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What Are Logistics Services?

Logistics services are a step beyond third-party logistics (3PL). They are considered 4PL or 7PL, which combines 4PL with 3PL eCommerce fulfillment. Logistics are an essential part of your supply chain management. Fourth-party logistics can move the needle on your […]

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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 […]

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The History of ECommerce

Online shopping feels like a natural and essential part of our modern world. It’s hard to remember that it’s only been around for a few short decades. Even 20 years ago, most internet connections were through slow dial-up modems. The […]

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 […]

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Who Are the Best 3PL Companies for 2021?

ECommerce businesses often turn to 3PL companies to help with fulfillment, shipping, and logistics. Your 3PL company is an important link in your supply chain. Slow or inaccurate third-party logistics can damage your business. You need to choose one of […]

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What Is Just in Time Inventory?

The just in time inventory management system started as a manufacturing process. Over time, it has become popular in many sectors of the economy. ECommerce companies use just in time inventory to stay nimble in the face of changing consumer […]

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5 Ways to Improve Inventory Management in 2020

One of the best ways to increase the profits from your eCommerce business in 2020 is to improve your inventory management. Even if you think you’ve got a good system for inventory management, a few tweaks could take your process […]

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Building a Resilient Supply Chain

When the coronavirus pandemic hit Asia in early 2020, many businesses experienced major supply chain disruptions. This highlighted the need for companies to build resilient supply chains. Now, more than ever, it’s essential to make your supply chain resilient to […]

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Demand Forecasting: Types, Methods, and Examples

How will you know how much product to produce for your next holiday? What kinds of capital will you need to invest in stock for your next fiscal year? Demand forecasting has the answers. Demand forecasts project sales for the […]

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Ultimate Guide to Reverse Logistics

In an ideal world, your eCommerce would have a return rate of zero. However, returns are unavoidable when you sell online. That’s why you need a robust reverse logistics operation. Return rates for eCommerce shops are more than double the […]