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