Business Innovation: An Essential Element in The Search for Success

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy

American businesses, like their global counterparts, find themselves in a new era in which they compete with companies both around the corner and—all too often—around the world. In the space of only two decades, almost every aspect of conducting business has changed or evolved; for example, being a ‘retailer’ used to imply that a company would open its doors every morning, and lock them at sunset.

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Your Ecommerce Platform: A Launchpad For Online Success?

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy

The US economy is robust, unemployment is at a 17-year low, federal corporate taxes have been slashed, and the stock market continues to break new record highs. So, at long last, we are in an era when America’s online businesses can ‘breathe easy’ and ‘enjoy the prosperity ride’, right? Wrong.

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13 Things You Need to Know About Freight Forwarding

by Rakuten Super Logistics | Freight

This is a guest post written by International Logistics Centre. Global freight forwarding is a widely used method of international transport for both business and personal use. Global freight forwarding companies, like International Logistics Centre and Rakuten Super Logistics, coordinate the shipment of goods from one destination to another using a range of carriers, including air freight, ocean freight, road fright and, in some cases, railway freight.

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Lowering Corporate Taxes: The Key To Unlocking National Prosperity?

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy

“A rising tide lifts all boats”—President John F. Kennedy, 1963 For as long as there has been a debate regarding the level of taxation for both American workers and companies, advocates of lowering corporate tax rates have proffered the idea that lower taxes will spur business growth, and that when businesses prosper so, too, will their employees, thus creating national prosperity.

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Fulfilling Holiday Expectations During Peak Season

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Holiday Fulfillment, Outsourced Fulfillment, Partnerships

We know that this time of the year can be stressful – holiday events, year-end reviews, and shopping for the perfect gifts.  As an ecommerce retailer, you have additional holiday stress…  Do you have enough inventory for the busy season? Will you end the year in the black? Will your order fulfillment provider keep up with your customers’ demand? There is a lot of pressure to deliver during the holidays.

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Building Partnerships that Last, One Storage Room at a Time

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Customer Satisfaction, Partnerships

Nutraceuticals require special attention when it comes to warehouse storage. While refrigeration or climate control is not always required for nutraceutical supplements, the natural storage environment should be within an ideal temperature range for maximum product freshness and shelf-life. Depending on external factors, the solution can be simple or require a little extra work.

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3 Things to Remember During the 2017 Holiday Retail Season

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Holiday Fulfillment

Weather is getting cooler, retail stores are filling up with artificial firs, and the smell of pumpkin spice is everywhere you go, which means… the 2017 holiday retail season is here. Whether you are ready or not (if you’re not, you can catch up here), you should be  excited because consumer spending is up for another record-breaking year! This year’s holiday sales are projected to reach up to $682 billion, nearly 4.0% increase over last year’s total.

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2017 Holiday Shipping Calendar

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | 2-Day-Shipping, Holiday Fulfillment

  Keep these recommended dates in mind for delivery to your customers by Christmas. Download a PDF version here.

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6 Order Fulfillment Metrics that Increase Customer Satisfaction

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Customer Satisfaction, eCommerce Fulfillment, eCommerce Strategy

It is not enough to provide great products at great prices, you absolutely must provide a great customer experience to remain competitive. Whether you realize it or not, your fulfillment is an extension of your customers’ experience and should be treated with attention to detail.

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Outsource to Grow Your Online Business Fast

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Strategy, Outsourced Fulfillment

If you’re pursuing monumental growth for your online business, you may want to consider areas to outsource. When done right, using an outsourcing service can grow your online business and give it a competitive advantage to help you achieve scalable growth, faster. Now that your business is up and running and sales are steady, you can stop trying to be all things for your business and focus on the right things that will help you grow your online business faster.

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