Sean Flannigan's blogs

Packing & Shipping | 12 min read
mars 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
juin 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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Starting an Online Store | 17 min read
mai 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
mai 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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Small Business Marketing | 29 min read
mai 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
avril 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
avril 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
avril 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
avril 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
avril 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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Starting an Online Store | 18 min read
avril 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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Starting an Online Store | 6 min read
mars 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
mars 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 Experience | 11 min read
février 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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Customer Experience | 8 min read
février 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
février 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 Experience | 8 min read
février 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 | 2 min read
janvier 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
janvier 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 | 3 min read
janvier 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
janvier 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
janvier 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 | 20 min read
décembre 13, 2020

The ‘shipped with Sendle’ gift guide

At Sendle, we are blessed with a roster of amazing businesses from which we can choose exciting gifts for our loved ones, be they across the country or in the next room. What ...
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Starting an Online Store | 7 min read
novembre 23, 2020

How to start your Etsy shop: A step by step guide

Etsy is one of the most accessible online marketplaces for small online retailers. With a massive global audience and the ability to reach them with ease (and a bit of SEO ...
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Sustainability | 13 min read
novembre 18, 2020

21 Shopify stores for going Zero Waste now

The Zero Waste movement has gained steam in the last few years. And, with good reason! It’s becoming more and more obvious that we can’t sustain our usual routines without ...
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Customer Experience | 8 min read
mai 27, 2020

How to boost sales and reduce shopping cart abandonment [Updated]

Setting up an online store and making available all your wares is just the first step to creating a successful eCommerce operation. The slightest obstacle may thwart a ...
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Customer Experience | 7 min read
mai 14, 2020

Want that, buy this: A small business buying guide

As consumers, we have so many options for buying all that very necessary stuff we eagerly wait to find at our doorsteps. In the US alone, eCommerce sales accounted for 16% of ...
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Starting an Online Store | 18 min read
mai 5, 2020

WFH: 47 ideas for starting a business from home

Whether because you just want to be your own boss or because life has thrust you into it, starting a small business from home is absolutely in the cards.
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Sustainability | 13 min read
avril 22, 2020

17 tips to reduce your carbon footprint

Humans have a lot to be proud about—the invention of the wheel, the ability to create fire at will, cat videos, poutine. We’re full of ideas and a zest for life. We always ...
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Sustainability | 8 min read
avril 21, 2020

Home compostable vs commercially compostable: Where do I put this?

Composting is definitely the most enriching form of throwing things out. Otherwise, garbage is just going to rot slowly in a landfill. Fortunately, there are a lot of ways ...
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