Online Shopping Fulfillment: 4 3PL Benefits
Online retail is still a new and challenging sector with increasing competition. A third party logistics provider can be a valuable asset and resource to any e-commerce outlet. Below are four benefits that a 3PL can provide for online retailers.
Third Party Warehousing: Best Practices for E-Commerce Distribution
According to a recent Econsultancy survey, businesses have more tools, resources, and access than ever before to engage with their consumers to improve and track the customer experience. At the same time, consumers have more power and choices to leverage prices, services, options, and communicate with and about your brand. Both sides of these tangible technologies are creating specif...
Auto Part Fulfillment: Integrating Distribution Center Automation
Have you ever worked on a jigsaw puzzle and been absolutely convinced that a piece should fit somewhere, but it just didn’t go? The colors matched, the shape of the piece looked perfect for that spot, but for whatever reason, it just wasn’t meant to go where you thought it would. Trying to force it, or “make it work” means that the puzzle will never be complete. Systems integration ...
Omni-Channel Fulfillment: Three Ways to Improve Reverse Logistics
Going forward is fairly, well, straightforward. Whether it’s driving or running; or something more involved like making an online purchase. With the former you have vision and a direct, natural route to where you are going. And with the latter, you are performing a familiar, explicit transaction. But if you try and do either backwards, it easily becomes complicated. This is especi...
Online Shopping Fulfillment: Make Your Data Work
Facebook became one the largest advertising platforms in the world by leveraging data. After years of connecting you with your friends, family, and interests, the social media network became one of the biggest data aggregators ever. By recognizing where you live, what TV shows you like, your favorite sports teams and music, and just about everything else in between, Facebook can off...
Logistics for On-Line Retailers: 4 Ways a 3PL Helps Distribution
Online retailers have changed the way people shop. In fact, 40% of males and 33% of females age 18-34; claim that they would buy everything online if possible. Furthermore, by 2020 U.S. online sales are forecasted to eclipse $523 billion. Not only are these new e-commerce avenues shaping the way consumers spend money, they are also directly impacting the traditional brick-and-mortar...
Lowering Auto Part Fulfillment Costs with Cloud Based Systems
You can watch your new favorite TV show on your phone, laptop, or TV. You can listen to music in your car and let the best part of the song transition to your home stereo. You can even take a picture let someone across the globe see it instantly. Cloud technology has given us the ability to share and be mobile like never before. It also has capabilities that go far beyond entertain...
Logistics Hub Providers: 3 Tips for Selecting a WMS
When shopping for a car, your overall goal is to find a vehicle that fits your needs and preferences. If you have kids you’ll want something with a lot of room like an SUV or a minivan. If you travel a lot, a car with great fuel economy is a must. If you carry a lot of materials or find yourself “off-road” often enough, you’ll be shopping for a truck. Beyond that there are other ni...
Holiday Fulfillment Preparation: 3 Tips for a Successful Supply Chain
Forrester Research forecasts that over $355 billion will be spent online this year, with significant upticks during the holiday season. With such an increase in spending and a change in how consumers search and shop, optimizing your online fulfillment, warehousing, and transportation for the holiday season is essential. It is these steps that cannot only make or break the busiest tim...
Online Apparel Fulfillment: What Do Consumers Want This Holiday Season?
Consumers have changed the way they shop, and with this change in behavior and expectations has arrived a landscape littered with loaded shopping carts. Not literally of course, but digitally. In fact, a BI Intelligence report shows that over $4 trillion worth of items are left in online shopping carts each year. Why so much? The top reason stated was due to unexpected shipping cos...