Tagged: fulfillment

Rising Logistics Cost Means Review Time

Recent articles on the economy are indicating the likelihood for increases in logistics costs for most organizations. According to a post on PYMNTS.com, this talk is turning into reality. Often we’re asked when the best time is for an organization to look to an outsourced fulfillment partner. Our answer is may surprise you; it is… Read more »

Fulfillment Warehouse Provides Returns with Variable Cost Model

We recently reviewed a client’s account that had engaged us to outsource their fulfillment warehouse activities.  The overall review was a great chance for us to tune their program and make sure we were delivering on the promises we made to their organization.  This annual review of their shipping volumes and expenses demonstrated the dramatic… Read more »

The Challenges of Integrating E-commerce Orders into Fulfillment Operations

The volume of products and services sold via websites and online marketplaces is growing dramatically. While it may seem like this has been around for a long time, the U.S. economy only just passed the 10% mark for sales happening online.  The online sales growth is anticipated to accelerate which will increase challenges for every… Read more »

Simple Fulfillment Pricing is a Must

The evaluation of your costs for your fulfillment activities is extremely important when evaluating your overall operational performance.  As the old adage goes, “You can’t manage what you don’t measure.” Whether you are doing your fulfillment internally or with an outsourced third party (3PL) fulfillment provider, understanding your costs in a very simple form is… Read more »

Variable Cost Fulfillment Boosts Profits

A company will use our fulfillment services for a multitude of reasons such as improved service levels, reduced management overhead, ability to service different channels, our logistics expertise and the lowering of their costs.  When it comes to the lowering of costs, many times there isn’t a discussion of how the principle of “variable costs”… Read more »

Fulfillment is a Two-Way Street to Client Satisfaction

This recent article in MultiChannelMerchant.com on customer service and fulfillment really jumped out at me because of some recent client meetings.  While we are likely a bit biased, it is amazing how often the last leg of the client purchase is not considered as part of the overall buyer’s experience.  As the article author notes,… Read more »

Save Money and Customers with Bi-Coastal Shipping

The recent winter storms have created havoc for both companies and consumers.  The Northeast, especially the Boston area, has been hammered with snowfall and the South has experience some devastating ice storms.  We we act as if this is unexpected.  The reality is that foul winter weather in the East Coast, Midwest and even the… Read more »

Is it Time to Review Your Product Fulfillment Options?

Amazon’s recent price increase announcement has many sellers looking for new potential fulfillment warehouse outsource companies to reduce the cost impact to their buyers.  This announcement may be a good time for your organization to consider other options, even if your volumes through Amazon aren’t significant. A direct marketer client of ours in Arizona was using… Read more »