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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...

Wasting Time? You Might Be, If You Are Doing Your Own Fulfillment

When you are not “in” logistics and fulfillment, it’s hard to appreciate how much time it consumes.

Here we’re not just talking the time it takes to locate, pick, pack, ship, and deliver an item....

Request for Proposal (RFP) for 3PL Services: A Template

There are a lot of articles out there dispensing advice on how to go about the RFP process when choosing a logistics partner or 3PL. (In fact, we wrote some ourselves earlier this year). Few...

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…...

3 Big Reasons Why the Cloud is Good for Logistics

Cloud computing has come of age, but not because it’s a fancy piece of futuristic technology. What many people in retail and industry have not yet grasped is that cloud computing is really a model...

Hazmat ORM-D and Limited Quantity: What They Really Means for eCommerce Shipping

The word “hazmat” conjures images of people in radiation suits cleaning up a spill, or driving trucks of dangerous chemicals. The truth is that laws regulating hazardous materials cover a much wider...

Best Practices for Subscriptions Services

Our sister company Copper Peak Logistics recently published a white paper entitled “From Wine Club Promotion to Wine Club Experience: Lessons from Subscription Services.” While that paper mostly...

Getting the Details You Need From Logistics and Warehouse Data

Our economy is increasingly being driven by logistics, and logistics has focused around data. Having the right data, right when you need it, allows you to hedge against risk, find solutions to...

Data Security: What do you need from your 3PL?

The last few years have seen data security take center stage as stories of hacking and identity theft have made front page news. (For an interesting way to see the big data breaches of the past...