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Doing Business with FDA-Regulated Products

Do you sell, or plan on selling, products that are regulated by the FDA? If you sell anything meant to be consumed internally by a person or a pet, then the answer is probably “yes.” The FDA...

How to Creatively Avoid Backorders if You Sell Online

Let me just say it: Backorders really are the bane of eCommerce.

Here’s why. Suppose a customer orders an item, and you happen to be out of the item. It is on back order. Now you might have to...

How 3PLs Are Helping Provide Visibility for Shippers

Here’s a little dose of honesty for you: Visibility is a good thing. But like so many other positive trends in business, the term has become overused. People are now asking for greater visibility...

5 Myths About 3PLs Exposed

Every year, a significant number of organizations plan to move their logistics and fulfillment operations in-house. One study of this phenomenon found that, on average, 35% of outsourcing...

The Secret to Managing Inventory is Never Running Out

Being out of stock is one of the worst positions to be in, from an inventory management perspective. Anticipating this situation when stock is low, and then triggering the right actions, helps keeps...

3PL Request for Proposal Template

We're excited to present our 3PL Request for Proposal - Template. This document is designed to provide you guidance when constructing an RFP. There are certain pieces of information that 3PLs need in...

How Do You Manage Inventory When Multiple Channels Are Involved?

If you are selling across multiple channels, managing inventory and shipping can be a real challenge—unless your 3PL partner has invested in the right kind of technology.

More and more, merchants are...

DIM Weight: Updates, Surprises, and Tips

Because shipping and logistics are a core competency at Materialogic, we keep abreast of industry changes that might affect how and when people ship items, including how much they are likely to pay....

4 Ways to Drive Freight Savings

Increased competition makes little things count. If you have competitors from all over the world, you need to find ways to keep prices low even as you efficiently deliver your products. This is...

Getting the Most Out of Your Holiday Post-Mortem

The holiday shopping season has come and gone, and now is the time of year when merchants of every stripe take a hard look at their reports and processes, vowing to make improvements in the coming...