February 2021

February 1, 2021

Welcome to The Soapbox Newsletter! At the start of every month, we'll provide announcements and updates, showcase small businesses, and discuss best practices and tips. So are you ready to learn more? Keep on reading!

Exciting Announcements and Updates

3PL Updates

We've added an additional warehouse location in PA! We now have distribution centers in 3 states: California, Missouri, and Pennsylvania. We have exclusive shipping rates that go as low as 70% below USPS Commercial Plus rates in our distribution centers.

If you'd like to learn more about Soapbox 3PL, click here. To contact us directly about our 3PL services, email us at 3pl@soap-bx.com.

Updates & Support

We're launching international shipping in partnership with Flavor Cloud this month! Our users will now be able to enjoy the most competitive rates from over 250 international carriers with a worldwide reach. The international shipping experience will include all customs and duties paid within the same fulfillment user experience for you! Look for this announcement in the coming days.

If you need additional support for your e-commerce business, our team of e-commerce experts is here to help. Contact us at success@soap-bx.com, and we'll be happy to help with any issue you might have.

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Small Business Spotlight

“My co-founders and I started Collective Laboratories with the mission to shed the shame of hair loss. As a society now, we’re talking a lot about things like infertility and weight loss, but rarely do you see people talk about hair loss in a non-ashamed way, and it’s something that affects 89% of the world’s population.”

— Sarah Fotis

For Sarah Fotis, co-founder and CEO of Collective Laboratories, creating hair loss products started with her own struggles with hair loss. Click here to learn more about Collective Laboratories, their product, and how Soapbox is helping them take fulfillment to the next level.

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“We live in a visually-oriented culture where everyone has a camera now on their smartphone. I think for us, we were really excited by the question of what is beautiful, and we really wanted to explore how to bring that question into a faith-based brand.”

— Bryan Ye-Chung

Co-Founders Brian Chung and Bryan Ye-Chung of Alabaster Co. share more than near-identical names–they also share a business built out of their love of creativity and Christian faith. Click here to learn more about the origin story of the company, their products, and what’s to come in the future.

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Want to have your business featured in our Small Business Spotlights? Contact us at Success@soap-bx.com with the header "Small Business Spotlight" to learn more!

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Soapbox Blog

Drop Shipping: Is it the Right Choice?

Drop shipping was recently heralded as the future of e-commerce. Now, thanks to COVID-19, there are 3 factors affecting drop shipping’s efficiency. Read on to learn more about what drop shipping once was, what it has become, and where e-commerce can go from here.

Click here to learn more about Drop Shipping.

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Are You Ready for a 3rd Party Logistics?

As your daily inventory management and order fulfillment tasks become more time-consuming, you might be starting to wonder if a 3PL is the best next step for your e-commerce business. Read on to learn about the benefits of using a 3PL, when it might be time to make the switch, and how to pick the 3PL that’s right for you.

Click here to learn more about 3PL.

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