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With U.S. ecommerce spending expected to surpass $1 trillion for the first time ever by the end of 2022, this year’s peak season is sure to set records. If you are uncertain about what you need to do to prepare for peak season, help has arrived.
Holiday 2022 is just around the corner. Are you prepared for a record year? If you need to fine-tune order fulfillment operations before you deck the halls, check out our Peak Season Survival Guide. You’ll learn useful tips from fulfillment experts on solution design, inventory management, information systems, labor management, parcel shipping, reverse logistics, and more.
eCommerce fulfillment–everybody is doing it! If you’re a 3PL and not already doing high-volume fulfillment, you likely will be soon. The pandemic has accelerated an already fast-growing segment of the industry. Omni-channel fulfillment is here to stay. This FREE eBook provides an overview of the concepts, terminology, and operational guidelines that 3PL warehouse operators should be considering for a successful fulfillment operation.
Flexibility is Key to eComm Fulfillment. As eCommerce fulfillment evolves two things are clear, 1) supply chain must revolve around a consumer who has many buying options, and 2) success comes from flexible and adaptable supply chains. We partnered with Adrian Gonzalez of Talking Logistics on this brief 2-part series.
How do you define a 3PL? There are many definitions as to what a 3PL really is, especially as the capabilities of a 3PL have shifted dramatically throughout the years. But the legal definition of a 3PL was hammered down in 2008, defined as a person who solely receives, holds, or otherwise transports a consumer product.
Recent e-commerce growth has forced many fulfillment operations into overdrive. To keep customers satisfied, record order volume must be filled quickly, seamlessly and cost-effectively—no easy task. Often, third-party logistics providers can help retailers and brands to navigate the increasing complexity. Read this new e-book to learn about today’s top fulfillment challenges and find outsourcing strategies to help overcome them.
US eCommerce sales were up 44% in 2020– the highest annual growth in at least two decades. With that growth comes certain challenges – most notably, the issue of late or failed deliveries. 62% of consumers say they’ve experienced a late or failed delivery, likely caused by inaccurate address information. To get to the root of the issue, we surveyed 3,000 global shoppers and 300 retail executives to bring you our latest report: Fixing Failed Deliveries. Download a copy to uncover the true impact failed deliveries are having on your business. Plus, discover our top tips to optimize the customer experience and stamp out failed deliveries for good.
Facing rising B2C shipping volumes, capacity constraints, and costs, shippers are reengineering their fulfillment processes to accommodate last-mile parcel delivery. In turn, many enterprise logistics solution providers offer Multi-Carrier Parcel Management Solutions (MCPMS). An MCPMS with multi-shipper management tools offers more complete and independent control over end-to-end MCPMS deployment, configuration, and support. Learn how the right multi-shipper management solution helps you help shippers ship better.
The Direct to Consumer model is undergoing a period of unprecedented growth. More merchants are beginning to cut out the middlemen, setting the stage for major disruption to traditional in-store retailing practices. New businesses are increasingly opting for a digital-first approach to avoid high overheads, leaving a lasting effect on consumer habits. Is your brand ready to scale? Download this free case study on why scalability is so critical.
Managing and optimizing the supply chain of today is more challenging than ever. The “Future of Fulfillment” educational series continues with “Creating a Dynamic Supply Chain: How Distribution Management Continues to Lead the Way.” Learn how, through a combination of strategic site expansion and optimization, automation, and demand planning, Distribution Management has designed a dynamic supply chain that delivers a best-in-class customer experience and defines DM as an industry leader in deploying new technologies.
The coronavirus crisis is driving food and beverage shoppers online. The trend is likely to continue as consumers find their “new normal” in the wake of the pandemic. How will this impact order fulfillment operations? What can retailers and food and beverage companies do to accommodate increased e-commerce volume? This free e-book details effective fulfillment strategies to implement now. Download now.
86% of ecommerce merchants sell through multiple online sales channels according to Saddle Creek’s new survey. Download their new in-depth report exploring network configuration, technology solutions, delivery options, fulfillment outsourcing and more.
In response to today’s online-buying, smartphone-wielding consumer who expects a seamless, faster purchasing journey, Zebra Technologies Corporation’s Future of Fulfillment Vision study reveals that 78 percent of logistics companies expect to provide same-day delivery by 2023 and 40 percent anticipate delivery within a two-hour window by 2028. Download the study for more details on how manufacturers, transportation and logistics firms, and retailers are preparing to meet the growing needs of the on-demand economy.
Your customers continue to demand new levels of service-faster turnaround times and perfect orders. Your team’s ability to fulfill and ship orders accurately can make or break these valuable customer relationships. When you can’t move orders through your distribution center efficiently, your bottom line is at stake. Fast-paced operations like yours need insights into how to make the most of every minute. In this white paper you’ll discover how to overcome the top 4 challenges in your supply chain.
This whitepaper discusses the functionality characteristics of two wood-based pallet types, but are made from distinctive processes. The pallets are compared for use in one-way shipping include; the innovative 48" x 40" Engineered Molded Wood pallet made with high heat and pressure and the established 48" x 40" GMA-Style pallet made from wood slats and nails. Learn how pallet strength, stiffness and other functionality characteristics impact supply chain efficiencies.
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.
Are you omni-channel ready? Learn why retail 3PLs are uniquely positioned to help retailers bridge the gap to an omni-channel shopping environment with their expertise in these key capabilities: inventory visibility; optimized fulfillment; and perfect packing.
Growing companies don’t think far enough ahead about the implications of growth on fulfillment operations. But that lack of planning can backfire if the sales engine outpaces the company’s ability to fulfill orders. Fast-growing companies would benefit from a scalable, outsourced solution where space, automation and labor adapt to growth requirements, where risk is mitigated, and where distribution costs parallel revenue. Read the eBook.
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.
Logistics visionaries have talked for years about eliminating or at least reducing the role of inventory in modern supply chains. What is appealing in this vision is the reduction in logistics costs and the fulfillment cycle. Learn how a direct-to-store or distribution bypass approach to global fulfillment can lead to a leaner supply chain by downloading this free whitepaper today.