Small Businesses: What is the tipping point to outsource your shipping?

ShipBob.com started in 2014 and expanded from its Chicago homebase to the New York market within 18 months of its launch. If you haven’t heard of ShipBob.com, the company tailors to small to medium-sized e-commerce businesses and offers pick-up, packaging, warehousing and shipping services. As a small business, and an online entrepreneur at that, holding on toContinue reading “Small Businesses: What is the tipping point to outsource your shipping?”

Best Practices: 5S and Your Warehouse

The Japanese have long practiced an organizational method referred to as 5S for decades and implementing this methodology will help to create order and efficiency in your warehouse and busy shipping environments Were you the messy kid in school? Are your parents still nagging you to pick up after yourself (and you already have aContinue reading “Best Practices: 5S and Your Warehouse”

10 Challenges of Managing a Shipping Department

Seasoned business owners give advice to new entrepreneurs on these ten watch outs in your shipping department If your new business involves shipping and fulfillment, you could be in for some surprising challenges. Many people don’t consider factors like international orders — and sheer man hours needed for packaging and inventory — when starting out.Continue reading “10 Challenges of Managing a Shipping Department”