fulfillment center vs. warehouse
By: Jake Rheude

Fulfillment center vs. warehouse

You might hear the following terms used interchangeably: fulfillment center, warehouse, distribution center, and third-party logistics (3PL). While there is some overlap, each of these terms has a distinct meaning. Here’s what you need to know when comparing a fulfillment […]

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Red Stag Fulfillment optimized our processes throughout COVID to perform better.
By: Geoff Whiting

What Is Volumetric Storage?

Innovative eCommerce fulfillment providers have been looking for better ways to measure and charge for warehouse storage. A volumetric storage model accurately measures the space your goods actually use, so the industry is moving toward this more precise method for […]

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cross docking
By: Geoff Whiting

Cross-Docking: Meaning, Benefits, Types, Uses

Cross-docking can help your eCommerce company streamline its fulfillment processes, increase customer satisfaction, and reduce order fulfillment cycle time. This post explains the cross-docking process, how it works with full truckload (FTL) and less-than-truckload (LTL) inbound shipments, and how cross-docking […]

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floor loaded containers
By: Geoff Whiting

Palletized versus floor loaded delivery

Which is better? Floor loading vs palletizing? Many ecommerce companies don’t get involved in the taskwork of loading and unloading shipping containers. That’s one of the benefits of outsourcing fulfillment to a 3PL, but the decision between using floor loaded […]

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Unloading Floor-Loaded Containers Graphic
By: Jake Rheude

Unloading Floor-Loaded Containers: An ECommerce Guide

Here’s the raw reality: warehouses don’t typically love receiving floor-loaded shipments. Why? Because unloading floor-loaded containers is much more complicated, time-consuming, and hazardous than receiving palletized stock. That said, there are times when floor stacking is the best (or only) […]

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Inventory planning
By: Jake Rheude

Identifying and Preventing Inventory Discrepancy

Accurate stock counts are critical to the efficient operation of your business. An inventory discrepancy introduced during eCommerce fulfillment can throw off your demand forecasts and lead to unexpected out-of-stock items.  Here are the most common causes of inventory discrepancies […]

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