Top 5 Benefits of Drop Shipping

Drop shipping lets businesses bypass potential pitfalls and enjoy more flexibility, Fishbowl BlogDrop shipping is an approach to order fulfillment that frees a retailer from keeping product in inventory. Instead, vendors can rely on the source company, such as wholesalers and manufacturers, to ship these products to the vendor’s customers. This arrangement has a number of benefits that make it a popular option with online and direct-mail merchants.

How Does It Work?

When a customer submits an order, the retailer processes the order and accepts payment, then, according to systems in place, either digitally or manually submits the order to the product source along with payment and customer information. The product is then sent directly from the source warehouse to the customer. All parties are satisfied and the retailer makes a profit from the difference between what the customer is charged and what is paid to the product source.

There are definitely a lot of reasons why a retailer should look into drop shipping, here are 5 to get you started: Continue reading

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Check Out the Fishbowl Anywhere Brochure

Fishbowl Anywhere is a plugin that makes Fishbowl available on any Internet-connected device, Fishbowl BlogIn the last few weeks I’ve talked about what you’ll find in the Fishbowl corporate brochure and how to get a copy.

The Fishbowl Anywhere brochure is different than the main Fishbowl corporate brochure because it talks about the plugin in a unique way. Instead of describing the features, it gives examples of how Fishbowl Anywhere could prove useful in everyday experiences.

I don’t want to spoil everything… but I’ll just go ahead and tell you the four scenarios that are included in this brochure. Because I’m nice like that. Of course, you’ll have to click on the brochure link above to see how Fishbowl Anywhere helps in all of these situations. Because clickbait. Continue reading

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Efficient Green Solutions for Your Business

Use cloud computing and other tools to be greener and more efficient, Fishbowl BlogNo one would argue that caring for the planet is the right thing to do. But finding green solutions for your business can also help improve your bottom line. People are sensitive to issues of global warming and human impact upon the environment when shopping. According to a 2013 Cone Communications survey, 71% of Americans make shopping decisions with the environment in mind. When you implement green solutions for your business, you’re letting customers know that you care, and they will respond positively. Here are a few suggestions to get you started. Continue reading

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Loss Prevention – How Can Your Business Reduce Theft?

Theft is a big problem for businesses, Fishbowl BlogIn today’s business world, theft is a bigger problem than ever. In fact, recent statistics show that businesses in the United States lost an estimated $33 billion last year due to theft. While some of this comes from customers, the vast majority unfortunately comes from employees. Even though experts acknowledge that all theft cannot be eliminated from businesses, they do agree there are many steps business owners can take to substantially reduce theft from occurring. Continue reading

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Get a Free Copy of the Fishbowl Corporate Brochure

The Fishbowl 2016 corporate brochure is filled with useful information about Fishbowl products, Fishbowl BlogI recently mentioned that the 2016 version of the Fishbowl corporate brochure is now available. I went into detail on the oodles of information the brochure contains about numerous software solutions, including:

  • Fishbowl Manufacturing
  • Fishbowl Warehouse
  • Fishbowl Anywhere
  • Fishbowl Go
  • Fishbowl Hosted Services

Now I’m going to focus on how to obtain the brochure. If you want to get the latest information on Fishbowl software, you should pick up a copy. There are three ways you can get the Fishbowl brochure: Continue reading

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The Difference Between Fishbowl Anywhere and Fishbowl Go

Fishbowl has been introducing a lot of new products lately, two of which have similar names, so they might get confused: Fishbowl Anywhere and Fishbowl Go.

I want to dispel any confusion that might exist about these two products because they are definitely quite distinct in their function and purpose. So let’s define exactly what they are and do, and you’ll be able to clearly see how they differ. Continue reading

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How to Integrate the Magento Shopping Cart with Fishbowl

Did you know that Fishbowl integrates with a number of shopping carts? In the next few weeks we’ll have videos covering Fishbowl’s integration with Bigcommerce, Shopify, and this week’s subject, Magento! Continue reading

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Have You Seen Fishbowl’s New Integration Pages?

Fishbowl has a growing number of integrations to online and desktop business solutions. These integrations include big brands, and they fall into 10 main categories:

  • Fishbowl integrates with dozens of software solutions, Fishbowl BlogAccounting
  • CRM
  • E-commerce
  • EDI
  • Hosted services
  • Merchant services
  • Mobile hardware
  • Platforms
  • Point of sale
  • Shipping

In addition to the Fishbowl Integrations page, which gives a broad overview of the dozens of integrations Fishbowl provides, there are also a bunch of new integration pages that are focused on a single integration.

So if you want to know about these integrations, you can get more specific information by clicking on the following links: Continue reading

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How to Make Managing Your Online Business Less of a Chore

Make managing your online business less of a chore with these helpful tips, Fishbowl BlogHaving an online business linked to your physical store can be a profitable endeavor for any business, but managing the online side of things can prove to a time-consuming and challenging task.

Luckily, there are many different strategies you can use to make the management of your online business much less of a chore as well as more efficient and effective in the long run. Continue reading

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How to Turn Your Garage into a Home Office

If you look at the origin stories of many successful businesses, you’ll find that quite a few began in their founders’ homes. Converting a garage into a home office is a popular way to get a fledgling company off of the ground. When turning any garage into a business headquarters, be sure to complete these integral steps. Continue reading

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