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How Mobile Screen Size is Changing Ecommerce

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Nov 06, 2014 @ 09:24 AM
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Topics: Fulfillment, Distribution, E-commerce, Omnichannel

Los Angeles Port Backup Causing Delays

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, Nov 05, 2014 @ 04:04 PM
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Topics: Oversea Supplier, Fulfillment, Holiday Shipping, Distribution, E-commerce

Shipping Rates: Free, Flat, or Variable?

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Oct 07, 2014 @ 04:41 PM
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Topics: Shipping, E-commerce, Retail

Making the Transition from Domestic to International E-Commerce

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, Sep 24, 2014 @ 09:26 AM

Think about the amount of work that goes into your domestic e-commerce. You have to know all of the state regulations and how they change state to state, know tax regulations, and know restrictions on merchandise. Now imagine doubling, tripling—on and on—for switching to international e-commerce. Every country will have its own set of regulations and restrictions, so there’s a lot of homework to do before expanding to international e-commerce.

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Topics: E-commerce

The How & Why of Free Returns

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Aug 14, 2014 @ 02:13 PM

Reverse logistics are often an animal that no company particularly wants to handle, but for anyone in ecommerce, it’s necessary. No matter how efficient you are at picking the correct items, packaging well, and shipping, there will always be customers who decide to return an item for one reason or another. And reverse logistics aren’t necessarily cheap. They’re an added cost that must be factored in to ecommerce budgets.

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Topics: 3PL, Reverse Logistics, E-commerce, Returns

Marketing & Distribution in the Modern World

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Aug 08, 2014 @ 11:39 AM
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Topics: Returns, 3PL, Fulfillment, E-commerce

When Do You Know You’ve Outgrown Amazon?

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Jul 15, 2014 @ 09:31 AM

Amazon already towers over all other providers when it comes to the B2C side of distribution, but now it’s making further strides to monopolize and become the world’s largest 3PL for B2B. Should you, as a business owner, be leery of that kind of relationship and involvement? How do you know if working with Amazon for order fulfillment is the right choice for you, or if their growth limits your specific needs?

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

The All-in-One Provider

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Jul 03, 2014 @ 09:22 AM
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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, White Glove Delivery, Distribution, E-commerce, Value Added Services

Packaging Materials & Your 3PL

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Jun 26, 2014 @ 01:16 PM

You never want a product showing up damaged to your customer’s door, but it’s sometimes a reality of ecommerce. Whether it’s a clumsy delivery person dropping the package or a parcel delivery company’s machine flipping it in a way it shouldn’t be, damage happens. But, of course, there are ways to prevent against damage: namely, the packing materials you or your 3PL partner uses. Do you know what’s going in the box?

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Topics: 3PL, Shipping, Packing Materials, E-commerce

History of Ecommerce: The Amazon Effect

Posted by Kristen Melendez on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 @ 04:03 PM
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Topics: Online Orders, Distribution, E-commerce