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Managing EDI and Other Financial Impacts on Drop Ship Orders

Unlike bulk orders worth thousands or hundreds of thousands of dollars, drop ship orders are problematic in terms of managing your cost components well enough for a product to be profitable, especially when it’s retail price is less than $40 or $50. A lot of operating...

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The Future of E-Commerce Orders – Autonomous Processing

Do you ever wonder what new, unexpected changes you will face to stay current, profitable and relevant to your customers?  There are new emerging trends every day and suppliers are often struggling just to stay current with what’s happening today, much less what the...

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Why Drop Shipping Is Inevitable

In recent years, we’ve all seen a number of high-profile retailers close their doors or file for bankruptcy simply because they were unable to navigate the rapidly changing consumer mindset.  The example: on-line shoppers grew by 20 million between 2015 and 2016...

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Why Autonomous Order Processing is Important

Well, the short answer is that it saves time – increasing your capacity for sales and delivery, it saves order processing labor – decreasing overhead costs, and it eliminates order processing errors – once again saving time while also building your brand in the...

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Why Pay for EDI as Part of your E-Commerce Business

All companies large or small that are selling products on-line or for warehouse fulfillment to big box retailers like Walmart, Sears, Kohls, Home Depot, etc. or through e-tailers like Wayfair, Overstock, Hayneedle, etc. need EDI (Electronic Data Interchange). It’s a...

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Are You a Drop Shipper?

If you sell a product, pack it, and ship it in small quantities then you are a drop shipper. Unlike bulk LTL, truckload or container orders, drop shipping can be a complicated, time consuming process for not a lot of revenue per order and 20% of your orders can take...

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Do You Meet Drop Ship Order Expectations Every Time?

OPAL is the first and only smart platform that combines all of the needed drop ship automation capabilities into one place.  It , requires no human intervention, works 365x24, automates and enhances your ERP order processing capability, is fully compliant with all...

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Are You Meeting Customer Expectations?

Drop Shipping is difficult, costly and all too often not as profitable as it should be.  That is a universal truth.  A big part of that comes from everything required to meet your customer’s expectations.  And by “customer” I mean not only the end consumer that you’re...

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Simple Drop Shipping

You receive an order, pick it, pack it and ship it to the consumer.  That is simple drop shipping.  Unfortunately, reality is never that simple.  To be cost efficient you need automation.  And by that I mean DROP SHIPPING AUTOMATION THAT DOES EVERYTHING FOR YOU...

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7 Drop Ship Automation Imperatives

Chances are that you’ve automated your e-commerce, drop ship business.  But, what does automation mean to you and how automated are you?  The truth is that automation should eliminate the problems, complexities and costs of drop shipping and do things like:  Require...

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Obstacles to a Supplier’s E-Commerce Success

Retailers must offer the lowest cost of order processed compared to their competition.  It’s an imperative and we see it permeating the market all the time in different ways:  Walmart’s acquisition of to improve its speed and agility, Sears removing the cost...

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“The reason why one man is great and another man is living in mediocrity is simply because one understood the value of time while the other did not.”

― Sunday Adelaja