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What is E-Commerce? 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 2021

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 2021

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 Mar