Category Archives: Warehousing and Fulfillment Resources

Information about warehousing and fulfillment for those new to warehousing and fulfillment.

The warehousing and fulfillment market is a fast-growing industry that contains many moving parts. As current economic and social conditions change, adjustments in each aspect of the ecommerce fulfillment industry are difficult to keep up with. However, keeping an eye on predicted trends, average costs, and customer expectations allows your business to adapt to any new developments in the fulfillment and warehousing markets. To aid in this, we have compiled... Continue reading
Warehouses are an indispensable requirement for manufacturing, export, import and online businesses. These distribution centers are the caretakers of the goods of such firms until they are delivered safely. Preparing and maintaining inventory and ensuring smooth warehouse operations is no child’s play. A large chunk of the business's stake is involved in a warehouse. And all of this comes with a price tag. From dealing with optimized distribution to timely... Continue reading
3PLs Explained A third-party logistics company, or 3PL, provides supply chain logistics as an outsourced service for different types of businesses. 3PLs handle the transportation and warehousing and distribution for businesses that choose not to have an internal team managing these components of their logistics. As with any type of outsourcing to a specialized team, 3PLs can give their customers a higher level of service with their connections, knowledge, and... Continue reading
To have a successful business, every step in the logistics process needs to be well-executed. One important step in the logistics process is warehousing and fulfillment and establishing this service in a strategic location is essential for your business now more than ever. In fact, one of the most common questions on Google is "where are warehousing fulfillment companies near me?" Ecommerce is booming, and customers want their products delivered... Continue reading
What Is A Lumper Service? A lumper service is a group of workers hired by a shipper or carrier to help with the loading or unloading freight from trucks or trailers at a dock. Many shippers and carriers hire lumper services, but they are most common in food grade warehouses. Lumper services are provided by third parties hired by shippers and receivers to work in their docks. The third parties... Continue reading
Online and virtual business that sell goods out of the state where their physical warehouse and factory are located nearly always operate their sales and logistics through multi-state and multi-country warehousing companies. The major advantage of using large-scale warehousing company services is the convenience for your customers and the logistics advantages for your company. The cost of real estate for warehousing inventory is high. The cost of labor involved in the warehousing, packaging,... Continue reading
Whether you are new to the world of eCommerce or already enjoying success, it will always pay to consider trends in business. One trend may surprise you. It is the simple fact that the "post-purchase experience" is now rising to the foreground and forcing online merchants to reconsider how they handle issues such as order fulfillment, shipping and even returns. Customers want a noticeable measure of customer service if any... Continue reading
Barcode scanning is a critical part of the overall inventory management, fulfillment and shipping process that doesn’t seem to get as much attention as other warehouse functions. Without it, warehouse operations are subject to human error, leaving receiving, inventory, fulfillment and shipping errors with a chance to flourish. But when barcode scanning technologies are implemented and used properly, warehouse staff can operate with extremely low levels of errors – which... Continue reading
Warehousing and fulfillment - two words that bring up mental images of huge structures, palletized goods, and complex shipping rules. Some large brands have the resources to tackle these processes on their own. Many small businesses, however, tend to struggle to find the warehousing and fulfillment solutions that work best for them. Recent shifts are altering that landscape further, as e-commerce selling and marketplaces grow in popularity. What was once a... Continue reading
The COVID-19 pandemic is sending shockwaves throughout global supply chains, so it’s no surprise to learn that US and Canadian warehousing and fulfillment industry is experiencing significant impact as well. In order to gauge the short-term ramifications of this deadly virus on fulfillment providers throughout the US and Canada, we conducted a poll of the 600+ warehouses in our network. In the poll, we asked these five questions: Are you... Continue reading