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Advantages of Integrating with Your 3PL Partner

An increasing number of e-commerce vendors are turning to third-party logistics providers because of their ability to greatly enhance their clients’ fulfillment processes. Vendors that are hesitant to integrate with their 3PL could be missing out on some of the valuable benefits from the partnership. What does it mean to integrate with a 3PL warehousing …

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The Value of Scalability in E-Commerce Fulfillment

E-Commerce has been steadily growing year-over-year, but changes in consumer spending during the pandemic greatly accelerated the growth beyond predictions. The boom in e-commerce caused by the pandemic lockdown orders in 2020 is not falling off despite vaccines and stores reopening. Q1 of 2021 saw an increase of 39% in e-commerce sales compared to Q1 …

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How Shipping Overweight Can Offset Increasing Container Costs

The cost of shipping a container from China to the U.S. West Coast has reached record highs in 2021 and global supply chain conditions are causing predictions for more increases. Container carrier contracts being signed by major U.S. importers suggests that these increased rates are going to be around for a while. Rates in recent …

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Benefits of Outsourcing Logistics to a 3PL

An optimized supply chain is a competitive advantage and an increasing number of companies are realizing how they can achieve this with a 3PL provider. According to an IBIS World industry report, logistics outsourcing has grown at an average rate of 5.2% from 2015-2020. The rapid growth in e-commerce and new technologies has created high …

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Alternatives to Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)

Amazon is the world leader for e-commerce and for good reason. Their online marketplace has extensive reach, and the convenience of their fulfillment services is an attractive feature to many business owners. Outsourcing all fulfillment services to Amazon (aka: FBA), while convenient, comes at a price that can sometimes be not-so-convenient. With the high storage …

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Outsourcing Amazon FBA Prep to a Third-Party (3PL)

Sending inventory to an Amazon fulfillment center for FBA (Fulfilled by Amazon) is not as easy as throwing it in boxes and sending it on its way. Amazon has many requirements that the inventory must meet to be accepted into their facility without incurring penalties. There are a few ways that businesses can get their …

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Transloading and Deconsolidation: A Cross Docking Strategy for Product Distribution

Partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) that is near an inbound port creates many options for your company’s products when it comes to logistics strategies. A 3PL can receive your containers, provide storage for your products, and return the container within quick windows to avoid fees. Another option is to remove the warehouse element …

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Choosing a 3PL for e-Commerce Fulfillment and Distribution: 8 Factors to Consider

Is handling e-commerce fulfillment and distribution in-house holding back the growth of your business? If so, you may want to consider outsourcing these operations to a 3PL provider. Trying to figure out what 3PL provider to partner with can be a difficult task. To help with this task, we have compiled a list of 8 factors to consider when choosing a 3PL …

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