Everything You Need to Know about Third-Party Logistics (3PL)
When it comes to third-party logistics (3PL), there are a lot of misconceptions floating around. Some people think that third-party logistics is only for large businesses, or that it's too expensive for small businesses to use. Others may not even know what third-party logistics is or how a 3PL provider could benefit their business. In this post, we'll break down everything you need to know about third-party logistics and explain how it works. We'll also provide information on how to find the best third-party logistics provider for your business needs. What Exactly Is Third-Party Logistics? A third-party logistics provider is...
Walmart Fulfillment Services: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
When it comes to choosing a fulfillment partner, businesses have a lot of different options. Amazon, Walmart, and other big names in the e-commerce space offer their own fulfillment services, which can be tempting for businesses looking for a fast and easy solution. However, before deciding, it's important to weigh the pros and cons of each option. In this blog post, we'll take a look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of Walmart fulfillment services. (more…)
Why Use Third-Party Order Fulfillment for eBay Businesses?
One of the originators of online buying and selling, eBay is an e-commerce pioneer that’s still quite popular today. But just because it’s an older e-commerce platform doesn’t mean it’s allergic to innovation and improvement. And one such improvement many businesses are taking advantage of these days is eBay order fulfillment through third-party logistics (3PL) providers. Outsourcing your fulfillment can solve many of your eBay order fulfillment challenges, as well as provide a number of benefits. Let’s take a look at some of those benefits of working with a third party for eBay order fulfillment. (more…)
How Different Packaging Materials Can Help Boost Customer Retention
Customers care about packaging materials. While it may not be immediately obvious just how impactful the right packaging material can be, consider this: Ipsos found that 72% of Americans said that a product’s packaging often influences their purchasing decisions. That means that if your business isn’t offering the right packaging material types, you may be losing out on a sale. What’s more, 55% of online shoppers said that they would return to a website if their purchase came in custom packaging, highlighting the importance of packaging customization in customer retention. All that said, let’s take a look at a variety...
What Are the Top E-Commerce Fulfillment Challenges & How Can You Overcome Them?
When it comes to e-commerce fulfillment services, the margins can be razor-thin, and the difference between profit and loss on a given delivery can come down to a few simple decisions. E-commerce fulfillment companies often face many challenges. Understanding those challenges and how best to overcome them is one of the fastest ways to boost profits at your business. As a top e-commerce fulfillment center, we know what it takes to maximize profits and how to avoid common pitfalls. (more…)
What Is Amazon Fulfillment by Merchant & How Does It Work?
In order to fully participate in the e-commerce market, businesses need to have access to Amazon and its enormous customer base. But when it comes to Amazon fulfillment, there are a number of choices that you as a business owner needs to make. The first is whether you’re looking for a vendor central arrangement (Amazon buys directly from you) or seller central one (you list your products on Amazon, but still own your inventory). Next, you need to determine if you want Amazon FBM (fulfillment by merchant) or FBA (fulfillment by Amazon). (more…)
Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) vs. Fulfillment by Merchant (FBM)
As the e-commerce market grows larger and larger with each passing year, the options for fulfillment are increasing in tandem. But which fulfillment option makes the most sense (e.g., saves the most money) for your business? Perhaps the two most common order fulfillment options right now can be broadly categorized as fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) and fulfillment by merchant (FBM). (more…)
Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment Options in Florida
Brick-and-mortar retail stores were already on the way out before COVID-19 made in-person interactions dangerous—we’ve only just seen the adoption of online shopping and direct-to-consumer fulfillment proliferate. But as your business grows with these new e-commerce opportunities, you’ll need a proven direct-to-consumer shipping company to keep up with demand, allowing you to easily scale to meet your growing customer base. There are few things the online customer prizes more than shipping speed and reliability. Those two factors alone can make the difference between a brand-loyal lifetime customer or them taking their business elsewhere. (more…)
When to Outsource Subscription Box Fulfillment
Subscription box services are extremely popular, especially now during the pandemic. Customers enjoy receiving monthly deliveries of exclusive merchandise ranging from skincare products to tech gear to reading material and clothing. If your business offers subscription box services or other e-commerce deliveries, chances are that you’ve definitely seen some major growth in the last few months. And if you haven’t had the opportunity to expand just yet, there will likely come a time in the near future when meeting customer demand and delivering orders on time becomes a challenge. As your customer base grows and as you attempt to provide...
Why Retailers Need More Fulfillment Space to Fill Orders During and After the Pandemic
The United States has been one of the hardest hit countries around the world when it comes to the COVID-19 pandemic. Social and physical distancing guidelines encourage more and more people to stay home as much as possible and only go out to do essential errands. That means more and more people are placing online orders. As a result, business owners have been forced to rethink and reformulate their existing product fulfillment and distribution strategies to better meet the growing consumer demands. To avoid having to deal with various physical distancing and mask-wearing guidelines or store regulations, more people are...