Warehousing and Distribution

As both a domestic and international market leader, Amazon’s revenue among its channels continues its climb into Q4. While Amazon forges ahead, sometimes at the expense of its own margins, its competitors are nonetheless left wondering how they’ll remain competitive. Still Growing Financially, Amazon has had an...

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...

With national shipping carriers like FedEx and UPS raising their rates annually, many parcel shippers are looking for alternatives.  Many have found that using a combination of carriers best suits their shipping needs while others are getting the lowest rates by using a regional carrier,...

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...

After many months of complex negotiations, UPS and International Brotherhood of Teamsters reached an agreement. The changing nature of the logistics industry and the increased use of technology and advanced delivery methods by other carriers brought challenges to the negotiation process. The goal for the Teamsters...

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...

For Ecommerce stores, branching out and providing their business on Amazon has become the key part in keeping up with the competitive market of online selling. More importantly, creating a recognizable brand has been the marker to set Ecommerce businesses apart from their competitors. With...

Parcel, LTL, and Truckload shipping in 2018 were predicted to be volatile markets and so far that has proven to be true.  The logistics industry over the last 12 months, in particular small parcel, has seen many changes in pricing and other core areas.  And...