The Types of Inventory Management Processes

types of inventory management

Reviewing and implementing each inventory management process for your business can be less than glamorous, but it’s vital for your continued success. In the past, this used to mean painstaking hand counts of all of your inventory, but today’s technology has changed this.

Keep reading

5 Best Ecommerce Platforms For Business Owners

Ecommerce business owner working on a computer

You might notice ecommerce platforms are shifting from “optional” to “mandatory” for companies of all sizes with products to sell online. Sure, you can sell independently through a custom-built ecommerce website, but be prepared for the hefty development costs and technical headaches.

Keep reading

What is the Difference Between 3PLs vs Freight Brokers

Two people speaking in a fulfillment center

As your business expands and your clientele builds with it, you’ll find yourself juggling more packages than you know how to handle. The more shipments you need to make, the more expensive it becomes. Finding a reliable carrier on your own is tricky when you have not made connections among the various carrier companies out […]

Keep reading

8 Signs You Need a 3PL

Person surrounded by boxes and shipping labels

If you started your business out of a garage with two friends and one packing tape dispenser between the three of you, you’re likely used to handling your own logistics and shipping. However, as your company has grown in size and customer base, the old methods of fulfilling customer orders just aren’t cutting it anymore. […]

Keep reading

What is Stock Replenishment and Why is it Crucial?

Smiling manager leaning against stock in a large warehouse

How much money are you losing because you can’t keep up with stock replenishment? Studies performed before the pandemic indicated that inventory supplies at U.S. retailers were only 63% accurate and that 34% of it shipped late. Overstocking causes its own set of problems, with the carrying costs for items totaling 10% to 20% of […]

Keep reading

9 Questions to Ask When Choosing a 3PL

Portrait of African American worker in warehouse

Is your 3PL logistics company striving for your business success? If not, they routinely mess up orders, take too long to ship orders, deliver broken products to customers, and offer poor customer service. If you are working with a 3PL fulfillment center that lets your business down, it is time to switch.

Keep reading