SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwired - May 12, 2015) - TrueShip has just released a new and improved ecommerce shipping and fulfillment guide to help newcomers to the e-retailer realm go from zero to hero with their fulfillment department in no time at all.

As the e-retailer world continues to grow at unprecedented levels, countless people are entering the fray daily by opening their own ecommerce store. A wide assortment of ecommerce services have paved the way, offering simple-to-use and easy-to-set-up e-retail shops that assure that anyone with motivation and a unique idea can see success with an online store.

But commonly overlooked is the element of fulfillment. In an expanding e-retail environment that’s generating over $1.4 trillion per year in revenue, overlooking the fulfillment side of things can turn disastrous for new e-retailers if they don’t have the proper system and logistics in place from the start.

TrueShip’s newest ecommerce shipping guide is designed to help answer any questions newcomers and veterans may have about their fulfillment process.

The guide covers topics that include:

  • Using marketable packaging.
  • Options for packaged goods.
  • Why less is more with fulfillment.
  • Breakdown of ecommerce shipping options.
  • Illustrated infographic on how shipping prices affect sales.
  • Comparison and contrast on whether or not to offer free shipping.
  • Illustrated infographic on the top shopping cart abandonment reasons and how shipping cost plays a strong role.
  • Using real-time rates from carriers.
  • Offering flat rate shipping for customers.
  • Overview of ecommerce shipping options.
  • Determining your ecommerce shipping rates.
  • Understanding variances between carrier rates.
  • Options for padding profits with your shipping prices.
  • The pros and cons of using shipping insurance.
  • Understanding how tracking numbers work.
  • Customs forms and declarations.
  • Customs tariffs, taxes and duties.
  • Reducing costs of international shipping.
  • The low-down on shipping labels.
  • Pros and cons of using warehouse fulfillment centers.
  • Managing ecommerce returns with illustrated infographic.

“Popular services providers make it possible for just about anyone to get an online store up and running these days. But when it comes to fulfillment, most newcomer e-retailers are on their own,” explained Michael Lazar, Director of Online Marketing at TrueShip. “Our ecommerce shipping and fulfillment guide is designed to provide a wealth of information to e-retailers so they can fine-tune their fulfillment department from the get-go.”

The new and improved ecommerce shipping guide by TrueShip can be viewed in its entirety by visiting: http://www.trueship.com/blog/2014/11/25/ecommerce-shipping-and-fulfillment-the-definitive-guide/#.VVDrmJPhAcU.

A detailed assortment of related ecommerce guides can also be found at TrueShip’s website at: http://www.trueship.com/blog.

New users can start a 14-day complimentary trial of ReadyShipper ecommerce shipping software by visiting: http://www.trueship.com/ecommerce-shipping-software.

About TrueShip

#ShipSmarter -- TrueShip is the original architect of multi-carrier ecommerce shipping software. ReadyShipper shipping software integrates into the most widely used shopping carts and online marketplaces. It is an easy-to-use order fulfillment solution designed to save e-retailers time and money.

About ReadyReturns

#ReturnsHappen -- ReadyReturns is a customer-facing, self-service online product returns software solution. It integrates into virtually any website without any programming. ReadyReturns lets customers make returns from a website by filling out a simple form and printing the return shipping label. E-retailers set the rules of the returns, including things like return shipping and restocking fees.

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Contact Information:

Press Contact

Director of Online Marketing
Michael Lazar
Tel: (877) 818-7447
Email: support@trueship.com