Posts Tagged ‘Pack and Ship’

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

What is a Bill of Lading?

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

A Bill of Lading is a document issued by a consignor (or shipper, such as an order fulfillment center) and signed by a carrier at the time of pick up, acknowledging that specified products have been received on board as cargo for delivery to a named consignee, or destination. It serves as a contract between [...]

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 [...]