Archive for May, 2011

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

http://www.practicalecommerce.com/articles/2793-Using-the-Return-Policy-to-Convert-Shoppers-into-Customers   Also, here is a link to another post that talks about how a 3rd party order fulfillment operation handles returns.   http://fillship.com/blog/2011/05/17/how-are-returns-handled-at-an-order-fulfillment-warehouse/ _______________________________   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 [...]




What Landis Co. is All About

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Warehousing, Fulfillment, Distribution Landis Overview Document   




Almost 1/2 of Online Orders Shipped for Free!

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Interesting information from comScore via TechCrunch. http://techcrunch.com/2011/05/17/almost-half-of-all-online-orders-now-include-free-shipping/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+Techcrunch+%28TechCrunch%29




How do online retailers offer “Free Shipping”?

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by Landis Logistics 3 Comments

A question we get a lot from clients is “How can so many online retailers offer free shipping?“, which is then followed up with “What can we do to compete with free shipping offers?” There are a couple of reasons online retailers are able to offer free or cheap shipping, unfortunately the reality is that [...]




Case Study: Order Fulfillment for a Business to Business Retailer

Posted on: May 19th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Here is a brief case study detailing a new client we are proud to now be serving at Landis Logistics. Based on Long Island in NY, the client sells commercial fishing supplies to fishing vessels that are catching  Swordfish and Tuna by using long-lines. Their business is built to supply boats that are typically out [...]




Want industry advice from “experts” on shipping and fulfillment?

Posted on: May 13th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Two websites you may want to check out if you have questions on shipping and fulfillment are Quora and Focus. Both give you the chance to post questions and get answers from industry “experts” that will hopefully be helpful. Here is a link to an example of a question from Quora. http://www.quora.com/Whats-the-cheapest-shipping-method-for-businesses-shipping-high-volumes-of-small-boxes-within-the-U-S-where-the-box-weighs-more-than-13-ounces?__snids__=18166978#ans388442




What are the costs components of offsite pallet storage?

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

If you are a manufacturer, or any business that has a need to warehouse and storage products then you may have considered outsourcing as an alternative to keeping the product in your own building. So, what are the costs that go into using a 3rd party warehouse for this service that you should be aware [...]




When does it make sense to add additional warehouse locations, or do drop shipping?

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

One decision every growing manufacturer and distributor probably needs to make at some point is deciding when it makes sense to add additional warehouse space in other locations. For instance, we often talk to food manufacturers and co-packers located in California or other places on the west coast interested in setting up an east coast [...]