Businesses calculate landed costs to determine profitability and product pricing. Landed cost varies on the fees involved in importing.
The top alternatives to Extensiv include Sellercloud, NetSuite, Linnworks, Cin7, and Brightpearl. We break down their top features and benefits.
Dead stock is inventory that has become unsellable and is expensive to store. By reducing dead stock, companies can lower their holding costs.
There are many steps to completing a successful competitive analysis in retail. Retailers can strategically outperform competitors with this analysis.
Founded in 2007, Brightpearl is one of the most prolific ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) software on the market today and is trusted by numerous sellers across the US.
DTC e-commerce is a way for businesses to cut middlemen and sell directly to consumers. While it can mean bigger margins, it also means more responsibility.
These ten common fulfillment pain points can be tricky to deal with, but there are many ways e-commerce sellers can work around them and excel.
Amazon Shipping allows sellers to use Amazon’s delivery services even if the sale took place on another platform—as long as they are Amazon sellers.
Struggling to find new customers online? Here are 30 ways to attract new customers to your e-commerce business that work.
E-commerce KPIs come in all shapes and sizes and measure a wide variety of things. They help merchants measure the success of their operations.
Marketplace fees are charged to sellers to operate on their platforms. We compare marketplace fees on Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and Etsy.
Excess inventory can cut into your bottom line. However, there are many ways to profit from burdensome inventory and reduce risk exposure.
A well-designed warehouse layout reduces errors, keeps employees safe, complies with regulations, and helps inventory flow in and out efficiently.
Selling the same products on Amazon, eBay, and other e-commerce platforms simultaneously is possible and is a top way to grow your e-commerce business.
All you need to know about RMA labels, including their purpose, advantages, and how to issue, print, and use them effectively.
A ‘Pending Order’ is a new order that needs to be verified by Amazon. The status will change to ‘Preparing for Shipment’ once all checks are complete.
Kitting can alleviate slow-moving stock, increase order size, lower shipping and packaging costs, and create a more personalized shopping experience.
Amazon Seller SKUs got you confused? We explain all you need to know. Plus, we show you how Sellercloud makes SKUs easier to work with.
Sustainability is not just an e-commerce buzzword. Sellercloud explains why sustainability is serious and how to work towards sustainable goals.
Amazon’s ‘Buy Shipping in Bulk’ is a fantastic way to select, purchase, and print multiple shipping labels. Find out how Sellercloud improves this feature.
Will adopting buy now pay later help your e-commerce business, or is it a fad? Find out why BNPL is so popular, how it works, and its risks and benefits.
Sales tax is charged when a sale is made. Because there are so many tax jurisdictions in the US, it can get rather complicated to calculate.
E-commerce email marketing is nothing new but remains super effective for customer engagement. Get it right, and you’ll build a loyal base of customers.
There are many creative ways to use AI tools like ChatGPT in e-commerce, from generating ideas and content to more complex tasks related to supply and demand.
Keep up with these ten warehouse management system trends for 2023 to remain on top of your competitors. Which will you choose to focus on?
Shipping for small businesses doesn’t have to be a minefield. These top 20 practical tips will save you time, money, and stress. Ship smarter, not harder.
As your e-commerce business grows, so does the risk of cybercrime. Protect your business with our comprehensive guide for all you need to know.
Improve e-commerce operations with order management software that meets your needs. Here’s how to find the right OMS for your business.
Importing products from overseas isn’t cheap. Learning how to navigate tariffs and reduce import prices can impact your margins dramatically.
Prevent Amazon splitting shipments between FBA centers, automate orders, and use Multi-Channel Fulfillment on 200 channels with Sellercloud.
To make dropshipping a profitable staple of your online retail business, there are several critical considerations that will determine whether or not your business will take off.
Cloud computing is a model for delivering digital services such as software, data storage, analytics, communications, networking, business intelligence, and general computing power over the internet.
We already said goodbye to 2022, and now, to officially welcome 2023, we want to take a moment to look back at our most popular blog posts from the past year.
In this post, we will discuss the pros and cons of various warehouse lighting options as well as best practices associated with making the right choices.
To ensure that you always have the inventory on hand to meet customer demand, you need a clear and efficient purchasing workflow.
While serial numbers and accurate inventory tracking cannot prevent all instances of returns fraud, they provide an important safeguard that can be utilized to minimize its impact on your bottom line.
Amazon’s Buy Shipping API provides sellers with an excellent opportunity to find and purchase the ideal shipping services for each order based on projected fulfillment speeds and transit times.
There are several particularly useful workflows that can leverage portable smart scale technology to drive a direct increase in efficiency and profitability.
The end-to-end journey of an Amazon order involves a two-part supply chain: the upstream supply chain and the downstream supply chain.
To truly know what is best for your online sales, you need to understand and assess the differences between marketplace-based ecommerce and first-party website sales.
It is up to you to decide whether a 3P or 1P arrangement is best suited for your brand and business when it comes to selling on Amazon Marketplace.
There are some strategies e-commerce businesses can employ to help offset and counteract the ability of shipping rate inflation to harm your bottom line.
Omnichannel and multichannel are two of the most often confused terms in ecommerce. While there is definite overlap in their function and logistical demands, there are critical differences between the two.
Amazon Warehousing & Distribution (AWD) is Amazon’s third-party logistics (3PL) solution designed to help sellers avoid running out of both inventory and storage space.
Your success as an e-commerce seller relies on several critical elements functioning in tandem: your products, your logistics, your staff, and your omnichannel marketing strategies.
Creating effective rules is just the beginning. With Sellercloud’s order rule engine, you can create, start, pause, and delete any of your rules with the click of a button.
Whether you are an e-commerce newbie or a seasoned expert, here’s a helpful e-commerce cheat sheet. Go over our e-commerce glossary and review 53 essential e-commerce terms.
Barcode technology provides an inexpensive and effective way to identify, count, process, and track just about anything within your e-commerce business.
When selecting, designing, staffing, and optimizing your e-commerce warehouse, you need to consider both your inventory and how you plan […]
If your retail business relies on both e-commerce and brick-and-mortar sales, you need a POS (point-of-sale) system that allows the […]
Customers love fast shipping. The better your e-commerce business is at getting orders out to customers as quickly as possible, […]
You may think you have found the perfect e-commerce warehouse locations, crafted the optimal warehouse layout, and hired exactly the […]
It used to be that the only way to successfully manage an e-commerce business was through an ever-growing collection of […]
Walmart has unveiled two exciting new developments in their ongoing support of their Walmart Fulfillment Services (WFS). In doing so, […]
The wider your margins between product costs and the cost of goods sold (COGS), the higher your profitability. One of […]
Shipping is one of the most critical pieces of your e-commerce business plan. It’s how you get the stock you […]
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) simplifies your Amazon Marketplace logistics. If you’re not careful, though, the associated fees could cut into […]
A markdown is any reduction in the price of a product. Inventory markdown pricing strategies can lead to increased sales […]
When you sell online, returns happen. By some estimates, over 20% of all e-commerce sales end in a return. That […]
E-commerce sellers can use Amazon’s fulfillment latency option (sometimes referred to as “handling time”) to indicate that an item will […]
There are several critical reports you should be monitoring to know just how profitable your e-commerce business really is.
Using a comprehensive e-commerce growth platform like Sellercloud dramatically improves your business’s efficiency and profitability. To get the most out […]
Walmart Fulfillment Service (WFS) is Walmart’s marketplace-based 3PL. From its launch in 2020, many in the e-commerce industry touted WFS […]
As omnichannel e-commerce brands grow, there are certain inflection points that require serious strategic thinking. One of these moments comes […]
Like every industry, e-commerce has its own jargon and buzzwords. Many of the terms are so similar, they become easily […]
Every retailer needs to store their inventory someplace. In most cases, that means a warehouse. However, when it comes time […]
Selling across multiple channels is a must in today’s e-commerce environment. In some cases, this omnichannel approach can (and should) […]
As of January 2022, there were 11 million open jobs in the United States. At the same time, nationwide unemployment […]
Ever since Amazon changed the e-commerce game with their free Prime shipping offerings, every other retailer has had to reckon […]
Even the most powerful on-site search tools can only do so much to connect customers to products if your catalog […]
A fundamental element of a successful e-commerce business is packing and shipping your orders. This is a team effort that […]
The Global Advantage Program (GAP) makes shipping international e-commerce orders as easy as shipping domestic ones. Simply print a GAP […]
The Stock Keeping Unit (SKU) is one of the most powerful series of letters and numbers in all of retail. […]
Relocating retail operations overseas has traditionally been a strong option for retailers looking to reduce costs. However, modern supply chain […]
How much stock does your e-commerce business need to satisfy current and future customer orders? How much inventory do you […]
Reducing your shipping and logistics costs can significantly reduce your e-commerce ‘cost of goods sold’ (COGS). While there are many […]
Marketing is an essential part of growing and scaling an omnichannel e-commerce brand. With the impending death of the third-party […]
The Stock-Keeping-Unit, or SKU, is an identifying label assigned to each product your e-commerce business acquires and sells. As such, […]
Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce presents online sellers with unique opportunities for brand growth that go beyond typical marketplace and direct-to-consumer sales. […]
Growing a successful e-commerce business must be a data-driven venture. The key is identifying and acting upon the right metrics. […]
Shipping speed and efficiency are critical components of competitive e-commerce retail. Just as many online sellers have rightly adopted omnichannel […]
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has found its way into nearly all aspects of modern life. Technology has proven itself to be […]
Inflation concerns and supply-chain issues are continuing to raise alarms across the retail industry. E-commerce sellers and brick-and-mortar businesses alike […]
In the competitive world of omnichannel e-commerce, visibility matters. Every minor change in either your brand’s or products’ search engine […]
By some predictions, there is a perfect storm brewing when it comes to the e-commerce workforce. The e-commerce industry continues […]
As customers are increasingly turning to e-commerce for their purchases, more and more are starting to voice concerns over the […]
When an order comes in, which stock do you use to fill the order? Do you pull from your oldest […]
Average order value (AOV) is an important metric to track when assessing the strength of your omnichannel e-commerce brand. When […]
As e-commerce has continued to grow and thrive, omnichannel sellers have increasingly turned to international customer bases as a way […]
Your abandoned cart rate is one of those e-commerce metrics you should be keeping an eye on when self-assessing the […]
Mobile e-commerce, sometimes referred to as m-commerce, makes up a significant percentage of all online retail sales – by some […]
One of the basic tenets of sales is that it is almost always more expensive to acquire a new customer […]
The increased interest in omnichannel e-commerce has led to renewed interest in Amazon’s Multi-Channel Fulfillment (MCF) service. Rather than shipping […]
Walmart continues to make headlines as it turns to autonomous delivery drones; new automated fulfillment centers; and AI-driven, in-store micro-fulfillment […]
Over the past 5 years, Amazon has worked tirelessly to expand and enhance its logistics capabilities. This August, Amazon Air […]
In August of 2021, Walmart launched GoLocal, their white-label, delivery as a service product. Two months later, Home Depot announced […]
Like it or not, a big part of running a successful omnichannel e-commerce business is building and maintaining partnerships with […]
E-commerce has always been a data-driven industry. With the right information (and tools), you can attract new customers, retain existing […]
Goal-setting is a crucial component of effective business strategy. To achieve success as an omnichannel e-commerce company, you need to […]
Even with the return of brick-and-mortar retail, e-commerce continues to thrive. However, competition remains fierce. Growing an online retail brand […]
The holidays are a prime opportunity to grow your first-party e-commerce sales, but they are often followed by a sales […]
The first of a series of USPS rate increases will go into effect January 9, 2022. These changes will affect […]
The problem with technology-driven industries like e-commerce is that new buzzwords spring up constantly. It can be hard to know […]
As with so many issues these days, there were hopes that infrastructure, supply chain, and freight pain points would be […]
Another year means another round of Amazon fee changes. 2022 marks one of the largest series of these rate hikes […]
Experts are calling for another unprecedented holiday season for online sales. eMarketer predicts e-commerce will account for a whopping $206.88 […]
The value of the e-commerce industry has become an undeniable force. New sellers are getting started every day and existing […]
BOPIS (Buy Online, Pick up in Store) rose to prominence throughout the early pandemic as brick-and-mortar retailers were forced to […]
You’ve heard this before. Something that comes around and “changes everything”. Usually that’s not really the case. This time, however… […]
Underwriter Laboratories (UL) is a global leader in safety science that has spent over a century establishing its reputation as […]
The recently published 2021 Amazon Small Business Empowerment Report is chock-full of eye-opening information about both the scope of Amazon’s […]
As Black Friday and Cyber Monday approach, the news is filled with doomsday predictions about how supply chain woes are […]
Over the past decade, online customers have come to both appreciate and expect fast shipping for their orders. There are […]
eBay’s Promoted Listings Standard program represents one of the most targeted and cost-effective ways to boost your product visibility and […]
Whether you are Amazon Marketplace or an online retail brand being run out of a garage, there are certain e-commerce […]
Successful omnichannel e-commerce requires numerous partnerships and deals to keep inventory flowing. It all starts with the vendors and suppliers […]
Customer testimonials are more than just reviews or customer feedback. They are a form of vetted social proof that help […]
As an e-commerce retailer, customer service must be a top priority. There are a number of factors that go into […]
When it comes to creating e-commerce listings, the goal is to drive as many sales conversions as possible. Whether you […]
Listing accuracy is one of the most important pieces of a successful e-commerce business. How you describe and categorize the […]
In the past year, the cost of shipping a container from China to the US West Coast has risen by […]
When customer demand outpaces your supply, your e-commerce business has a decision to make. Either you update your marketplace and […]
Running your own e-commerce warehouse is not only possible, but it is an excellent way to transition your third-party online […]
Business-to-business (B2B) e-commerce can be a lucrative way to grow your omnichannel sales beyond business-to-consumer (B2C) sales. However, the transition […]
Google may not be the first name that comes to mind when you think of online sales, but the tech […]
For an e-commerce business to transition from third-party to first-party sales, it needs a safe, convenient, and reliable way to […]
In the simplest of terms, Walmart Fulfillment Service (WFS) is Walmart’s version of FBA. Both are marketplace fulfillment options designed […]
The ultimate goal of a third-party e-commerce marketplace is to match customers with the products they want and need. A […]
There are two main methods for transmitting an email: a Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP) and an Application Programming Interface […]
Want to learn the difference between FBA and FBM? This guide compares Amazon FBA vs. FBM so you can choose […]
If your e-commerce business sells to customers in California, you need to be familiar with the California Consumer Protection Act […]
As a business owner, it’s vital to discover ways to sell more while saving time and money. By implementing automated […]
Compliance is critical when selling on third-party marketplaces. Failing to live up to a channel’s terms of service can mean […]
As your e-commerce business scales, so do your needs for warehouse locations to store inventory and fulfill orders. Beyond the […]
Spring is here! At home, this probably means spring cleaning time – breaking out the cleaning supplies and getting to […]
Many ecommerce businesses start out small. Whether it’s a small business run from home or a brick-and-mortar store looking to […]
As the e-commerce industry continues to grow and thrive, many businesses are scaling at a faster rate than they would […]
Dollar-for-dollar, the decisions surrounding how much warehouse space to keep are critical to an e-commerce business’s bottom line. Too little […]
Establishing a brand is a complex proposition. It is much more than a sleek logo, name recognition, or strategic plan. […]
As expected, the e-commerce industry is continuing its record-setting growth from 2020 well into 2021. Sales continue to rise as […]
Search engine optimization (SEO) is crucial to an effective e-commerce marketing strategy. In most cases, the ability of customers to […]
Being a successful e-commerce business means paying attention to a host of listings, marketplaces, inventories, and fulfillment workflows simultaneously. Adding […]
As e-commerce continues to thrive and grow with each passing quarter, many businesses are looking for opportunities to extend their […]
Of the many significant changes to online shopping behaviors in 2020 was the role that product availability factored into many […]
While the e-commerce industry continues to grow and evolve, the same cannot be said for all of the warehouses and […]
Returns aren’t why people get into the e-commerce business, but effective and fair return policies certainly help keep e-commerce businesses […]
The unprecedented growth and evolution of the e-commerce industry continues as we enter 2021. E-commerce marketplace sales figures may have […]
Inventory management is a crucial component of a successful omnichannel e-commerce business. The foundation of any effective inventory strategy is […]
Throughout 2020, many e-commerce sellers have had to account for logistical ups and downs the likes of which the industry […]
The ability to process returns is a crucial element of a successful e-commerce business. Just as you invest time, energy, […]
Reliable order fulfillment is an essential component of a successful e-commerce business. As you expand and diversify your e-commerce reach, […]
There has never been a holiday retail season like that of 2020. Coming into the fall, consumers have continued to […]
The first step to achieving conversion on an online marketplace is having an active audience ready to shop and make […]
Getting an e-commerce business up and running involves coordinating a host of different workflows and procedures that span various partnerships […]
Running an efficient and successful e-commerce business requires managing a lot of different lines of communication. There are any number […]
Much of your success as an e-commerce business is tied to your ability to efficiently pick, pack, and ship orders […]
This is a guest post from Jimmy Rodriguez, COO and co-founder of 3dcart. Has the pandemic affected your business? Are […]
Inventory Turnover Ratio (ITR) is one of the most crucial metrics for evaluating the effectiveness of your e-commerce business. The […]
BigCommerce made headlines with its projection-smashing IPO debut on the Nasdaq Stock Market this August. The hosted shopping cart service […]
One of the defining benefits of social media is its ability to quickly and easily share content between users. As […]
Market penetration of voice-enabled devices continues to rise. Gone are the days when a smartphone was the lone avenue for […]
Walmart is the definition of a retail giant – generating over half a trillion dollars’ worth of annual revenue in […]
Back in January, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) began a serious push to
As we shared earlier this year, Zapier is a user-friendly automation platform that allows over 2,000 different web-enabled applications to […]
American commercial real estate powerhouse JLL “expects e-commerce sales could hit $1.5 trillion by 2025 — which would increase the […]
The combination of COVID-related shelter-in-place orders, brick-and-mortar closures, and an overall change in customer purchasing patterns led to holiday-level e-commerce […]
Google recently announced the rollout of their commission-free Buy on Google e-commerce service. This 0% commission evolution of the Shopping […]
Earlier this summer, Vox revealed that Walmart’s $98-a-year subscription service was set to roll out this July. The program, positioned […]
Back in May, we shared advice that it was time to shift your product listings away from Groupon Goods. The […]
Over the past few years, the shopping cart and e-commerce catalog service Shopify has made a concerted effort to use […]
It shouldn’t be a surprise that, in retail, you must be sure you are selling what people are buying. While […]
On third-party marketplaces, competition for the Buy Box can be fierce. If you are able to get it, your listing […]
Returns are an unavoidable challenge when operating an e-commerce business. Studies have shown that customers are notably more likely to […]
Whether it’s in response to a natural disaster or a global pandemic, people’s buying habits undoubtedly change. In these times, […]
Back in 2017, South Dakota v. Wayfair Inc. made it the law of the land that all online sellers are […]
The COVID-19 pandemic has been a profitable time for large online retail marketplaces like Amazon and Walmart. However, the sudden […]
Just last year, we pondered if the daily deal was dead. Our data showed declining sales on limited-time offer sites […]
This spring, eBay has launched their Up and Running campaign to try and drive new sellers to the marketplace. New […]
Coronavirus is grabbing international headlines as it has emerged as a growing pandemic situation. When health scares like this arise, […]
This is a guest post from Michael Krakaris. With Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) restricting inbound deliveries and delaying outbound shipments […]
In any business, there is only so much success to be found “following your gut.” When it comes to the […]
In January, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a fresh crackdown on counterfeit goods being sold on some of America’s most […]
Customer Relationship Management (CRM) systems have become an accepted part of running a modern business. To remain competitive, companies of […]
As an online seller, one of the cardinal sins is putting all of your eggs into a single marketplace basket. When […]
A big part of running an ecommerce business is finding ways to get a variety of apps, services, and people […]
The shipping industry landscape remains in a state of flux. Not surprisingly, one of the driving forces behind these ebbs […]
Amazon’s Marketplace Web Service (MWS) is a helpful API that allows its registered users to create their own applications for […]
Walmart’s $3.3 billion acquisition of Jet.com in 2016 sent shockwaves through the e-commerce industry. Not only was this a record-setting […]
It’s not news that e-commerce can be a challenging industry. However, with access to the right proprietary tools, sellers […]
Expanding your US e-commerce business into a Canadian marketplace like walmart.ca means you will need a plan for dealing with […]
Amazon has come a long way from its humble beginnings as an online bookseller. As a marketplace, Amazon is a […]
The latest news in the United States versus the Universal Postal Union (UPU) is promising. Following two days of talks […]
Last fall, the United States announced its intention to withdraw from the Universal Postal Union (UPU) – an international postage […]
With a growing customer base and millions of unique visitors, Walmart Canada (walmart.ca) is one of the highest-ranking Canadian online […]
This year, eBay is taking some bold corrective steps in their Product Based Search (PBS) initiative. The biggest change is […]