As more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles, it’s a great time to be selling organic or natural products. According to the Organic Trade Association, annual U.S. sales of the former have now broken $50 billion, while the growth rate of these sales is outpacing general product sales by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1.
Late last summer, Inc. magazine ran a story with this intriguing title: “The Next Tech Hub Isn’t Austin Or Denver. The Next Tech Hub Is Greater Phoenix.”
Change out the words “tech hub” for “warehousing hub” and we couldn’t agree more – because over the past several years Phoenix’s logistics advantages have proven to be a highly compelling draw for many eCommerce businesses, including those who are looking for a more
H2O at Home is a direct selling company that markets environmentally safe homecare products that allow you to clean using only water – no harmful chemicals.
The company was founded in France in 1997 and came to the U.S. in 2009 looking to expand a successful business. When the brand began to take off in the U.S., H2O at Home needed a reliable fulfillment partner to help it scale fulfillment operations.
When fulfillment professionals say the Windy City blows a lot of other markets away, they’re not exaggerating.
Home to one of the country’s largest road, rail and air cargo networks with numerous UPS, DHL and FedEx locations, Chicago is a major eCommerce hub you’ll want to consider for economical B2C distribution.
When you’re trying to reduce parcel shipping costs, it’s easy to get hyper-focused on parcel carriers’ published rates and negotiating the largest discounts possible.
Just be sure you’re not overlooking some other equally significant parcel saving opportunities in the process, because research shows that as much as 35% of most companies’ shipping expenses are connected to something else: parcel surcharges. And according
This holiday season blog is our gift to budget-conscious B2C shippers who need to control fulfillment expenses.
The subject: reducing parcel shipping costs.
How do you do it? Think P – A – R – C – E – L.
The right fulfillment partner can be a powerful ally in a business’s quest to become bigger, better, and more profitable – particularly as online sales and customer expectations grow.
But how do you even begin to find that partner in a field that’s chock-full of possibilities?
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.
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?