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The Pain of Drop Shipping – Why Suffer?

The rapidly expanding number of Manufacturers and Suppliers adopting OPAL all come with common business problems that they are trying to solve: They are drop shipping a large number of orders daily. EDI vendor cost and order processing labor is seriously impacting the...

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Touchless Drop Ship Order Automation. Is That for Real?

Every business must deliver product on time at the lowest possible cost and remain profitable.  However, to do that you need to manage a lot of moving parts from manufacturing, to warehousing, to order processing and shipping – not to mention all of the exceptions...

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Is Drop Shipping “Stealing Your Lunch Money”?

Are you a manufacturer / supplier, drop shipping 50 or more orders per day directly to consumers?  Is each order costing you more than 72 cents including EDI and labor cost?  Do you use EDI vendors for data transmission?  Is your order processing capacity limited by...

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Why Business SHOULD be More Profitable

Ultimately, every business must deliver product on time at the lowest possible cost and remain profitable.  To do that, however, you need to manage a lot of moving parts from manufacturing, to warehousing, to order processing and shipping – not to mention all of the...

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The Elusive “Perfect” Drop Ship Order

With an average warehouse handling cost of $4 - $7, plus a minimum of $3 - $4 order processing cost per drop ship order, it can be difficult to squeeze out a profit on many items.  And, then, when an order goes wrong everything stops! You spend an enormous amount of...

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The Impact of EDI and Order Processing Time on Your Business

Big box retailers like Walmart, Costco, Home Depot, Target etc. and .com e-tailers are becoming increasingly resistant to warehousing supplier products and are now requiring their suppliers to store and ship the products to consumers directly. In fact, some of these...

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More Profit and Less Pain

It doesn’t matter if you are doing distribution center fulfillment, big box brick and mortar fulfillment or drop shipping directly to consumers.  For most businesses the holiday season is extremely busy, time consuming and even frustrating.   Especially if you’re not...

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Advantages of Being a Drop Ship Vendor

If you are a drop ship vendor (DSV), you understand the challenges and costs associated with EDI, the labor intensive activity associated with fulfilling small orders and the struggle with profitability on some items. If you’re not currently a DSV, you may still have...

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Making More Money on Drop Ship Orders

E-commerce drop shipping is a tough way to make a living.  At best, all is OK if everything works perfectly.  But that pursuit of a consistently “perfect order” is illusive and hard to achieve.  There always seems to be exceptions.  In fact, most businesses, where...

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The $0 EDI Document Drop Ship Order

Yes, OPAL will process your orders with 100% EDI compliance and zero EDI document costs – in 8 seconds or less, 24 hours a day – even when there’s no one in the office.  But maybe, even more importantly, OPAL is configured to each business’ financial needs and...

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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

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