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

One of the most consistent ways to find savings in transportation is through flexibility. 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. What Does that Mean for Your Retail Shipping Efforts? Tired of Retail Compliance Fines?

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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 practice, known as drop shipping, lets retailers offer more products for sale on their websites—such as multiple colors of the same sweater—without having to keep those items in stock.

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.

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.

Why Collect Shipping Doesn’t Work for CPG Brands

Zipline Logistics

Collect shipping or customer pick-up (CPU) delivery options are an often promising solution for brands working with large, nationwide retailers. . What is Collect Shipping or Customer Pick-Up Pricing?? . Collect Shipping and Loss of Supply Chain Control .

Touchless Fulfillment and Shipping!

Supply Chain Game Changer

Touchless fulfillment and shipping article, and permission to publish here, provided by Jenis Sheth. The transportation & logistics industry found new ways to go touchless during this pandemic. One such instance is that of the transportation & logistics industry.

Transportation Sourcing in an Omni-channel World

Talking Logistics

Omni-channel is transforming retail transportation’s supply chain and logistics processes. Unfortunately, many retailers are jumping in without a plan — that is, they are taking a short-term, silo’ed approach to transportation sourcing and execution, and as a result, are failing to meet their desired outcomes. But what are some of the unintended consequences retailers are experiencing by jumping in without a plan?

The Transportation Supply Chain: Transportation’s Role in Supply Chain Management to Lower Total Costs

Cerasis

One of the often missing links, however, in supply chain visibility, is transportation management. We call this the transportation supply chain. What is the Transportation Supply Chain? Transportation refers to the movement of product from one location to another as it makes its way from the beginning of a supply chain to the customer’s handle. Any supply chain’s success is closely linked to the appropriate use of transportation.

Consumer Packaged Goods: How Does CPG Shipping Work?

PLS Logistics

Consumer packaged goods (CPG) are a large part of the retail industry. These products support our daily lives, and proper transportation strategy is crucial for CPG companies to have goods delivered on-time. Shippers struggle with numerous challenges to meet the retailers’ compliances and often suffer supply chain disruptions. Blog consumer packaged goods cpg cpg shipping

Transportation Cost Drains

The Logistics of Logistics

Transportation expense can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.” Transportation cost drains drive up costs. Many companies are experiencing dramatic increases in transportation expense that have turned into cash and quality drains for their organization. Savvy financial managers know transportation cost can cost 5%-10% of gross revenue and will be going up if not managed effectively.

Less Than Truckload Shipping Trends to Wrap Up 2018

Cerasis

Transportation is the largest sector of the economy, making up 8.9 percent gross domestic product (GDP), reports the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. In anticipation of the 2018 holiday shopping season , transportation trucking, including Less-Than-Truckload (LTL), Full Truckload (FT), Parcel, and intermodal, will increase in value. As consumers take to their favorite retailers, also due in part to the strong economy, volume shipped will increase.

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Who's Really Running Your Retail Operation?

C3 Solutions

This article is part of our Retail Program. Designed specifically to support global leaders by aiding in creating a strategic plan to help them win the retail game. E-commerce is a juggernaut powered by Amazon's dominance and it's changed just about every aspect of retail operations.

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 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. Conferences and expos are a chance for you to hear from the industry’s top players, and most importantly, build relationships with other freight shipping professionals. 7 of the Best Freight Shipping Events to Attend in 2015. Freight freight shipping

ChainLink Research: Agile Retailer - Linking Allocation and Transportation

Logility

We recently wrote a white paper called The Agile Retailer. In it, we examined how allocation practices are changing, especially for fashion retailers. As retailers face stiffer competition they are discovering and implementing new methods—not just faster fashion—but often introducing new brands and lines to capture distinct customer bases. This, de facto, is what separates an agile retailer from others. Only the best retailers survive and thrive.

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. . Warehousing eats up about 25% and transportation 60%.

Parcel Shipping: It’s Anything But Simple

Talking Logistics

Parcel is becoming a more important transportation mode for manufacturers and retailers due to the rapid growth of e-commerce and other factors, which is driving greater demand for parcel solutions and services. What differentiates parcel from the other transportation modes? One of the things you often hear about parcel shipping is the importance of carrier compliance, but what does that mean exactly, and how do shippers stay in compliance?

‘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

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.

Retail Compliance Programs: How to Exceed Retailer Expectations

CH Robinson Logistics

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. Compliance programs vary by retailer but the intent is consistent across the industry—have the right product in the right location at the right time while removing waste. Transportation spend. 5 ways to exceed retailer expectations.

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone

The Logistics of Logistics

3PL Basics: The 11 Transportation Services with Jeremy Thone. Joe Lynch and Jeremy Thone discuss the 3PL basics: the 11 transportation services provided by 3rd party logistics providers. BrokerWare is a transportation management system (TMS) for Non-Asset Based Freight Brokers.

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Why You Should Include Parcel in Your Omni-modal Transportation Management Plans

Talking Logistics

The consumer has benefitted immensely from the convenience of buying, picking up, and returning across any channel, but this has posed enormous challenges for retailers. Enabling a seamless cross-channel experience with a solid fulfillment capability is a great opportunity for retailers to provide differentiated customer service. Here are three reasons why you should consider integrating parcel into your transportation plans: 1. Global e-commerce sales are set to top $1.65

Editor’s Pick: Is it Time to Operationalize Ship From Store?

Talking Logistics

Today’s post is from Manhattan Associates highlighting four methods for operationalizing scalable, labor-efficient and associate-friendly ship-from-store processes. Regardless of these initial reasons, ship from store has become an omni-channel mainstay. Free shipping. Because free shipping is today’s go-to online promotion, shipping from the closest store or the store with the most available labor can mitigate the impact on retailers’ margins.

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014

The Logistics of Logistics

Best Pick and Pack Shipping Systems for 2014. With software plugged into your warehouse management system, picking and shipping orders has become a lot more accurate. Chirag Patel from Fairway Fulfillment & Logistics explores three popular pick and pack shipping systems in 2014. Also the benefits of each of the shipping system and potential suppliers to advance your warehousing operation.

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. Simultaneously, customers are growing to expect the same Amazonian delivery schedules from their favored retailers. retail sales could easily trend upward to 20 percent or more. Apply Standard Shipping and Handling Costs to Freight Quotes.

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. Since documentation and paperwork make up a considerable portion of time lost in transport, shipping on the blockchain will revolutionize the industry and allow you to do more with less. Challenges of Current Shipping Practices. Benefits of Shipping on the Blockchain.

The $4,000 Transportation Question

Talking Logistics

Editor’s Note: Today’s post is part of a new series we’re launching called “Practitioner Perspectives” — commentaries written by supply chain and logistics practitioners from manufacturing and retail companies who want to share their insights and advice on industry trends and topics. I manage the providers we use to ship and what rates I’m comfortable paying those providers, while also thinking of different ways to get goods to our customers as cheaply as possible.

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. For the freight world holiday shipping or for shippers in any peak season (such as those who ship plants for the spring time) it gets chaotic, everyone is trying to clear docs, empty warehouses, and get their books in order. Truckload Holiday Shipping.

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

Transportation, Planning, and Omni-Channel Fulfillment

Talking Logistics

But when PwC asked CEOs in a recent survey ( Global Retail and Consumer Goods CEO Survey: The Omni-Channel Fulfillment Imperative ) what areas most needed their additional attention to achieve omni-channel fulfillment, 88 percent said it is their transportation and logistics operations. Transportation is an Afterthought. Even more surprising, 31 percent have no transportation optimization capabilities, or use only faxes and phone calls for this purpose.

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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. industries

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Visibility and Control Critical for Supply Chain Success in Post-COVID Retail Environment

Zipline Logistics

The current state of retail . How brands can incorporate logistics best practices to master the challenges of retail delivery . The State of Retail for CPG Brands . OTIF expectations tightening at major retailers . Retailer order trends are changing .

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. Shippers need to understand these challenges, the characteristics of an e-commerce shipping strategy and a few best practices to overcome such issues. Determine e-commerce shipping costs and pricing models. Integrate your platform with shipping systems.

LTL and FTL Shipping: Which is Best for You?

SupplyPike

Learn about: Key differences between LTL and FTL shipping Shipping options offered by Walmart. Freight carriers offer a variety of choices for transporting commercial shipments. Two widely used means of transportation are less-than-truckload (LTL) shipping and full-truckload (FTL). While FTL and LTL are both shipments that are transported by truck, there are a few factors that differentiate them: Size. Want more on shipping?