Archive for March, 2011

Benefits of SaaS (Software as a Service) for Logistics Management

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

In the old way of thinking, companies were used to buying, building, and maintaining their IT infrastructures despite exponential costs. SaaS gives companies an alternative to those headaches. Now, a company can plug in and subscribe to services built on shared infrastructure via the Internet. The SaaS model has gained popularity in recent years because [...]

FedEx Transit Time Map from our Order Fulfillment Center – 100+ Million People Next Day via Ground

Posted on: March 30th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Click here for a FedEx Transit Time Map from our Reading PA location.

10 Reasons to Outsource Order Fulfillment

Posted on: March 28th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

1. Access Best-in-Class Capabilities Third party order fulfillment companies provide you access to expertise that is typically not readily available internally. 2. Enhance Core Business Focus Outsourcing lets you spend more time marketing and growing your business and enhancing your products and services. Supply chain operations are taken off your plate and put in the [...]

Important Questions to Ask a Potential Order Fulfillment Services Provider

Posted on: March 23rd, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Important Questions to Ask a Potential Fulfillment Services Partner – Robert F. Tompkins, Landis Logistics and 1. Where are you located? (In proximity to your customers) With all the technology that is available in today’s world, you should really evaluate a fulfillment company based on where they are located in relation to your customer [...]

Leveraging Technology for Fulfillment Success

Posted on: March 20th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

– By Rob Tompkins, President and CEO Landis Logistics and Technology is the cornerstone of a well-running order fulfillment operation, whether it’s helping to manage orders, control inventory and warehouse operations, manage freight, or support real-time reporting requirements. It’s through technology that guess-work is eliminated from the fulfillment process, human error is reduced, and [...]

Know How Fuel Surcharges Effect Your Shipping Costs

Posted on: March 16th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Around a decade ago is when fuel surcharges became ubiquitous. Prior to that period, the cost of diesel fuel was always there, but back then shippers essentially paid for fuel as a part of their linehaul rates. The market fluctuations in fuel costs were for the trucking companies to worry about. The impact of fuel was something left to perhaps [...]

Thinking of Outsourcing Your Order Fulfillment

Posted on: March 10th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

If you have an online store and are finding it tough to keep up with packing and shipping your customer orders, it may be time to think about working with a 3rd party fulfillment center. But like all the other difficult business decisions a growing company has to make, it is important to understand all [...]

What kind of shopping cart is right for your business?

Posted on: March 9th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

  The following is a guest post by Michael McBride of Vital BGS and Sizzlefactor: The answer depends on your short term and long term needs. First of all, there are two models of shopping carts, a SAAS (Software As A Service) model where you pay as you go – like Yahoo! Or Volusion.  There’s [...]

New Ecommerce Client: Cosmeceutical Retailer Aspen Leaf Spa

Posted on: March 8th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

We are proud to announce our newest pick and pack customer, Aspen Leaf Spa. Aspen Leaf Spa is an online retailer specializing in cosmeceuticals and other high end skin care products typically only available through dermatologists. Landis Logistics is handling the order fulfillment for all the Aspen portfolio of products, which previously were done in-house [...]