global freight forwarding service

Is Freight Forwarding Right for Your Business?

Many companies that import products rely on freight forwarders to reduce the stress and cost of doing business internationally. If you’re looking to diversify suppliers or tackle a new market, someone might have recommended a freight forwarding service as an […]

container ship demonstrates need for a backup plan

Suez Canal Blockage Reminds Us All to Have a Backup Plan

Sometimes the unthinkable happens, and this week we saw a container ship the size of a skyscraper turn sideways and block all traffic in Egypt’s Suez Canal, demonstrating a clear need for transportation backup plans. For more than 24 hours, the […]

A container ship at the port

What Does Section 321 Mean for ECommerce?

Every eCommerce business wants to reduce its costs or offer something unique to customers, and these often involve importing products. Thankfully, you can not only achieve these goals but also add some cost-savings to the mix for your eCommerce fulfillment […]

B2B fulfillment

What Is B2B Fulfillment?

B2B eCommerce fulfillment ships products from business to business. The same fulfillment warehouse may provide both B2C and B2B fulfillment services. Your company may need both B2C and B2B fulfillment services. However, the process for each type of order fulfillment […]

Red Stag Fulfillment helps eCommerce businesses manage their logistics costs.

What Are Logistics Costs And How Do You Calculate Them?

Running an eCommerce business is complicated, especially when you’ve got to manage the logistics for a growing number of orders and staff. Shipping prices change, new software arrives, and customers start demanding two-day delivery on everything. At the same time, […]

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What Does Awaiting Fulfillment Mean?

When you order items online, your order status may show up as “awaiting fulfillment.” But what does awaiting fulfillment mean? If you’re not in the 3PL industry, this may sound impossibly vague, as if your order were lost in processing. […]

Best Practices For Sustainable Packaging

Packaging is everything but strategic when it is not sustainable. A visually appealing box can earn you extra bucks and the patronage of a few customers. But it takes sustainable packaging to experience a higher or stable ROI in the […]

What Is Landed Cost and How Do I Manage It?

Landed costs cover the cost of getting a manufactured good to your distribution center so you can send it to a customer after they buy from you. It seems simple, but the math behind the term is more complex than […]

SKU and UPC codes

Guide to SKU Numbers

SKU is short for stock keeping unit. SKU numbers help you automate inventory management. For new eCommerce sellers, SKU numbers aren’t a requirement. As your business grows, however, you will find that SKUs help you understand sales trends and grow […]

5 Ways to Boost Supply Chain Optimization

Managing and optimizing a local or global supply chain is one of the most important activities an ecommerce business or online seller can do if they want to control spend and put themselves in a position for growth. What is […]