What Is Last-Mile Delivery and How Can Your Business Get It Right?

What is last-mile delivery, and how can your business get it right? Fishbowl Blog

Every eCommerce fulfillment stage is equally vital and should be treated as such if you want your packages to reach your customers. However, last-mile delivery often receives the most attention due to its importance, complex implementation, and hard-to-solve logistical issues.

(more…)

Choosing the Best Shipping Strategy for Your Online Store

Choosing the best shipping strategy for your online store, Fishbowl Blog

A lot of brands take a simplistic approach to shipping, especially when they start. Adding ecommerce staples like free shipping options, package insurance, and tracking may help your business stay alive. But without prior planning, these inclusions could burn a hole in your pocket.

Putting an effective ecommerce shipping strategy in place is one of the most important steps for growing your business online. Yet it requires coordination between multiple organizations.

In this guide, we’ll help you develop the best shipping strategy for your online business.

(more…)

Success on Amazon – What You Need to Know by Joe Hansen

Joe Hansen is a seasoned entrepreneur and business executive and the CEO & Founder of Buy Box Experts. He cofounded and sold four other companies prior to starting Buy Box Experts in 2013, quickly growing it into one of the most profitable and invaluable digital performance marketing agencies for merchants on Amazon.

In 2015, he also co-founded the PROSPER Show with James Thomson where they were responsible for growing the business from a two-person startup to the largest U.S.-based educational conference for Amazon Sellers. The company was successfully sold to Emerald Expositions (NYSE: EEX) at the end of 2017.

Hansen developed The Marketplace Flywheel®, a proprietary brand and revenue optimization process that the Buy Box Experts team of 200+ employees use to create quick and long-term growth for brands on Amazon.

Want to know how to grow your business and brands on various ecommerce marketplaces, particularly Amazon? Hansen has the answers you’re seeking.

(more…)

Increasing Your Website Conversion Rates by Sophie D’Souza

Sophie D’Souza is the Vice President of Optimization at Spiralyze, a data conversion rate optimization firm. She has helped companies grow revenue by millions of dollars.

Digital growth driven through A/B testing and optimization provides support for her view in life that everything can be iterated and improved upon.

(more…)

How to Handle and Scale Fast Growth by SalsaQueen

As a single mother with not even a high school degree or work experience, Maharba Zapata (now known as SalsaQueen) started a business called Salsa Queen as a way to provide for her 7 children. In just a few short years, Salsa Queen has become the largest producer of fresh, gourmet salsas in Utah and is now shipping to nearly 1,000 stores across 30 states by focusing on big, bold, authentic salsas and dips that are preservative-free.

Originally from Mexico, SalsaQueen came to America at age 17 with just a suitcase and a head full of dreams. After 33 years of hard work, her dreams have all come true.

(more…)

How to Optimize Your Product Pages for More Sales

Optimize your ecommerce product pages to increase sales.

Everyone who owns an ecommerce store knows how important it is to get people to visit the website. But it’s just as essential to get the people who do visit to make a purchase or two. With ecommerce sales expected to reach $735 billion by 2023, acquiring a large piece of that pie should be a priority. One way to do that is by having the best possible product page so that users buy more items from you.

Lots of businesses in ecommerce focus on improving their checkout and cart pages, but the product pages matter as much, if not more, than those components of a site. This is where you can hook customers who aren’t sure whether to buy from you or not. Since ecommerce customers can’t feel or see your products in person, you want to do everything you can to give them the information they need to decide your product is the one they want.

(more…)

Fishbowl Integrations

Fishbowl offers dozens of plugins, integrations, and products, Fishbowl Blog

UPDATED: July 2022

Fishbowl Manufacturing and Fishbowl Warehouse currently integrate with more than 50 software and hardware solutions:

  • Amazon
  • Android
  • Apple
  • Authorize.Net
  • Avalara
  • BigCommerce
  • Clover Connect
  • DHL
  • Dropbox
  • eBay
  • Endicia
  • FedEx
  • Fishbowl Anywhere
  • Fishbowl Checkout
  • Fishbowl Forecast Module
  • Fishbowl Go
  • Fishbowl Hosted Services
  • Fishbowl Sales Data Module
  • Fishbowl ShipExpress
  • Fishbowl Time & Labor
  • LilyPad Vortex
  • Magento
  • METRC
  • Microsoft Surface
  • Motorola
  • OnTrac
  • QuickBooks
  • QuickBooks Canada
  • QuickBooks Online
  • QuickBooks Payments
  • Reckon
  • Salesforce
  • ShipRush
  • ShipStation
  • ShipWorks
  • Shopify
  • SolidWorks
  • SPS Commerce
  • Symbol
  • 3dcart
  • TrueCommerce
  • Unitech
  • United States Postal Service
  • UPS
  • Volusion
  • Wasp Barcode
  • Windows
  • WooCommerce
  • X-Cart
  • Xero
  • Zebra
  • Zen Cart
  • Zoho CRM

We will go into detail on each of these integrations, how they work, and what benefits they offer Fishbowl users. We’ll begin with Amazon.

(more…)

Fishbowl Compatibility

Fishbowl works with EDI solutions to allow vendors to work with big retail chains, Fishbowl Blog

Fishbowl isn’t just a powerful inventory management solution for manufacturers, wholesalers, and other business types; it also integrates with dozens of solutions that make it an even more useful tool.

We’re going to cover categories of business solutions that Fishbowl is compatible with. You can read more about them on the Fishbowl Integrations page:

  • Ecommerce Platforms
  • Mobile Solutions
  • Point of Sale Solutions
  • CRM Solutions
  • EDI Solutions
  • Shipping Solutions
  • Hosting Services
  • Merchant Services
(more…)

Ecommerce Inventory Management Software

Fishbowl is an excellent ecommerce inventory management solution, Fishbowl Blog
Inventory management software is essential for ecommerce businesses, Fishbowl Blog

Are you looking for inventory management software that works with your ecommerce platform?

When you’re using state-of-the-art technology to sell products, it’s important to have an equally advanced inventory management system in place that can keep up with your customers’ demands. Otherwise, you could run into serious supply issues.

Here are some of the benefits of using inventory management software in your ecommerce business.

(more…)

The Art of Knowing What Will Sell

Inventory management is crucial for boosting sales.
Inventory management is crucial for boosting sales, Fishbowl BlogYou’ve probably worked with inventory long enough to recognize that predicting what will sell and what won’t can be very hard. It becomes necessary every time your shelves stack up with unsold products and you find yourself in debt for them. It’s a great thing but also problematic when you sell out of a product and there’s an unmanageable demand for more. So how do you best prepare for those situations? However, one small aspect that can help is simply using the knowledge you have and whatever tools are at your disposal to predict buying and selling trends. Thankfully, the Internet and technology have left us with plenty of instruments to help with that. It’s important to realize that the Internet is not the only place to get relevant information about buying trends. For instance, it may also be wise to speak with any supply chain managers you know from, say, ASU about buying trends they’ve seen over the years. Others’ experiences can teach you some things about consumers that computers cannot. That said, you do have a lot at your fingertips with the Internet. So without further ado, here are some tips on how to use them and predict consumer trends so you don’t end up with more than you can chew. (more…)