Posts Tagged ‘Outsourcing Order Fulfillment’

What can Ground do for You? Read this before you send your next Overnight Package

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

Here is an important point to consider when you are looking for ways to save money on shipping packages.  FedEx and UPS deliver to many locations, next day guaranteed, with their low cost Ground Service.  So why pay for next day air service on a package you need to be delivered tomorrow at double or [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

When an online retailer outsources order fulfillment, can a business supply its own boxes?

Posted on: May 3rd, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Some of the questions we often receive when talking to prospective clients are in regards to the shipping cartons used to package customer orders. As in, does the online retailer supply their own boxes or do we as the 3rd party fulfillment provide the cartons. The answer is actually that it can work either way. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]