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Should Your Vendors Be Specialists, or Comprehensive Providers? Why You Might Be Promised Too Much

There is a lot of blurring of traditional lines of business these days. Web designers are advertising content, SEO, and more; tech companies are selling themselves as eCommerce experts; marketing...

Outsourcing to a 3PL, Scalability, and the “Goldilocks” Problem

Can a business be too big to outsource to a 3PL? Or too small? Technically, yes. This is what you might call the “Goldilocks” problem: A lot of organizations don’t even consider using a 3PL because...

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...

Growing Pains? Multiple Carton Small Parcel Shipment Weight Might be Your Solution

Whether you use a 3PL for shipping and logistics or do things in house, there is a long list of issues to take care of: Order accuracy, DIM weight changes, address verification, inventory updates…...

Can your 3PL allow you to grow into new segments easily?

There are many things you need to consider when contracting with a 3PL: price, speed, capacity, technology, etc... But one of the most important considerations, and typically the most overlooked, is...