Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that ship direct to consumers are anxious to reduce parcel rates. Why? For every dollar in warehouse-related costs there are another four or five dollars in freight costs. So reducing parcel costs has a huge profit impact.
A conversation with Bob Silverman of Jones Lang Lasalle
According to commercial real estate services company, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), the current warehouse vacancy rate of 6.4% is at a 15-year low, and Class A warehouse space remains limited. At the same time, there continues to be a healthy pipeline of tenants in the market.
Clothing isn’t very forgiving. Gain just a few pounds and that favorite pair of pants won’t fit. Or that shirt you love may be a little too tight at the neck.
The right partners can be powerful allies in a business’s quest to become bigger, better and more profitable. Nowhere is that more true than logistics management, where logistics outsourcing continues to grow, and 73% of shippers who currently outsource say they are actually stepping up their use of third party logistics providers (3PLs).
One of the biggest benefits of 3PL fulfillment services for a growing company is the ability to deploy a modular solution.
LEGO® blocks are probably the simplest example of modular design. There are many types of pieces that could be used to build your final structure, but every single piece fits together and can be added at any time.
Are there better alternatives than FBA for foreign companies expanding to America?
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.
Is order fulfillment a core competency that you want to build within your growing e-Commerce organization? Often times as companies grow and mature they realize there is a lot more to having an efficient and effective supply chain than they originally anticipated. Many successful e-commerce and Direct Selling start-ups began with order processing in their basements and garages. As daily order volumes increase and SKU base
Measuring the success of your fulfillment operations allows managers to see and assess problem areas in a timely manner. Maintaining a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) permits a company to ensure that they are meeting the expectations of their customers while balancing an appropriate level of speed and efficiency. Once the set of KPI’s has been determined, managers need to review the data representing these
At some point in the explosive growth ride that many Direct Sales companies experience, its leaders must make an important strategic decision. One that could spell the difference between continued growth or stagnation.