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How to grow your e-commerce business beyond the garage

Enterprise Nation, May 7, 2010

Outsourcing order fulfillment can turn your warehouse costs into a predictable variable cost-per-order, with maximum flexibility and limited exposure, and it allows you to maintain focus on the core parts of growing your business, instead of dumping resources of money, time and brainpower into a warehouse… As you investigate outsourcing your inventory storage and order shipping, think of it as a tool in your toolkit. You don’t have to outsource all your shipping – it’s not all or nothing. Here are some ways you can leverage an outsourced warehouse for just a piece of your business… Read more. |  PDF version.

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Globalization is for Small Companies Too

Los Angeles Times, February 22, 2010

A reader at the Los Angeles Times asks “I always hear about globalization, but isn’t the impact mostly on big companies?” Karen K. Klein’s answer is… “For decades, large corporations have been buying supplies and moving manufacturing overseas to cut costs”… “The tools are now in place to allow businesses of all sizes to have a global supply chain,” said Damon Schechter, chief executive of Shipwire, an order fulfillment firm. “If a company has a fast-selling product they can sell in another country, the only thing that stops them from entering that market is the degree of their desire… Buying supplies and selling products overseas no longer require a vast product line or budget,” Schechter said… Online tools for managing advertising, shipping and other aspects of a business have created a “border-less” marketplace that is wide open to smaller, e-commerce firms… Read more. | PDF version.

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How Entrepreneurs Handle Overseas Shipping, Dec 5th 2009

Many small businesses thrive overseas, but it can be tough for businesses who have never dealt with all the intricacies of sales out of the country to navigate through all of the obstacles…. “Shipwire is uniquely able to bypass the hassles and frustrations typically associated with shipping and logistics, allowing our customers to focus on what they do best: increasing sales and growing their company. We allow SMBs to seamlessly expand internationally by… doing all the heavy lifting, handling the complexity of shipping…” Read about the ways in which Shipwire can help expand your business overseas here. | PDF version.

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