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What’s New in Flxpoint – November 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of November. Quick-Connect Sales Channels We have added a new [...]

How and Why to Separate Your Store’s OMS and CMS

When you move to your own webshop, order management, product data management, and content management become some of your most important processes. Many ecommerce stores rely solely [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – October 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of October. Returns Management No more tracking returns in spreadsheets! [...]

Shopify Automotive Stores: Why to Migrate Your Auto Parts Business to Shopify

In the past, most of us had to visit our local mechanic or auto shop for automotive parts. However, the future of selling auto parts and accessories [...]

How Zone Skipping Saves Your Brand Money

Every ecommerce merchant is looking for ways to say on shipping costs. It’s often the most expensive part of fulfillment and costs continue to rise as national [...]

Shopify Plus Migration: A Comprehensive Guide to Moving Your Store to Shopify Plus

Adobe Commerce (formerly Magento) and custom-built sites are great starting platforms for ecommerce sellers, but, as you scale, they become difficult to maintain. One solution many turn [...]

Shopify Fulfillment 101: How to Fulfill Shopify Orders

When shopping online, two of the most critical factors for customers are price and expected shipping times—estimated delivery time influences 68% of customers' buying decisions. Order fulfillment [...]

Product Bundling Strategy: How to Boost Your AOV With Kits and Bundles

Kits and bundles help increase average order value (AOV) by literally landing more of your products into consumers’ hands through a single order. When done correctly, they [...]

PIM vs. PDM: What is a Product Information Management System?

If you are in the ecommerce business, you know how difficult it is to maintain an ever-expanding product catalog. As your company grows, so does your list [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – September 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of September. Order Routing Preview The order routing preview tool [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 30]: Investing in Ecommerce w/ Circuit City’s Victor Elmann

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we sit down to talk with Victor Elmann, CMO of Circuit [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 29]: Launching and Scaling a CPG Brand w/ Jocko Fuel’s Brian Littlefield

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we chat with Brian Littlefield, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of [...]

How to Structure Data in Your Ecommerce Business

Structured data (e.g., rich snippets, schema codes, JSON tags) are integral to SEO promotion. Google leverages these codes to define the context of your content clearly. It [...]

Pick, Pack, and Deliver More With Automated Shopify Order Management

Up to 80% of consumers will spend more for a superior customer experience, while 75% have ceased doing business with a company due to a bad customer experience. [...]

Ecommerce Giants Move to Lock Merchants in Their Own Fulfillment Networks

This year has seen a flurry of fulfillment announcements from all of the biggest players in ecommerce. As Amazon, Shopify, and Walmart seek to expand their networks, [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 28]: Why Your Marketing Strategy Needs Dennis Rodman w/ OMG Commerce’s Brett Curry

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we have a fun conversation with Brett Curry, the CEO of [...]

Ultimate Guide to Distributed Order Management

Table of Contents Who Is Distributed Order Management for? Distributed Order Management Explained Distributed Order Management vs. Traditional Order Management The Challenges of Implementing Distributed Order Management [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 27]: How important is marketing in driving ecommerce sales? w/ Rachel Go

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we catch up with Rachel Go, who works with b2b ecommerce [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 26]: Scalable Fulfillment for Ecommerce w/ Cahoot’s Manish Chowdhary

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we catch up with Manish Chowdhary, CEO of Cahoot, an order [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 25]: Launching a New Ecommerce Brand w/ Soundly’s Blake Cadwell

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we meet with Blake Cadwell, founder of Soundly, Inc., a digital [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – July 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of July. Shipping Management We have added a new screen [...]

[Webinar] SkuVault + Flxpoint: Connecting 3PLs & Brands to Automate Operations for All

Learn how integrating SkuVault & Flxpoint can help automate inventory & order management for both 3PLs & Brands. Learn how SkuVault + Flxpoint: Automates client catalog imports [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 24]: Developing a SaaS for Ecommerce w/ Flxpoint’s Brad Hamilton

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Today we are talking to Brad Hamilton, Flxpoint’s Chief Architect, about the lessons [...]

11 Inventory Reports Every Enterprise Business Must Track + How to Do It

Many ecommerce businesses start out small, often shipping inventory from a garage or spare room. At that stage, you need little more than basic accounting to keep [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 23]: Evolution of Retail Fulfillment w/ Chypp’s Jack Hendrix

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, Jamie sits down with Jack Hendrix, founder of Chypp, a full-service, [...]

Why Committed Stock Is Vital to Multi-Channel Merchants

Committed stock is the amount of inventory already allotted to a customer’s order, preventing it from being used in other orders. This simple, yet underappreciated practice can [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – June 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of June. Channel Wizard [beta] A new, walk-through experience for [...]

Choosing the Best Dropship Software

Your dropship business model is only as reliable as your distributed order management tool. If your dropship software can’t handle multiple warehouses, suppliers and dropshipping providers, you’ll [...]

How Headless Ecommerce Can Bring Your Business to the Next Level

Digital transformation has become a buzzword in the ecommerce industry. It’s no longer enough to have a website, build an app, or add social media buttons to [...]

Shopify Plus vs. Shopify: What’s the Difference?

Among all US ecommerce websites, Shopify holds a market share of 31%—2.6% of the top one million websites visited each day are Shopify sites. Most of these [...]

What is Infrastructure as a Service in Ecommerce?

Most merchants are familiar with the SaaS concept, but a new emerging model is proving to be even more vital to enterprise businesses; Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). [...]

Going Headless? All You Need to Know About Headless Shopify

Headless Shopify is becoming an increasingly popular technology solution for retailers as the ecommerce landscape evolves, which makes sense as we look at the culmination of new [...]

How to Adjust Your Fulfillment Solution and Process as You Grow

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a powerful program that lets businesses of all sizes easily build an ecommerce presence on the Amazon platform. However, as you grow [...]

What Can You Do With the Shopify Product API?

With the rise of technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, augmented reality, and blockchain, the ecommerce world has seen many advancements in recent years. [...]

Introducing the New Flxpoint API

The new Flxpoint API v2 makes it easier than ever to integrate into the Flxpoint platform. Users and integrating partners can now build better and faster integrations [...]

[EP 22] Modern Merchant Podcast: Jeff Campbell w/ aiCommerce

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

Using the Shopify Order API to Gain More Control Over Fulfillment

Did you know that 38% of online shoppers will abandon their order if they won't receive their item within a week? 24% of shoppers report abandoning a [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – April 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of April. Listing Creation Process Improvement We have added the [...]

Demystifying Shopify Automation: Tips for Boosting Ecommerce Sales

Each day, ecommerce retailers execute hundreds, if not thousands, of small-scale tasks that take between two and five minutes. Completing these tasks doesn't seem like a significant [...]

Best Practices to Improve Your Ecommerce Order Fulfillment Process

What do today's most successful ecommerce retailers have in common? They have clearly defined accurate and efficient ecommerce order fulfillment processes. It doesn't matter if you have [...]

Watch Roundtable: Build vs. Buy Ecommerce Middleware

Summary View our roundtable with Flxpoint CEO and CTO, Travis Mariea and Matt Myers, accompanied by SKULabs Head of Product, Brent McAhren, as we discuss the dilemma [...]

How to Master SKU Management for Your Ecommerce Business

According to the National Retail Federations Security Survey, the retail industry lost over $61 billion to shrinkage in 2020. While theft is a significant contributor, many of [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – March 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of March. Auto-Create Listings We have added a new feature [...]

ERP for Ecommerce | Importance, Benefits, and Features

As an ecommerce business owner, your goal is to scale your business—whether you're B2B, B2C, or D2C. However, as your operation grows, more processes are put into [...]

Integrate With WooCommerce as a Source

We are excited to introduce Flxpoint’s newest integration, WooCommerce as a Source! Now you can connect to a WooCommerce store and pull in products and inventory, push [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – February 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of February. Source Wizard Set Up We enhanced source creation [...]

What Is Product Data Management? | PDM With Flxpoint

Product data management (PDM) is an extensive field with many branches. While there is a lot of misinformation about how hard PDM is to implement and who [...]

How to Sell on GunBroker With Flxpoint

Today, three-in-ten U.S. adults report owning a gun. An additional 36% say that while they don’t own one now, they might consider purchasing a firearm in the [...]

Build vs. Buy: The Ultimate Guide to Ecommerce Middleware

Table of Contents Questions to Ask When Deciding Whether to Build vs. Buy The Build vs. Buy Dilemma Decision Framework What to Consider Before Building or Buying [...]

Introducing Source Wizard: An Easier Way To Setup Integrations

Flxpoint’s Source Wizard is a new in-app setup assistant making it easier for Flxpoint users to set up a new fulfillment or data source. Source Wizard streamlines [...]

[EP 21] Modern Merchant Podcast: Jeff Ross w/ Auctane

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

Flxpoint Users Can Now Build Products up to 15x Faster

Flxpoint is on a mission to build the fastest, most flexible retail operations platform available, period. And that mission continues with our latest product builder improvements. Flxpoint [...]

Flxpoint Adds New Amazon (FBA) Integration

With our new Amazon (FBA) integration, our users will now be able to utilize their FBA warehouse(s) and inventory as a source in their Flxpoint account. Having [...]

New Flxpoint Pricing Plans Effective March 1st

On March 1, 2022, our pricing plans will be changing. This change will reflect better plan options for our Flxpoint users and their needs. The price increase [...]

[EP 20] Modern Merchant Podcast: Rick Wilson w/ Miva

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

7 Critical Factors in Choosing a Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

In 2021, orders placed on multi-vendor marketplace platforms dominated over 25% of global online shopping orders. Soon, retailers that fail to take marketplaces seriously may find themselves [...]

Marketplace vs. Dropship: What’s the Difference?

Ecommerce sales account for 18% of all global retail sales; in 2023, analysts expect this figure to reach 22%. With more competition, retail companies are altering their selling [...]

New Estimated Profit Product Fields

We are excited to announce that we have added two new product listing fields to the Flxpoint app - Estimated Profit and Estimated Profit w/ Fees! Our [...]

How to Build a Marketplace With Shopify

In 2022, US ecommerce spendings are predicted to reach $1 trillion.  Yes, you read that right—$ 1 trillion. Ecommerce is booming, so business owners across the globe [...]

Shopify Locations: How to Use Them to Manage Inventory

In today’s world, where consumers can get just about anything in a few clicks, it’s more important than ever for retailers to meet customer demands for faster [...]

Shopify Inventory Management Guide: Managing Multiple SKUs Like a Pro

Did you know that today's retailers lose nearly $460 billion annually due to out-of-stocks? This is a troubling issue, considering stockouts lead to loss of revenue and [...]

[EP 19] Modern Merchant Podcast: Krishna Iyer w/ ShipStation

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

How to Use the Shopify Bulk Editor to Manage Multiple Products

There’s a reason that Shopify has nearly 29% of the total ecommerce market share. It’s affordable, user-friendly, and comes with built-in marketing tools. It also has a [...]

How to Master Shopify Product Imports and Exports

Today, most ecommerce platforms offer built-in product import and export tools. However, these solutions are far from being omnipotent and may not jive with your current business [...]

It’s Time to Ditch Your Purchase Order Template

The traditional purchase order process is rife with costly errors. Are you searching for a purchase order template, hoping it will help you streamline your process? The [...]

[EP 18] Modern Merchant Podcast: Dane Baker w/ EcoCart

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

Bulk Shipping: What You Need to Know

Each day, massive ships move thousands of tons of bulk cargo around the world. These huge ships can transport up to 400,000 metric tons of deadweight and [...]

Beyond Black Friday: Selling Through Cyber Monday and the Rest of Q4

For the first time ever, digital revenue is expected to surpass the $200-billion mark between November and December in 2021. That’s up from $192.19 billion during the [...]

6 Ways Brands Can be More Sustainable

Ecommerce is growing, and that’s a fact. In the first half of 2021, ecommerce sales hit $408.51 billion, up 21.9% from $335.15 billion in the first two [...]

Overcoming Common Ecommerce Holiday Shipping Challenges

US shoppers have shown a renewed interest in spending money on electronics, jewelry, and clothes in recent months. And because of this, retail analysts are expecting this [...]

[EP 17] Modern Merchant Podcast: Chase Clymer w/ Electric Eye & Honest Ecommerce

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

Multichannel Pricing Strategies for Black Friday Online Retailers

When holiday shopping, 70% of online shoppers will actively seek coupons and promotions. 45% consider discounts as one of the most important factors when deciding where to [...]

[EP 16] Modern Merchant Podcast: Rick Watson w/ RMW Commerce Consulting

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher We are excited to welcome Rick Watson with RMW Commerce Consulting to the [...]

Expanding Your Product Catalog for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Consumers are expected to spend $800 billion this holiday season, and retailers everywhere seek opportunities to benefit from this splurging.  Expanding product lines is a critical part [...]

Watch: Webinar – Execute Your Biggest Black Friday & Cyber Monday Ever!

Summary Are you ready to execute on your biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday ever? With online sales skyrocketing due to the global pandemic and digital retail [...]

Optimizing Your Ecommerce Product Information for More Holiday Sales

The holidays are quickly approaching. Whether you’re ready or not, shoppers are curating their wish lists and preparing to uncover the best deals online. Black Friday and [...]

[EP 15] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, Drew w/ PCR

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Welcome Drew with PCR to the Modern Merchant Podcast! Whether you’re a legacy [...]

Black Friday Online: The Opportunity for Ecommerce Retailers

Black Friday online sales hit $9.03 billion last year—a 21.6% increase over 2019—making it the second-largest online spending day in U.S. history behind Cyber Monday 2020. The [...]

[EP 14] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, Mike w/ Essendant

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher We are happy to have Mike with Essendant, a distributor partner of ours, [...]

How to Increase Your Chances of Success With Multichannel Listings

Each year, businesses lose $1.75 trillion due to mismanagement of inventory—and the risk of inventory mistakes increases as companies expand by adopting multichannel listings. There are endless [...]

10 Crucial Inventory Management KPIs You Should Be Tracking

The consequences of poor inventory management can be devastating, such as missed sales, increased costs, and annoyed customers who end up taking their business elsewhere. Using the [...]

[EP 13] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, Jim w/ ShipEngine

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher We are happy to have ShipEngine, a partner of ours, on the Modern [...]

Calculating Safety Stock for Better Inventory Management

Executing a successful supply chain management strategy complete with safety stock calculations is a complex endeavor. It requires combining processes, people, and technology to get the correct [...]

Inventory Forecasting: Best Practices, Methods, and Benefits

Supply chains and consumer demand are fluctuating more rapidly than ever before.  With the right sales and inventory data at your fingertips, you can create models that [...]

ABC Inventory Analysis: Tips for Inventory Management

If you’re in this business, you know that optimizing and managing inventory is one of the most time-consuming and daunting tasks you have to face.  But you [...]

[EP 12] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, Jay w/ Bold Commerce

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today's episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are joined by Jay [...]

What Is a Just-in-Time Inventory Management Strategy?

Just-in-time inventory management is a technique that's not for the faint of heart. However, when implemented successfully, it can greatly improve your organization’s efficiency. We are going [...]

Manage Stock Replenishment With Owned Inventory Features in Flxpoint

Mastering stock replenishment can be challenging, especially if you’re manually tracking products as they move along the supply chain via spreadsheets—or worse, paper trails!  Thanks to our [...]

[EP 11] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, SkuVault

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today’s episode, Travis and Austin chat with Kim Wren from SkuVault about [...]

5 Best Inventory Management Tools for Accurate Product Inventory

Each year, retailers worldwide lose a monstrous $1.75 trillion due to the cost of out-of-stocks, overstocks, and excessive returns. Inventory management plays a vital role in the […]

Watch: Ask Me Anything Webinar With Travis Mariea, Flxpoint CEO

Summary Every successful ecommerce journey begins with questions. Check out our recent "Ask Me Anything" webinar with Flxpoint's CEO Travis Mariea. During the previously live webinar, Travis [...]

Solving the Most Common Ecommerce Inventory Management Issues

With the global nature of ecommerce, there’s significant emphasis on inventory management at every phase of the supply chain process. Making the wrong decisions when it comes [...]

8 Inventory Management Techniques for Modern Merchants

Only 18% of small- and medium-sized businesses utilize inventory management techniques and systems, yet these are the foundation of a well-functioning retail business. To succeed as a [...]

Why Is Omnichannel Inventory Management Vital for Mixed-Model Retailers?

If you’re a mixed-model retailer who dropships in addition to maintaining internal inventory, you know that inventory management is one of the hardest things to accomplish. This [...]

[EP 10] Modern Merchant Podcast: How to Evaluate a New Distributor w/ Educators Resource

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today's episode, we have on special guest Frank Trice from Educators Resource [...]

Flxpoint App Now Available on BigCommerce App Marketplace

As a Certified BigCommerce Partner, we’ve thoroughly tested our app to ensure effortless integration with BigCommerce. Our QA and development team has been hard at work making [...]

Next-Level Dropshipping With Automated Accounting Reconciliation

Retailers often overpay as much as $120 to $150 per purchase order due to preventable issues, such as fixing inventory errors, tracking down missing paperwork, incorrect pricing, [...]

[EP 9] Modern Merchant Podcast: In-house Fulfillment vs 3rd Party Logistics w/ ShipHero

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Today, we are joined by our good friend Aaron Rubin, CEO of ShipHero, [...]

How to Leverage Rules to Automate Product Listing Management

When selling online, it’s common to pursue a top channel (like Amazon), but as your business grows, it’s wise to diversity across multiple platforms and marketplaces. Diversifying [...]

[EP 8] Modern Merchant Podcast: Why Dropshipping Can Be Viewed Negatively

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today's episode, we will be discussing why dropshipping can be viewed negatively [...]

Dropship Fulfillment Automation Through Rule-Based Order Routing

You can’t truly automate your dropship fulfillment workflows without intelligent rule-based order routing. If you’re not routing orders through automation, you’re missing out on robust routing capabilities [...]

[EP 7] Modern Merchant Podcast: How COVID Sparked Renewed Interest in Dropship

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today's episode we will be going over how the ecommerce world has [...]

Automating the Dropshipping Order Process Through API or EDI

It’s hard to imagine an efficient dropshipping order process or system that doesn’t rely on either EDI, API, or both. Based on today’s consumer expectations for fast [...]

[EP 6] Modern Merchant Podcast: Is the Distributor Dead?

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Is the distributor dead? In this episode we will be going over how [...]

Automated Inventory Syncing by Integrating With Your Dropship Supplier

If your store or marketplace account only contains a few products, it’s possible to keep up with your supplier’s inventory manually. However, when you have an expanded [...]

How to Automate Dropship Order Routing to Your Suppliers

One of the things that makes dropshipping so attractive is that you don’t have to handle shipping once a customer places an order. However, you’re still responsible [...]

[EP 5] Modern Merchant Podcast: What is a Modern Merchant?

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher A modern merchant is a retailer, distributor, or brand that believes in a [...]

7 Stages of Dropship Automation: The Road to Full Automation

Table of Contents Automating "Wholesale Dropshipping" How Not to Dropship The TL;DR The 7 Stages of True Dropship Automation Explained Semi-Automated Email Order Routing Inventory Syncing API/EDI [...]

Flxpoint Features Roadmap: June 2021

We update Flxpoint almost weekly with new feature releases and performance improvements.  — What We’ve Been Up To Let’s go over what we have completed so far [...]

What Is a Modern Merchant?

A modern merchant is a retailer, distributor, or brand that believes in a flexible and agile supply chain paired with a diversified multi-channel sales strategy.  A modern [...]

Manage Shipping Labels in Flxpoint

Flxpoint has partnered with ShipEngine to offer new in-app features, including integrated shipping label generation and the ability to download and send or print shipping labels directly [...]

Unlock Ecommerce Growth with Inventory and Warehouse Management Systems

As your ecommerce business grows and evolves, your inventory tracking methods need to grow and evolve, as well. Logistical tasks that were initially the responsibility of a [...]

Flxpoint Announces New Source Integration with SKULabs

Flxpoint users can now integrate with SKULabs, a powerful warehouse management system. SKULabs is a solution for merchants who track inventory across multiple warehouses or need to [...]

Flxpoint New Features: Vendor Portal Improvements, Product Load Speed and more!

Flxpoint has added new features and improved existing ones. Keep scrolling to learn more! Vendor Portal Improvements Upload inventory/products, upload shipments, upload invoices Why is this important? [...]

ShipHero We’re Just Human Series: Dropshipping and Suppliers with Flxpoint CEO

Summary Flxpoint CEO, Travis Mariea, joins ShipHero's We're Just Human series to discuss different topics on dropshipping and how the Flxpoint software can help ecommerce businesses connect [...]

Flxpoint Now Integrated With Miva Ecommerce Platform

Flxpoint users can now integrate with Miva, a flexible, adaptable, and completely customizable ecommerce platform and shopping cart software. Unlike many other ecommerce platforms, Miva is not [...]

Enhance Your Product Data with Flxpoint + Etilize

According to a recent GfK study, 54% of consumers say they shop around to find the best value versus remaining loyal to one brand.  Now more than [...]

Integrate Flxpoint with Netsuite

As your business grows, so does your tech stack. That’s why it’s essential to implement software that seamlessly integrates with your existing solutions. Flxpoint’s latest integration is [...]

Watch: Webinar – The Wholesaler Guide (Start, Scale & Automate Your Dropship Program)

Summary In this webinar, Austin Rose, Head of Business Development, will guide you into our Wholesaler Guide where you will learn how you can begin, grow and [...]

Introducing Flxpoint’s New and Improved UI

Tomorrow, we’re excited to roll out a new Flxpoint user interface that features a modern look with updated icons, fonts, and colors. However, the changes we're implementing [...]

Integrate Flxpoint With ShippingEasy

Flxpoint now integrates with ShippingEasy, a leading shipping software solution for ecommerce retailers, to help you ship as effortlessly as you list. Resellers utilizing the ShippingEasy integration [...]

Flxpoint Adds Integration With Square Payments

Flxpoint's latest offering is a payment processor integration with Square Payments, which lets our users automatically process payments inside our app. Customers utilizing Flxpoint's dealer portal and other [...]

Watch: Webinar – Dealin’ With Dropship Product Data Feeds

Summary Travis Mariea, CEO of Flxpoint, takes you on a deep dive into the world of ecommerce product data feeds, with a special focus on dropship, and [...]

Product Performance & Supplier Fulfillment Reports Now Available

We have added two new especially useful reports in Flxpoint - the Product Performance Report and the Supplier Fulfillment Report. The Product Performance Report allows you to [...]

Transfer Orders Now Available in Flxpoint

One of our latest feature additions to the Flxpoint platform is Transfer Orders. Transfer Orders allow our users the ability to consolidate multiple dropship orders and place [...]

Committed Stock Now Available in Flxpoint

We have recently released a couple of new features within the Flxpoint tool with one being Committed Stock. Committed Stock is the closest you can get to [...]

Listen: Modern Merchant Podcast EP 4 – Adult Products

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher EP 4: In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, Sex Toy Club [...]

5 Tips for Optimizing Your Product Descriptions for Ecommerce

Since about 80% of Americans do online shopping regularly, ecommerce businesses have a lot of opportunities to make sales. No matter who your target audience is, reaching [...]

Watch: Webinar With Shiphero – Delivering on the Promise of Distributed Fulfillment & Dropshipping

Summary Travis Mariea, CEO of Flxpoint, and Nicholas Daniel-Richards, founder of Shiphero, joins us for this webinar, which will is a live demo and tactical guide to [...]

Listen: Modern Merchant Podcast EP 3 – Tech Talk (Custom Development Work)

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher EP 3: Travis Mariea and Matt Myers, CEO and CTO of Flxpoint respectively, [...]

Watch: Webinar – Distributed Fulfillment & Why it is an Essential Part to Your Retail Strategy

Summary Retail has changed and your supply chain and fulfillment strategy has likely gone from “working” to inefficient, costly, or maybe even broken. However, executing on a [...]

Watch: Webinar – Digital Disruption In Retail & How To Adapt Your Strategy For Success

Summary For years, retail has been on a path of digital disruption which is being accelerated in the wake of the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic. Brands, distributors, and [...]

Watch: Webinar – Demystifying the Dropship Software Ecosystem

Summary Retailers and Suppliers face a dizzying amount of software choices when it comes to managing their ecommerce business. It becomes even more complex when trying to [...]

Kitting & Bundling Now Available in Flxpoint

One of our latest feature releases we have added to Flxpoint is Kitting & Bundling! With our latest addition of Kitting & Bundling, you can now combine [...]

Quickbooks Online Integration Now Available in Flxpoint

We are excited to announce the addition of our first accounting integration for Flxpoint - Quickbooks Online! With Flxpoint, you can integrate your sales channels and send [...]

Rate Shopping Now Available in Flxpoint

We have recently released one of the latest Flxpoint features, Rate Shopping. With this tool, you will be able to retrieve estimated shipping rates via an external [...]

Listen: Modern Merchant Podcast EP 2 – Home & Furniture Industry Roundup

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher EP 2: Gil Bar-Lev joins us from Homeroots on this episode of The [...]

Listen: Modern Merchant Podcast EP 1 – Firearms Industry Roundup

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher EP 1: Eric Jensen from 2nd Amendment Wholesale joins us for the first [...]

New Features: Category Manager, Virtual Builder Enhancements and More!

We have recently released more new features on the Flxpoint platform. Check them out below! Category Manager Ability to merge, organize, rename and add new categories for [...]

How to Handle Dropship Returns

Ideally, none of your dropshipping customers will ever want to make returns. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. If you run a dropshipping business, over […]

Choosing the Right Ecommerce Order Management System for Your Business

If you're an online merchant, you know the challenges that come with ecommerce order management related to capturing, tracking, and fulfilling orders. Not only do you have [...]

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What’s New in Flxpoint – November 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of November. Quick-Connect Sales Channels We have added a new [...]

How and Why to Separate Your Store’s OMS and CMS

When you move to your own webshop, order management, product data management, and content management become some of your most important processes. Many ecommerce stores rely solely [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – October 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of October. Returns Management No more tracking returns in spreadsheets! [...]

Shopify Automotive Stores: Why to Migrate Your Auto Parts Business to Shopify

In the past, most of us had to visit our local mechanic or auto shop for automotive parts. However, the future of selling auto parts and accessories [...]

How Zone Skipping Saves Your Brand Money

Every ecommerce merchant is looking for ways to say on shipping costs. It’s often the most expensive part of fulfillment and costs continue to rise as national [...]

Shopify Plus Migration: A Comprehensive Guide to Moving Your Store to Shopify Plus

Adobe Commerce (formerly Magento) and custom-built sites are great starting platforms for ecommerce sellers, but, as you scale, they become difficult to maintain. One solution many turn [...]

Shopify Fulfillment 101: How to Fulfill Shopify Orders

When shopping online, two of the most critical factors for customers are price and expected shipping times—estimated delivery time influences 68% of customers' buying decisions. Order fulfillment [...]

Product Bundling Strategy: How to Boost Your AOV With Kits and Bundles

Kits and bundles help increase average order value (AOV) by literally landing more of your products into consumers’ hands through a single order. When done correctly, they [...]

PIM vs. PDM: What is a Product Information Management System?

If you are in the ecommerce business, you know how difficult it is to maintain an ever-expanding product catalog. As your company grows, so does your list [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – September 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of September. Order Routing Preview The order routing preview tool [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 30]: Investing in Ecommerce w/ Circuit City’s Victor Elmann

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we sit down to talk with Victor Elmann, CMO of Circuit [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 29]: Launching and Scaling a CPG Brand w/ Jocko Fuel’s Brian Littlefield

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we chat with Brian Littlefield, Co-founder and Chief Product Officer of [...]

How to Structure Data in Your Ecommerce Business

Structured data (e.g., rich snippets, schema codes, JSON tags) are integral to SEO promotion. Google leverages these codes to define the context of your content clearly. It [...]

Pick, Pack, and Deliver More With Automated Shopify Order Management

Up to 80% of consumers will spend more for a superior customer experience, while 75% have ceased doing business with a company due to a bad customer experience. [...]

Ecommerce Giants Move to Lock Merchants in Their Own Fulfillment Networks

This year has seen a flurry of fulfillment announcements from all of the biggest players in ecommerce. As Amazon, Shopify, and Walmart seek to expand their networks, [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 28]: Why Your Marketing Strategy Needs Dennis Rodman w/ OMG Commerce’s Brett Curry

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we have a fun conversation with Brett Curry, the CEO of [...]

Ultimate Guide to Distributed Order Management

Table of Contents Who Is Distributed Order Management for? Distributed Order Management Explained Distributed Order Management vs. Traditional Order Management The Challenges of Implementing Distributed Order Management [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 27]: How important is marketing in driving ecommerce sales? w/ Rachel Go

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we catch up with Rachel Go, who works with b2b ecommerce [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 26]: Scalable Fulfillment for Ecommerce w/ Cahoot’s Manish Chowdhary

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we catch up with Manish Chowdhary, CEO of Cahoot, an order [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 25]: Launching a New Ecommerce Brand w/ Soundly’s Blake Cadwell

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, we meet with Blake Cadwell, founder of Soundly, Inc., a digital [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – July 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of July. Shipping Management We have added a new screen [...]

[Webinar] SkuVault + Flxpoint: Connecting 3PLs & Brands to Automate Operations for All

Learn how integrating SkuVault & Flxpoint can help automate inventory & order management for both 3PLs & Brands. Learn how SkuVault + Flxpoint: Automates client catalog imports [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 24]: Developing a SaaS for Ecommerce w/ Flxpoint’s Brad Hamilton

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Today we are talking to Brad Hamilton, Flxpoint’s Chief Architect, about the lessons [...]

11 Inventory Reports Every Enterprise Business Must Track + How to Do It

Many ecommerce businesses start out small, often shipping inventory from a garage or spare room. At that stage, you need little more than basic accounting to keep [...]

Modern Merchant Podcast [EP 23]: Evolution of Retail Fulfillment w/ Chypp’s Jack Hendrix

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher This week, Jamie sits down with Jack Hendrix, founder of Chypp, a full-service, [...]

Why Committed Stock Is Vital to Multi-Channel Merchants

Committed stock is the amount of inventory already allotted to a customer’s order, preventing it from being used in other orders. This simple, yet underappreciated practice can [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – June 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of June. Channel Wizard [beta] A new, walk-through experience for [...]

Choosing the Best Dropship Software

Your dropship business model is only as reliable as your distributed order management tool. If your dropship software can’t handle multiple warehouses, suppliers and dropshipping providers, you’ll [...]

How Headless Ecommerce Can Bring Your Business to the Next Level

Digital transformation has become a buzzword in the ecommerce industry. It’s no longer enough to have a website, build an app, or add social media buttons to [...]

Shopify Plus vs. Shopify: What’s the Difference?

Among all US ecommerce websites, Shopify holds a market share of 31%—2.6% of the top one million websites visited each day are Shopify sites. Most of these [...]

What is Infrastructure as a Service in Ecommerce?

Most merchants are familiar with the SaaS concept, but a new emerging model is proving to be even more vital to enterprise businesses; Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). [...]

Going Headless? All You Need to Know About Headless Shopify

Headless Shopify is becoming an increasingly popular technology solution for retailers as the ecommerce landscape evolves, which makes sense as we look at the culmination of new [...]

How to Adjust Your Fulfillment Solution and Process as You Grow

Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) is a powerful program that lets businesses of all sizes easily build an ecommerce presence on the Amazon platform. However, as you grow [...]

What Can You Do With the Shopify Product API?

With the rise of technologies such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, augmented reality, and blockchain, the ecommerce world has seen many advancements in recent years. [...]

Introducing the New Flxpoint API

The new Flxpoint API v2 makes it easier than ever to integrate into the Flxpoint platform. Users and integrating partners can now build better and faster integrations [...]

[EP 22] Modern Merchant Podcast: Jeff Campbell w/ aiCommerce

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

Using the Shopify Order API to Gain More Control Over Fulfillment

Did you know that 38% of online shoppers will abandon their order if they won't receive their item within a week? 24% of shoppers report abandoning a [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – April 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of April. Listing Creation Process Improvement We have added the [...]

Demystifying Shopify Automation: Tips for Boosting Ecommerce Sales

Each day, ecommerce retailers execute hundreds, if not thousands, of small-scale tasks that take between two and five minutes. Completing these tasks doesn't seem like a significant [...]

Best Practices to Improve Your Ecommerce Order Fulfillment Process

What do today's most successful ecommerce retailers have in common? They have clearly defined accurate and efficient ecommerce order fulfillment processes. It doesn't matter if you have [...]

Watch Roundtable: Build vs. Buy Ecommerce Middleware

Summary View our roundtable with Flxpoint CEO and CTO, Travis Mariea and Matt Myers, accompanied by SKULabs Head of Product, Brent McAhren, as we discuss the dilemma [...]

How to Master SKU Management for Your Ecommerce Business

According to the National Retail Federations Security Survey, the retail industry lost over $61 billion to shrinkage in 2020. While theft is a significant contributor, many of [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – March 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of March. Auto-Create Listings We have added a new feature [...]

ERP for Ecommerce | Importance, Benefits, and Features

As an ecommerce business owner, your goal is to scale your business—whether you're B2B, B2C, or D2C. However, as your operation grows, more processes are put into [...]

Integrate With WooCommerce as a Source

We are excited to introduce Flxpoint’s newest integration, WooCommerce as a Source! Now you can connect to a WooCommerce store and pull in products and inventory, push [...]

What’s New in Flxpoint – February 2022

Read on to see all of the latest Flxpoint app updates and feature releases for the month of February. Source Wizard Set Up We enhanced source creation [...]

What Is Product Data Management? | PDM With Flxpoint

Product data management (PDM) is an extensive field with many branches. While there is a lot of misinformation about how hard PDM is to implement and who [...]

How to Sell on GunBroker With Flxpoint

Today, three-in-ten U.S. adults report owning a gun. An additional 36% say that while they don’t own one now, they might consider purchasing a firearm in the [...]

Build vs. Buy: The Ultimate Guide to Ecommerce Middleware

Table of Contents Questions to Ask When Deciding Whether to Build vs. Buy The Build vs. Buy Dilemma Decision Framework What to Consider Before Building or Buying [...]

Introducing Source Wizard: An Easier Way To Setup Integrations

Flxpoint’s Source Wizard is a new in-app setup assistant making it easier for Flxpoint users to set up a new fulfillment or data source. Source Wizard streamlines [...]

[EP 21] Modern Merchant Podcast: Jeff Ross w/ Auctane

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

Flxpoint Users Can Now Build Products up to 15x Faster

Flxpoint is on a mission to build the fastest, most flexible retail operations platform available, period. And that mission continues with our latest product builder improvements. Flxpoint [...]

Flxpoint Adds New Amazon (FBA) Integration

With our new Amazon (FBA) integration, our users will now be able to utilize their FBA warehouse(s) and inventory as a source in their Flxpoint account. Having [...]

New Flxpoint Pricing Plans Effective March 1st

On March 1, 2022, our pricing plans will be changing. This change will reflect better plan options for our Flxpoint users and their needs. The price increase [...]

[EP 20] Modern Merchant Podcast: Rick Wilson w/ Miva

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

7 Critical Factors in Choosing a Multi-Vendor Marketplace Platform

In 2021, orders placed on multi-vendor marketplace platforms dominated over 25% of global online shopping orders. Soon, retailers that fail to take marketplaces seriously may find themselves [...]

Marketplace vs. Dropship: What’s the Difference?

Ecommerce sales account for 18% of all global retail sales; in 2023, analysts expect this figure to reach 22%. With more competition, retail companies are altering their selling [...]

New Estimated Profit Product Fields

We are excited to announce that we have added two new product listing fields to the Flxpoint app - Estimated Profit and Estimated Profit w/ Fees! Our [...]

How to Build a Marketplace With Shopify

In 2022, US ecommerce spendings are predicted to reach $1 trillion.  Yes, you read that right—$ 1 trillion. Ecommerce is booming, so business owners across the globe [...]

Shopify Locations: How to Use Them to Manage Inventory

In today’s world, where consumers can get just about anything in a few clicks, it’s more important than ever for retailers to meet customer demands for faster [...]

Shopify Inventory Management Guide: Managing Multiple SKUs Like a Pro

Did you know that today's retailers lose nearly $460 billion annually due to out-of-stocks? This is a troubling issue, considering stockouts lead to loss of revenue and [...]

[EP 19] Modern Merchant Podcast: Krishna Iyer w/ ShipStation

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

How to Use the Shopify Bulk Editor to Manage Multiple Products

There’s a reason that Shopify has nearly 29% of the total ecommerce market share. It’s affordable, user-friendly, and comes with built-in marketing tools. It also has a [...]

How to Master Shopify Product Imports and Exports

Today, most ecommerce platforms offer built-in product import and export tools. However, these solutions are far from being omnipotent and may not jive with your current business [...]

It’s Time to Ditch Your Purchase Order Template

The traditional purchase order process is rife with costly errors. Are you searching for a purchase order template, hoping it will help you streamline your process? The [...]

[EP 18] Modern Merchant Podcast: Dane Baker w/ EcoCart

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

Bulk Shipping: What You Need to Know

Each day, massive ships move thousands of tons of bulk cargo around the world. These huge ships can transport up to 400,000 metric tons of deadweight and [...]

Beyond Black Friday: Selling Through Cyber Monday and the Rest of Q4

For the first time ever, digital revenue is expected to surpass the $200-billion mark between November and December in 2021. That’s up from $192.19 billion during the [...]

6 Ways Brands Can be More Sustainable

Ecommerce is growing, and that’s a fact. In the first half of 2021, ecommerce sales hit $408.51 billion, up 21.9% from $335.15 billion in the first two [...]

Overcoming Common Ecommerce Holiday Shipping Challenges

US shoppers have shown a renewed interest in spending money on electronics, jewelry, and clothes in recent months. And because of this, retail analysts are expecting this [...]

[EP 17] Modern Merchant Podcast: Chase Clymer w/ Electric Eye & Honest Ecommerce

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are excited to welcome [...]

Multichannel Pricing Strategies for Black Friday Online Retailers

When holiday shopping, 70% of online shoppers will actively seek coupons and promotions. 45% consider discounts as one of the most important factors when deciding where to [...]

[EP 16] Modern Merchant Podcast: Rick Watson w/ RMW Commerce Consulting

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher We are excited to welcome Rick Watson with RMW Commerce Consulting to the [...]

Expanding Your Product Catalog for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Consumers are expected to spend $800 billion this holiday season, and retailers everywhere seek opportunities to benefit from this splurging.  Expanding product lines is a critical part [...]

Watch: Webinar – Execute Your Biggest Black Friday & Cyber Monday Ever!

Summary Are you ready to execute on your biggest Black Friday and Cyber Monday ever? With online sales skyrocketing due to the global pandemic and digital retail [...]

Optimizing Your Ecommerce Product Information for More Holiday Sales

The holidays are quickly approaching. Whether you’re ready or not, shoppers are curating their wish lists and preparing to uncover the best deals online. Black Friday and [...]

[EP 15] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, Drew w/ PCR

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Welcome Drew with PCR to the Modern Merchant Podcast! Whether you’re a legacy [...]

Black Friday Online: The Opportunity for Ecommerce Retailers

Black Friday online sales hit $9.03 billion last year—a 21.6% increase over 2019—making it the second-largest online spending day in U.S. history behind Cyber Monday 2020. The [...]

[EP 14] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, Mike w/ Essendant

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher We are happy to have Mike with Essendant, a distributor partner of ours, [...]

How to Increase Your Chances of Success With Multichannel Listings

Each year, businesses lose $1.75 trillion due to mismanagement of inventory—and the risk of inventory mistakes increases as companies expand by adopting multichannel listings. There are endless [...]

10 Crucial Inventory Management KPIs You Should Be Tracking

The consequences of poor inventory management can be devastating, such as missed sales, increased costs, and annoyed customers who end up taking their business elsewhere. Using the [...]

[EP 13] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, Jim w/ ShipEngine

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher We are happy to have ShipEngine, a partner of ours, on the Modern [...]

Calculating Safety Stock for Better Inventory Management

Executing a successful supply chain management strategy complete with safety stock calculations is a complex endeavor. It requires combining processes, people, and technology to get the correct [...]

Inventory Forecasting: Best Practices, Methods, and Benefits

Supply chains and consumer demand are fluctuating more rapidly than ever before.  With the right sales and inventory data at your fingertips, you can create models that [...]

ABC Inventory Analysis: Tips for Inventory Management

If you’re in this business, you know that optimizing and managing inventory is one of the most time-consuming and daunting tasks you have to face.  But you [...]

[EP 12] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, Jay w/ Bold Commerce

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today's episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, we are joined by Jay [...]

What Is a Just-in-Time Inventory Management Strategy?

Just-in-time inventory management is a technique that's not for the faint of heart. However, when implemented successfully, it can greatly improve your organization’s efficiency. We are going [...]

Manage Stock Replenishment With Owned Inventory Features in Flxpoint

Mastering stock replenishment can be challenging, especially if you’re manually tracking products as they move along the supply chain via spreadsheets—or worse, paper trails!  Thanks to our [...]

[EP 11] Modern Merchant Podcast: Special Guest, SkuVault

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today’s episode, Travis and Austin chat with Kim Wren from SkuVault about [...]

5 Best Inventory Management Tools for Accurate Product Inventory

Each year, retailers worldwide lose a monstrous $1.75 trillion due to the cost of out-of-stocks, overstocks, and excessive returns. Inventory management plays a vital role in the […]

Watch: Ask Me Anything Webinar With Travis Mariea, Flxpoint CEO

Summary Every successful ecommerce journey begins with questions. Check out our recent "Ask Me Anything" webinar with Flxpoint's CEO Travis Mariea. During the previously live webinar, Travis [...]

Solving the Most Common Ecommerce Inventory Management Issues

With the global nature of ecommerce, there’s significant emphasis on inventory management at every phase of the supply chain process. Making the wrong decisions when it comes [...]

8 Inventory Management Techniques for Modern Merchants

Only 18% of small- and medium-sized businesses utilize inventory management techniques and systems, yet these are the foundation of a well-functioning retail business. To succeed as a [...]

Why Is Omnichannel Inventory Management Vital for Mixed-Model Retailers?

If you’re a mixed-model retailer who dropships in addition to maintaining internal inventory, you know that inventory management is one of the hardest things to accomplish. This [...]

[EP 10] Modern Merchant Podcast: How to Evaluate a New Distributor w/ Educators Resource

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today's episode, we have on special guest Frank Trice from Educators Resource [...]

Flxpoint App Now Available on BigCommerce App Marketplace

As a Certified BigCommerce Partner, we’ve thoroughly tested our app to ensure effortless integration with BigCommerce. Our QA and development team has been hard at work making [...]

Next-Level Dropshipping With Automated Accounting Reconciliation

Retailers often overpay as much as $120 to $150 per purchase order due to preventable issues, such as fixing inventory errors, tracking down missing paperwork, incorrect pricing, [...]

[EP 9] Modern Merchant Podcast: In-house Fulfillment vs 3rd Party Logistics w/ ShipHero

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Today, we are joined by our good friend Aaron Rubin, CEO of ShipHero, [...]

How to Leverage Rules to Automate Product Listing Management

When selling online, it’s common to pursue a top channel (like Amazon), but as your business grows, it’s wise to diversity across multiple platforms and marketplaces. Diversifying [...]

[EP 8] Modern Merchant Podcast: Why Dropshipping Can Be Viewed Negatively

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today's episode, we will be discussing why dropshipping can be viewed negatively [...]

Dropship Fulfillment Automation Through Rule-Based Order Routing

You can’t truly automate your dropship fulfillment workflows without intelligent rule-based order routing. If you’re not routing orders through automation, you’re missing out on robust routing capabilities [...]

[EP 7] Modern Merchant Podcast: How COVID Sparked Renewed Interest in Dropship

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher In today's episode we will be going over how the ecommerce world has [...]

Automating the Dropshipping Order Process Through API or EDI

It’s hard to imagine an efficient dropshipping order process or system that doesn’t rely on either EDI, API, or both. Based on today’s consumer expectations for fast [...]

[EP 6] Modern Merchant Podcast: Is the Distributor Dead?

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher Is the distributor dead? In this episode we will be going over how [...]

Automated Inventory Syncing by Integrating With Your Dropship Supplier

If your store or marketplace account only contains a few products, it’s possible to keep up with your supplier’s inventory manually. However, when you have an expanded [...]

How to Automate Dropship Order Routing to Your Suppliers

One of the things that makes dropshipping so attractive is that you don’t have to handle shipping once a customer places an order. However, you’re still responsible [...]

[EP 5] Modern Merchant Podcast: What is a Modern Merchant?

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher A modern merchant is a retailer, distributor, or brand that believes in a [...]

7 Stages of Dropship Automation: The Road to Full Automation

Table of Contents Automating "Wholesale Dropshipping" How Not to Dropship The TL;DR The 7 Stages of True Dropship Automation Explained Semi-Automated Email Order Routing Inventory Syncing API/EDI [...]

Flxpoint Features Roadmap: June 2021

We update Flxpoint almost weekly with new feature releases and performance improvements.  — What We’ve Been Up To Let’s go over what we have completed so far [...]

What Is a Modern Merchant?

A modern merchant is a retailer, distributor, or brand that believes in a flexible and agile supply chain paired with a diversified multi-channel sales strategy.  A modern [...]

Manage Shipping Labels in Flxpoint

Flxpoint has partnered with ShipEngine to offer new in-app features, including integrated shipping label generation and the ability to download and send or print shipping labels directly [...]

Unlock Ecommerce Growth with Inventory and Warehouse Management Systems

As your ecommerce business grows and evolves, your inventory tracking methods need to grow and evolve, as well. Logistical tasks that were initially the responsibility of a [...]

Flxpoint Announces New Source Integration with SKULabs

Flxpoint users can now integrate with SKULabs, a powerful warehouse management system. SKULabs is a solution for merchants who track inventory across multiple warehouses or need to [...]

Flxpoint New Features: Vendor Portal Improvements, Product Load Speed and more!

Flxpoint has added new features and improved existing ones. Keep scrolling to learn more! Vendor Portal Improvements Upload inventory/products, upload shipments, upload invoices Why is this important? [...]

ShipHero We’re Just Human Series: Dropshipping and Suppliers with Flxpoint CEO

Summary Flxpoint CEO, Travis Mariea, joins ShipHero's We're Just Human series to discuss different topics on dropshipping and how the Flxpoint software can help ecommerce businesses connect [...]

Flxpoint Now Integrated With Miva Ecommerce Platform

Flxpoint users can now integrate with Miva, a flexible, adaptable, and completely customizable ecommerce platform and shopping cart software. Unlike many other ecommerce platforms, Miva is not [...]

Enhance Your Product Data with Flxpoint + Etilize

According to a recent GfK study, 54% of consumers say they shop around to find the best value versus remaining loyal to one brand.  Now more than [...]

Integrate Flxpoint with Netsuite

As your business grows, so does your tech stack. That’s why it’s essential to implement software that seamlessly integrates with your existing solutions. Flxpoint’s latest integration is [...]

Watch: Webinar – The Wholesaler Guide (Start, Scale & Automate Your Dropship Program)

Summary In this webinar, Austin Rose, Head of Business Development, will guide you into our Wholesaler Guide where you will learn how you can begin, grow and [...]

Introducing Flxpoint’s New and Improved UI

Tomorrow, we’re excited to roll out a new Flxpoint user interface that features a modern look with updated icons, fonts, and colors. However, the changes we're implementing [...]

Integrate Flxpoint With ShippingEasy

Flxpoint now integrates with ShippingEasy, a leading shipping software solution for ecommerce retailers, to help you ship as effortlessly as you list. Resellers utilizing the ShippingEasy integration [...]

Flxpoint Adds Integration With Square Payments

Flxpoint's latest offering is a payment processor integration with Square Payments, which lets our users automatically process payments inside our app. Customers utilizing Flxpoint's dealer portal and other [...]

Watch: Webinar – Dealin’ With Dropship Product Data Feeds

Summary Travis Mariea, CEO of Flxpoint, takes you on a deep dive into the world of ecommerce product data feeds, with a special focus on dropship, and [...]

Product Performance & Supplier Fulfillment Reports Now Available

We have added two new especially useful reports in Flxpoint - the Product Performance Report and the Supplier Fulfillment Report. The Product Performance Report allows you to [...]

Transfer Orders Now Available in Flxpoint

One of our latest feature additions to the Flxpoint platform is Transfer Orders. Transfer Orders allow our users the ability to consolidate multiple dropship orders and place [...]

Committed Stock Now Available in Flxpoint

We have recently released a couple of new features within the Flxpoint tool with one being Committed Stock. Committed Stock is the closest you can get to [...]

Listen: Modern Merchant Podcast EP 4 – Adult Products

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher EP 4: In this episode of the Modern Merchant Podcast, Sex Toy Club [...]

5 Tips for Optimizing Your Product Descriptions for Ecommerce

Since about 80% of Americans do online shopping regularly, ecommerce businesses have a lot of opportunities to make sales. No matter who your target audience is, reaching [...]

Watch: Webinar With Shiphero – Delivering on the Promise of Distributed Fulfillment & Dropshipping

Summary Travis Mariea, CEO of Flxpoint, and Nicholas Daniel-Richards, founder of Shiphero, joins us for this webinar, which will is a live demo and tactical guide to [...]

Listen: Modern Merchant Podcast EP 3 – Tech Talk (Custom Development Work)

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher EP 3: Travis Mariea and Matt Myers, CEO and CTO of Flxpoint respectively, [...]

Watch: Webinar – Distributed Fulfillment & Why it is an Essential Part to Your Retail Strategy

Summary Retail has changed and your supply chain and fulfillment strategy has likely gone from “working” to inefficient, costly, or maybe even broken. However, executing on a [...]

Watch: Webinar – Digital Disruption In Retail & How To Adapt Your Strategy For Success

Summary For years, retail has been on a path of digital disruption which is being accelerated in the wake of the unexpected COVID-19 pandemic. Brands, distributors, and [...]

Watch: Webinar – Demystifying the Dropship Software Ecosystem

Summary Retailers and Suppliers face a dizzying amount of software choices when it comes to managing their ecommerce business. It becomes even more complex when trying to [...]

Kitting & Bundling Now Available in Flxpoint

One of our latest feature releases we have added to Flxpoint is Kitting & Bundling! With our latest addition of Kitting & Bundling, you can now combine [...]

Quickbooks Online Integration Now Available in Flxpoint

We are excited to announce the addition of our first accounting integration for Flxpoint - Quickbooks Online! With Flxpoint, you can integrate your sales channels and send [...]

Rate Shopping Now Available in Flxpoint

We have recently released one of the latest Flxpoint features, Rate Shopping. With this tool, you will be able to retrieve estimated shipping rates via an external [...]

Listen: Modern Merchant Podcast EP 2 – Home & Furniture Industry Roundup

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher EP 2: Gil Bar-Lev joins us from Homeroots on this episode of The [...]

Listen: Modern Merchant Podcast EP 1 – Firearms Industry Roundup

You can also listen to this episode on: Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Stitcher EP 1: Eric Jensen from 2nd Amendment Wholesale joins us for the first [...]

New Features: Category Manager, Virtual Builder Enhancements and More!

We have recently released more new features on the Flxpoint platform. Check them out below! Category Manager Ability to merge, organize, rename and add new categories for [...]

How to Handle Dropship Returns

Ideally, none of your dropshipping customers will ever want to make returns. Unfortunately, we don’t live in an ideal world. If you run a dropshipping business, over […]

Choosing the Right Ecommerce Order Management System for Your Business

If you're an online merchant, you know the challenges that come with ecommerce order management related to capturing, tracking, and fulfilling orders. Not only do you have [...]