Shipping Disruption and Global Supply Chains

Global supply chains disrupted as record-breaking queues of container ships are stalled outside major ports A myriad of container ships, like the one pictured above, remain stranded outside American ports. Accordingly, the shipping disruption continues to shake global supply chains and attracts international news. Moreover, cargo vessels contain goods that millions of consumers rely on from their [...]

By | 2021-10-19T17:14:59+00:00 October 20th, 2021|Categories: ecommerce, Fulfillment, Inventory, Shipping|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shipping Disruption and Global Supply Chains

Container Ships and Supply Chain

Crisis at Sea: Container Ships disrupt Supply Chains Across America Retailers around the world may no longer ignore the global container ship and supply chain disruption. In a recent article, Esquire magazine cites an "ongoing traffic jam of huge ships off the California coast."  The article estimates hundreds of miles of ships are stranded at [...]

By | 2021-10-12T17:25:51+00:00 October 13th, 2021|Categories: Fulfillment, Inventory, Shipping|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Container Ships and Supply Chain

What Does the Phrase “Pick and Pack” Mean in the Fulfillment World?

If you are new to the ecommerce industry, there’s quite a bit of lingo you will need to familiarize yourself with if you really want to succeed. The phrase “pick and pack” is a fine example of this, and many people are unsure of what it means. Below, you’ll discover the definition of the phrase [...]

By | 2021-10-06T08:14:02+00:00 October 6th, 2021|Categories: Warehousing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

E-Commerce and Fulfillment Projections

Beauty Products Lead the Way for Online Retail Shopping As we close in on the end of the second decade of the new millennium, it’s apropos to look back a few years at the growth of e-commerce, beauty products and fulfillment service companies. Specifically, a few thoughts about e-commerce and fulfillment projections.  According to research [...]

By | 2021-09-27T10:10:12+00:00 September 29th, 2021|Categories: ecommerce, Fulfillment, Packaging, Shipping|Tags: , |Comments Off on E-Commerce and Fulfillment Projections

What are fifth-party logistics (5PL)?

Fifth-party logistics (5PL) Fulfillment Services While many organizations may ask what are fifth-party logistics (5PL), only larger companies may find their cost justified. A 5PL, fifth-party logistics, firm is a resource for companies to outsource all supply chain and fulfillment services. In fact, a 5PL company looks to solve their client's logistics needs through large networks [...]

By | 2021-09-22T05:38:16+00:00 September 22nd, 2021|Categories: ecommerce, Fulfillment|Tags: , , , , , , |0 Comments

3PL, 4PL and LLP Fulfillment Services

3PL, 4PL and LLP Fulfillment Services In an earlier post from the MyFulfillment Company Blog we discussed the difference between 3PL (third party logistics) and 4PL logistics. Here, we will discuss another option for business owners looking to scale up and increase efficiencies, LLP (lead logistics provider) fulfillment services. While researching this piece we came across [...]

3PL or 4PL Fulfillment?

Which is better 3PL or 4PL Fulfillment? In our previous blog, 3PL Fulfillment Centers Explained, we discussed several unique characteristics of third party logistics, 3PL, outsourcing distribution and warehousing. In this article we'll look at which is better 3PL or 4PL fulfillment. Spoiler alert, there is no black and white answer for that question, it all [...]

By | 2021-09-07T15:24:07+00:00 September 8th, 2021|Categories: ecommerce, Fulfillment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

3PL Fulfillment Centers Explained

3PL Fulfillment Centers Explained Even after the infamous dot-com bubble burst one thing was clear, e-commerce was here to stay. Through the growing new economy 3PL and fulfillment centers became synonymous. The speculation of the 1990's survived into the aughts and sustained a new online economy that continues to soar. Today, entrepreneurs and enterprise organizations alike [...]

By | 2021-09-01T07:16:27+00:00 September 1st, 2021|Categories: ecommerce, Fulfillment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ecommerce Trends for 2021

Ecommerce Trends for 2021 In this post we'll identify emerging ecommerce trends for 2021 and provide insights to help improve your ecommerce business. According to a post on ecommerce intelligence, by John LeBaron who covers ecommerce trends and global ecommerce for Pattern, "for the past 10 years, ecommerce was growing an average of 15% year-over-year." [...]

By | 2021-08-30T14:58:20+00:00 August 25th, 2021|Categories: ecommerce, Fulfillment|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Ecommerce Returns Management

Ecommerce Returns Management It's no secret, online merchants face major obstacles in ecommerce returns management policy and procedure. For starters, many business owners take a case-by-case approach and handle issues in house. However, the best solution for ecommerce returns management is through a reputable fulfillment services company. Ecommerce return management faces many causes like shipping misfortune, fickle [...]