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As e-commerce thrives in Asia, so do these companies

CNBC, December 22, 2015

The month-long period following Black Friday is easily the busiest time of year for logistics companies as they compete to deliver packages in time for the holiday season.

Now, the prosaic yet crucial industry in Southeast Asia is witnessing a new burst of rivalry amid a thriving e-commerce boom, as reflected in the rise of ‘e-fulfillment’ firms.

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6 pro apps to open an online store

LinkedIn, June 22, 2015

The main reason I made this video is to help you save time. Opening a brick-and-mortar store can cost you tens of thousands of dollars and you can easily waste hundreds of hours trying to paste together a bunch of free ecommerce software. I’m not a fan of either of those options.

I believe in spending money on the right tools when they’ll save you time that can be reinvested in other more important stuff, like marketing. This video is going to show you how 6 applications that can help you save thousands of dollars in startup costs and hundreds of hours in wasted time spent researching and implementing free software.

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101 Must-Read Growth Hacking Guides for Ecommerce Startups

Founders Grid, June 3, 2015

When VC notable Marc Andreessen speaks, people pay attention, and since his 2013 claim that consumers “are not going to have a choice” but to buy online when traditional retail go bust by the end of the decade, physical stores have hurried to join the global Ecommerce 2.0 wave.

Meanwhile, the data has reaffirmed Andreessen’s bricks-and-mortar death knell, with Goldman Sachs expecting mobile-based shopping alone to hit $173B in the U.S. by the end of 2018, while ecommerce fairytales like Nasty Gal serve as case studies for hungry startups.

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Writer Emergency Pack now in stores, and how online retail works

Kickstarter – Writer Emergency Pack, March 29, 2015

As backers of Writer Emergency Pack, you helped us make something brand new. In December, you received the very first decks—nearly 8,000 of them, shipped by me and my friends out of my garage over the course of one very busy week.

It was exciting, exhausting and unrepeatable.

I knew that when it came time to sell these decks to world outside of Kickstarter, we would need to do it differently. So I asked you for advice. You steered me towards lots of smart people who were happy to answer all of my questions about warehouses and shipping.

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5 Reasons Why Australia Should Be Your Business’s Next Frontier

Yahoo!, October 15, 2014

At first glance, Australia might not look like an ecommerce paradise. It is far away and sparsely populated, but that is exactly the point — these conditions have actually enhanced Australians’ appreciation for online shopping and shipping. Add to that the fact that the country boasts the world’s fastest-growing ecommerce market, and you can see why Australia offers a prime market for ecommerce businesses. New ecommerce resources, too, make the market increasingly accessible, so Australian ecommerce is not only possible, but profitable.

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4 Ways to Take Advantage of Australia’s Looming Ecommerce Eruption

Yahoo!, October 15, 2014

It’s clear by now: Australian ecommerce is about to break out onto the mainstream. But it might be less clear how exactly to take advantage of the fastest-growing ecommerce shopping market.

It doesn’t have to be difficult to establish a foothold in Australia and capitalize on its rapid growth. The principles for satisfying customers that you’ve been employing all along are just as relevant to Australian consumers. Below, find out how to apply them to this specific market by taking advantage of the country’s favorable trends.

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Going for it

Supply Chain World, Fall 2014

With a global, customer-centric mindset, Ingram Micro strives to help its clients thrive in the e-commerce world.

Many companies focus on their own success, but Ingram Micro is in the business of helping others succeed, Senior Vice President of Operations and President of Global Logistics Robert Gifford says. Based in Santa Ana, Calif., the company provides technology and supply chain services to clients around the world.

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