RETAIL & LOGISTICS

No matter how snappy and engaging your site's design is, the physical act of fulfilling an order is Priority #1. Period.

LET'S TALK ABOUT RETAIL & LOGISTICS

It’s not a difficult function of your business, but it can undo you if not managed properly. I’ve worked some the best logistics firms out there and have a solid understanding of what warehousing and fulfillment companies can, and can not do. And, how to avoid the biggest mistakes that can cripple any business.

Warehousing and fulfillment are like a custom suit (or dress). Exactly how much attention have you paid to your data? Is your data in fine enough shape to accommodate?

Curate or Die

We're cultural slobs. Our propensity for swallowing, huge, shit-loads of pop crap is astounding. Yes, please, I would like some promo for a shitty movie with my McDonald's meal. We don't think twice about what we consume. Or how we behave... O, the list goes on....

New Payment Options

Online payment methods have seen tremendous growth over the past couple of years. The standard, PayPal, has dominated the ecommerce payment market for years (1999 to be exact). It is, by far, the most widely used payment service.But there are several competing...

Shopify, Drop Shipping and You.

Drop-shipping is not necessarily an evil thing.   But it is a hell of a lot of problematic to base a business on.   Drop shipping is, in a nutshell, a really shitty proposition. It goes something like this: You find a supplier in Asia (usually China) who...

Warehoused

There's something deeply disturbing whenever one uses the word "warehouse" as a verb. Especially when the objects are human. This John Oliver piece makes me think twice when reveling in the fact that my order arrives almost before I placed it. Why yes, how did you...

Print-on-Demand Custom Orders

The flexibility of print-on-demand (PoD) allows opportunities that have not previously been possible at scale. cgk.ink presents a lot of high-quality products quickly. We can do this because we have partnered with Printify to create our designs using their technology....

“Brushing” Amazon Accounts and the Loss of Innocence

Online reviews are a lot like bad relationships: It's either over-the-moon fantastic with rainbows and sparkly teeth. It's also seeing someone's complete rage in their eyes. Yeah, so it's either great or terrible. No middle ground. Yeah, reviews on ecommerce sites are...

Ecommerce Hits Milestone in 2018

Ecommerce has inched closer to displacing traditional retailers from their historical dominance. From our buddies at Statista, this chart shows the incessant growth of ecommerce over the past several years and is updated to reflect the most recent data available...

SkyNet is Hilarious!

AI can often produce inconceivable results. Google's own facial recognition AI identified black people as gorillas: When Brooklyn-native Jacky Alcine logged onto Google Photos on Sunday evening, he was shocked to find an album titled “Gorillas,” in which the facial...

Amazon Drops Their No-Compete Pricing Policy

from CNN Business: Amazon sellers just got a little more freedom. The e-commerce company will no longer prohibit its third-party sellers from listing their products on other sites for less than they do on Amazon's US site. The change comes amid concern that the...

Ecommerce’s Dirty, Little Environmental Problem

The first wave of ecommerce businesses had at their core a utopian belief that they would do no harm, they would save the Earth, they would benefit everyone and they would, accordingly, usher in a new, socially responsible corporate culture. Didn’t quite work out that...