Social media: What 7 different platforms can do for ...

Social media platforms have become more than just a way to keep in contact with your family and friends. These platforms have evolved into something that can make or break your company. With social media, you can target your exact audience and customer base with just a few clicks. However, not all platforms are created [...]

 

Social media platforms have become more than just a way to keep in contact with your family and friends. These platforms have evolved into something that can make or break your company. With social media, you can target your exact audience and customer base with just a few clicks. However, not all platforms are created equal! Take a look below and read up on what platforms may be the best for you and your company. 1. Facebook Facebook is probably...
Read more

Pack Anything For Safe Shipping With These Methods

When you take the time to pack your products correctly, you are not only protecting the product—you are signaling to your customer that you care about them and the experience they have with your company. Similarly, a broken or damaged product will set you back in more ways than one. Customers won’t want to buy [...]

When you take the time to pack your products correctly, you are not only protecting the product—you are signaling to your customer that you care about them and the experience they have with your company. Similarly, a broken or damaged product will set you back in more ways than one. Customers won’t want to buy from you again, trust is lost, and they will likely want to send you back the damaged product at your cost. So, how do you...
Read more

How to Responsibly Recycle Your Holiday Packaging

The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, to give and to receive...and to accumulate a lot of extra packaging. Fear not: There are plenty of ways to responsibly recycle after a season of packing on the packaging. 
The holidays are a time to spend with family and friends, to give and to receive...and to accumulate a lot of extra packaging. Fear not: There are plenty of ways to responsibly recycle after a season of packing on the packaging.  The holiday season is here and gone, and while many people were finishing up their to-do lists, wrapping the last of their presents and finalizing their travel plans, members of the waste and recycling industry were preparing their fleets,...
Read more

Produce Packaging: Packaging and Shipping Produce

It’s officially autumn, and that means it’s apple season! But how to get your prized produce from point A to point B without bruises, cuts, or worse? Enter: Our guide to packaging and shipping produce. If you have a small business that ships food and other perishables, there are very few things that will [...]

It’s officially autumn, and that means it’s apple season! But how to get your prized produce from point A to point B without bruises, cuts, or worse? Enter: Our guide to packaging and shipping produce. If you have a small business that ships food and other perishables, there are very few things that will make your customers unhappier than receiving a food delivery from you that’s melted, thawed or otherwise unusable. You don’t want to lose customers or spend your...
Read more

Shipping Carrier Breakdown: USPS, UPS, and FedEx

So you want to ship from home. Which carrier is right for you? How do you choose? For those who are unsure where to start, we’ve compiled a handy guide to three of the most popular shipping carriers. Each of these major players - USPS, UPS, and FedEx - spend millions of dollars to [...]

So you want to ship from home. Which carrier is right for you? How do you choose? For those who are unsure where to start, we’ve compiled a handy guide to three of the most popular shipping carriers. Each of these major players – USPS, UPS, and FedEx – spend millions of dollars to gauge your opinion and gain your trust when it comes to shipping your package, from sponsoring Nascar stock cars to shelling out big bucks for Super...
Read more

How To Get Started Selling on Amazon

Since 2000, selling on Amazon has been helping individuals and businesses increase sales and reach new customers, according to the company. More than 40% of Amazon's total unit sales come from third-party selection - that could be you. So you’re interested in getting started selling on Amazon. We’ve got the step-by-step guide to show [...]

Since 2000, selling on Amazon has been helping individuals and businesses increase sales and reach new customers, according to the company. More than 40% of Amazon’s total unit sales come from third-party selection – that could be you.  So you’re interested in getting started selling on Amazon. We’ve got the step-by-step guide to show you how to get started: from what to do before you register, to what to do after registration and beyond, and even how to sell on Amazon...
Read more

Making Packaging More Sustainable

In the quest to make your packaging more sustainable and eco-friendly, it’s important to take stock of every aspect of your process. From the materials you use to how you pack, every little thing can make a big difference when turned into a comprehensive solution to minimize your green impact while maximizing your bottom-line [...]

In the quest to make your packaging more sustainable and eco-friendly, it’s important to take stock of every aspect of your process. From the materials you use to how you pack, every little thing can make a big difference when turned into a comprehensive solution to minimize your green impact while maximizing your bottom-line savings. While the following might seem like obvious things to do, too often people find themselves doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a...
Read more

10 Tips to Build Your Customer Base

Building a customer base is probably one of the most intimidating aspects of launching a business, yet it is absolutely the most crucial. We've compiled a list of tips and tricks to start building that base - and your confidence along with it. 1. Find Your Why What is it about your product that gets [...]

Building a customer base is probably one of the most intimidating aspects of launching a business, yet it is absolutely the most crucial. We’ve compiled a list of tips and tricks to start building that base – and your confidence along with it. 1. Find Your Why What is it about your product that gets people on board and, once they’re interested, how do you keep them? This can be the most challenging aspect of starting a new business, especially...
Read more

How to Choose a Shipping Carrier in Seven Steps

As an online retailer, shipping is an enormous component of your business. The way you choose to ship your packages determines their physical appearance, the care and speed with which they are delivered, and the journey they take on the way to your customers. You decide all these things and more when you choose a [...]

As an online retailer, shipping is an enormous component of your business. The way you choose to ship your packages determines their physical appearance, the care and speed with which they are delivered, and the journey they take on the way to your customers. You decide all these things and more when you choose a shipping carrier. When you sell online, your shipping provider plays an important role in customer satisfaction. But the process of finding a carrier you trust...
Read more

MINI PAK’R Setup Basics

The MINI PAK'R is a great solution for ship-from-store operations, pack-and-ship operations, or small in-home businesses of all kinds. Use these quick set-up tips to start using your machine. If you're reading this blog, you might be familiar with FP International's MINI PAK'R machine. Welcome, and thanks for reading! If you've stumbled upon us through [...]

The MINI PAK’R is a great solution for ship-from-store operations, pack-and-ship operations, or small in-home businesses of all kinds. Use these quick set-up tips to start using your machine. If you’re reading this blog, you might be familiar with FP International’s MINI PAK’R machine. Welcome, and thanks for reading! If you’ve stumbled upon us through a search engine or by clicking a link, don’t go just yet! We can offer you an inside look at what the MINI PAK’R is,...
Read more

Increasing Customer Loyalty With Shipping

In the world of ecommerce, shipping is so much more than moving items from point A to point B. In fact, a positive shipping experience helps to increase customer loyalty and brand recognition. A negative experience can have the opposite effect - turning customers, repeat or potential, off to your product. Shipping is one of [...]

In the world of ecommerce, shipping is so much more than moving items from point A to point B. In fact, a positive shipping experience helps to increase customer loyalty and brand recognition. A negative experience can have the opposite effect – turning customers, repeat or potential, off to your product. Shipping is one of the most important stages of the whole life cycle of an ecommerce business. It has a huge impact on overall user experience of your company....
Read more

10 Social Media Tips for Small Business

Running a small business in today's world means increasing your visibility online. Stepping up your social media game is one of the best ways to show off what you've got. But social media isn't just a one (click) and done type of deal. To be successful you have to put some work in! Use our [...]

Running a small business in today’s world means increasing your visibility online. Stepping up your social media game is one of the best ways to show off what you’ve got. But social media isn’t just a one (click) and done type of deal. To be successful you have to put some work in! Use our 10 top social media tips to plan, use, and expand your social media channels effectively. 1. Get Smart (Goals) Before you begin a social media...
Read more