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The Seattle City Council just voted to put low-wage workers on a path over the next several years to earning a $15-per-hour minimum wage. Curt Barry, president of multichannel operations and fulfillment consulting firm F. Curtis Barry & Co., explains what this means to direct-to-customer merchants.
Each and every merchant has a different reason for using a 3PF partner, and each and every 3PF solution is uniquely designed to fit within a company’s fulfillment strategy. This guide to 3PF providers, created by F. Curtis Barry & Co., will help you determine the best vendor for your business needs.
Over this past year we have seen a variety of different sized merchants choose to use third-party fulfillment (3PF) partners to handle their pick, pack and ship operations. Here are the eight steps you need to take when you select a 3PF partner.
Here’s a hard-to-find comprehensive look at the features and key information on more than two dozen ecommerce platform technology providers. This will prove invaluable to anyone that is trying to decide who should be on the RFP list and who ultimately to choose as your ecommerce platform vendor.
More and more companies are looking into using Third Party Fulfillment (3PF) as an option to avoid increases in staff, warehouse size, and technology investments. But for some considering outsourcing, the basic hang-up is giving up control of contact center and fulfillment operations.
The proposed costs for third-party fulfillment (3PF) will depend on your company’s volume of orders and transactions, the service level metrics you set as standards, and your company profile data mentioned above. With that said, here are three examples of our clients that use outsourcing to handle their backend fulfillment. These are fully loaded costs, […]
Third-party fulfillment outsourcing does meet many companies’ business requirements. Will it meet yours? Only an objective study of your requirements and discussions with 3PF users and clients can shed light on the advantages and disadvantages. Objectivity is a key word. Experienced fulfillment consultants that are vendor independent and have 3PF outsourcing experience can greatly help […]
An increasing number of merchants both large and small are looking at Third Party Fulfillment (3PF) as an option to avoid having to increase the size of their warehouse facilities, expand staff and invest in the technology and systems they need to service the direct-to-customer channels.
Here’s the most comprehensive guide to Warehouse Management Systems that serve direct-to-customer fulfillment locations. You’ll find not only a comprehensive list, but comprehensive data about theses systems and the companies that manufacture and support them. You’ll learn about staffing, customer demographics, functionality, systems integration, and more.