Posts Tagged ‘Order Fulfillment’

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 [...]

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.

How Are Returns Handled at an Order Fulfillment Warehouse?

Posted on: April 12th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

A frequent question we receive when talking to prospective order fulfillment online retail clients is in regards to the returns process. How does it work - Can you handle returns - Can you inspect the product - How do you report the returns – Etc? In most cases, the answer is that a typical fulfillment service can handle [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Eco-Friendly Packaging Options for Shipping Customer Orders

Posted on: February 13th, 2011 by Landis Logistics 1 Comment

The most ubiquitous packaging materials at any fulfillment operation are of course bubble wrap and peanuts. The pros and cons of both are well documented, but the most important thing to know is they are typically made from plastics (as in oil) and are not bio-degradable. With the amount of bubble wrap and peanuts used [...]