Posts Tagged ‘Shipping’

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 Amazon.com Inc. Amazon offers free shipping on most orders over $25, as well as cheap, low-hassle delivery options such as [...]




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 [...]




Strategies for Online Retailers to Compete with “Free Shipping” Offers

Posted on: June 22nd, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

There are a number of good strategies to deal with the free shipping war going on right now in the online retail space. The bad news is there is no FedEx “Free” option that companies like Amazon know about, while you are stuck shipping FedEx Ground. The key is to manage your shipping costs while [...]




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!




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 [...]




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 [...]




Do you ship a large amount of a small number of products?

Posted on: May 6th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

A great way to drive efficiencies within an order fulfillment operation is to, of course, be more efficient with the packing process. One great opportunity to do that is if you have a certain number of unique sku’s that typically ship alone, and at a high volume. Instead of waiting for each customer order to [...]




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. [...]




UPS Adds New Ground Residential Service

Posted on: April 11th, 2011 by Landis Logistics No Comments

Here is an article on a new UPS delivery service: http://www.logisticsmgmt.com/article/ups_rolls_out_new_economy_ground_service_for_delivery_to_residential_locati/