tips for shipping auto parts

Shipping is often a ecommerce company’s greatest expense. Therefore, anything your company can do to keep shipping costs down will have a big impact on profits. Here are seven of our best tips for reducing ecommerce shipping and fulfillment costs.

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Online-ecommerce-collect-tax-or-not

If you’re new to selling online – or if your store has only started to grow recently – you may be wondering about sales tax. What should you collect? What rates apply in which states? How do you collect and send money to the right entities? etc. The good news is that, if either a)…

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impact-of-packaging-design-in auto-parts-ecomm

Packaging is a key component of ecommerce success – so much so that many auto parts and accessories manufacturers should re-evaluate all of their existing packaging. For years, packaging has been designed with two primary concerns: Packaging as a sales tool – Conveying product value, helping the customer visualize product ownership, and addressing common objections.…

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Data-Driver Interview

Today, we are speaking with Paige Johan from Data-Driver. Paige and the team at Data-Driver develop, audit, and manage parts and accessories catalog data, and in our experience this is a service that many manufacturers need. Data-Driver works with the ACES/PIES data standard, as well as Amazon’s quasi-ACES compliant fitment data standard. Here’s our interview…

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cro-for-auto-parts

In this video, Spork Marketing President Jason Lancaster talks about why conversion rate optimization (CRO) is important for auto parts and accessories eCommerce, as well as our general approach to offering CRO services. We’ve summarized the video below, and you can visit our CRO services page to learn more about what we do. What Is…

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speedometer to represent fast site

Racers love the expression “speed is life.” It’s a mantra – a simple phrase that reminds every driver that going faster is the key to success. And as it turns out, speed is life in both racing and ecommerce. A volume of data from well known marketing nerds like Neil Patel, website service providers like Cloudflare,…

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George M from Veriship

Etailers know that shipping charges are complicated and confusing. Between various fees and surcharges, it’s hard to know what shipping really costs on a per order basis without a lot of leg work. Very often, etailers just ignore the details and move on. Yet reviewing and reconciling the monthly carrier charges can be very good…

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How to build a content hub

As a marketing agency, we generate a lot of content. Over the years, we’ve used various processes to manage the ideation, creation, review, and publication of all the content we generate. For a long time, we used GatherContent for this, but things changed with that tool recently and we had to either: Change all our…

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How to fix bad reviews

If you’ve been in business for more than a minute, you know what it’s like to receive a bad review from a customer. Maybe the review is left on Google, maybe Yelp, maybe Facebook. Wherever it is left, it never feels good. Best case, a bad review is undeserved. Worst case, it isn’t. Bad reviews…

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E-Motive industry insider interview Karl Wellman

In today’s Parts Insider Interview, we’re talking with Karl Wellman, North American Business Development Director and Andrew Rowson, the CEO and Founder of E-Motive, a global company that specializes in omnichannel solutions for auto parts ecommerce. E-Motive Online assists auto parts businesses with multilingual, multi-marketplace setup and software integration, inventory management, data building, data management,…

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