logistics

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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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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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Benefits of a Heavy Haul Corridor

Does your business pay to ship air because you are weighing out before filling your shipping container? Between packaging and unfilled containers, more than 25% of what businesses ship is empty space, which amounts to more than 61 million containers a year that are being shipped unnecessarily. Standard U.S. roads limit trucks to a gross vehicle weight of 80,000 pounds, which means the containers can only weigh up to …

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Why Kansas City is the Perfect Place for Logistics and Supply Chain Operations

Kansas City is well-known for barbecue, music, and Patrick Mahomes, but another notable feature that keeps the area thriving is its industrial development. The region has been well-established as a main center for trade, distribution, warehousing, and manufacturing and is now a leader for international trade. Its central location provides many benefits including an advantageous transportation infrastructure, the Greater Kansas City Foreign Trade Zone, and continuing industrial growth. Businesses …

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