Archive for the internet retailer Category

You’re Never Too Old to Learn New Things, and You’ll Never Regret the Lessons They’ll Teach You

The return of school buses to morning traffic reminds even those of us without children or teens that school is back in session. Admit it, you’re slightly envious of those students with their freshly sharpened pencils, unblemished notebooks, and most of all the prospect of learning something entirely […]

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Omni-channel Strategies are Omnipresent in Today’s Competitive e-Commerce Industry

Last week we discussed the e-Commerce Trend of Going Mobile, which is just one part of the next trend that is spreading like wildfire in our industry – the omni-channel strategy. As the prefix omni suggests, it means putting your brand and merchandise out there everywhere it […]

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e-Commerce Trending: Going Mobile

As the distribution and fulfillment provider for a variety of e-Commerce firms, we are constantly on the lookout for the latest trends in the marketplace in order to share them with our clients. This month we’ve selected a few truly hot trends to share with all the Just Out […]

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Spurring Small Business Growth, It’s Just Our Way

It is every small business’ dream – go from selling (and shipping) at least one product a day to fulfilling hundreds of product orders a day. For most it doesn’t happen overnight. For some it never happens. For the lucky, it happens at just the right time […]

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Helping Small Businesses Get to Know Each Other, We Make It Happen

At Distribution Direct, we aren’t just interested in Getting to Know Small Businesses. We are also concerned with helping our small business clients find and get to know other like-minded, complementary businesses. This type of connection is a vital piece of the success puzzle, and we love […]

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Early Summer is Critical Time for Ensuring Successful e-Commerce Holiday Season

Happy Holidays from Distribution Direct! What, you say, it’s only June 6th? D-Day, in fact! Yes, you are right, we should be honoring all those who put their lives on the line for our freedom at Normandy Beach 70 years ago today. Their courage and sacrifice are […]

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Finding a 3PL that Can Handle Special Requests

All month long at Just out of the Box, we have been discussing small business logistics… Small Business Logistics Simplified opened up the series. Small Business Tips for Selecting a Warehouse for Your Products provided practical tips for performing due diligence on third party logistics providers (3PL) […]

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Who Should You Trust with your E-commerce Fulfillment?

Last week’s post from Just out of the Box, “Small Business Tips for Selecting a Warehouse for Your Products,”  promised a more in depth discussion this week on selecting the right 3PL to handle your small business e-commerce fulfillment and distribution. Just because a 3PL has a massive […]

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The Box as Brand

If you are an internet retailer, the box that contains your product provides a new customer with the first physical impression of your name, your business and your brand. As we’ve been discussing this March, the box matters – specifically the quality of its cardboard to ensure […]

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Locating Your Distribution Center within Close Proximity to Your Customers

When thinking about the best possible geographic area to locate your distribution center, you have to consider multiple factors. The first factor is transportation flexibility and versatility. As we discussed last week, the city of Charlotte makes an ideal shipping center for businesses because of its easy […]

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