Category Archives: Dropstream

Shipping Online: The Buck Starts Here

When customers shop online, a vendor’s shipping costs can become as important as merchandise prices, item selection and customer service. Let’s examine the costs, both financial and figurative, to customers, merchants and the world in general. Cost to Consumers In general, domestic shipping for online stores is broken down by shipping destination and weight (this excludes any free shipping deals or flat rate shipping offered by ecommerce vendors). Most online…

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Grow Your Ecommerce Business (And Save Money) Using Drop Shipping

While the holiday shopping season may currently have retailers rejoicing, there is no doubt that the retail industry remains volatile. USA Today notes that the surge in holiday sales may be more indicative of pervasive seasonal sales and deep discounts than an overall upward trend: Despite record sales through Black Friday weekend, Retail Metrics President Ken Perkins says the year’s biggest shopping weekend was preceded by a dry spell. “Black…

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