One of the hottest commodities in the pandemic economy is personal protective equipment (PPE). And it’s not just consumers searching for masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Marketers are now looking at PPE as a means to protect associates and customers and also to promote their brands.
A picture can be worth a thousand words.
But sometimes numbers tell an even more compelling story.
Following are statistics from recent logistics and fulfillment studies, along with our take on what this data might suggest about how you manage fulfillment and how you work with eCommerce fulfillment 3PLs.
When online shoppers click the order button on your website, they expect to get their selections quickly and in perfect condition. Making that happen is the job of your 3PL provider. While the company’s warehouse staff actually picks, packs and ships your products, your fulfillment center customer service representative (CSR) contributes to a positive buying experience through the support he or she gives you.
If you’re looking for more economical shipping options, don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
More accurately, don’t be afraid to think beyond it – because in many cases the key to significant eCommerce fulfillment savings may not require the use of an actual box at all.
Of all the emerging trends in online shopping, one of the hottest is subscription box services. According to Fuel, A McKinsey Company, the subscription box industry is now worth about $10 billion and is still growing. Even more enticing is the fact that, while there are certainly leaders in this market, there are still opportunities for newcomers to claim market share.
While they are essentially eCommerce offerings,
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COVID-19 has triggered an increase in online orders. Most are predicting that the increase in B2C fulfillment will sustain, even as retail stores emerge from hibernation. Operationally, it requires far more manpower to pick and pack individual orders than it does to ship out pallets of goods to retailers. As a result, businesses are seeing a marked increase in eCommerce fulfillment center costs – and a profit-driven need
Most companies are wasting a good portion of what they spend on print marketing materials.
In one survey, marketers reported spending an average of 20% of their budget on print materials. They also admitted that 25% of their marketing literature is never used. That’s at least 5% of the budget that just went up in smoke.
Mention the term “West Coast fulfillment” and the name Los Angeles won’t be far behind – and understandably so.
Now the country’s second-largest city, it features an outstanding combination of eCommerce advantages, not to mention some close-to-perfect weather.
Public Goods sells quality household products that are healthy, sustainable and ultra-affordable. Most sales are online at publicgoods.com, but in early 2020 the company began national distribution to a major retail chain.
As if opening up a new sales channel wasn’t enough of a distribution challenge, something else happened in this timeframe – the Coronavirus pandemic shutdown hit hard. Supply lines from Asia were