How to Streamline the Product Manufacturing Process

Sometimes the overall manufacturing process can slip through the cracks between product development and building a new business. Taking time to streamline the packaging and shipping processes and promoting communication between teams is crucial for your business to run smoothly. Streamlining your product assembly and design saves time, labor, and money. All it takes is [...]

Sometimes the overall manufacturing process can slip through the cracks between product development and building a new business. Taking time to streamline the packaging and shipping processes and promoting communication between teams is crucial for your business to run smoothly. Streamlining your product assembly and design saves time, labor, and money. All it takes is some planning, thinking ahead, and most importantly, communication. Without communication between your teams, no matter how small, the conveyor belt of all production will cease...
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How to Grow an Online Business

Buying and selling products online is nothing new, but the ability to grow your business so it reaches new heights may be. Your business is more than just uploading products to the internet and hoping for the best. It takes skill, research, and patience to push your company to the next level online. You did [...]

 

Buying and selling products online is nothing new, but the ability to grow your business so it reaches new heights may be. Your business is more than just uploading products to the internet and hoping for the best. It takes skill, research, and patience to push your company to the next level online. You did it! You thought of an idea, created your own product or service, and have decided to take it to the next level. Putting your business...
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Barrier to Entry: Is Ecommerce Investment Drying Up?

While ecommerce is definitely on the rise, as more people get a taste of the pie, others are less willing to fund them. Initially painted as "tech companies," people are less willing to invest in start-up retailers; as ecommerce becomes more commonplace, the less special it seems for capital investors. So what's the current investment market [...]

 

While ecommerce is definitely on the rise, as more people get a taste of the pie, others are less willing to fund them. Initially painted as “tech companies,” people are less willing to invest in start-up retailers; as ecommerce becomes more commonplace, the less special it seems for capital investors. So what’s the current investment market like to start up your own ecommerce venture and what are some ways to stay competitive right out of the gate? In the late ‘90s...
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The Ins and Outs of Distributed Order Management

While some of us might dread going to the store, shopping as we do is a modern convenience we often take for granted. Whether it's your local grocery store, a big box retailer chain, or an online storefront, we have an expectation that the products we seek should always be in stock. For most, inventory [...]

While some of us might dread going to the store, shopping as we do is a modern convenience we often take for granted. Whether it’s your local grocery store, a big box retailer chain, or an online storefront, we have an expectation that the products we seek should always be in stock. For most, inventory might as well be handled by magic and mystical logistics elves, making sure that new blender is on the shelf, ready to go to a...
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Do You Know About Pop-Up Retailing?

Since the birth of the Internet and the subsequent digital renaissance surrounding ecommerce, technology has changed the way we do business forever. From cloud-based computing that manages hundreds of thousands of orders, to services like same-day delivery or one-click shopping, there's no shortage of applications for these... well... apps. But it looks like some habits [...]

Since the birth of the Internet and the subsequent digital renaissance surrounding ecommerce, technology has changed the way we do business forever. From cloud-based computing that manages hundreds of thousands of orders, to services like same-day delivery or one-click shopping, there’s no shortage of applications for these… well… apps. But it looks like some habits will never die. Pop-up retailing is another interesting (and savvy) reaction to the increased digitalization of the economy. As Internet-based retailers cut into the market share...
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What’s the Difference Between Ship-to-Store and Ship...

As people are ordering products online in record numbers, brick-and-mortar stores are slowly drifting to the wayside. Some crafty retailers, however, are trying to capitalize on the new digital trend by offering ship-to-store and ship-from-store services. But what exactly is the difference? You might recognize ship-to-store by a different name: in-store pickup. This business model [...]

As people are ordering products online in record numbers, brick-and-mortar stores are slowly drifting to the wayside. Some crafty retailers, however, are trying to capitalize on the new digital trend by offering ship-to-store and ship-from-store services. But what exactly is the difference? You might recognize ship-to-store by a different name: in-store pickup. This business model is when a retailer offers customers an online storefront where they can order products instead of browsing physical aisles. Orders are then processed at a central...
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