The right tools and partners help retailers vault over some of shipping’s highest hurdles.
One thing shoppers have in common is they want their purchases as soon as possible… And just as providing fast shipping without undermining profit margins is among e-retailers’ biggest challenges, so, too, is shipping abroad for the growing number of North American web retailers trying to boost their foreign sales. Those foreign sales were a nightmare for web-only retailer ThoughtFish Media—until it found a vendor that could drain the pain from the process… Simmons, who runs his business in a rural area outside of San Diego, Calif., now leaves the shipping and warehousing to Shipwire Inc., [from] warehouses in Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto and London for shipment to customers in the U.S., Canada, Europe and elsewhere… “The Shipwire system automatically chooses the nearest warehouse with the ordered product and the best parcel carrier and route to expedite delivery at the lowest cost,” Simmons says. Read more. | PDF version.