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3 sustainable packaging materials to make your shipping more eco friendly

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So far, 2020 has been a turbulent whirlwind of national and international turmoil.
From global pandemics to flooding and catastrophic bushfires on our own soil, the world has been watching on in horror – and people are becoming more and more concerned about the state of our world.
In a previous blog, we talked about the valuable environmental lessons we can learn from Australia’s boho retailers like Tree of Life and we discovered 81% of customers aged 18 to 34-years-old and 67% of customers aged 55-years-and-older are worried about climate change.

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Your ultimate guide to maintaining stellar productivity while working from home

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When the clock struck midnight on January 1st, 2020, who would’ve thought we’d all be stuck inside fighting a global pandemic just three months later?
The COVID-19 virus has been spreading at an alarming rate all over the world. The safest thing to do: self isolate and help limit the spread. Prime Minister Scott Morrison said all business owners should allow workers to work from home whenever and wherever possible, so all “non-essential” workers are now sitting at home –

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An update on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) from Transdirect

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*UPDATE: COVID-19 Shipping Impact (Thu 27 Aug)*
Thank you for your patience with our team and service providers, as recent restrictions have made transport and shipping more challenging in recent weeks.
We wanted to address frequent enquiries around delivery times, and provide an update on our operations, to give you a clearer understanding of potential pickup and shipping delays.
The impact on shipping related to COVID restrictions and economic shifts has resulted in several simultaneous challenges:

The surge in online shopping in recent months has drastically increased the volume of goods being shipped across all delivery and courier service providers.

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5 WordPress plugins to take your WordPress site to the next level

Best Wordpress Plugins

If your website is built on WordPress, there are many tools available you can use to optimise your online presence and build your digital business. Here are five the best wordpress plugins that are a must if you’re in — or thinking about entering — the ecommerce game.
1. WooCommerce
Turn your WordPress website into an ecommerce powerhouse with this selling platform. It’s essentially a full ecommerce solution that enables you to add product pages, a shopping cart and checkout pages to your new or existing WordPress website.

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5 shopify plugins to streamline your Ecommerce store

Best Shopify Plugins

Shopify is one of the most popular ecommerce platforms in the business — with good reason. The Shopify App Store is brimming with easy-to-use apps you can plug in to your ecommerce store to streamline your operations and put more money in your pocket. Here are five of the best shopify plugins we’ve seen…
1. Caramel
Social media marketing can eat up hours of your time and ROI can be less than impressive at times. Caramel is changing all that by connecting ecommerce retailers with social media influencers.

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How to hit customer expectations like a bullseye each and every time

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Back in the day, meeting customer expectations and needs was much simpler. As a standard, customers expected a high level of customer service, friendliness from the in-store staff, and a fair price.
Simple.
However, the online marketplace has expanded what it means to provide stellar customer service. Now, customers want proactive (and often instant) customer service, personalised shopping experiences, and an easy, largely independent online shopping experience from browsing to checkout.
Needless to say, customer expectations are much higher these days,

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How to sell (your brand and products) on Facebook

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How to sell (your brand and products) on Facebook
Love it or hate it, you can’t deny that Facebook has become a world-wide phenomenon. More than 2 billion people actively use the platform every month, and more ecommerce brands are turning to Facebook to tap into this market. Whether you’re running an ecommerce startup or an established brand, it’s easy to learn how to sell on Facebook. Just follow these four simple steps…

Step 1: Create a business page

Before you can start selling on Facebook,

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How to sell on Instagram: 5 tips every business should know

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How to sell on Instagram: 5 tips every business should know
Instagram is a match made in heaven for innovative ecommerce businesses. Sure, there’s the platform’s more than 1 billion active monthly users to sell to, but it’s Instagram’s visual nature and niche culture that makes it the perfect fit for brands looking to build engaged communities.

1. Complete your business profile

An incomplete business profile can hurt your Instagram game. It’s your opportunity to funnel leads to your website,

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Why you should sell on eBay

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Selling on eBay offers a range of benefits for ecommerce businesses. It’s an ideal low-cost first step for start-ups, but even established ecommerce brands can benefit from selling on eBay alongside your other online sales channels. Here are six reasons why you should sell on eBay…

1. Ebay has low set-up costs

If you’re new to the ecommerce world and don’t yet have your own website set up, selling on eBay is fast, easy and affordable.

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How you should measure ecommerce success in 2020

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Ecommerce success doesn’t happen by accident. Building sustainable long-term profits requires a commitment to ongoing planning. But how do you ensure that even the best laid plans are achieving the results you need?

It all comes down to consistent measurement. Measure ecommerce success across a range of metrics to reveal where your ecommerce business is succeeding — and where there’s room for improvement.    
Get started with these four key metrics…

#1. Net profit 
It sounds obvious,

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