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Just Out of the Box

The blog where you can open up the latest e-commerce news and ideas.

Effective Marketing Starts with a Plan

So many small business owners and entrepreneurs are dreamers, not in any derogatory sense, in the best sense. We see problems and we come up with solutions to fix them. We see opportunities and we grasp them when others won’t. We generate big ideas and we want […]

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Communication is a Key Element of Your Business

An argument could be made that communication is the most important element of your business because if you can’t relate to people through your voice, your pen or your keyboard, you are going to have a hard time sustaining, maintaining and growing your small business. Unfortunately, we all […]

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Helping our Small Business Friends

From one small business to another, April here at Distribution Direct’s blog Just out of the Box, is all about helping you drive in more business.  After all, together we, the small business owners in this country, number as many as 28 million, account for over 50% […]

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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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Wrapping up your Box Requirements via your Contract

  Boxes, boxes, boxes, it’s all about the boxes this month. We’ve been talking about the importance of your box or carton quality, and of thinking about the correct size and shape of your boxes or cartons all month. Now, it is time to talk about how […]

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The Box Matters, It Really Does!

As an entrepreneur, innovator or product designer, you spend a significant amount of time making sure the design and manufacture of your end product will entice consumers into buying and make you a profit in the process. But do you ever think about the one thing that […]

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Boxes, Boxes, Boxes, It’s All About Boxes

That’s right; for the month of March, Just out of the Box is focused on boxes.  What the right kind of boxes and packaging can do for your business?  How they can improve your bottom line?  How they can protect your products?  How they can reduce delays in […]

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Customer Satisfaction Gets a Big Lift from a Good WMS

All month here at Just Out of the Box, we’ve been talking about warehouse management systems (WMS) and what they can do to streamline and improve a small, medium or large business’ order e-fulfillment and inventory management. In today’s impatient society everyone wants instant gratification; and so […]

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Distribution Direct Named United States Operations Center for Global Apparel Alliance

Distribution Direct announced today on PRLog that Global Apparel Alliance, the exclusive maker of Cooper & Stewart non-iron cotton men’s dress shirts, has selected it to be its United States Operations Center.  The full press release is available below. DISTRIBUTION DIRECT NAMED UNITED STATES OPERATIONS CENTER FOR […]

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Inventory Management as Simple as 1..2..3..

Customers on the line. Shoppers on your website. You’re happy – business is good. They are searching for that “just right” product for them. They find it. They place their order. They are happy – life is good. Until… They receive an email after the fact telling […]

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