MultiChannel Fulfillment

The distance your customer’s order must travel has a direct impact on shipping costs and what a customer must pay to get their order sent to them (if a shipper wants to maintain their margin at least). This is a principal reason for locating an...

When the conversation turns to e-commerce without a doubt, Amazon always gets mentioned. Jeff Bezos’s company has set the bar so high that it has created a new standard, the Amazon Effect, for the logistics and transportation industry. They have created a shipping paradigm shift...

While Amazon is known for its speedy shipping, it comes at a cost---a high one. The eCommerce giant continues to raise the bar for delivery speed and its overall service, leaving more shoppers saying, ‘I’ll Just Prime It’ out of convenience, referring to the company’s...

Many start-up and small companies choose to handle order fulfillment themselves, whether to save money or maintain control over their business. At some point, however, the question as to whether to outsource fulfillment will come up. For some companies, continuing to fulfill their own orders...

Ever since Amazon started delivering at lightening-speed, improving the efficiency of last-mile of delivery has been on the mind of every other online retailer and business. While e-commerce shopping expectations have risen in general, delivery expectations have skyrocketed. The delivery experience, which includes an on-time delivery,...

No matter how much time you think you have when it comes to the holidays, everything ends up going down to the wire.  Shipping is no exception.  Here are the key dates you need to watch for this year's holiday shipping season. Because Christmas falls on...

Most logistics managers believe they are getting the best shipping rates possible.  Unless they are working with a logistics partner, however, they are probably leaving money on the table.  Working with the right resource is often the best way for a business to build the...

Sellers on Amazon, especially smaller ones, have been hit with a couple of increases from the online retailer this year, including the latest series aimed at sellers’ inventory levels. Many sellers will be paying higher prices to store inventory with the retailer, as Amazon looks...

Many start-up and small companies choose to handle order fulfillment themselves, whether to save money or maintain control over their business. At some point, however, the question as to whether to outsource fulfillment will come up. For some companies, continuing to fulfill their own orders...

Deciding on any business service takes a thorough evaluation and trusting a third-party to handle your company’s fulfillment process is no exception. For an e-commerce company, this can be an especially difficult decision as the fulfillment company will be handling receiving, picking, packing, and shipping...