Warehousing and Distribution

Any manufacturing company shipping to a big box retailer can incur additional costs called chargebacks for errors such as missed delivery deadlines, incorrect package labeling, and paperwork mistakes.   Because delivery specifications vary by retailer, manufacturers often have a hard time complying with all the rules,...

Managing inventory is important to every online retailer, no matter the size of your company. Failing to control inventory correctly leads to a lot of expensive problems - like having too many of items you cannot sell or not having enough of the products your...

Shipping is a big expense for every subscription box company and is especially important to think about as you are first starting out. However, even established subscription box companies can benefit from evaluating their own shipping patterns and requirements on a regular basis. It's a...

The boom in internet shopping over the last decade has caused a massive overhaul in the retail industry, resulting in changes in how retailers handle their return policy.  For any retailer, optimizing their customer returns has become a critical component in remaining competitive against other...

All companies use data to create strategies, make important decisions, and set goals for the business.  A good data management process will help companies to align strategies and identify areas of growth.  And in today’s competitive environment, being able to make those decisions before the...

As the world’s largest online marketplace, Amazon fills countless orders daily.  The company’s FBA program enables merchants to use Amazon as a fulfillment partner.  During 2015, sellers utilizing the FBA program grew over 50% as compared to 2014.  Amazon sellers from more than 100 countries...

When Amazon announced its Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) program a few years ago, it changed the way its sellers were able to fulfill and ship their products.  Instead of merchants finding a warehouse to store inventory and then paying people to pick, pack and ship...

As you might be aware, the United States Postal Service has recently increased their delivery rates for many types of packages. The increase is noteworthy as the USPS has recently been making a concerted effort to draw customers away from their competitors - largely based...