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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
Fulfillment by Amazon can be a great service for businesses that utilize the Amazon sales platform. Amazon is a high-quality fulfillment and shipping company, so you don’t have to worry about quality issues. Furthermore, with so many distribution centers, Amazon helps businesses minimize delivery times and transit costs. However, there are some great challenges that merchants face with Fulfillment by FBA, leading to challenging FBA reviews. Below we discuss some... Continue reading
Each year, insightQuote conducts a warehousing cost and pricing survey, and we now have our results in from our survey concluded for 2021. Some incredible insights came out of this venture that we would like to share with the world. Before we get to that, we need to be clear about some of the assumptions that this survey makes so that people will understand how we tabulated the results that... 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
Why Is 1-, 2-, or 3-Day Ground Shipping Important? Today, people are accustomed to buying items online and getting their purchases quickly. People can instantly watch movies and television shows from their home computers and their phones; they have instant access to music, software, and everything else they desire. It’s only natural that people no longer want to wait for weeks to get the items they buy online. For businesses... 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
While a number of brick-and-mortar stores are facing closure, Amazon and other e-commerce sites have experienced record sales. Rick Stein of the Urban Decision Group notes 30,000 store closures in the past five years. In the first few months of 2020, 2,000 have closed with an additional 15,000 more expected by the end of the year. At the start of 2020, department stores occupied 30% of all mall space. Fifty... 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
Choosing the right 3PL partner is critical to saving your company time, money, and potential headache. Whether you are a B2B or B2C oriented company, be sure to understand what to look for when selecting a partner for your warehousing, supply chain and logistics needs. Have a clear definition of what you are looking for, your product details, and what to check off in terms of the service offering that... Continue reading