What do you see when you look at this image?
The word “travel” is usually associated with positive things. Vacations…New adventures…
Not so in the fulfillment warehouse, where travel time is the enemy of efficient order picking. In fact, it can comprise as much as 50% of the picking process – and up to half of your warehousing labor cost. Without the right system-aided picking process, you’re paying order pickers to walk, not to pick.
Raise your hand if you ever went to a birthday party and watched the guest of honor unwrap a huge box only to discover that it held a very small reward – one that was reached only after unwrapping a series of other large boxes.
It was the ten-year-old’s version of comedy gold.
Overpackaging still happens today in eCommerce packaging, only it’s not restricted to kids’ gifts. And in many cases, people find it annoying
Each year, the world’s most popular dictionaries make headlines when they announce their latest additions. (And in case you’re curious, some of this year’s winners included hangry and mansplaining.)
It’s a huge reminder that our day-to-day vocabularies are constantly evolving – and that it’s always a good idea for everyone to be on the same page about what a commonly used expression means.
With apologies to Noah Webster,
There are many industries that are chock full of competition. Unfortunately for your business, parcel delivery isn’t one of them.
Much like Henry Ford was glad to sell people a car in any color “as long as it was black,” your company is free to use any eCommerce delivery option you want – as long it involves UPS, FedEx, DHL or the USPS.
Even if you’re not a huge movie buff, there’s a lot to love about Southern California – especially when it comes to eCommerce fulfillment.
With millions of residents and world-class seaports, it’s part of the country’s most populous state, not to mention its busiest international logistics gateway for incoming container shipments. And that’s just a couple of reasons why Los Angeles warehousing could be an ideal fit for
Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment
Once upon a time, most people would have thought twice before ordering furniture, a piece of exercise equipment, or a kitchen appliance online. Today, such heavy freight orders are commonplace.
For example, according to a survey conducted by AlixPartners in 2016, 88% of consumers are willing to purchase an appliance online – a vast increase over the comparatively lower 62% that were open to it in 2012. Meanwhile
If you’ve ever lived with teenagers, the expression “Bigger children, bigger problems” requires no explanation. It essentially means that even though looking after small kids may seem work-intensive, it’s often kids’ bigger and older years that are the most complex.
Do a little wordsmithing and you could also be describing how things work in eCommerce, because as items increase in size, so do their fulfillment challenges
As I write this, we’re approaching another patriotic holiday. And no I’m not talking about July 4th.
I’m talking about Flag Day on June 14 – and I’m wondering how you’re planning to celebrate.
Actually, I think I probably already know, because although this official holiday has been around since 1916, it’s typically overlooked by almost everyone.
It’s a fitting parallel for what often takes place in the world of
Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment
It’s just a few weeks before Amazon Prime’s $20 price increase goes into full effect, and according to a recent study from Atherton Research, approximately 60% of Amazon Prime’s 90 million U.S. customers are so unhappy about this prospect they may not renew their memberships.
Likely, some of these customers will probably wind up changing their minds. However, the mere fact that so many are even contemplating a churn