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e-commerce pain points
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7 Common E-Commerce Pain Points (and How to Fix Them)

Customer pain points refer to problems that shoppers experience that prevent them from making a purchase. For example, a customer may be interested in your product, but limited payment options may deter him or her from following through and making a purchase. Meanwhile, others may be discouraged from making a repeat purchase due to a...
holiday shipping
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7 Holiday Shipping Tips and Tricks for Online Entrepreneurs

The holiday season is often a busy time for entrepreneurs. With customers buying a tremendous number of gifts, business owners are likely feeling the stress of the shopping rush, and they want their items to arrive on time and in pristine condition. And this year, the pandemic has made online sales even more important for...
shark tank
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What We Learned From Turning Down a Deal on Shark Tank

When we appeared on Shark Tank to pitch our popular Zipadee-Zip swaddle transition product, we were thrilled to receive three different offers from the sharks. We ended up striking a deal on the show with Daymond John for $200,000 in exchange for a 20 percent stake in our company, Sleeping Baby. The last thing we...
e-commerce shipping
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Should the E-Commerce Industry Scale Back Two-Day Shipping?

Once a consumer purchases an item online, the clock starts ticking. Their expectations have aligned with the two-day shipping standard set by large corporations like Amazon. According to a Clutch study, 48 percent of online shoppers surveyed said they typically receive deliveries within two to three days after making a purchase. While the quick turnaround...
college coolersbyu
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How This Entrepreneur Revolutionized a Classic College Tradition

For those who never participated in Greek life during college, the custom of cooler painting might seem a bit odd. But as anyone who was part of a fraternity or sorority knows from experience, cooler painting has become one of the most popular traditions that Greek communities participate in today. Although it initially started as...
fulfillment
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Is Your Startup Ready to Work With a Fulfillment Center?

Your garage filled to capacity months ago. You want to move to a larger storage facility, but it will strain your resources. When an order comes in, it’s a hassle to track down the items, make sure they are packed properly, and arrive in one piece. At the same time, slow shipping via the Post...
crowdfunding
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How to Calculate Crowdfunding Shipping and Fulfillment Costs

In recent years, crowdfunding has become one of the most common methods of funding startups. According to CrowdExpert, global crowdfunding is a $34 billion industry with peer-to-peer lending of $25 billion, reward-and-donation crowdfunding of $5.5 billion and equity crowdfunding of $2.5 billion. When startups choose reward-and-donation crowdfunding, a well-planned backer reward shipping and fulfillment system...