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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...

Our 2017 Predictions: 4 Silly, 4 Serious

Still dealing with the tail-end of the holiday rush? Take a break to reflect with us on what 2016 brought...and what the future will hold.

Predictions are tricky, of course. They take not only a...

Information Levels the Playing Field: How New Technologies for Warehousing and Logistics Give Companies a Competitive Advantage

There are long-standing problems that any warehouse or fulfillment center commonly faces. In the past, operational changes have just chipped away at the problems, allowing a little more efficiency...

Everything Old is New Again in the eCommerce World

Since the advent of eCommerce, there have been many new models for how to sell things...although “new” might be a stretch. As it turns out, many new models—like flash sales and subscription...

Why Delivery is Now the Fulfillment of a Brand Promise

A pattern we’ve noticed over the past decade is that many retailers worry about the “intake” side of their business. With good reason, of course: No retailer wants to miss the opportunity for a sale....

It’s Busy Season...But Take Notes, And Plan Ahead

The holiday season is about to get into full swing for most retailers, both online and offline, and it promises to be a busy one. eMarketer is predicting a 3.3% increase in overall holiday retail...

Some Companies are Opening Shop Without Stock—Good Idea, or Risky Trend?

It might seem obvious: If you have a traditional brick-and-mortar store, or a chain of stores, those stores will have to carry enough inventory to supply shoppers until their next shipment arrives....

A Cautionary Tale for U.S. Retailers: What Hanjin Means

One of the bigger stories to hit the shipping world recently was the bankruptcy of Hanjin Shipping Co., one of the largest shipping companies in the world. While some in the industry are hanging on...