If you’re in the market for order fulfillment services, there’s one question that’s probably at the top of your list: What’s it going to cost?
As is often the case, the answer is “it depends” – on lots of things.
When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating.
Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S. ocean containers -- all while offering easy access to a vast land transportation network and huge consumer market.
Who doesn’t love the sense of achievement that comes with successfully completing a do-it-yourself project? There’s something incredibly satisfying about getting the job done without calling in a professional – not to mention the money you save.
But you have to know your own limitations.
It may only be October, but before you know it, holidays will be upon us. You’ll soon be seeing a lot more of all of your favorite parcel shipping carriers.
In light of that, we thought we’d share a few facts and figures about some of the exciting things each of these players has been up to since the last peak shopping season rolled around – with a little what’s-in-it-for-you commentary thrown in for good measure. Amware
You invest a lot of creativity and budget dollars into your marketing collateral, refining your messaging and design for maximum effectiveness. But, when it’s time to deliver those materials to your prospects or customers, is ho-hum packaging undercutting their impact?
If you had to name the most important people in your organization, would any associates on the fulfillment center floor make the cut?
If not, consider this week’s blog your wake-up call.
Because of the ongoing supply chain labor shortage, finding and keeping qualified people to do the important work of picking, packing and shipping orders is one of the most critical challenges facing eCommerce businesses today. Improving
When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.”
Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive?
Unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Even though most companies invest considerable time and money into finding the right 3PL fulfillment partner, many forget that it’s equally important to
Internet Retailer just published a research report whose title posed an important question for any online seller: Are Your Fulfillment Operations Good Enough?
Interestingly, many of the 100 mid-sized e-retailers who responded to the survey don’t think so.
When it comes to figuring out how your fulfillment performance stacks up, it’s tempting to compare yourself to industry giants. But what happens when you try to benchmark your order fulfillment services against something a bit more realistic – namely companies that have order volumes and budgets more in line with yours?
Here’s an amazing, fun fact: Kudzu, an Asian vine brought to the U.S. in 1876, can grow as much as a foot a day.
Do you know what else can grow incredibly quickly? Marketing collateral.
If you haven’t taken a good, hard look at your inventory in a while, you might be surprised to learn what’s hanging around in your (or your fulfillment partner’s) warehouse. No doubt, there are pieces that are seldom, if ever, used;