Choosing the right 3PL for your company’s warehousing and distribution is challenging, there’s no doubt. It’s always hard to be 100 percent certain that the 3rd party logistics company you choose will really deliver. That’s why it’s a good idea to start interviewing logistics partners long before you actually need one. That way, you’ll have [...]
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Order fulfillment is a vital aspect of customer service in the Internet age, so much so that many different strategies for keeping online shoppers happier than ever have resulted from the unique sort of demand they drive. Unlike traditional retail shops, where each store is pretty much the same in structure and operation, eCommerce stores [...]
Unless you’ve been doing your order fulfillment from a cave in the middle of the ocean for the last decade, you’ve heard the term “Big Data.” You’ve probably even been told once or twice how it can save your company a lot of money by eliminating waste and helping you to better understand your customers. [...]
There’s long been a divide in the types of companies that tend to focus more on reverse logistics or choose to work with a 3rd party logistics company to help with returns management. The measurement firm APQC recently released their most up to date findings on the actual utilization of these items across industries, giving [...]
Demand for warehousing space is still growing with nothing standing in the way of the expansion of this particular type of industrial real estate. According to the first quarter 2018 reporting from Cushman & Wakefield, “US industrial markets absorbed 56. 9 million square feet in the first quarter of 2018, making it the fourth strongest [...]
The world of third-party logistics and the supply chain is changing quickly these days, largely with help from a boost in technology and demand that’s difficult to fulfill. As they say, “necessity is the mother of invention,” and that certainly seems to be holding true for the world of 3PL. Check out some of the [...]
To anyone in the know as far as the world of modern logistics, it will come as no surprise that eCommerce logistics continue to grow without any end in sight. For the last decade, eCommerce has seen year over year percent increases in the double digits. First Quarter 2018, for example, showed a 16.4 percent [...]
Dietary supplements are a booming industry, so much so that the 2017 CRN Consumer Survey on Dietary Supplements found that 76 percent of American adults reported having taken a dietary supplement recently. That’s millions of Americans that could be potential customers for your eCommerce or brick-and-mortar supplement store. Selling more dietary supplements, though, relies on [...]
Jumping into a relationship with a great 3rd party logistics company can be a rollercoaster ride, even with the best matches. You both are working hard to try to understand how the other operates on a fundamental level, while still maintaining business as usual for your clients and prospects. It can be a challenging path, [...]