Eone (pronounced E-one) is an award-winning inclusive watch company. Thanks to an innovative magnetized ball bearing system, Eone watches can be read by anyone, including the blind. Eone brings us the world’s first fully inclusive timepiece.
Following its breakout 2013 Kickstarter campaign, the company launched full-bore into global eCommerce. However, the fledgling startup found itself handicapped by the cost of international shipping. Here’s how Easyship helped Eone turn a profit on global eCommerce.
Eone needed a way to ship cost-effectively to numerous global markets. To start, this meant saving money on shipping by using multiple carriers instead of one. Secondly, the company would need to store inventory in warehouses in its target market, then using third-party logistics providers (3PLs) to coordinate fulfillment.
Problem was, the company was having trouble finding reliable warehousing and 3PLs who were willing to work with a growing company. So the company was stuck paying high rates on international shipments and its bottom line dropped lower and lower.
Easyship provided Eone with instant access to the global shipping and fulfillment partners it needed to succeed. With Easyship, Eone was able to use any of the 250+ courier solutions in the Easyship network (and save up to 70% off all retail rates). The expert Easyship support team also helped Eone plug into our global network of trusted warehousing and logistics partners in its target markets.
To start, Eone integrated it's eCommerce platform with Easyship in seconds. This allowed Eone online store to access discounted rates from all global couriers. And since Easyship integrates with top warehouse management systems, Eone was also able to manage all global fulfillment activity in our easy-to-use dashboard.
With Easyship, Eone can ship to any international market while turning a handsome profit. By plugging into Easyship’s global courier and 3PL network, the company found it easy to choose the right warehousing partners in its most popular markets.
Integrating its eCommerce store with Easyship lets Eone to access the cheapest rates for all its 10+ go-to global couriers in seconds, plus coordinate fulfillment with all its warehouses around the world without lifting a finger. In just six months, the savings on shipping unleashed a revenue increase of $34,000.
"Surround yourself with like-minded people, people with that “entrepreneur” energy! A little healthy competition doesn’t hurt. Finding that community is beneficial because you’ll succeed and learn much faster as part of a group. Don’t be shy to ask for help."
"Test your markets first. Identify your strongest markets by either firing off advertisements or lead gen efforts in that country. Perhaps collaborate with similar brands from another region to gain exposure before launching into a full-scale logistical solution [in that country]."
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