No one can deny that running out of stock is bad for business. Not only does it result in lost revenue and missed sales opportunities, but it can also cost a company its customers – sometimes permanently. You might be tempted to think that the answer is keeping more inventory in stock, but it’s not … Read moreWhy “The More the Merrier” Doesn’t Apply to Inventory
Many consumers automatically head to Amazon first when they’re looking to buy something online. Its shipping is reliable and very cheap—and for many people, it’s included in their Prime subscription. How can smaller businesses make inroads in this seemingly impenetrable environment? Experts acknowledge it’s a tricky situation, especially because the bigger retailers tend to enjoy … Read moreHow Can Small Businesses Compete With Retail Giants on Shipping?
All e-commerce businesses like to see record-breaking sales during the holiday shopping season, but once you clinch the sale and collect your customers’ money, the true work of fulfilling and shipping orders begins – and suddenly that joy turns into stress. Here’s a look at how to handle shipping rushes like those seen on Black … Read moreSeasonal Rush Shipping Tips
A third-party logistics (3PL) provider can be a real lifesaver for businesses. These companies deal with all aspects of procurement, distribution and transportation so that businesses can focus on their products or services without getting bogged down by other details. 3PLs can help to streamline sourcing and manufacturing, or procurement. They might be tasked with … Read moreA Third-Party Logistics Provider Is a Valuable Aid to Small Businesses