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Is Using a 3PL Worth It?

There are many reasons why companies consider using 3PLs (Third-Party Logistics) in their logistics and supply-chain management. But every business functions differently, and thinking about using a 3PL begs asking the question: Is using a 3PL worth it? You want it to make your job easier and provide a benefit to your company. So, let’s…

Managing SKU Proliferation In The Apparel Industry

Unlike some industries with fixed product inventory, SKU proliferation can be a problem in the constantly-changing apparel industry. Consumers have a perpetual appetite for fresh, new clothing designs, and the changing seasons can add to that hunger. This can push business owners to feed their consumers’ hunger with innovative new products, but it can also…

Why Fast-Growing, Online Businesses Need Inventory Management Solutions

Entrepreneur contributor Allen Moon recently wrote an article discussing proven steps to follow when starting a small business online. His steps include: Find a need and fill it. Write copy that sells. Design and build an easy-to-use website. Use search engines to drive traffic to your site. Establish an expert reputation for yourself. Follow up…

27 Percent of Apparel Sales Now Happen Online

Daphne Howland recently contributed an important feature to Retail Dive reporting that 27 percent of apparel sales are now online. According to the most recent Internet Retailer Online Apparel Report; online apparel sales accounted for 27.4 percent of overall U.S. apparel sales in 2017, an increase of 3.9 percent from 2016 and a whopping 20.7…

3PLs Reflect: What Did and Did Not Work during the Holiday Season

3PLs (Third Party Logistics) are setting up meetings right now with experts in dynamic warehousing and distribution environments. Some processes were very successful during the 2018 holiday season, some were not. Companies across many industries leverage our value-added contract distribution solutions to control costs and improve efficiency: more 3PLs are turning to the experts at…

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…