reduce order fulfillment costs

9 Ways to Reduce Fulfillment Costs

By Andrew Kirk / May 4, 2022 / Comments Off on 9 Ways to Reduce Fulfillment Costs

Supply and demand are key to any business venture. Whether it’s supplying information, services, or products, having efficient systems in place will ensure all your company’s transactions go smoothly. Keeping track of your company’s logistics is one way to ensure this smoothness occurs. Fulfillment logistics provide information for your company’s orders, shipments, inventory, and packing…

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omnichannel distribution

What is Omnichannel Distribution and Why Does It Matter?

By Andrew Kirk / April 27, 2022 / Comments Off on What is Omnichannel Distribution and Why Does It Matter?

With the e-commerce market growing by leaps and bounds, it has forced retailers to take a hard look at their distribution practices to ensure they are meeting customer demands. Because of the increased demand and need for improved customer experiences, omnichannel distribution became born.  Unfortunately, not all retailers understand omnichannel distribution fully. The boundaries between…

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warehouse distribution services

A Complete Guide to Warehouse Distribution Services

By Andrew Kirk / April 20, 2022 / Comments Off on A Complete Guide to Warehouse Distribution Services

During the pandemic, businesses everywhere struggled to keep up with consumer demands as supply chain issues created nightmare situations for everyone. The way people shop and buy merchandise changed dramatically as stores closed or had no inventory. E-commerce sales endured many of the same problems, but some of those businesses came through the past couple…

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growing your subscription business

How to Grow Your Subscription Business

By Andrew Kirk / April 13, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Grow Your Subscription Business

Growing a business takes time and dedication to detail. Traditional businesses create products and spread the word about their companies via various marketing initiatives. It takes the best salespeople to close deals and help companies reach success.  These initiatives help companies gain new customers and trust. Subscription services are charged with the same challenges of…

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complete guide to 3pl product kitting

The Complete Guide to 3PL Product Kitting and the Different Types of Packaging Solutions

By Andrew Kirk / April 6, 2022 / Comments Off on The Complete Guide to 3PL Product Kitting and the Different Types of Packaging Solutions

Kitting is the process by which individual items are combined into one package. In many instances, products that are typically used together are kitted and sold at a lower cost than they would be sold individually. In the manufacturing industry, kitting works similarly, but the process is focused more on production line efficiency than revenue…

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fifo vs lifo

FIFO vs. LIFO: What Works Better?

By Andrew Kirk / March 30, 2022 / Comments Off on FIFO vs. LIFO: What Works Better?

Inventory accounting is a huge part of managing a business, especially in the realm of e-commerce. Accurate inventory valuation is critical so business owners should do more than punch numbers into software and hope for the best. There are several ways to value a business’s inventory and which method is best is determined by the…

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finding the right ecommerce fulfillment-center

How to Find the Right Ecommerce Fulfillment Center

By Andrew Kirk / March 23, 2022 / Comments Off on How to Find the Right Ecommerce Fulfillment Center

Order fulfillment is one of the most critical components of any eCommerce business. Small business owners have a hard time scaling to fulfill orders as their companies grow, but it’s just not reasonable to think that everyone can buy or build a warehouse.  Partnering with a fulfillment center that already has a well-established logistics pipeline…

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pick pack ship automation

What Is Pick, Pack, Ship Automation?

By Andrew Kirk / March 16, 2022 / Comments Off on What Is Pick, Pack, Ship Automation?

Picking, packing, and shipping represent the three essential order fulfillment processes performed at both warehouses and dedicated fulfillment centers. The basic process is familiar to most people, whether they work in the industry or not. It involves picking goods to be sent, packing them securely, and shipping them via a shipping partner like UPS, FedEx,…

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supply chain management

5 Reasons for Outsourcing in Supply Chain Management

By Andrew Kirk / March 2, 2022 / Comments Off on 5 Reasons for Outsourcing in Supply Chain Management

While the majority of companies once handled all supply chain management in-house, today’s volatile marketing environment demonstrates there are advantages to outsourcing those jobs. From finding qualified workers to locating or creating the space required for handling all supply chain duties, companies increasingly find it’s practical to outsource everything from procurement to fulfillment.  However, before…

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ecommerce trends in 2022

Trends Shaping the E-commerce World in 2022

By Andrew Kirk / February 15, 2022 / Comments Off on Trends Shaping the E-commerce World in 2022

When e-commerce first came into existence, many people considered it to be nothing more than a passing fad. Obviously, they were wrong. As the global online marketplace further evolved, consumers began flocking to the internet to facilitate their shopping experiences. Today, making purchases online has become the rule more so than the exception, and e-commerce…

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