E-commerce

Order Fulfillment

What is Order Fulfillment? Everything You Need to Know

Direct-to-consumer brands are likely aware of some of the work that eCommerce fulfillment providers offer to online retailers.  Once a customer clicks the “Buy” button in a vendor’s online marketplace, this order becomes part of a larger process that involves receiving and storing inventory, processing orders, picking and packing orders into boxes, and sending items …

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e-Commerce Packaging

Everything You Need to Know About eCommerce Packaging in 2021

From an early age, we are taught not to judge a book by its cover, but that doesn’t mean that as consumers, we aren’t susceptible to first impressions and split-second judgments.  In the world of eCommerce retail, a customer’s first impression isn’t of the goods they purchase from an online retailer, it’s the packaging. After …

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Ecommerce Fulfillment

Add Value to Your Brand with Improved eCommerce Fulfillment Services

As a direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand, you’re likely aware of eCommerce fulfillment services, which refers to the entire process of delivering an order to a customer after they click “Buy” when shopping within your online store. It entails receiving and storing inventory, processing orders, picking and packing orders into boxes, and then transporting items to the …

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OceanX Order Management Tools

Why eCommerce Fulfillment Technology is Essential in 2021

We hear fabled success stories all the time about major companies like the founders of Apple getting their start working in their garage until they could scrape up enough funds to expand their operations, or Estée Lauder starting with just a few products that she sold at a handful of salons in her area after …

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Ecommerce Fulfillment

The Changing World of eCommerce Fulfillment in 2021

If you’re looking for signs that the field of eCommerce is booming, you needn’t look further than Amazon. Beginning in April 2020, the online retail giant hired 100,000 additional employees in their fulfillment centers to respond to the surge in online orders they were experiencing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s all part …

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Ecommerce Fulfillment Companies

What to Look for When Comparing eCommerce Fulfillment Companies

Over the past few years, the direct-to-consumer (DTC) industry has experienced unparalleled growth, which was only compounded by the social distancing recommendations of the past year.  Just how widespread is the growing adoption of eCommerce, specifically within the DTC industry? Over 80% of end consumers are expected to make one or more purchases from a …

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Amazon Fulfillment Works?

How Does Fulfillment by Amazon Work?

Most consumers are pretty familiar with how making purchases works in the Amazon interface, but what about on the seller’s side? When you want to sell your products on Amazon, how does that work? Fulfillment by Amazon is a highly-advanced fulfillment network that offers services to retailers that include picking and packing, shipping, and ongoing …

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New Brexit Rules for Direct-To-Consumer Sales Starting January 1, 2021

A few weeks ago we hosted a webinar with our partner, Passport Shipping, to discuss major changes occurring at the beginning of the year for DTC brands that sell and ship to the UK. This change is the introduction of a new VAT (value-added-tax) model for cross-border goods which requires all eCommerce merchants that ship …

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Preparing Cyber-Week Fulfillment Operations For ‘Worst-Case Scenarios’

It goes without saying that the holiday season can be a very stressful time for eCommerce and direct-to-consumer brands (DTC). Marketing teams work tirelessly to make sure their brands reach growth goals for the year while the fulfillment team works day and night to ensure all orders are delivered successfully.  This year, the stress level …

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