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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

Ecommerce Fulfillment Spotlight: Experience Music Project Museum Shop

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Jan 23, 2015 @ 10:32 AM

We’re excited to put the MKM spotlight on one of our new ecommerce fulfillment clients, the Experience Music Project (EMP) Museum Shop. The EMP Museum Shop has a great ecommerce site offering niche pop culture gifts for geeks and rock ‘n’ roll fans alike: think Nirvana, Star Wars, and Doctor Who. Online consumer orders from the EMP Museum Store ship directly from MKM ecommerce fulfillment centers.

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Topics: E-commerce, Warehouse

3 Surefire Signs It’s Time to Start Looking for 3PL Logistics

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, Jan 14, 2015 @ 09:41 AM

Most companies start out managing their own logistics, but when should you start thinking about outsourcing responsibilities such as warehouse management, fulfillment or distribution?

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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Fulfillment

Helpful Tips to Introduce Your Company in an RFP

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Jan 05, 2015 @ 09:58 AM

Just like any good job interview, an RFP is a two-way communication. It’s just as important to share the right information as it is to ask the right questions! Give a good first impression by painting a clear and honest picture about what your company is today, what you want to become, and who is the ideal 3PL (third-party logistics) partner for the challenges you face.

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Topics: 3PL, Request for Proposal (RFP)

Ready to Release Your RFP? Ask Yourself These 3 Questions First

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Dec 19, 2014 @ 12:21 PM

Over the last few weeks, you’ve spent countless hours carefully crafting the most important document you’ll use to learn about your potential third-party logistics (3PL) partners: your RFP.

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Topics: 3PL, Request for Proposal (RFP)

Preparing Your Fleet For Bad Weather

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Dec 15, 2014 @ 10:19 AM
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Topics: Drivers, Holiday Shipping, Distribution, Safety

Balancing Distribution Through Incentives

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Dec 11, 2014 @ 03:47 PM
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Topics: 3PL, Store Fulfillment, Retail, Holiday Shipping, Distribution, E-commerce

Value Added Services & the Holidays

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Dec 04, 2014 @ 10:20 AM
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Topics: 3PL, Retail, Repackaging, Value Added Services

Communicating Promotions to Your 3PL

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Nov 28, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

Every year, the holidays tend to make things busy in retail stores and warehouses across the country. There’s an upswing in activity just from people buying and shopping for gifts, both in stores and online. Usually, warehouses and distribution centers are able to plan accordingly for these upswings, because they’re consistent every year.

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Topics: 3PL, Retail, Fulfillment, Distribution, E-commerce

Preparing Brick & Mortars for Ecommerce Returns

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Nov 24, 2014 @ 01:16 PM
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Topics: Returns, Reverse Logistics, E-commerce