Posts Tagged ‘free shipping from online retailers’

An Opposing View: The Bottom Line Costs of Free Shipping This Season

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Retailers may have spoiled their shoppers this Christmas—with free shipping. Some 63% of Internet retail sales were shipped for free during the week through Dec. 4, according to comScore. That is up from 51% in the same week of 2010 and 44% in 2009. While there is a regular spike during the holidays, the average [...]




Free Shipping Deemed Important to Online Shoppers this Holiday Season

Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Traditional retailers are taking the expensive step of offering more free-shipping deals this holiday season, as they seek to lure the growing number of Internet shoppers to their websites and away from online-only rivals, particularly Amazon.com Inc. Amazon offers free shipping on most orders over $25, as well as cheap, low-hassle delivery options such as [...]




Why it’s Important for your Fulfillment Company to be Flexible

Posted on: October 12th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Outsourcing to a third-party fulfillment center can provide growing companies the warehousing and distribution services they need to support business growth. However, in order to maximize their potential benefits, companies should consider working with professional fulfillment services that utilize flexible technologies to deliver a customized distribution platform designed around their specific business requirements. Many business [...]




What are the Cost Components of Shipping an Order for an Online Retailer?

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 by admin No Comments

One of the largest expenses for any business that sells products online is the cost for order fulfillment. In total, the order fulfillment process includes the storage, packing, and shipment of customer orders that come through an online store. These costs are beyond the expense of sourcing and purchasing the products being sold (regardless of what [...]




What Are Some of the Upsides and Downsides of Outsourcing Order Fulfillment

Posted on: May 23rd, 2011 by Landis Logistics 2 Comments

Taking the step to outsource order fulfillment clearly comes with some benefits, but also comes with some risks. What’s the upside? With proper execution a company can: Speed time-to-market: Fulfillment centers are built for efficiency and speed. A strategically located fulfillment center can give a business better access to local markets, improving the time from [...]




Almost 1/2 of Online Orders Shipped for Free!

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Interesting information from comScore via TechCrunch. http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/17/almost-half-of-all-online-orders-now-include-free-shipping/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29




How do online retailers offer “Free Shipping”?

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by Landis Logistics 3 Comments

A question we get a lot from clients is “How can so many online retailers offer free shipping?“, which is then followed up with “What can we do to compete with free shipping offers?” There are a couple of reasons online retailers are able to offer free or cheap shipping, unfortunately the reality is that [...]