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Category: Retail Logistics

How to Prepare Your 3PL for the Holidays

Also listed in: 3PL, E-Commerce

The months leading up to the holiday season can be among the busiest times of year for your 3PL warehouse. Taking the time to ensure your operations are in good shape can provide you with the opportunity to prove how valuable you are to your customers when they need it most. This ebook outlines necessary key steps to optimizing the momentum of the holiday season, including: securing your customer connections, tuning up your e-commerce engines, stepping up your fulfillment game, and locking down your partner relationships. Download this free ebook to learn how your 3PL can get a jump-start on preparing for the holiday rush.

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The Retailer's Guide to Vendor Compliance and Reducing Chargebacks 

Also listed in: Vendor Compliance

With increasing demands from retail buyers, this whitepaper is aimed at providing tips and best practices that shippers can utilize to help avoid delivery and compliance mishaps. You'll learn several key practices that you can put into action immediately to help boost your ability to meet your retail vendor's compliance requirements. From coordinating warehousing and production to knowing what to ask of your carrier, become empowered to ship retail without the worry of incurring costly chargebacks and fees.

3 Keys of Direct-to-Consumer Success

Also listed in: 3PL, Fulfillment

What are the three keys to direct-to-consumer success, and why do they matter? Download this whitepaper now to discover: How the three keys work together to help you deliver a great brand experience, from online to on-time delivery; the two most inportant questions you should ask your 3PL about how it manages your online orders; the two essential qualities your 3PL must have to ensure same-day fulfillment of every order; and the single most important tool your 3PL needs to select the most cost-effective shipping method for on-time delivery.

Should Your E-Commerce Website Offer Free Shipping?

Also listed in: 3PL

As much as people enjoy the convenience of being able to shop online, most don't want to wait long or spend much to get their goods delivered. Amazon and other big box retailers have created an environment where free, quick shipping is now the norm. Shipping is a factor for any online retailer, and approaching it in the wrong way may end up costing you.

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How to Reduce Chargebacks in Your Vendor Compliance Program

Also listed in: Vendor Compliance

Retailer chargeback penalties for non-compliant shipments are a profit-draining reality for many consumer goods manufacturers. Companies with the will and the resources to prevent and refute chargebacks can avoid hundreds of thousands, even millions, in lost profit. This paper provides background on the origins and rationale for chargebacks, followed by a 7-step process for avoiding or overturning these costly penalties.

The Alibaba Effect: What Today’s 3PLs Need to Know

Also listed in: 3PL

Alibaba has burst on to the global scene and is poised to make a huge impact on today’s marketplace. This new player, coupled with increasing customer expectations, means that today’s third-party logistics (3PL) providers need new omni-channel strategies and solutions. Download this new whitepaper to learn how marketplaces such as Alibaba are developing new opportunities for retailers and consumer product companies, and the best ways that 3PLs can provide smart supply chain solutions to support them.

Seven Order Fulfillment Strategies to Fast Track Your E-Commerce Business Growth

Also listed in: Fulfillment

Most e-commerce businesses start small, fulfilling daily orders using manual processes and handling growth by simply adding more staff, more shifts and more storage. This approach can work to a limited extent, but with increased success comes increased order volume, lines per order, complexity and the inevitable need to upgrade to a fulfillment facility with some level of automation. This whitepaper shares seven proven order fulfillment growth strategies, and includes tips that can help you get your orders out the door more efficiently, accurately, and cost-effectively as your business grows and seasonal demand occurs.

Mobile Shopping Cliffhanger: Consumers Identify Big Gaps in Retail Shopping Apps

Also listed in: Logistics IT

New research reveals that consumers are adopting mobile shopping at an impressive rate, but a looming problem exists. A surprising percentage of consumers report struggling with mobile shopping apps. When consumers struggle, 51 percent abandon the shopping cart and leave the app; 20 percent leave the app entirely and never return. Don't leave your mobile shopping customers hanging. Read this free report and find out how you can increase revenue, reduce operating costs, and elevate net promoter scores.

Digital Editions

July 2018 Cover

Full Digital Issue

July 2018

(276 pages • 56.5 MB PDF)

January 2018 Cover

Full Digital Issue

January 2018

(436 pages • 74 MB PDF)

Sponsor Spotlight Cover

Digital Edition

Sponsor Spotlight

(37 pages • 9.9 MB PDF)

2018 Logistics Planner Cover

Digital Edition

2018 Logistics Planner

(132 pages • 34.2 MB PDF)

2018 Annual Third-Party Logistics Edition Cover

Digital Edition

2018 Annual Third-Party Logistics Edition

(33 pages • 1.7 MB PDF)