Summer Sales Tips

5 Marketing Tips for Slow Summer Sales

5 Tips for Driving Sales during the Slowest Months of the Year Traditionally, retail sales are at their lowest during the summer months of June through August. The good news for eCommerce retailers is that eCommerce can still have steady sales...
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Spotting Product Trends

Keys to Spotting the Next eCommerce Trends

How to predict consumer trends and add value to your brand What brought you to eCommerce? Was it the ability to work remotely with flexible hours—a break from the 9–5? Or was it the thrill of being the first to know what’s “in”? Apart from...
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Smart Product Pricing

Smart Pricing for your Product

Smart Pricing for Your Product Whether you are just starting your business, or you have been at it for a while, one question you need to ask yourself is how you should price your products. Setting a price at the beginning of your business and...
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Seasonal Stock

In Stock for All Seasons

Ordering Product Ahead of Your Timeline Now that the weather is warming up, your sales might very well warm up too as customers look ahead to spring and summer. With tax refunds rolling in and strong consumer spending trends during the spring...
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5 Marketing Tips for Slow Summer Sales

5 Tips for Driving Sales during the Slowest Months of the Year Traditionally, retail sales are at their lowest during the summer months of June through August. The good news for eCommerce retailers is that eCommerce can still have steady sales during these slow...

Keys to Spotting the Next eCommerce Trends

How to predict consumer trends and add value to your brand What brought you to eCommerce? Was it the ability to work remotely with flexible hours—a break from the 9–5? Or was it the thrill of being the first to know what’s “in”? Apart from practicality, many are drawn...

Smart Pricing for your Product

Smart Pricing for Your Product Whether you are just starting your business, or you have been at it for a while, one question you need to ask yourself is how you should price your products. Setting a price at the beginning of your business and keeping it the same year...

In Stock for All Seasons

Ordering Product Ahead of Your Timeline Now that the weather is warming up, your sales might very well warm up too as customers look ahead to spring and summer. With tax refunds rolling in and strong consumer spending trends during the spring months (see April 2017),...

4 tips for better shipping

4 Ways to Improve your Shipping System When your eCommerce business starts to take off you’ll surely be excited by some increased numbers. To see growth in traffic, sales, and revenue is wonderful! But there are certain increases that can become costly if...

Money Saving Tips for Your Business

Money Saving Tips for Your Business Forbes’ economic forecast for 2018 predicts steady consumer spending after a positive 2017. That should offer you motivation for the new year as you plan new ways to reach new customers. The beginning of the calendar year is the...

Shipping Rate Increases for 2018

Shipping Rate Increases for 2018 All across the board shipping companies tend to raise their rates each year. There are a few reasons for this – in addition to keeping current operations running it also helps them expand services, bolster existing services, and...

Stay Ahead of the eCommerce Curve for 2018

As is the case for so many online retailers and eCommerce professionals, 2017 has been a year of growth and learning. More and more consumers are doing their shopping online than ever before. In fact, Forbes notes that Cyber Monday 2016 was the biggest eCommerce day...

12 New Social Media Tools For Your Business

Social media platforms and tools change quickly. Here is a list of new social media tools to try in 2017. There are tools to generate and curate content, launch and measure campaigns, and connect with experts and customers. Most of the tools are free or have free...

5 Expensive eCommerce Shipping Mistakes

Ecommerce shipping mistakes like choosing the wrong service level, using too much packaging, or even not researching what it will cost to ship a given product can cost online retailers money. Fortunately, most, if not all, ecommerce shipping mistakes are easy to...

Integration with Jane.com

New integration with Jane.com is ready! It enables you to pull down all your orders from Jane.com. Jane helps you expand your reach into a highly coveted market with a customer base of motivated deal seekers who look forward to getting Jane’s daily emails full of the...

Integration with BigCommerce

Excited to announce that the integration with BigCommerce has just been released. Now, you can place SmartShyp in your online store and ship any of your orders immediately. Moreover, all the crucial information about your orders will be displayed on your dashboard...

Carrier Rate Increases for 2017

USPS Rate Increases The USPS 2017 rate changes take effect January 22nd across all shipping services. Overall, rates increased for most products, weights, and zones, but USPS has chosen not to increase rates for international services. We’ll go over changes to USPS’...

What is SmartShyp?

It would only be natural to have our first post for SmartShyp describe what it is. So here’s a general rundown of what you will be getting out of SmartShyp. But to find out even more, make sure to check out our webpage at www.SmartShyp.com and sign up for free! Ok...

Why Are Your Shipping Cost So High?

Shipping. It’s a necessary expense for any business that deals in physical products. You must be able to send your products out to the customers who order them. That’s not optional. But just because shipping is a necessity doesn’t mean that you have to spend as much...