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A Brief History Of Fulfillment Centers

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Posted On March 10, 2016 by Laura

Fulfillment Centers are revolutionizing the way business is done in the present, and yet their true impact will be a thing of the future. As the world and the global economy walk hand in hand into a time where almost every transaction is carried out digitally and online, E-commerce and Fulfillment Centers will be at […]


10 Ways Fulfilment Centers Can Help You Sell More Products

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Posted On February 10, 2016 by Laura

Whether you are an established juggernaut poised to be the next big business that wows consumers, or a small startup hoping to build a loyal customer base, there are several ways employing the use of a fulfillment center can help your company sell more products, and help you grow in the long run. Fulfillment centers […]


What is a Supply Chain and SCM?

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Posted On January 4, 2016 by Laura

If you own a business, then you have a supply chain. Don’t worry if you can’t figure out what it is yet. In this article, we will define exactly what a supply chain is and the different types of supply chains. You will also find out why supply chains are not just for product based […]


How Fulfillment Companies Answer The Call Of Panic

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Posted On December 8, 2015 by Laura

Companies are always faced with the age old challenge of trying to offer faster customer service while still trying to remain cost effective and price competitive. Most worry that speeding up delivery will skyrocket costs and possibly price them out of their market space? It’s a scary proposition but the competitive marketplace forces companies to […]


6 Common Order Fulfillment Production Strategies

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Posted On November 5, 2015 by Laura

Different companies use various manufacturing production strategies to fulfill customer orders. Some make goods only after receiving an order while others produce goods and distribute them to retailers where customers buy them in store. The order fulfillment process can be broken down into a ratio of production lead time, how long it takes to manufacture […]


How To Streamline Warehousing And Fulfillment For Your Business

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Posted On October 20, 2015 by Laura

According to a 2014 report by emarketer, global retail sales are forecasted to reach $28.30 trillion by 2018 and eCommerce will increase by 3.9%. The U.S. and China currently lead the eCommerce growth accounting for over 55% of global online sales in 2014. To keep up with this enormous growth, more retailers are outsourcing to […]


5 Ecommerce Fulfillment Trends To Watch For In 2016

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Posted On October 5, 2015 by Laura

Mobile shopping is fueling the trend of ecommerce growth. Currently, shoppers can order almost anything they want 24 hours a day, on the go, from hundreds of virtual shopping malls and receive their orders the next day. According to new forecasts by Goldman Sachs, global mobile commerce sales will reach $626 billion by 2018, just […]


6 Trendy Packaging Ideas (Techniques) For Cosmetic Companies

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Posted On August 28, 2015 by Admin

Packaging can be described as a coordinated system of preparing goods for transport, warehousing, logistics and sale to the end user. It involves the process of design, evaluation and the production of packages. Some of the most common packaging used includes Bakelite closures on bottles, transparent cellophane overwraps and panels on cartons and various forms […]


6 Fast Order Fulfillment Methods That Can Improve Your Online Store

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Posted On August 12, 2015 by Laura

With Amazon and other large e-businesses expanding rapidly, this poses new challenges for other fulfillment companies to keep up. One area of focus that can yield immediate results to the consumer is fast order fulfillment. Here’s how businesses are meeting this challenge. New Technology Updating to the latest warehousing technology has certainly become a major […]


How Are Mobile Technologies Changing Distribution?

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Posted On August 3, 2015 by Laura

The way in which products are being distributed in the marketplace is changing rapidly. A main area of focus is the constant balancing act between managing employees and managing the operation. These kinds of responsibilities often keep owners and their managers bound to their desk instead of out where they’re needed most. Mobile technologies are […]


4 Ways To Make Your International Shipping More Efficient

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Posted On July 22, 2015 by Laura

International shipping has become increasingly critical as businesses expand supply chains globally. It remains one of the highest cost factors for companies that import and export products. Shipping costs include both the direct and indirect costs of transporting products from their point of origin to their destination market. According to the United States Department of […]


How Is Reverse Logistics Used In Order Fulfillment?

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Posted On July 12, 2015 by Laura

Reverse logistics is the process of moving goods from their typical final destination for the purpose of recapturing value, or proper disposal. It comes into play when goods travel in the reverse direction from the customer to the business. Reverse logistics also includes remanufacturing and refurbishing but it’s more than reusing containers and recycling packaging […]


5 Reasons To Outsource Online Fulfillment

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Posted On July 6, 2015 by Laura

The business world has changed drastically over the past decade. With the ever growing demand of online purchases, customer expectations are higher than ever. Customers want what they want; fast and at the best price. If they don’t get it from your company, there are several competitors in line that will gladly step up to […]


Can Brick And Mortars Compete With Giant Online Retailers Like Amazon?

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Posted On June 18, 2015 by Laura

Amazon is rapidly expanding their distribution network instilling fear in the world of brick and mortar retailers. Mammoth chains have been forced to reduce store locations or close down entirely. This shift hasn’t changed the preferences of shoppers who still prefer walking into a physical store. According to an Omnichannel Shopping Preferences Study by business […]


How Does A Distribution Center Work?

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Posted On June 2, 2015 by Laura

A distribution center is a building used to receive and temporarily store goods that will be shipped to various destination points after orders are placed for these goods. Some massive retail chains own and operate their own distribution centers but many businesses choose to utilize a third party distribution center to reduce their operational overhead. […]


9 Benefits To Using A Fulfillment Center in Los Angeles

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Posted On May 15, 2015 by Laura

Many companies choose Los Angeles as their city of choice for fulfillment, warehousing and distribution operations. Here’s why! As global trade continues to change along with fluctuations in the value of the dollar, fuel costs and the variable economy. Los Angeles is amongst one of the top cities that stands out as a true winner […]


10 Reasons To Outsource Your Warehousing Operations

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Posted On May 14, 2015 by Laura

Warehousing your products is a crucial part in ensuring efficiency within your business. Today’s extremely competitive global marketplace includes extended supply chains and multiple ways in which a company can choose to do business. The unseen costs can relate to safety, quality and efficiency of operations and in many cases makes a good case for outsourcing. Here […]


How eCommerce Is Changing The Fulfillment Industry

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Posted On May 8, 2015 by Laura

eCommerce is the driving factor behind major changes taking place in the fulfillment industry over the past few years. This trend has shown no signs of slowing down as online retail revenues keep hitting all time highs. Multiple channels have opened up with eCommerce and created several avenues to reach customers resulting in a burst […]


4 Common Mistakes Small Businesses Make When Shipping Products To Customers

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Posted On May 4, 2015 by Laura

There are several steps between making a product and ensuring you have a satisfied customer when the product is delivered. While small business owners are juggling multiple tasks at once, such as research and development of their product line and marketing it, they sometimes are unaware of the number of factors involved in getting a […]


What Is 3PL And How Can It Help My Business?

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Posted On April 30, 2015 by Laura

If you are selling online, a 3PL company can help your online eCommerce business grow rapidly. 3PL is a commonly used acronym in the world of logistics that stands for third party logistics or third party fulfillment. It is the activity of outsourcing logistics/fulfillment and distribution to an outside or third party company. A 3PL […]


Why Is Location So Important When Choosing A Fulfillment Company?

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Posted On April 27, 2015 by Laura

Having your fulfillment center near your business has never been more important. With the boom of eCommerce, businesses has never been better for online retailers which means many companies are at some point faced with the decision of how to prepare for the next stage of growth. One of the first areas that a company […]


How Do Fulfillment Companies Manage Inventory?

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Posted On April 23, 2015 by Laura

Fulfillment companies manage inventory in several ways depending on the clients they service. Overall, a fulfillment company’s inventory management process includes processing the approved sales order for a product through to a completed shipment. This is the output side of fulfillment referred to as fulfillment and inventory. The input side of fulfillment includes processing the […]


5 Great Ways To Build Your Business Through Outsourcing

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Posted On April 6, 2015 by Laura

If you find that your company is at a plateau, it may be time to consider options that will help you push you through to the next level. How do you do this without breaking the bank? By hiring outside professionals or services to take on part of your business workload, often referred to as […]


6 Fulfillment Technology Trends For 2015 And Beyond

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Posted On April 3, 2015 by Laura

The most exciting changes that will have a global prolific effect on fulfillment over the next several years will be in new technology, using it to strive to reach more customers. eCommerce revenues continue to climb around the world. The U.S., Western Europe and China alone will generate over $800 billion in online sales in […]


7 Tips To Help You Sell More Products Online

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Posted On March 31, 2015 by Laura

Small and large businesses alike are all looking for ways to expand product sales online. As technology continues to evolve, it’s crucial for those of you who want to stay up with eCommerce trends to be savvy in implementing new techniques that will help attract buyers to your website and online stores. Here are some […]


Why Would My Business Need Kit Assembly Services?

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Posted On March 23, 2015 by Laura

Kit assembly is needed by companies that have a set of individual but related materials that need to be assembled to make up a complete product or combination of products that are grouped, packaged and supplied together as one unit. This process can be applied across a multitude of industries such as beauty, fitness, industrial, […]


How To Cut Your Shipping Costs By Outsourcing Your Fulfillment

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Posted On March 19, 2015 by Laura

Shipping costs can be a major expenditure for businesses that ship a high volume of products to their customers, especially when transportation costs are on the rise. Savvy business owners looking for ways to reduce costs in these areas can find resourceful ways to do so while still offering quality service to their customers. One […]


When Is It A Good Time To Start Looking For A Fulfillment Company?

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Posted On March 16, 2015 by Laura

Have you been spending the majority of your time receiving product shipments, organizing inventory and repacking products to send to your retail customers? Or worse yet, are you running out of storage space for your products? These are good business problems to have and easily solvable with the right outsourcing plan. Although it might not […]


3 Fulfillment Strategies To Manage Rapid Growth In A Small Business

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Posted On March 11, 2015 by Laura

Sometimes a business grows so quickly, that owners don’t even recognize they are no longer a small business. Reaching this stage means that in order to continue growth and manage your business well, you need to adapt through this transition. Research suggests that only 1/10th of 1 percent of companies will ever reach $250 million […]


5 Common Packaging Practices In The Cosmetic Industry

Posted On March 7, 2015 by Laura

To be able to stand out amongst the dozens of cosmetic brands on the shelf these days, it has become imperative for companies to remain competitive through innovative packaging. A number of new developments have been introduced into the market as a result: Convenience features like re-sealable packs, easy opening and stand up pouches. Smaller […]


The Custom Kit Assembly Process [VIDEO]

Posted On March 5, 2015 by Laura

This video shows the process of assembling a simple kit. Kit assembly is a crucial element in packaging your products. Kit assembly is custom to the needs of the client. A kit can be assembled by hand or by machine. If you have many products that you want to sell all at once Kit assembly […]


What Is eCommerce Fulfillment?

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Posted On March 2, 2015 by Laura

Over the past decade the use of fulfillment centers has increased significantly due to the rise of online business referred to as eCommerce. This is the process of selling product online to buyers whether it is through business to consumer or business-to-business based websites. The Internet has enabled companies to have a store online without […]


Benefits Of Storing Your Products In A Fulfillment Warehouse

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Posted On February 25, 2015 by Laura

A fulfillment company offers a variety of services to businesses that need to deliver a product to a consumer, one of which is storage and warehousing. Say you have a business and you’re finding it harder to find room to store inventory as your business grows. This can very quickly become a costly situation because […]


5 Great Examples Of Custom Kit Assembly

Posted On February 19, 2015 by Laura

In the world of fulfillment, Kit Assembly is the process of assembling two or more individual products into a single package to make it ready to ship to the customer. Companies often use kitting as a way to improve speed of shipping and to reduce overall costs. As more kits are produced at once, the […]


Benefits Of Choosing A Local Fulfillment Company

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Posted On February 12, 2015 by Laura

Companies selling products in volume to an end user, whether to consumers (B2C) or other businesses (B2B), have many considerations to take into account before choosing a fulfillment company to help them fill their product fulfillment needs. It may seem tempting at first to choose a fulfillment partner based on what may seem to be […]


4 Ways To Make Your Shipping Process More Efficient For Your Online Orders

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Posted On February 10, 2015 by Laura

When managing an eCommerce website, handling your inventory is just part of the equation. The shipping strategy you choose will have a major impact in building a solid and satisfied customer base. It happens all too often where a customer falls in love with a product they found online, adds it to their shopping cart, […]


Advantages and Disadvantages Of Using Fulfillment By Amazon

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Posted On February 6, 2015 by Laura

Using a third party fulfillment service works great if you have a business that is growing and no longer have the space or time to fill orders for your customers. Amazon has aggressively moved into the fulfillment space with over 2 million third party sellers worldwide that generate approximately 40% of Amazon’s total sales. Is […]


How Can Pick And Pack Services Help My Business?

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Posted On January 23, 2015 by Laura

Pick and pack is a popular supply chain management technique. Executed by a pick and pack provider, this service is a great option for small businesses that don’t have the capacity to store and manage inventory in their current location. It is the process of pulling product from your inventory, packaging it and shipping it […]


What Is Cross-Docking? How Does Cross-Docking Work?

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Posted On January 8, 2015 by Laura

Supply chain management is all about the flow of materials. Cross-docking is a practice that takes place at a distribution center. This is the process of unloading materials from an incoming method of transportation and loading them directly into an outbound one requiring little or no storage in between. This is usually done to sort […]


How Can A Product Fulfillment Company Help My Business?

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Posted On January 5, 2015 by Laura

There are various reasons businesses choose to utilize a third party logistics provider, referred to as a fulfillment service company or fulfillment center. These companies are experts in providing the right packaging, warehousing and logistics to effectively manage and fill orders in various industries. Mainly, they enable businesses to focus on manufacturing their core product […]