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3PLs: The Doctors of Warehouse and Fulfillment Services

When considering two different medical procedures, patients ask a physician to identify the pros and cons of each option. 3PLs (Third Party Logistics) are expert “doctors” in warehouse and fulfillment services. 3PLs are living the pros and cons of fulfillment services every day for online and omnichannel customers. 3PL executives are specialists, and experts who…

WarehouseOS Addresses Apparel Online Growth

  No longer is brick and mortar retail versus online in the apparel sector; a combination of online, omnichannel, and brick and mortar retailers are represented in the data above. The graph shows U.S. revenue generated with online apparel and accessories retail sales between 2016 and 2022. In 2016, retail e-commerce revenues from apparel and…

WarehouseOS Software Solution is a Great Fit for Apparel Companies

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH, July 5, 2018 – Warehouse Mobile Solutions is rapidly becoming the warehouse operations solution for apparel companies. For some, saying, “We have you covered”, may seem to be just another cliché, but the WarehouseOS®/WOS® solution does just that. Today’s apparel providers need a simple and reliable solution that empowers them with…

Small eCommerce Companies Must Have Perfect Picking

A survey of 300 supply chain and distribution managers across the United States found distribution centers are losing an average of nearly $585,000 per year due to mis-picks. The cost of a picking mistake includes the cost of the item and the expenses associated with shipping the item back, processing it upon receipt, returning it…

Small eCommerce Companies: Dealing with Variable Shipping Costs

Let’s be honest, Amazon is a logistics shipping company. On some level all eCommerce companies, big or small, are logistics shipping companies. Companies find themselves in a balancing act between profitability and satisfying customers, when deciding which shipping carrier to use and shipping costs. Small eCommerce companies must decide quickly whether to use the postal…

Small eCommerce Companies: Thrive by Avoiding IT Department Thinking

Large companies have the budget and staff for comprehensive IT departments. They even have the need for the personnel and processes. These employees perform an important and necessary function in many Fortune 1000 firms. The same type of IT departments aren’t practical, affordable, or even necessary for small eCommerce companies. In fact, lack of an…

Small eCommerce Companies: Compete with Personalized Customer Service

With more than half of all sales now occurring online, there continues to be a migration away from merely a price focus and towards a customized and personalized customer experience. This trend will continue to grow over the next three years. An American Express survey revealed that 78 percent of consumers have bailed on an…

Small eCommerce Companies Pay a Price When Offering Too Many SKUs

Unlike Amazon with unlimited warehouse space, robotics, and extensive inventory control technologies, small eCommerce companies must constantly question how many products should be sold on-line. This is also true with companies migrating to the omni-channel from retail merchants migrating to a digital retail space. Thousands of items carried in retail generates thousands of SKUs and…

Small eCommerce Companies: Consideration for Selecting 3PLs

Thanks to eCommerce, utilization of third-party logistics (3PL) is growing rapidly, based on data released by supply chain consultancy Armstrong & Associates. These data, reported Armstrong, are an extension of its annual 3PL market analysis, based on Armstrong’s developing of global logistics cost and 3PL revenue estimates that include annual projections through fiscal year 2022….

Small eCommerce Companies: How You Can Compete with Amazon

It is widely known that Amazon continues to grow and appeal to younger customers. Starting with shipping speed, Amazon is the leading distribution company. The company owns more than 50 percent of the eCommerce space predominantly through their ability to make shipping faster and more cost-effective. A Wall Street Journal article, “Amazon’s Free Shipping Pushes…