5 Ways Outsourcing Your Order Fulfillment Creates a Competitive Holiday Advantage

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, Holiday Fulfillment

While you’re busy trying to stay afloat handling your shipping and returns in-house, do you ever stop and wonder how the “other guys” manage to have time to promote their products at events, engage their customers on social media, AND continue to constantly release new, innovative products? The answer to your curiosity may be quite simple–your  competition has a competitive advantage over you.

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How to Boost Your Summer Sales

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

Summer months can be a slow time for eCommerce businesses. However, you can maintain and even increase online sales during the summer with these summer promotion ideas. Discounts Most people just can’t resist a great deal. There’s a reason ‘Limited Time Discounts’ are still around: they are effective. A simple 10% off for the next 48 hours can draw people in.

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IRCE 2016 – We’re on Our Way!

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Fulfillment, IRCE, Rakuten

In eCommerce, the US sector alone is forecasted to leap forward, expanding at 10% this year. However with this rapid growth comes great challenges inherent in a dynamic ­market. On top of fierce competition and unforgiving customers, the best practices and strategies are constantly shifting, which can make it difficult to keep up to date with the best way to guide your business.

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IRCE Recap: Where e-Retailing is Going & How to Get There First

by Sarah Smith | eCommerce Strategy, IRCE, Outsourced Fulfillment

More than 10,000 retail executives and business service providers gathered in Chicago last week to attend the annual Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition (IRCE) at the McCormick Place convention center. IRCE did not disappoint. The show once again maintained its position as the place-to-be for thought leadership and guidance for optimized eCommerce growth during the coming year.

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Why You Must Stop by Rakuten Booth #1859 at IRCE

by Sarah Smith | 2-Day-Shipping, eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment

We’re in the final stages of our preparations for the world’s largest eCommerce trade show. In just two short weeks we will be exhibiting at IRCE 2015 (Internet Retailer Conference and Exhibition) taking place June 2-4, 2015 in Chicago at the McCormick Place West.

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Creating a Culture of Gratitude for Business Success

by Sarah Smith | Customer Satisfaction, eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment

To our customers, constituents, partners and vendors we send our most heartfelt wishes for a Happy and Fulfilling Thanksgiving holiday. The word “thanksgiving” is defined as the expression of gratitude. Historically, on Thanksgiving Day, Americans have gathered with family and friends to celebrate the national holiday by expressing gratitude for the harvest and returns of the preceding year. And then there’s turkey. Plenty of turkey.

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Changing, Connecting & Creating at IRCE Booth #251

by Sarah Smith | Freight, IRCE, Rakuten

It’s time for the Main Day 1 of IRCE and we’re here in Chicago ready for “Changing Connecting & Creating”. We’ve joined the Rakuten group in IRCE booth #251. Here are a few things we have in store for our visitors throughout the show: Yesterday we released our big announcement: Webgistix is now Rakuten Super Logistics. Stop by and see our new look and learn more about the advantages this provides our customers. A Fun Contest.

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We’ve Got You Covered: Zero Downtime and Free* Inventory Transfer

by Sarah Smith | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, Freight

During aerial refueling, military planes transfer fuel from one plane to another during flight. This amazing feat eliminates downtime and increases fuel efficiency. It allows planes to fly greater distances at higher speeds and with maximum payloads. Aerial refueling requires perfect timing, specialized equipment and operators trained to complete tasks with exacting precision. By keeping precious cargo in motion, aerial refueling helps eliminate the high cost of downtime.

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Online Retailers – Is Your eCommerce Store Ready For The Holidays?

by Sarah Smith | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, Holiday Fulfillment

We’re almost halfway into October, and you know what that means. That’s right, it’s the beginning of the Holiday season. And as an online retailer, you probably know it starts a month earlier for you than everyone else. While there are huge opportunities in the form of holiday sales, there are also the added complications of dealing with them. Here are a few things to keep in mind before the season starts.

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How You Can Break Into The $309 Billion European Online Market

by Sarah Smith | eCommerce Fulfillment, International Fulfillment, Rakuten

If you’re the owner of an online business, you’re probably always looking for ways to grow your company. The more exciting way to do that is to enter into a market that you know will have demand for your product. Sometimes you can accomplish this by creating a new product. In other cases, you have to find a new market, whether it’s a different state, country, or continent. And what better place to do it than in the largest eCommerce market in the world.

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