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5 minute read
| July 14, 2017

Kitting 101: What Retailers Need to Know, and How to Find a 3PL to Do It

  One of the secret weapons that a 3PL, and thus a retailer using a 3PL, has at its disposal is the ability to put items together in kits. The process of doing so is called... Read More
7 minute read
| June 14, 2017

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... Read More
7 minute read
| May 23, 2017

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... Read More
4 minute read
| April 21, 2017

How to Creatively Avoid Backorders if You Sell Online

  Let me just say it: Backorders really are the bane of eCommerce. Read More
5 minute read
| March 3, 2017

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. Read More
4 minute read
| February 10, 2017

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... Read More
4 minute read
| January 30, 2017

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... Read More
6 minute read
| January 17, 2017

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... Read More
4 minute read
| October 6, 2016

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. Read More
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