Shipping Changes When the Nation Begins to Resume Normal Activities

Due to COVID-19 and social isolation orders across the country (and around the world), ecommerce has exploded in recent weeks. Shippers like USPS and FedEx have seen an incredible uptick in packages, even as they practice social distancing in their own facilities, which has slowed down deliveries significantly in many cases. Here’s what you can [...]

By | 2020-05-21T09:26:30+00:00 May 27th, 2020|Categories: Shipping|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Trying to Get Packages to Customers Faster? Try Outsourcing Your Order Fulfillment

If there’s one major difference between large and small ecommerce-based businesses from the consumer’s standpoint, it’s shipping times. More often than not, when they order from a larger company, they have their goods in hand within two days – and sometimes even the same day. With smaller companies, that same package may take a week [...]

By | 2020-05-21T09:26:00+00:00 May 20th, 2020|Categories: Shipping|Tags: , , |0 Comments

How Often Should You Really Take Inventory? Expert Advice from the Pros

There are many things to do when you run a business, even when your business exists solely online. Of all the tasks that you’ll need to perform, physical inventory counts are among the least desirable. As such, many companies don’t take inventory nearly as often as they should, which can lead to serious trouble and [...]

By | 2020-05-21T09:25:33+00:00 May 13th, 2020|Categories: Inventory|Tags: , |0 Comments

How to Choose Packing Materials to Keep Your Products Safe

Starting an ecommerce-based business comes with a unique set of challenges, but one thing that many entrepreneurs don’t think about is the packing materials they’ll use to keep products safe during shipping. Ideally, you need to find a good middle ground between protection and affordability to keep your customers happy. Below are some of the [...]

By | 2020-05-21T09:25:12+00:00 May 6th, 2020|Categories: Packaging|Tags: , |0 Comments

Why Every Online Retailer Needs to Consider True Next Day Shipping

As ecommerce continues to gain ground against traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, the competition is rough, and companies are looking for simple ways to come out on top. In today’s world, one of the most important benefits an ecommerce-based retailer can offer is true next-day shipping. If you haven’t considered it in the past, now is the [...]

By | 2020-04-10T10:04:12+00:00 April 29th, 2020|Categories: Shipping|Tags: , |0 Comments

What is Micro-Warehousing and How Does It Work?

The rise of ecommerce in recent years has led to numerous experiments in the supply chain. Some of them – including utilizing drones to deliver packages – turned out to be more difficult and tedious than expected. However, another of these experiments known as micro-warehousing can actually be beneficial in a few scenarios. Here’s what [...]

By | 2020-04-10T09:39:14+00:00 April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Warehousing|Tags: , |0 Comments

Warehousing and Fulfillment Services Costs are On the Rise

As ecommerce continues to gain momentum around the world and more consumers than ever before rely on the convenience and affordability provided by online shopping, warehousing and order fulfillment services are busier than ever before. What’s more, a recent poll conducted by Warehousing & Fulfillment shows that warehouse and fulfillment costs are climbing for a [...]

By | 2020-04-20T17:03:53+00:00 April 15th, 2020|Categories: Warehousing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

The Rebound Effect: What to Expect in Order Fulfillment After the Coronavirus Pandemic Ends

All around the world, countries, states, provinces, counties, cities, and even towns are working together to “flatten the curve” of the novel coronavirus. The CDC has recommended social distancing and isolation to help slow the spread of COVID-19, the illness associated with the virus. As a result, numerous businesses have closed, and consumers are relying [...]

By | 2020-04-10T09:25:05+00:00 April 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|Tags: , |0 Comments

Here’s How Proper Packing at the Warehouse Can Improve Customer Service

Many things go into providing excellent customer service. Friendly demeanor via email or telephone (or in person if you have a brick-and-mortar location), a good return policy, quality products, and outstanding order support are just a few of the most important. Believe it or not, proper packing at the warehouse can also go a long [...]

By | 2020-03-09T16:00:08+00:00 March 30th, 2020|Categories: Warehousing|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Has Your Inventory Outgrown Your Space? Here Are Your Options

No matter what kind of small ecommerce-based business you run, as long as you’re trading a product for money, you will always need to have a plan for your inventory. Running out of space means running out of opportunities for growth and improvement. Fortunately, there are numerous ways to ensure that your company’s growth isn’t [...]

By | 2020-03-25T10:50:47+00:00 March 25th, 2020|Categories: Inventory|Tags: , |0 Comments