In today’s information-rich, data-driven transportation and fulfillment environment, it pays to share key data points with your third-party logistics provider (3PL), even if it means giving up some information that your company normally holds close to the vest. To really succeed in 3PL fulfillment, you must be transparent with your provider.
Staples made the “EASY” button a main part of its advertising some years back, and it’s been very effective. The promise: all your office supplies in one place. Hey, what busy person doesn’t like the idea of saving time with a quick, easy solution?
Parcel consolidation is a great way for parcel shippers to reduce freight costs by leveraging the last-mile capability of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
Geography, Cost, Climate and Infrastructure Combine to Make Dallas/Fort Worth a Prime Hub for Distribution
Are you wondering where to locate your distribution warehouse? Given the hefty cost of logistics to your overall expense structure, it’s a big decision with big dollar implications.
E-tailers Struggle to Lease Affordable Space in Seller’s Market
According to real-estate brokerage firm CBRE, rental rates for prime warehouse space in the U.S. jumped nearly 10% in 2015 over the previous year. The main reason for the rise in warehousing costs: the rapid growth of online sales as companies snap up available space near ports and big cities.
Last Spring Amazon kicked off a new program – Seller Fulfilled Prime – that would allow select sellers to handle their own product fulfillment and still be eligible for Amazon Prime two-day delivery. Before, the Prime distinction was available only for products shipped by Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA).
Etailers who import products through Southern California ports often look for an LA fulfillment warehouse to handle product distribution. After all, Los Angeles is next to the LA and Long Beach ports and allows companies to quickly and economically move products from the ports to the warehouse and out to customers.
Guest post by Robert Schilt, President, Core e-Business Solutions – an Amware technology partner
The American market presents a fantastic sales opportunity for foreign etailers. But it requires companies to gain a U.S. warehouse and distribution capability to get products to market.
Okay, so you need pick and pack services and want to compare fulfillment costs across a few providers. Simple, right? You make a few calls, answer whatever questions they have, and wait for the quotes.