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 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

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

Identifying Value-Added Services For Your 3PL

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Mon, Oct 20, 2014 @ 02:31 PM
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Topics: 3PL, Shipping, Distribution, Value Added Services

Shipping Rates: Free, Flat, or Variable?

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

Efficient Loading Practices

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Sep 16, 2014 @ 11:37 AM

When you’re in the business of constantly loading and unloading trucks throughout the day, it becomes very apparent that the way you load things into a truck can make unloading them either very efficient, or a terrible experience. If you’re new to loading and unloading, there are a few things to remember; some of which are common sense, and others may be foreign concepts.

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Topics: 3PL, Shipping, Warehouse

Distributors: Navigating Federal & State Regulations

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Fri, Sep 12, 2014 @ 08:55 AM

While shipping regulations for trucks and truck drivers are federally controlled, drivers still often must stop at weigh stations immediately, or soon after, crossing a state line. States generally won’t have different regulations, but they might require authorization and, if nothing else, trucks must be weighed and sometimes inspected, and Hours of Service log books will get checked.

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Topics: 3PL, Shipping, Drivers, Fleet

Minimizing dimensional weight charges

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Tue, Sep 09, 2014 @ 03:43 PM
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Topics: 3PL, Logistics, Shipping

When Your Building Has Reached Capacity

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Wed, Aug 20, 2014 @ 01:55 PM

Capacity and building size play a large role in logistics, and it’s vital to know when your building has actually reached capacity. Once it has, you have two options: hold steady and stop growth, or add on to your building or move to a new one that allows you more space. There are a few tell-tale signs that it’s due time for you to consider a new, larger building.

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Topics: Logistics, Shipping, Distribution, Warehouse

Container Processing at MKM

Posted by Maeghan Hurley on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 10:51 AM
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Topics: 3PL, Foreign Trade Zone, Oversea Supplier, Shipping, Repackaging, Value Added Services, Container Processing