14 Oct, "16

Guidelines for international shipping

Easyship is a tech company that empowers online sellers to engage in cross-border eCommerce by helping them to find the optimal courier and offering exclusive shipping rates from their partner network. In this guest post, they share their experience around guidelines and best practices for international shipping, and how you can implement these in your business.

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18 Aug, "16

4 steps to last mile success in eCommerce logistics

Ketan Badhwar is the Supply Chan Solutions and ECommerce Lead (Pacific) at GEODIS. In this guest post, he shares his thoughts about how the last mile is one of the highest focus areas of eCommerce logistics. After all, millions are being spent by both seasoned players and startups alike to solve the last mile puzzle.

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22 Jul, "16

The Brexit impact on the supply chain

Written by Vera Lim, Inbound Marketer at TradeGecko and Jonathan Dolby, Head of Marketing at Microlise, a UK based telematics and transport management solutions provider working with transport operators in the UK and internationally, many of which are retailers.

51.8% of voters in the UK chose to leave the European Union. Depending on the terms of the exit agreement, the Brexit vote could mean that the UK will no longer enjoy the benefits of the EU single market. Among the hardest hit by Brexit would be UK online sellers, for whom the EU accounts for 45% of the UK’s exports and cross-border online shopping.

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20 Apr, "16

A quick guide to wine distribution in Singapore

The alcohol industry in Singapore can be a seriously lucrative place to do business. Before jumping in, you have a few questions: What’s the market like here? What are duties and taxes on alcohol? Who are some distributors to look out for?

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18 Nov, "15

The logistics of getting the most out of your 3PL relationships: 8 tips

We’ve written about the pros and cons of using a third-party logistics provider for your operational logistics, and maybe you’ve decided that’s the way to go. You’ve narrowed it down to a few options, or already have a provider in mind. Exciting logistical things are in the works - great! But that’s just the first step, your 3PL relationship is actually just getting started.

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30 Sep, "15

After Brazil and Singapore, Alibaba’s next stop is the U.S.

Cross-border eCommerce is the future. It’s predicted to hit US$1trillion in 2020, according to data from Accenture and AliResearch, the research unit of Alibaba. That’s more than a fourfold increase from US$230billion last year. In a recent article, we discussed Alibaba’s foray into distribution as an alternative to relying on courier services or China Post. And now, Alibaba is investing heavily in postal services across the world as a means of staying ahead of the curve by building a strong global logistics infrastructure.

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11 Sep, "15

Third Party Logistics (3PL) - Everything You Need to Know

What’s 3PL? Nope - it’s not a new brand of office supplies! 3PL stands for third-party logistics, a service that allows you to outsource operational logistics from warehousing, all the way through to delivery, and ultimately enables you to focus on other parts of your business. 

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2 Sep, "15

Will Alibaba and Amazon further disrupt the distribution game?

In case you haven’t already heard, Amazon and Alibaba are adding distribution to their arsenal of offerings. So what does this mean for you as an independent seller?

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