3 Reasons to Use a 3PL For Retail Supply Chain

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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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E-Commerce Changes Traditional Retail Shipping Strategies

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

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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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Retail Shipping Perfection is a Costly Reality

Zipline Logistics

But in the world of retail transportation, very few shippers have the ability to be flexible with their deliveries. However, as the retail industry evolves and changes to meet the demands for the modern consumer, that is exactly what retailers look for from their suppliers.

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.

The Evolution of Retail and Customer Expectations

Talking Logistics

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

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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

Trends in Shipping by Vertical: Retail, Wholesale & OEM Shipping for 2020

Cerasis

Global trends in shipping continue to evolve in the wake of uncertainty and risk. The recent outbreak of the Coronavirus threatens to undermine use of shipping options that would involve air freight between the U.S. Retailers are trying to stay evergreen and compete.read More. The post Trends in Shipping by Vertical: Retail, Wholesale & OEM Shipping for 2020 appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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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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.

What is Drop Shipping? How does Drop Shipping work?

EMERGE App

If you’re that kind of person, then drop shipping is the thing for you. What is Drop Shipping? Drop shipping is a business method where you (store owner/ retailer) ship products directly from manufacturers or wholesalers to the customer. How does Drop Shipping work?

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.

Effective Retail Shipping in the Omnichannel Age

MercuryGate

The post Effective Retail Shipping in the Omnichannel Age appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Capacity Challenges Supply Chain Trends Value of a TMS Blog Posts

The State of Parcel Retail Shipping

MercuryGate

The post The State of Parcel Retail Shipping appeared first on MercuryGate International. Blog Improve Customer Service Supply Chain Trends Value of a TMS Blog Posts

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

Technologies for Cost Management in eCommerce Retailing

Vinculum

eCommerce has emerged to be the backbone of global retailing in the past decade and eCommerce sales have reached a booming $2.3 From global giants to single-store owners, retailers prefer eCommerce as a leading sales channel to reach out to their customers and increase sales.

EDI 945: Warehouse Shipping Advice – Explaining EDI

SupplyPike

An EDI 945 Warehouse Shipping Advice serves as a shipment confirmation. An EDI 940 is different from an EDI 850 Purchase Order , as it goes from the supplier to the warehouse and not from the retailer. Then, the EDI 810 Invoice is sent to the retailer on the supplier’s behalf.

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.

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PLS Logistics

The retail sector is rapidly evolving, and we can provide your company with the needed capacity, efficient transportation strategy, and service. Whether you require partial load or LTL shipping.

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What Is Retail Consolidation?

CH Robinson Transportfolio

What Is Retail Consolidation & Is It Right for You? Handling ever-changing consumer and retailer demands can be overwhelming—especially if you’re working with multiple retailers across the country or the world. What is a retail consolidation program?

Omnichannel Retailing: The Savior of Non-Essential Retail for the COVID Crisis

Vinculum

Realizing the opportunity in times of crisis, several retailers have tweaked their strategy and focusing on strengthening the supply of essential commodities. Zero Footfall at Offline Retail Stores. How are the non-essential item retailers dealing with this scenario?

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.

Why a Diverse Carrier Pool For Inbound Retail Shipping Defines Success in Peak Season

MercuryGate

With the 2019 shipping peak season in the rearview mirror, shippers witnessed peak season sales break all prior records. What’s more, customer demands for faster, more affordable, and more efficient shipping continue to increase.

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.

Omnichannel Retails Comes Front and Center

Enterra Insights

Even before the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered physical stores, retailers were adopting omnichannel strategies to take advantage of the increasingly important consumer digital path to purchase. When the pandemic descended on the economy like a curtain at the end of Broadway play, retailers were only left with online sales involving home delivery or curbside pickup. To build customer confidence, retailers will need to enhance their customer management processes.”

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.

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 […].

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.

‘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

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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6 Reasons to Track Your Returnable Shipping Assets

Roambee

In the world of logistics and supply chains, chances are almost everything that’s moved is moved ON or IN shipping assets such as trays, pallets, crates, tubs, bins, or containers.

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.