(This post was originally published on July 2, 2012. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Many types of retailers use drop shipping as a powerful strategy. It works well for merchants where purchasing inventory is risky or not affordable. It even works for established retailers looking to diversify their product line.
While drop shipping can increase sales, it can also have its share of problems.
If you’re considering drop shipping, you need to understand these issues. Learn how to avoid these costly mistakes that many learn the hard way. (more…)
(This post was originally published on December 7, 2012. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
ERP implementations have a nasty reputation for being challenging.
These challenges can lead to your ERP implementation project taking too much time and being over budget.
The result can be you being left with an underperforming solution. Or, you avoiding implementation of an ERP at all costs.
While the challenges are real, they shouldn’t stop you from implementing one.
In this post, we’ll cover some of the challenges of ERP implementations. Knowing these ERP challenges upfront could mean the difference between a successful and a nightmare of an implementation experience. (more…)
(This post was originally published on November 16, 2012. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
Earlier this year, Commerce Department announced that web sales totaled an estimated $304.91 billion in 2014. It’s the fifth year in a row that web sales growth has been close to or above 15%.
Are you ready to handle this kind of demand?
You’re probably not, if you don’t currently integrate your eCommerce channels (Magento, Shopify, Amazon, etc) and your ERP system. In this post, we’ll talk about why companies shouldn’t forgo eCommerce ERP integration needed to truly optimize sales.
(This post was originally published on July 18, 2012. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness. For a current list of our favorite Magento extensions please read our post about the top 5 Magento extensions of 2014.)
Magento is an excellent resource for online retailers, offering a host of features to help improve site management, customer experience, marketing and much more.
However, because Magento is open-source, it relies heavily on extensions from third-party developers to enhance its performance.
These extensions offer everything you need to run a successful online business. However, because there are so many, we’ve compiled some of our favorites.
Here are 8 great Magento extensions for your eCommerce store.
(This post was originally published on December 19, 2012. We’ve updated it for accuracy and completeness.)
As your company expands and your brands or product offerings start to diverge, you may start to consider separate Magento stores.
But, it’s not an easy or an automatic decision. You need to consider architecture, growth strategy, SEO, branding, and more! All of the sudden it’s a critical decision that could affect the growth of your company.
This post gives an overview of what you should consider in this decision how you can get started.