3 Reasons to Use a 3PL For Retail Supply Chain

PLS Logistics

With increasing competition in the retail market, it has become very challenging for retailers to efficiently manage their supply chains. Blog retail retail logistics retail shipping retail supply chain supply chain supply chain management

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Why Mastering E-Commerce Shipping Strategies Will Help Retailers Avoid the “Retail Apocalypse”

Cerasis

The retail apocalypse has received plenty of attention over the past three years. Brick-and-mortar stores that understand the invaluable role of e-commerce in relation to omnichannel supply chain success can help retailers avoid the retail apocalypse. To achieve lasting success, shippers need to understand how e-commerce shipping strategies are quintessential steps in this process. An Effective E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Mitigates Losses From the “Retail Apocalypse.”

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E-Commerce Changes Traditional Retail Shipping Strategies

PLS Logistics

Customer demand and connectivity are high, and retailers are struggling to keep up with the competitive omni-channel environment. Supply Chain Shipping Omni-Channel

Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work?

PLS Logistics

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are a large part of the retail industry. Shippers struggle with numerous challenges to meet the retailers’ compliances and often suffer supply chain disruptions. Blog consumer packaged goods cpg cpg shipping

Removing the 3 Barriers to Building a Predictive Supply Chain

The total cost to the shipping. final delivery, and from raw materials to retail store. An analog approach in a digital world: While the shipping industry has. IoT-sourced data offers exciting opportunities but in the shipping industry, there’s value within.

Drop Shipping: A Perfect Fit for Supply Chain Operating Networks

Talking Logistics

As reported last month by Jennifer Smith in the Wall Street Journal , “A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory.

11 Best Practices to Ship Parcel Like a Pro

Cerasis

Shippers face an uphill battle against Amazon and the big box retailers. These giants have deep pockets, capable of offering low-cost, if not free, parcel shipping. However, that does not mean all shippers must face the challenges to ship parcel at their expense.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Shipping rates will continue to soar, and demand for more capacity will push the stretched industry to its breaking point, says Michael Angell of Freight Waves. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

CH Robinson Transportfolio

The retail industry is evolving and adapting to new consumer demands which is shifting the supply chain landscape. Retailers expect more supply chain visibility, shorter delivery times, and real-time connectivity from shippers and carriers. 5 ways to exceed retailer expectations.

Do More Shipping with Less Work

Shipchain

For shippers to stay competitive with big-box retailers like Walmart along with growing e-commerce vendors, they must think outside the box and cut costs wherever possible. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. Benefits of Shipping on the Blockchain.

Your Supply Chain Probably Has a Data Problem - Start There

The first challenge all shippers, including retailers, manufacturers, and 3PLs. predictive shipping. A Blueprint For Supply Chain Transformation The Data First Approach Introduction Over the past few decades, supply chains have evolved from a sub-function.

Last Mile Shipping Success Requires a Holistic Approach

Talking Logistics

Not long ago, people would take a Saturday afternoon to visit a furniture showroom, sit on several couches, fill out an order form, write a check, and wait six to twelve weeks for the sofa to be shipped to the store. Two-day shipping standards for packages is impacting consumer expectations of large format deliveries. Retailers need more than just capacity to respond to this growth; they will need precision capacity. Robinson home delivery last mile Retail

The 7 Best Events For Freight Shipping in 2015

Cerasis

Are you up-to-date with the latest events in freight shipping and logistics? Staying current in the world of shipping and freight also takes strong networking and communication. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

How Adding Ship-from-Store to an Omni-channel Strategy Changes the Retail Network

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel retailers today require agility in order to compete and thrive. When it comes to adapting the retail network for an omni-channel approach, a focus on the customer is essential. Integrating a ship-from-store strategy can enhance customer service and serve as an important competitive differentiator. Ship from store has gained traction based on changing shopper expectations and buying trends.

Shipping Less-Than-Truckload Freight in E-Commerce: Shipping Online Is More Than Just Parcel Shipments

Cerasis

Those that seek to succeed in shipping online need to know a few things about why less-than-truckload may be the solution, how customers’ expectations are increasing, and what benefits less-than-truckload offers. retail sales could easily trend upward to 20 percent or more.

End to End Supply Chain Visibility - Solving The Data Problem

Retailers and manufacturers. to pay attention to, whether to ship via air. of that journey is the port, when actually, for the retailer, it's their distr ibution center. that has long plagued retailers, manufacturers and 3PLs-- leveraging a.

E-Commerce Shipping Strategy Challenges to Consider for Perfect Implementation

Cerasis

The path to perfect implementation of a new e-commerce shipping strategy is not always clear, and it comes with several challenges that can undermine the efficacy and cost-effectiveness of e-commerce. Determine e-commerce shipping costs and pricing models.

Free Shipping Just Got More Expensive – Retailers and Consumers to Spend More to Counter Carrier Cost Hikes

BluJay Solutions

As the holiday season grows near, retailers are poised to enter all-out battle for market share, with heavy promotional activity starting in earnest after Halloween and intensifying right up until December 24. In actual fact, retail sales by internet have been an extremely disruptive force.

The Evolution of Retail and Customer Expectations

CH Robinson Transportfolio

As the evolution of retail and the way consumers purchase goods continues to change, effectively serving both consumers and retailers is a strategic challenge for both shippers and carriers. Demand for new shipping options.

2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights

Convey

2018’s Peak Season shattered spending records for retailers. The post 2018 Peak Season Shipping Insights appeared first on Convey. Customer Experience delivery Retail Supply ChainAccording to Adobe, consumers spent $125.91 […].

Case Study-AO.com: retailing that delivers

BluJay Solutions

White goods and technology retailer AO.com has logistics front and centre of what it does: its delivery capability is built not just for its own operation but also set up for third parties. Read the full article at Internet Retailing. . In The News Internet Retailing

How to Reduce Product Damage During Shipping

Cerasis

If you are a product manufacturer, you know all too well the perils of shipping products from your factory or warehouse to a DC or retailer. Packaging and product damage during shipping is extremely common. Many shipping companies will stack pallets on top of one another to maximize their load, so you need to know this important piece of logistical information as well. . When you ship a product , your goal is simple: make sure it gets there in good condition.

EDI 856: Ship Notice/Manifest

SupplyPike

An EDI 856 is known as an Advance Shipping Notice (ASN). A household cleaner manufacturer is preparing a large shipment to their buyer – a big box retailer. Also, the manufacturer is required to understand the specific shipment requirements of the retailer ahead of time.

Inventory and forecast data from retailers: After your product ships (Part 2)

Alloy

Part 1 of this series highlighted four of the most important retailer data points that suppliers need to maintain an efficient supply chain and maximize sales opportunities: Unit Sales (Net), Dollar Sales (Net), Price, and Retailer COGS.

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Navigating the Complexities of Retail Shipping: How a Transportation Management System Can Help

Talking Logistics

There’s no question that the retail industry is evolving at a rapid pace. With the explosive growth of online retailers, consumers can now shop anytime and anywhere for everything from clothing and cosmetics to food, furniture, and even cars.

E-Commerce Shipping: Why Shippers Are Mastering E-Commerce to Go Omnichannel

Cerasis

Although e-commerce makes up 10 percent of overall retail sales, its value in the modern economy must not be underestimated. Unfortunately, shippers may overlook the biggest obstacle to omnichannel, developing effective e-commerce shipping practices.

‘Drop Shipping’ Looks Set to Go Mainstream as More Retailers Get on Board

CHAINalytics

Online orders ship directly from the supplier’s warehouse, reducing spending on inventory By JENNIFER SMITH A growing number of retailers are relying on suppliers to ship online orders directly to customers, a strategy they hope will help them compete with e-commerce rivals without spending more on inventory. In The News Supply Chain Design Supply Chain Operations Transportation Chainalytics Drop Shipping Home Depot Irv Grossman Macy's Retail Wall Street Journal

Bad habits in retail supply chain planning

The Network Effect

” This is especially true in the world of retail supply chain planning. They are a super-progressive Canadian retailer and early adopter of Flowcasting. Retail Supply Chain Planning The Network Effect retailThe People Speak!/Flickr. Flickr.

Peak Shipping Season: A Review of Trends from the 2018 Holiday Peak Season

Cerasis

We will delve into what will set third-party logistics providers apart in the coming year, and what to expect as e-commerce continues to merge with brick-and-mortar retail. We will turn over each stone and consider how innovative technology will shape the future of shipping and logistics.

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Global Trade Networks Create a Single Version of the Truth for Retailers

Talking Logistics

Drop shipping is becoming more and more popular among retailers as the “Amazon effect” creates intense pressure from customers for quick delivery. Retailers are willing to take the risk associated with releasing the inventory management and fulfilment process so product moves faster. So what are some of the benefits of drop ship as a method of fulfilment? . Is Drop Ship Too Good to be True? Drop ship revenue now over £150 million.

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The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain.

The Effect of Consumer Delivery Demands on Shippers and How Retail Compliance Programs Can Help

CH Robinson Transportfolio

Retailers are keenly aware that failure to keep pace with industry change is not an option, as evidenced by continued store closings and retail bankruptcies. Retailers’ concession to consumer demands are having a ripple effect along the supply chain.

Evolving the Supply Chain for Anywhere-to-Everywhere Shipping

Logistics Viewpoints

The supply chain as we used to know it is changing – and these changes are impacting not only retailers, but a variety of businesses and industries. An increasing number of businesses that never had to worry much about shipping are finding themselves competing with experienced and emerging retailers. Just look at how major pharmacies and healthcare providers are rolling out ship-to-home medical supply services.

Peak Time or Holiday Shipping: Strategies & Tips to Stay Sane, Mitigate Extra Costs, & Keep Customers Happy

Cerasis

Editor’s Note: This is our second post in a two part series about how to get your logistics and transportation practices in order in time for holiday shipping or peak season crunches. Holiday shipping time also bring customers that ship primarily for this season.

After your product ships (Part 1): Data retailers share and why it’s important

Alloy

Fortunately, most retailers provide data to help suppliers understand how they’re performing. Data provided by retailers varies, but the following list summarizes four of the eight most important data points, and why they’re important to growing sales and optimizing the supply chain.

What Retailers Forget in Omnichannel

Veridian Solutions

More importantly, as few as 33% of retailers have accurate visibility into customer experiences, which might result from an inability to track customer purchases at brick-and-mortar stores, and more. This is another opportunity for retailers to improve. OmniChannel Retail omnichannel

How Retailers Can Use Supply Chain Technology to Get Ahead

CH Robinson Transportfolio

In my last blog , I talked about how consumer demands for a larger and more immediate selection of products are forcing retail businesses to become supply chain professionals. You don’t have to be a retail supply chain expert. Using technology for retail capacity building.