Selling Channels

People shop in many different ways. While you only need one shipping program, there are many different places to host your products. Having an efficient way to ship all orders, regardless of where your customers buy them, makes fulfillment much simpler. Whether you need help shipping orders from a marketplace like Amazon, or a hosted cart, or you’re finding shipping solutions for your ERP, ShipStation has fulfillment options available. 

Stay up to date on best practices for shipping different types of orders, how to build strategies to account for marketplace restrictions, and simple ways to prioritize and ship orders regardless of where they originate.

Selling Channels, Shipping News
How to Sell Food Online

The recent social distancing measures in response to COVID-19 has led to the closing of restaurants and bars—quickly changing how many of us shop. It has also dramatically impacted those with careers in the service industry sector. As we navigate these changes and try and establish just how long these measures will be in place, […]

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Selling Channels
DropShipping Pricing Strategy

Dropshipping can be competitive, so figuring out how to price your products can be the difference between winning a buyer or even making a profit. Finding the sweet spot of being competitive while still protecting your profit margins is one of the most important aspects of starting a dropshipping business.  Choosing a Dropshipping Industry Before […]

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Selling Channels
The Canadian ecommerce opportunity is waiting for you

When you’re working on building the right audience for your e-commerce business, targeting Canadians might not be on your to-do list. After all, there are plenty of potential customers to attract at home. But Canadians are savvy online shoppers who love to buy from U.S. retailers. What’s more, 90% of the country lives within 100 […]

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Selling Channels
Which shipping option wins? Standard Delivery vs Express Delivery

As trends in ecommerce rapidly shift towards instant gratification, and Amazon and its rivals see who can offer the quickest shipping options, how can a SMB etailer compete? A company like Amazon can offer ludicrous shipping options—losing profits for a few quarters to grow their market share. If you or I took this approach, we’d […]

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Sell on Alibaba.com Selling Channels, Shipping News
ShipStation and Alibaba.com Aim to Grow Global Trading Opportunities Together

Alibaba.com is mostly known to U.S.-based ecommerce sellers and retailers as a global trade platform to help them source products from suppliers around the world. Successful ecommerce merchants are smart about every step of their supply chain. A platform like Alibaba.com makes it easier by providing access to more than 150,000 listed suppliers that manufacture […]

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Selling Channels
What Marketplace Sellers Need to Know about Selling in Auctions

This blog was contributed by our partner Tophatter. As more and more shopping moves online—Internet Retailer recently reported ecommerce sales grew by 15% in 2018—it becomes a more personalized, targeted experience. A hyper-personalized experience escorts the shopper through to purchase,  but it can also suck the fun out of shopping. And Americans love to shop. […]

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noticed Selling Channels
Everything You Need To Know Before Replatforming & Migrating Your Ecommerce Shop

This blog was contributed by Marco De Paulis and E.M. Ricchini of Noticed, an ecommerce agency leading fearless brands to limitless growth. Taking a specialist approach, Noticed offers high-touch ecommerce builds and migrations, ongoing optimization, and growth marketing strategy and management. We think website migrations—particularly those of the ecommerce variety and especially when it comes […]

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Selling Channels
Ecommerce in the Post-Wayfair World

ShipStation partner Avalara contributes their tax expertise and advice about ecommerce selling after the South Dakota vs. Wayfair decision.

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Selling Channels
Top 5 Ecommerce Trends for 2019

The beginning of the year is a time when online retailers have some time to reflect on trends and how to set their businesses up for even more success. We’ve compiled a list of top 5 ecommerce trends to get you started. Personalization The use of personalization in ecommerce keeps growing. What began as including […]

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Selling Channels
3 Common Ways to Improve Retailer’s Customer Service with Mobile

Alexa Lemzy is the customer service manager and content editor at Textmagic.com. She is passionate about excellent customer support, mobile technologies, and business communication. You can reach her on Twitter. Mobile text messaging is a cost-effective way for retailers to deliver better customer service.  Research shows that 95% of Americans own a cell phone of […]

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Selling Channels
Try Before You Buy with Augmented Reality

While ecommerce is a booming market, brick and mortar stores still offer one major advantage to shoppers. That is the ability to see and feel products. But there’s nothing to fear, with the help of recent technology advances that gap is closing. The growing use of Augmented Reality, or AR, offers online shoppers ways to […]

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Selling Channels
7 Ways to Cut Expenses for Your Ecommerce Business

Valery Travers is a marketing and eCommerce specialist who’s consulted with many small and medium-size businesses to grow their profit margin while decreasing and improving overhead costs.   Increasing sales becomes more challenging with each passing year as more competition enters even the most niche of markets. Meanwhile, as your company grows it can be difficult […]

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2019 My Three Words Selling Channels
Start Your Year Off Right With Three Words

Though we’re already a month into the new year it is never too late to set goals and resolutions. A couple years ago I learned about a new way to jumpstart the year. It’s a practice called “My 3 Words.” Created by business guru Chris Brogan, the idea is to pick three words to motivate […]

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Try Before You Buy Selling Channels
8 Try Before You Buy Business Ideas For 2019

The option for online shoppers to pay later at checkout is making Try Before You Buy a great way to get products in the hands of potential customers.

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Try Before You Buy Options Selling Channels
How the Try Before You Buy Option Can Impact Your Online Business

Incorporating a Try Before You Buy model allows online sellers to compete with brick & mortar stores more directly than more traditional options.

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Selling Channels
How Pricing Strategies Increase Sales

Giving your products competitive pricing strategies becomes a bigger task every day. Industries grow, new businesses come and go. This ever-growing list of competitors makes it harder to highlight what makes your products unique. You can build awareness through increased marketing efforts, social campaigns, and promotions. But if your pricing isn’t competitive, will anyone bite? There are a few simple ways to […]

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Selling Channels
A Payment Method that Increases Sales and Reduces Cart Abandonment

This is a guest post by Chris Dolan, VP of Strategic Partnerships at Sezzle.   According to a study by SalesCycle, 78.4% of online carts are abandoned. The #1 reason cited for is unexpected shipping costs or timelines.  Fortunately, if you’re reading this, you know ShipStation can help you solve those problems. However, the second most […]

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Selling Channels
3 Ways to Make a Better Support Team

Making a more efficient support team can take a little work, but pays off very quickly. When your support team is confident and comfortable in their role, their productivity increases. As a result, a team of efficient, productive agents can protect your bottom line allowing you to run a smaller, more effective team.  Selecting the Right Candidate […]

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ShipZOOM blog feature Selling Channels
Key Practices That Help Entrepreneurs Stand Out

This post was contributed by Stefani Tanner of ShipZOOM, a provider of fulfillment and shipping services. Stefani Tanner is a Marketing Manager and Onboarding Specialist at ShipZOOM, focused on determining the potential partnerships between ShipZOOM and customers in need of fulfillment services to help entrepreneurs save time, energy, and money so they can focus on […]

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Ecommerce Sales Tax Compliance Selling Channels
How to Ensure Ecommerce Sales Tax Compliance During the Holidays

You’ve got enough to worry about during the holidays. Don’t let tax compliance stress you even more. Here’s how to comply with ecommerce sales tax laws.

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omnichannel Selling Channels
Three Ways to Impress Omnichannel Holiday Shoppers

This blog was contributed by Sree Menon, who leads global strategy and operations at Tophatter. Tophatter is the world’s fastest, most entertaining mobile shopping marketplace. Omnichannel retail is not a new concept. However, now more than ever taking an integrated approach is vital to success. Why the sudden urgency? The shift to mobile devices. In […]

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Ecommerce Operations Fixes Selling Channels
5 Ecommerce Operations Fixes to Ace Your Customer Experience

Outperforming your competition starts with a better workflow. Here are 5 ecommerce operations updates you need to implement today.

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Using AI in Ecommerce Selling Channels
Use AI in Ecommerce to Surpass the In-store Experience

Artificial intelligence isn’t science fiction anymore. See how are retailers using AI in ecommerce to surpass in-store experiences.

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Improve Your Return Policy Selling Channels
5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Return Policy

With the holidays come sales… and returns. To make the returns process easier for you and your brand, here are 5 ways to improve your return policy.

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