Archive for the ‘Fulfillment’ Category

An Opposing View: The Bottom Line Costs of Free Shipping This Season

Posted on: December 12th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Retailers may have spoiled their shoppers this Christmas—with free shipping. Some 63% of Internet retail sales were shipped for free during the week through Dec. 4, according to comScore. That is up from 51% in the same week of 2010 and 44% in 2009. While there is a regular spike during the holidays, the average [...]

Free Shipping Deemed Important to Online Shoppers this Holiday Season

Posted on: December 6th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Traditional retailers are taking the expensive step of offering more free-shipping deals this holiday season, as they seek to lure the growing number of Internet shoppers to their websites and away from online-only rivals, particularly Inc. Amazon offers free shipping on most orders over $25, as well as cheap, low-hassle delivery options such as [...]

Why it’s Important for your Fulfillment Company to be Flexible

Posted on: October 12th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Outsourcing to a third-party fulfillment center can provide growing companies the warehousing and distribution services they need to support business growth. However, in order to maximize their potential benefits, companies should consider working with professional fulfillment services that utilize flexible technologies to deliver a customized distribution platform designed around their specific business requirements. Many business [...]

What are the Cost Components of Shipping an Order for an Online Retailer?

Posted on: September 5th, 2011 by admin No Comments

One of the largest expenses for any business that sells products online is the cost for order fulfillment. In total, the order fulfillment process includes the storage, packing, and shipment of customer orders that come through an online store. These costs are beyond the expense of sourcing and purchasing the products being sold (regardless of what [...]

Tips for Choosing a Fulfillment Company to Ship Your Products

Posted on: August 10th, 2011 by admin No Comments

As your business grows, the process of getting your product out to the customer consumes a larger portion of the time you have to focus on your business.  Plenty of businesses today are outsourcing the delivery of their customer orders.  This enables the business to focus on managing customer relationships and increasing sales revenue while [...]

Connecting Your Shopping Cart Software When You Outsource Order Fulfillment

Posted on: June 24th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Start up online retailers and small to medium size ecommerce retailers are the types of clients we work with most often. Sometimes these are businesses that are not yet shipping orders, or in other cases are doing the order fulfillment themselves. As the decision gets made to outsource the order fulfillment function one of the [...]

Strategies for Online Retailers to Compete with “Free Shipping” Offers

Posted on: June 22nd, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

There are a number of good strategies to deal with the free shipping war going on right now in the online retail space. The bad news is there is no FedEx “Free” option that companies like Amazon know about, while you are stuck shipping FedEx Ground. The key is to manage your shipping costs while [...]

What’s one thing a startup online retailer should know when it comes to shipping customer orders?

Posted on: May 31st, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

If you are a startup online retailer then you have a lot of things on your plate. From developing the website and choosing the ecommerce software for the site, to figuring out the best way to package and ship order from your online store and many things in between. A lot of businesses would be [...]

Good Article On What To Consider When Creating Your Online Store’s Returns Policy

Posted on: May 25th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments   Also, here is a link to another post that talks about how a 3rd party order fulfillment operation handles returns. _______________________________   What to talk about order fulfillment for your company? Click Here!

What Are Some of the Upsides and Downsides of Outsourcing Order Fulfillment

Posted on: May 23rd, 2011 by Landis Logistics 2 Comments

Taking the step to outsource order fulfillment clearly comes with some benefits, but also comes with some risks. What’s the upside? With proper execution a company can: Speed time-to-market: Fulfillment centers are built for efficiency and speed. A strategically located fulfillment center can give a business better access to local markets, improving the time from [...]