Sean Flannigan's blogs

Packing & Shipping | 12 min read
March 27, 2022

The big guide to sustainable packaging

It isn't easy being green, a wise frog once said. But, as far as eco-friendly packaging options go, we're here to help you make informed decisions and make it a little easier.
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Packing & Shipping | 10 min read
June 14, 2021

Choosing the best shipping label printer for your small business

Shipping your goods to your customers would not be possible without the ever-important set of instructions you place gingerly on each package. With it, your delivery driver ...
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Customer Stories | 8 min read
June 7, 2021

Climate Cookery: Utilizing traditional crops for modern foods

What we eat is as central to who we are as the clothes we wear or our favorite books. But, there are many foods we’ve never gotten the chance to accumulate into our ...
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Starting an Online Store | 17 min read
May 26, 2021

The complete guide to starting a subscription box service

Subscription services are more popular than ever. Increasingly, people are choosing to simplify their lives by getting regular shipments of the things they love.
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Customer Stories | 16 min read
May 25, 2021

The best small businesses around the world, according to Sendlers

It feels great to buy from small businesses. These humble and eminently human sellers are the true lifeblood of our local economies, recirculating their incomes back into the ...
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Customer Stories | 11 min read
May 20, 2021

Two Birds Coffee: Building community, one cup at a time

Starting a business is rarely only about turning a profit—though, that’s also nice. As a business owner, you want to make a difference and create relationships with your ...
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Small Business Marketing | 29 min read
May 18, 2021

Top eCommerce SEO tips from experts to drive new traffic to your store

You can’t go too far into starting your online store without reading about the importance of search engine optimization (or more casually, SEO). It’s a fact of the online ...
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Customer Experience | 10 min read
April 30, 2021

Where to find the best Mother’s Day gifts for your favorite lady

You know her. You love her. She’s your mother and she deserves your undying gratitude for bringing you into the world and raising you up to be the type of person that would ...
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Sustainability | 9 min read
April 20, 2021

What is Zero Waste? The movement against waste

The world, as a whole, makes a lot of waste. A lot. Two billion tons a year, in fact. And it’s not hard to see its destructive effects, such as habitat loss. While that ...
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Sustainability | 8 min read
April 20, 2021

9 creative sustainable business ideas to reduce your impact

There are so many ways for businesses to become more sustainable. It doesn’t stop at reducing the amount of energy you use or instituting a recycling program (but you should ...
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Sustainability | 10 min read
April 19, 2021

The beginner’s guide to the circular economy

Humans are a dynamic animal—ambitious, intelligent, caring—with a baffling set of contradictory traits—destructive, myopic, careless. But when we set our minds to something, ...
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Sustainability | 13 min read
April 19, 2021

Steps you can take to make your business more environmentally sustainable

Sustainability is a noble goal in and of itself. But, it’s also a no-brainer. Because if we’re only taking and never giving back, we’ll be out of a place to live.
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Customer Stories | 10 min read
April 14, 2021

Amplify Bookstore: Bringing BIPOC representation to your bookshelf

Everyone deserves to see themselves represented in media—television, film, literature. But, for so long, a majority of the characters on screen and in books have been white, ...
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Starting an Online Store | 18 min read
April 12, 2021

How to start your small business at home (with infographic)

Starting a small business from the comfy confines of your home is a dream that you can absolutely realize. But, dreaming is only the start. You’ll need to get some pen and ...
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Sustainability | 14 min read
March 30, 2021

Maggie Greene: Merging personal style & sustainability for career women

Style is personal, an outgrowth of all the little things that make a person uniquely them. Where that intersects with presenting one’s self to the world is where it can get ...
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Customer Experience | 11 min read
March 25, 2021

20 Women-owned small businesses that you really gotta check out

We buy things all the time, as the need or want arises and are guided by our reserves of disposable income. But, where we are directing these funds is what really matters. ...
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Starting an Online Store | 6 min read
March 17, 2021

How to find the right products for your amazing subscription box

A subscription box service is an exciting offering, giving your customers something to look forward to on a regular basis. Once you’ve managed to narrow in on a strong niche ...
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Customer Stories | 7 min read
March 9, 2021

Sendler advice corner: Tips on how to start your small business

Knowing exactly what to do when starting a new business is hard—some might say impossible. You try to check all the boxes, listen to the right people, recheck all the boxes, ...
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Customer Stories | 12 min read
March 2, 2021

Celestial Surf Studio: Slinging ceramics that elevate our daily routines

The earth contains many inert wonders full of potential forms and energies. A hunk of clay only needs hands to pluck it out and transform it into something magnificently ...
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Customer Stories | 9 min read
February 24, 2021

Natural Ash: Nursing your skin back to health

Your skin is your largest organ. It protects the inside of your body against all the slings and arrows of the outside world. So, obviously you should treat with the respect ...
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Customer Experience | 8 min read
February 17, 2021

Black-owned businesses you should check out right now

Where you spend your money matters. As you hand over your hard-earned dollars, there is an implicit vote of confidence for what they are doing. So, it makes sense to wield ...
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Starting an Online Store | 10 min read
February 16, 2021

The complete guide to Buy Now, Pay Later services

Buy Now, Pay Later (BNPL) services are all the rage these days. The phrase alone excites. I can get something now and pay for it later? Sign me up!
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Customer Stories | 5 min read
February 10, 2021 Sustainable packaging designed for small businesses

Packaging is ubiquitous in our lives—filling our cabinets, our fridges, and eventually our waste bins. So many things we buy are enrobed in some sort of protective shell and ...
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Customer Experience | 8 min read
February 4, 2021

Valentine’s gift ideas for staying cozy at home this year

The ancient history of fellas named Valentine is not about their fondness for romantic gestures but their penchant for routine martyrdom. Not exactly what you want to put in ...
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Starting an Online Store | 3 min read
January 26, 2021

Small business templates and spreadsheets to simplify your workflow

Running a small business is no simple task. Often, as the owner, you are wearing a number of hats on any given day.
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Starting an Online Store | 2 min read
January 26, 2021

Free inventory management templates to keep track of your goods

Your goods are the star of your business—from their flattering photo shoots to the careful decorative bundling for their final travels. So, it's vital you know how many you ...
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Starting an Online Store | 3 min read
January 26, 2021

Free invoicing templates for your small business

Having readymade templates is pretty nice when you are running a business. Instead of fiddling around in Excel, trying to get all the relevant fields together, you could just ...
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Starting an Online Store | 3 min read
January 26, 2021

Free small business employee & expense form templates

As a small business owner, you need to have simple yet powerful tools at your disposal to manage all the data that comes out of running a business. A big part of that is ...
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Starting an Online Store | 4 min read
January 26, 2021

Free financial planning templates for your small business

A good spreadsheet can accomplish a lot, especially for unraveling the minutae of your small business' finances. The difference between being close and being right is vast, ...
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Customer Stories | 15 min read
January 5, 2021

The Source: Promoting body positivity with sustainable clothing

For so long, the clothes we wore came prescribed to us by the mores of whatever time and place we happened to live in. Comfort and body positivity didn’t quite figure into ...
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