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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

New Survey: E-commerce Retailers Aim to Shorten Fulfillment Time, Capture Last-minute Sales

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Nov 18, 2014 @ 10:50 AM


A new survey from retail strategy firm Kurt Salmon demonstrates that e-commerce retailers areunder increasing pressure to process and ship holiday orders quickly. In addition, a greater number of retailers plan to offer free shipping during the holiday season or year-round.

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Topics: 3PL, Retail, Holiday Shipping, E-commerce

Staffing Tips After the Holiday Shipping Rush

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Nov 17, 2014 @ 10:02 AM

Without a doubt, staffing during the holiday shopping season can become difficult while you try to meet a rise in orders, cover for staff on vacation, and balance full-time employees and temporary employees. Further training is involved, scheduling becomes an algorithm, and—most importantly—you’re being put to the test by your customers. But what happens after the rush? Here are a few tips to consider when the holiday rush is over and you need to reconfigure your scheduling.

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Topics: Returns, Staffing, Holiday Shipping, E-commerce

Predicting the Unpredictable in Ecommerce

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Nov 10, 2014 @ 10:21 AM

With the boom in ecommerce sales during the holiday season of 2013, businesses, 3PLs, and shipping companies were overwhelmed by the high flux of orders coming in from online sales, and they were unable to meet consumers’ demands. They weren’t able to predict just how much that could change their business model. This year, know what to expect. Here are a few data points you can measure to know what ecommerce will look like this year.

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Topics: 3PL, Holiday Shipping, Mobile Shopping, E-commerce

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

Making Realistic Shipping Offers to Your Customers

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Nov 03, 2014 @ 01:42 PM
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Topics: Returns, 3PL, Customer Service, Shipping, Holiday Shipping