Tagged: shipping services

Is Multichannel Fulfillment in your Future?

According to Supply Chain Brain you really don’t have a choice – multichannel fulfillment support is here and only getting bigger. Let’s use Supply Chain Brain’s quote from Joe Vernon to set the stage for defining what multichannel fulfillment means. Multichannel fulfillment can be defined as optimizing the supply chain’s capabilities to simultaneously receive and… Read more »

Order Fulfillment Made Easy With New Shopify Integration

Shopify is one of the fastest growing online e-commerce platforms. They make the building of an online store simple to where you can be selling in a matter of minutes.   Shopify has opened up their technology platform and partner program to a few select warehouse and fulfillment partners.  We’re excited that PMA Fulfillment is an… 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 »

Improve Your Shipment Quality

Part of your client’s overall product experience is when your product arrives at their home, office, warehouse or distribution facility. Any misstep can cost you in money, reputation and referrals. Many of the prospects we talk to have experienced very expensive mistakes and even lost customers because of fulfillment and shipping mistakes. How do you… Read more »

Data Integration Benefits with a Fulfillment Partner

Creating a seamless operation with outsourced partners is critical to your long-term success. The opportunity to integrate data systems with a quality third-party warehouse and shipping company may be the determining factor in realizing anticipated service level improvements and expense reductions. The good news is that this may not be nearly as complicated as you… 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 »