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Why Working with a 3PL Improves the Customer Experience

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, Apr 19, 2017 @ 06:00 AM

Retailers are entering uncharted territory with ecommerce fulfillment. Customers have always wanted the best products for their dollar, but now they also expect the best delivery service. Teaming up with an experienced 3PL can help you meet the demands of your customers 24/7.

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Topics: 3PL, Customer Service, Transportation

Logistics for Pharmaceutical Companies and Other Organizations with Specialized Requirements

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Jun 12, 2015 @ 10:15 AM

Companies with specialized requirements, such as pharmaceuticals manufacturers, have traditionally been hesitant to outsource distribution. But as technology improves, many third-party logistics providers (3PLs) are better suited to serve companies with specialized logistics requirements.

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Request for Proposal (RFP), Transportation

Ecommerce Dropshipping: Exploring the Benefits and Drawbacks

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Jun 05, 2015 @ 10:58 AM

One of the recent trends in retail ecommerce is dropshipping. Dropshipping is a model where an online store sells product without keeping it in inventory. Instead, the store works with a supplier or manufacturer to ship the product directly to the customer. 

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Topics: Shipping, Inventory Management, Dropshipping

How to Find the Best KPI’s for Every Retail Distribution Center

Posted by Kenny English on Tue, Apr 28, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

We’re always talking with our clients about ways to improve their operations. For example, we’re often asked how to reduce the number of returns or the best ways to manage inventory. Regardless of where improvements are needed, the insight we gain and the recommendations we make are rooted in data. And that data almost always comes from KPI’s.  

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Topics: Returns, Retail, Inventory Management, E-commerce, Transportation

Streamline Your Supply Chain by Consolidating Distribution Centers

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Mar 24, 2015 @ 10:52 AM

The only constant in life – and in the logistics industry – is change. Maybe you’ve released a new product, or are discontinuing a current one. Maybe you’re merging with another company. Regardless of your unique situation, changes in the ecommerce industry and your business can alter your capacity and impact your logistics.

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Supply Chain, Distribution

7 Tips to Reducing Your Return Rate for Ecommerce

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Mar 16, 2015 @ 02:19 PM

Product returns are one of the biggest contributing factors to loss. If too much product ends up back on your shelves, it can mean that your customers aren’t happy with their interactions with your company or your products. And too many returns create overwhelmed warehouse operations, in addition to losing potential profits.

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Topics: Returns, E-commerce

Why Distribution in the Midwest is a Smart Business Decision

Posted by Kenny English on Mon, Mar 09, 2015 @ 05:38 PM

Since we’re located in the heart of Indiana, I admit that we’re a little biased when we talk about the logistics industry in the Midwest. But when you take a critical look at the industry, such as in this infographic, distributing from the Midwest is a good business decision for many retailers.

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Topics: Logistics, Retail, Distribution

Is automation the secret to better retail inventory reconciliation?

Posted by Kenny English on Tue, Mar 03, 2015 @ 01:20 PM

It might not be the most glamorous, but meticulously tracking your inventory is one of the most crucial aspects of warehouse management. There’s a lot to keep track of and a myriad of ways you can get it done.

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Topics: Inventory Management, Staffing, Warehouse

10 Retail Ecommerce Fulfillment Trends for 2015

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Feb 16, 2015 @ 02:07 PM

Retailers, we’re entering uncharted territory in ecommerce fulfillment. Consumers today have higher expectations for their customer experience than ever, and it’s up to you to meet them. How can you stay ahead of the curve and keep your customers happy? 

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Topics: Omnichannel, E-commerce, Dim Weight

How to Calculate Dim Weight

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Feb 09, 2015 @ 01:06 PM

At the beginning of 2015, UPS and FedEx shifted their billable weight rules to account for the dimensional weight of all ground shipments. Here’s the original statement from FedEx on the matter.

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Topics: Shipping, Dim Weight