the background to get products into customers' hands. One key area is ecommerce shipping. Below, we take a look at what it is and what you need to know to kickstart your strategy. What is ecommerce shipping? Ecommerce shipping is the process of sending online product orders to the purchaser’s intended destination. This often involves an in-house and third-party collaboration. Ecommer

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eCommerce Holiday Calendar: September to December 2020

eCommerce merchants work hard to ensure the quick and secure delivery of orders to their customers. It becomes even more critical during the holiday season when the whole world is bustling with the festive spirit. The holiday season is here and you must plan your shipping strategy to deliver shipments on time. Not only a dramatic spike in shipment-to-order ratio, the holiday season also brings numerous sales opportunities for eCommerce businesses to promote their products and plan marketing str

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Adopting Shopify Polaris Design - 6 Reasons and 6 Do's

We have applied Shopify Polaris Design [https://polaris.shopify.com/] to our admin portal, following Shopify's announcement at Unite 2018. It is not an easy decision especially it means you need to replace your whole UI component library (if there is one). In this blog we will share why we choose Shopify Polaris over other libraries or building our own library, and also tips of applying Shopify Polaris to your current design. And of course - big thanks to the Shopfiy Polaris team for this aweso

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AfterShip ❤ Shopify Unite 2018 + New Features Summary

AfterShip team has been a Shopify partner since 2011 serving over 10K Shopify and Shopify Plus merchants. This year also marks 3 years of attending Shopify Unite Conference. If you're Shopify merchants, app developers and agency partners, this article will give you a quick summary of the important updates of key features announced at Shopify Unite 2018. Shopify Services Marketplace - Summer 2018 ✓ Shopify ✓ Shopify Plus Shopify will be launching new app store and also Shopify's Services Marke

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Launching Integrately - easiest way to integrate with shopping carts and marketplaces

Today, we are launching a new product called Integrately [https://www.integrately.co] that helps businesses to integrate with any shopping carts and marketplaces in one API. At AfterShip, our teams have to integrate with many marketplaces, shopping carts and eCommerce platforms. Applications have different integration methods, documentations, data structures, and uses different programming langauges. Not only there are new apps launching every moment, and we also need to update integration ofte

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How to Choose Your Local China Fulfillment Partner

There may be a lot of things to consider if you are selling products from suppliers in China to customers around world. From determining the most convenient location of operation to the method of fulfilling your orders. Here are some tips to help you. Fulfillment Partners: Local China or near-consumer provider? Some fulfillment providers, such as Amazon FBA, tend to shorten the buyers’ waiting time by using multiple warehouses and fulfill the orders in the nearest place from the buyer. This en

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How Can You Use Packaging to Encourage Customer Loyalty?

Many in e-commerce see shipping and handling logistics as an inconvenience. SaaS companies and online education only has to interact with their customers online; they never have to make physical contact. However, in e-commerce you are likely selling a product. This adds another layer to your operations; you have to take care of shipping your product and making sure it gets to your customer in good condition. This is an opportunity, not an inconvenience. Your brand’s relationship with your c

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Growth Hacking Your eCommerce: Why Does it Matter

Five years ago, some friends located in the Valley started to elaborate on a new topic: growth hacking. Doe-eyed vertical eCommerce now look at growth hacking principles with curiosity. Thinking it will lead them to more customers, and more sales. Inevitably. Check at the graph below (from Google Trends). But what does growth hacking mean for your eCommerce? Is it a discipline, a state of mind, or both? Can growth hacking be the solution to help you grow your business? And if so, how? We'l

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How to Use AfterShip For Shopify in 5 Minutes

Table of Content. Click for direct access: 1. Install AfterShip via Shopify App Store 2. Install AfterShip via our Website 3. Video — How AfterShip Works 4. Video — How to Fulfil an Order and Add Tracking Number at Shopify? 5. How to add Tracking Page at Shopify? 6. Video — How to Insert AfterShip Track Button to my Shopify Store -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- It is easy to install AfterShip on your Shopify store. It takes less than 2 m

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5 eCommerce Trends - What Consumers Look For In 2017

The eCommerce industry has seen a massive growth in the past few years with U.S. as one of the key players in this industry. In light of the competition, it is important to be in the know in order to stay on top of the game. Thanks to the flexibility of an eCommerce and the many tools now offered over the likes of Shopify and Woocommerce, competition is quickly ramping up. Consumers are now open to more options and opportunities than ever before. So what does this mean for your business strate