Warehousing and Distribution

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...

Being an online retailer isn’t easy these days. Balancing increasing customer demands for faster delivery times with the cost of doing so is a challenge that every e-retailer faces. Delivering individual orders to customers’ homes is significantly more expensive than stocking a store, and customers...

Just about every company is looking to lower costs and get better value for their transportation spend. Yet, not every company conducts a detailed freight invoice audit on a regular basis. Failure to reconcile shipping invoices can result in higher shipping costs, loss of carrier...

The online retail environment is more dynamic than ever, with competition among retailers at an all-time high.  According to McKinsey, e-commerce in the United States has grown about 18% per year, and now accounts for almost 9% of all retail.  With such large growth in...