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Online Retailers
Dropshipping Software For Online Retailers
Dropshipping brings automation to your retailing game. Read our guide to find out what dropshipping is, its benefits and how dropshipping software can help you.
by Dan Lawson, E-commerce and OMS Expert
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A Guide To Selecting A Third Party Logistics Partner
With the levels of online shopping continuing to increase, retailers are continuing to feel the effect of the rising demand of order fulfilment. As a solution to this, many online retailers are beginning to outsource their fulfilment to a third-party logistics (3PL) partner. But what exactly is a 3PL, and how do they work, we hear you ask. We’ve looked into the most asked questions relating to 3PLs and provided the answers. Read on to find out more.
by Rob Hodgson, WMS Fulfilment Expert
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What are API integrations and how do they work?
Mintsoft is the Order Management Software with 175+ (and growing) integrations. Our collection of integrations allows you to seamlessly connect with your marketplaces, shopping carts and couriers from one platform, helping you to power and grow your E-commerce or fulfilment business in whatever way you plan to.
by Danny Lawson, E-commerce and OMS Expert
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Can Integrated Technology Reduce Operational Costs For 3PLs?
In 2020, e-commerce revenue broke records and the demand seems to be here to stay. This identifies the need for Third Party Logistics (3PLs) partners to focus on innovation in order to meet changing customer demands. Focus should be spent on streamlining that tasks and processes involved with storing inventory, picking, packing, and sending orders placed on behalf of your online and multi-channel retail clients.
by Rob Hodgson, WMS Fulfilment Expert
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Ensuring Your 3PL business is Equipped to Handle Increased Shipping Demand
Research shows 26% of online shoppers abandon purchases due to long shipping times, and as a result many online and multi-channel retailers have attempted to meet consumer needs by adding new delivery options to their offerings. With same-day and 24/7 delivery services being added as a part of this, are you equipped to support your clients as a third-party logistics (3PL) partner in terms of increased delivery options - as well as an increase in volume of orders? 
by Rob Hodgson, WMS and E-commerce Fulfilment Expert
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Online Retailers
Ensuring Sales, Marketing and Operations Are Linked Up Is Key for Growth
At Minstoft, we pride ourselves on our long and successful partnerships. We believe there is much to be gained from having experts integrated with us in all areas of the 3PL ecosystem, whether that’s in logistics, warehousing, retail or indeed, in an online marketplace agency, such as Activ8, the focus of this article. We caught up with Stu Conroy from Activ8 in our podcast series (which you can also find on YouTube) to talk about our recent partnership and the changes in e-commerce and online selling.
by Patrick Prasad, Head of Strategic Partnerships
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Shipping Management
Why A Multi-Carrier Shipping Strategy Is Essential For E-commerce Businesses
If you are an online seller that has scaled your business, either on your own site or through utilising multiple platforms and markets places such Notonthehighstreet (NOTHS), Etsy, eBay or Amazon, then you’ll be keeping a close eye on revenue, percentage points, overhead and net worth. But if keeping costs low and profits high is important to you (why wouldn't it be?) then there is one area you may have overlooked when it comes to growing your business, improving customer satisfaction and cuting costs. The answer? Striking deals with multiple shipping carriers and implementing a multi carrier approach.
by Danny Lawson, E-commerce and OMS Expert
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Post Covid 3PL Problems
As a 3PL, you have likely had your fill of talk about COVID-19 and Brexit. We won’t belabour the point, but we would like to delve into some of the key issues facing 3PLs and their solutions to continue to manage new business with consistency and professionalism.
by Rob Hodgson
Online Retailers
4 Benefits to Retailers Selling Online
Find out the benefits of selling online. In this blog, we discuss the pros and cons of physical and online storefronts, tools to use and more.
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