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04/01/2013 - Order Fulfillment
In a retail environment where customer loyalty is increasingly rare and customer expectations are higher than ever, merchants should be constantly searching for ways to improve the way they do business. For a retailer or wholesaler who sells online, the struggle to provide excellent value and an ideal customer experience without a physical presence can be difficult. The key to a successful ecommerce channel ultimately hinges on one important area-the warehouse.
04/01/2013 - Start a Business with DROP SHIPPING
The idea of selling products without having to first buy them and then hold the inventory in a warehouse is attractive to some business owners because it can be a cost-effective way to start selling online. Business logic tells us that the easier it is to start a small business, the more competitors will be in the industry. DROP SHIPPING is no exception, and competition will only grow with the rapid expansion in ecommerce overall.
01/01/2013 - Haute Fashion at Deep Discounts
Clothing Showroom is an online wholesaler of brand name and proprietary label apparel. The company's website boasts 26 merchandise categories, plus additional pages showcasing the latest special deals. The catalogue is regularly updated to reflect the latest fashions, and recently spotlighted its selection of Ed Hardy by Christian Audigier, Hello Kitty and WOW Couture apparel.
11/01/2012 - Conquer eCommerce with DROP SHIPPING
As online shopping figures continue to swell, entrepreneurial opportunities follow suit, and with the help of reliable DROP shippers, running a successful ecommerce or mcommerce business is more obtainable than ever.
10/01/2012 - A Whole Lot of Love
While romance is in the air year round, there is one special day set aside that celebrates lovers. That day is Valentine's Day, and nothing is more popular for amorous gift giving than greeting cards and merchandise that say "Love." This year, wholesalers are offering retailers merchandise that is both traditional and trendy, giving customers the opportunity to say the age-old "I love you" with a contemporary twist.
09/01/2012 - Kheops-Meaningful-Business
How can a business inspire harmony? How does making a purchase result in a deeper connection with nature? Most importantly, what in the world does the web have to do with it? Kheops International has answers, all of which come in the form of meaningful gifts. As a leading wholesaler and DROP shipper of candles, treasure boxes, figurines and other spiritual items, Kheops shares its appreciation for harmony and nature via its selection of gifts and jewelry.
09/01/2012 - Wrap the Holidays in Fun, Flirty Accessories
Colorful, unique accessories make great holiday gifts, especially when they offer retailers outstanding profit margins. Some of the hottest new merchandise this season includes versatile hand cut scarves, shiny hair products and twinkling rhinestone jewelry, and jingle jangle hip scarves, all of which dress up anyone's bottom line.
06/01/2012 - Wholesalers See Big Holiday Season
It's that important time of year again, when independent retailers begin buying holiday season products for their ecommerce warehouses and store shelves. What is going to be hot among Christmas and Hanukkah shoppers in 2012?
05/01/2012 - Kole's Wholesale Buying Tips
With over 25 years' experience, Kole Imports knows the preferences of today's frugal retailers, and their equally cost-conscious customers.
05/01/2012 - DROP SHIPPING For Retail ROI
E-retail companies and mom and pop shops that want to make more money without the potential of overstock headaches need not look further than DROP SHIPPING.
04/01/2012 - Ecommerce Customer Satisfaction Flat
The American Customer Satisfaction Index, founded at the University of Michigan, has released its annual ecommerce report after measuring responses from product and service evaluations for 225 U.S. companies in 47 industries.
03/01/2012 - DROP SHIPPING by Kole Imports, Part One
Kole Imports has been a successful wholesaler of general merchandise for the past 26 years, growing a solid customer base and building itself into a brand name in the industry.
12/01/2011 - Fragrant Smell of Success
Some products are always in demand, especially items used for setting a mood and holiday gift giving.
09/01/2011 - Mountain View Movies Specializes In DVDs And Games
When Tiffany Wilkie and her husband launched their wholesale closeout DVD business six years ago, they didn't know that they had a blockbuster on their hands.
06/01/2011 - Leading Holiday Suppliers Offer Trend Advice For Seasonal Success
Just about every retail business gets a vital boost in the final months of the year, but for merchants who specialize in seasonal goods, there's no season like the holiday season.
06/01/2011 - Responding To Customer Needs, Toy Network Continues To Evolve
Responding to a changing marketplace, Toy Network LLC enjoys success as a nimble toy importer.
03/01/2011 - New Golf Game Pays Off
About six years ago, Nowicki was a sales rep with a love of golf. Now he's an entrepreneur, and owner of Horseshoe Golf Inc.
08/01/2010 - The Party Animal Inc. Unveils Lil' Teammates
Party Animal Inc. has become the talk of the sports toy industry this year, thanks to a new line called Lil' Teammates.
07/01/2010 - A Walk Through the Footwear Industry
Some 18 months ago, the footwear industry was very much feeling the effects of the global economic crisis.
10/01/2009 - Dress for Less - the New Normal
"Clothes make the man," goes the old saying, to which Mark Twain once waggishly added, "Naked people have little or no influence on society."
10/01/2009 - Comparing Comparison Sites
The use of price comparison services (also known as shopping comparison services or price engines) has exploded over the past few years, and even with overall sales down, research shows they're growing ever stronger.
08/01/2009 - Christmas and Holiday Buying Preview
"It's never too early to start thinking about the holidays," goes the old saying, and while the summer months may seem a bit premature to start contemplating the upcoming holiday.
05/01/2009 - Postage From Your PC
Take three mechanical engineers from Stanford providing consulting services to the USPS Facilities department, expand their contributions to other areas, including mail operations...
11/01/2008 - Shielding the Face of Technology
The idea for iShieldz was born the day Andrew Mason, CEO and President of eShields, LLC., DROPped his cell phone and cracked the screen.
11/01/2008 - Retailers See Strength Online
Online retailers reported profitability last year and believe online shopping will be more resilient than other channels in the months ahead, according to a newly released study by Forrester Research for Shop.org.
09/01/2008 - RedRoller Perfects SHIPPING & Savings
Just when you thought there were no more great ideas left to be discovered on the Internet, along comes RedRoller.
08/01/2008 - Easy DVD Profits
Those who equate low priced DVDs with poor quality have never purchased from SuperDVDMart.com, a company which manufactures about 100,000 DVDs on-site every day using professional, digitized, high-definition printing.
07/01/2008 - White-Hot Holiday Products
Ecommerce has helped the holiday product niche skyrocket over the years, offering more unique, high quality products at increasingly better prices.
06/01/2008 - Wholesalers Ease Web Buying
Retailers and other buyers who go online to research and obtain products are finding it easier to navigate wholesalers' websites.
06/01/2008 - Remote Control Zooms Sales
In 1996, unlike his high school freshmen classmates, Kevork "Kev" Kouyoumjian was too industriously preoccupied to care whether or not he was in one of life's awkward stages.
05/01/2008 - Cool Feet Are Hot Items
The 13th century Persian poet, Rumi, wrote, "Let what you love be what you do," and Cindy Schultz, owner of www.MyCoolFeet.net is a perfect example of that.
04/01/2008 - Shine With Bright Products
Good times or bad, people respond to products and services that give them a personal and psychological boost.
04/01/2008 - Salco Launches Ezwholesaler.com
Expansion of product categories and rapid growth has prompted Salco Distributors to launch the ezwholesaler.com website.
01/01/2008 - US Marketing: Great Deals for Big Profits
"Fast pennies are better than slow dollars" is the clever motto of Alan Altschul, President & Founder of US Marketing in upstate New York.
12/01/2007 - Eliminates Odors
RC PRODUCTIONS INC. introduces Just a DROP, a specially formulated bathroom odor neutralizer.
09/01/2007 - Web Profits: Proven How-To Strategies to Skyrocket Web Sales
Last month I presented the importance of knowing your website performance numbers. Knowing these numbers enables you to decide where to focus your efforts, including time and money to increase your website sales.
08/01/2007 - Stores Catching Up Online
Retailers that only sell online are rated higher in customer satisfaction than websites operated by brick and mortar retailers. But the latter group is catching up.
08/01/2007 - FashionPenny.com: A Family Tradition Of Success
If you were to make a map of Robert Vayner's personal journey to becoming a successful businessman, it would be dotted with precious minerals.
08/01/2007 - Choosing The Right Shopping Cart
Without a stable shopping cart that is easy for customers to navigate, etailers will find themselves at a distinct disadvantage
08/01/2007 - Apparel Heats Up Fall Sales
Few product categories match apparel when it comes to merchandising revenue from August through the rest of the year.
07/01/2007 - Surplus Success At Via Trading
Jacques Stambouli was brainstorming one day in the library, while working on his master's thesis. His professor had assigned him to come up with a business plan that pertained to retail or wholesale.
06/01/2007 - EZDROPSHIP.COM: American Dream Comes True
Most of us like to see others struggle a little bit before they hit it big. So you will probably like the story of Dan Mier, president of the double tiered success story that is Premiere Products International and EZDROPSHIP.COM.
01/01/2007 - Salco Streamlines Web Sales
Sal Maggio became a salesman at the wee age of four. His older brother was hawking candy bars for a school benefit, and the toddling Maggio could not resist his natural predilection.
01/01/2007 - Managing SHIPPING
The cost of SHIPPING a one pound box from L.A. to New York can range anywhere from $1.73 to $69.73, depending on SHIPPING options. A Forrester Research study for Shop.org says online sales of items shipped are expected to increase 20 percent this year, to approach $132 billion.