Ways to Make your Packaging Environmentally-Friendly

“Going green” has become a classic selling point for businesses, and the ecommerce sector is no exception. According to a recent packaging study by Dotcom Distribution, 57% of shoppers said that green packaging is important to them. In the same study, 61% of consumers said that they have considered green packaging when deciding where to shop. Ecommerce businesses can stand to benefit from emphasizing environmentally friendly business practices, and changing your packaging is a great way to start. It’s relatively easy to do and it drives home your eco-friendly messaging with every single delivery. Follow these tips to make your transition to sustainable packaging more successful. More...

Will Same-Day Delivery ever be Standard?

The main advantage that brick-and-mortar stores have over ecommerce is that the customer receives their purchase immediately – there’s no waiting on shipping. This may soon be a thing of the past. New ways of thinking about logistics, technological advances (i.e. drones), and efforts from startups (e.g. Instacart or Postmates) and major companies (e.g. Amazon) alike could someday soon normalize next-day or same-day delivery.  More...

The Advantages of Custom Packaging

For many e-tailers, custom packaging is seen as a sub-optimal use of operating funds. To them, “custom packaging” is just another way of saying “branded packaging,” and since customers already know who is sending the package, what’s the point? In reality, custom packaging is a little more complex than that. And with the current focus on DIM shipping and logistics reevaluation, many e-tailers are learning about the benefits of customized packaging for their products. More...

Why Cheap International Shipping is Important

Nothing kills an ecommerce sale faster high shipping costs. Consumer research studies have proven time and again that, when given a choice, customers will most likely choose cost over convenience and choose a shipping option or e-tailer that offers cheaper (if slower) shipping. This is true for customers all over the world – and since international shipping tends to be more expensive than domestic shipping, it can make it difficult to start shipping your products internationally and see success. More...