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How to Improve Your Order Fulfillment Process in 2021

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As fulfillment professionals limp toward the finish line after a grueling 2020, there’s one critical thing they still need to deal with.

(Don’t) Give Them A Break:  Avoiding Parcel Shipping Damage

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It’s time to share a breaking story about parcel delivery. And we mean that literally. According to various studies, anywhere from 7% to 11% of customers’ online orders arrive broken or damaged – a scenario that’s even more likely if products are large (when delivery damages climb to 21 %).

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Understanding Fulfillment Services Contracts

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When you outsource fulfillment services to a third-party logistics provider (3PL), you’ll sign a fulfillment services contract. These contracts are designed to protect the interests of both parties.

How to Achieve 2-day Ground Shipping for eCommerce Fulfillment

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With the holidays upon us, eCommerce companies are battling for the minds and wallets of a consumer base that’s larger than ever due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Chief among the weaponry these combatants are using are claims of fast shipping, typically 2-day ground shipping.

Hype Cycle for Supply Chain Strategy, 2020

Our recent supply chain planning survey showed that only 17% of organizations place considerable effort on innovation. For most, firefighting is the norm. But to succeed in today’s business landscape and recover quickly from disruptions, you need to carefully balance operational excellence with innovation for long-term growth. Get insights in this Gartner report to find out where to invest and what you should adopt as standard business practices.

Calculating Your Fulfillment Cost Per Order: 4 Key Suggestions

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A couple of years ago, Internet users were radically divided over the contents of a four-second audio clip and whether the sound it made was “ Laurel” or “Yanny.” (Go Go ahead and try it. We’ll wait.). So who was right?

Make Print Marketing Personal Using Variable Data Printing

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In today’s media-saturated world, our marketing messages face stiff competition for consumer attention. It can be a real challenge to break through all the noise. But, when it comes to print marketing, variable data printing (VDP) gets the job done.

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Better Warehouse Labor Planning Requires Better Forecasting

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In this past election, voters were faced with two very contrasting alternatives. Decisions on peak season fulfillment center staffing are similarly distinct: you have two very different alternatives to choose between.

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There’s More Than One Way to Outsource Fulfillment

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In July 2019, a DHL survey of 900 retailers uncovered an intriguing statistic: Approximately 60% of retailers now use 3PLs for at least some of their eCommerce fulfillment, and another 6% expect to completely outsource fulfillment over the next few years.

Test Your Atlanta Order Fulfillment Services Expertise

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If you could only pick one East-region city for U.S. eCommerce order fulfillment, which one should it be – and why? We’ll give you a hint. It starts with A, rhymes with “Santa,” and is already home to a massive parcel delivery infrastructure. Welcome to Atlanta.

The Five Worst Practices in Procurement

The GEP white paper lists 5 common mistakes that impede the success of procurement professionals. Learn from industry veteran Bill Huber about the wrong and right ways to approach a procurement mandate and why just saving money isn’t enough. Download this report now to learn how to avoid the worst procurement practices.

How Important are National Fulfillment Services?

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While nothing can travel faster than the speed of light, Amazon is pushing for the business equivalent with two-day, one-day and – in some zip codes – same-day delivery. If the majority of your customers expect you to match that standard, you need national fulfillment services.

Fulfillment Warehouse Worker Retention in the Wake of COVID-19

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Warehouse employee retention has long been an opportunity for fulfillment companies, but the challenge has been magnified in the wake of COVID-19. Along with attracting and onboarding new talent, retention is now at the forefront of nearly every fulfillment company’s labor efforts.

3PL Kitting Services: Should they be a Marathon or Sprint?

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Who’s the world’s fastest runner? If you answered Usain Bolt, you’re right. After all, he’s dominated the 100-meter sprint since 2008.

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Printed Materials: ‘Old-School’ Marketing is New Again

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Mark Twain once said “the reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” That’s true when it comes to using printed materials in marketing, as well. Print is not only still alive, it’s thriving. That’s because it performs extremely well against digital media in a number of key ways.

How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

5 Ways to Boost eCommerce Warehouse Operations Efficiency

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If you’re looking to lower costs and increase the efficiency of your eCommerce warehouse operations, your first thought might be to add automation. But technology doesn’t come cheap. What if you don’t have the order volume to justify the cost? Don’t despair.

Flexible Warehousing Solutions: A Public Goods Case Study

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Since the arrival of the COVD-19 pandemic, “flexibility” has become a way of life. From parents adapting to their children’s virtual classrooms to business owners navigating operational and staffing challenges, the ebbs and flows of life are now much more drastic than they were pre-pandemic.

On Fulfillment and Football: Does the Size of your Third-Party Fulfillment Provider Matter?

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If you ever want to feel svelte, go stand next to an offensive lineman. Even in college, he’s likely to weigh just over 300 pounds. That massive weight is a big part of what enables him to do his job, because when it comes to protecting today’s college quarterbacks, size matters.

7 Statistics that Impact Companies Using eCommerce Fulfillment 3PLs

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A picture can be worth a thousand words. But sometimes numbers tell an even more compelling story.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Parcel Carriers Unwrap Yearly Gift: Peak Season Surcharges

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Parcel carriers have begun alerting customers that they will be raising costs or adding a peak season surcharge during the holidays.

Selecting a Fulfillment Provider: Primer for the Mid-Sized Company

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You’re an Etailer or direct sales company. Demand for your product is increasing and you’re fulfilling more and more orders every month. You may have even begun describing your business as “mid-sized” instead of small.

Seller Fulfilled Prime Changes: Options for Sellers

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A few weeks ago, Amazon rocked some of its merchants’ worlds when it announced several changes to its Seller Fulfilled Prime program.

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The Plane Truth about Holiday eCommerce Fulfillment 2020

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Oh you better watch out if you’re an eTailer, because according to research from Voxware , 76% of shoppers are planning to purchase more than half of their holiday gifts online this year.

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Literature Distribution: How to Ensure Compliant Pharmaceutical Marketing

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We’re all familiar with the expression “rules are made to be broken” – and maybe there are times when it’s okay to at least bend the rules a little. But, when it comes to pharmaceutical marketing, your best move is to stay compliant.

5 Best Practices for Fulfilling Benefits Enrollment Packages

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Labor Day is over, which means the annual open enrollment period for health insurance and other benefits is just around the corner. Are you ready to ship out your benefits enrollment packages? Not so fast!

The Cost of Adding a Warehouse Fulfillment Center

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So you’re thinking about adding a warehouse fulfillment center to your distribution network. While there are plenty of good reasons to do so, locating inventory closer to your customers probably tops the list.

19 Advantages of Logistics Outsourcing

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The right partners can be powerful allies in a business’s quest to become bigger, better and more profitable.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

The Latest Look at CBD Distribution and Fulfillment Requirements

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Great news: CBD oil stays fresh for a year or longer. Not-so-great news: CBD information doesn’t.

How to Combat Rising Parcel Shipping Rates

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According to a recent Wall Street Journal story on parcel shipping rates, the big U.S. parcel carriers, especially UPS and FedEx, are firmly in the driver’s seat on pricing and, “have started hitting some large shippers with price increases in the double-digit percent range.”.

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A comprehensive guide to order fulfillment services

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If you’re looking for a provider of order fulfillment services for your eCommerce operation, the search can seem a bit daunting – especially if you’ve been going it alone up to this point.

Increase in Fulfillment of Branded PPE

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One of the hottest commodities in the pandemic economy is personal protective equipment (PPE). And it’s not just consumers searching for masks, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes. Marketers are now looking at PPE as a means to protect associates and customers and also to promote their brands.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.