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...

PSO: Supply Chain Risks and Impacts

The supply chain is the lifeblood of a business - without it, there are no products, and no customers. Yet, most companies don’t take steps to identify or mitigate risks to their supply chains. In fact, a study published in Risk and Insurance magazine found that just 25% of a typical company’s supply chain is assessed in any way for risks like quality and safety challenges, supply shortages, legal issues, security problems, regulatory compliance, and environmental hazards.
According to UPS, about 52 shipping containers are lost or damaged at sea every week. Also, cargo moving by truck accounts for 43% of supply chain incidents, with the most likely causes of damage including theft, rough handling, and environmental conditions. More...

Success Tips for Targeting New Regions and Markets

Going global with your ecommerce company is no easy task. Success on the global stage requires expert planning and inventory management to ensure you can deliver your products to consumers when and where they’re in demand. In this post, we'll cover some important considerations and tips for success when expanding your logistical footprint to new regions. More...

Little Things you can do to Retain Customers

In ecommerce, returning customers are your bread and butter. Once the hard work of getting their attention, trust, and first purchase is completed, they tend to buy more (and more often) from you. In fact, returning customers generate about three times more revenue than new customers. Keeping customers engaged and coming back to your site is critical for ecommerce success. Internet marketing efforts like email newsletters and a social media presence are good for accomplishing this, but the other half of customer retention is providing customers with a good experience the first time (and every time) they purchase from you. Below are some small ideas that can go a long way toward leaving a good impression on your customers - encouraging them to shop again. More...