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Having multiple distribution centers may be your best bet to reduce shipping costs and shorten your time to customer.
Are operational inefficiencies vermin eating your profits? Make sure you’re not cutting customers two-cent checks, or following other wasteful practices.
You’ve barely put a bow on your peak shipping, but it’s time to assess your performance and start planning for peak season operations in 2015. What are your objectives for improvements? Here are eight steps to help you prioritize which changes happen this year, and which can be pushed into 2016 and beyond.
There are many systems possibilities for direct to customer businesses. The choices include ecommerce platforms with order management (OMS) functionality; standalone OMS; “best of breed” integrations with OMS, customer care or CRM front ends and a warehouse management system (WMS) for fulfillment; or ERP systems. How do you determine which is the best fit for your direct business?
As the year end approaches, software vendors often offer significant discounts in order to secure your business and book it in the current year. This is also true with some vendors at the end of each quarter. But don’t let the last-minute vendor discounts distract your company from prudent due diligence in selecting warehouse software.
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. Download this warehouse management system supplier guide and learn how WMS can be used for: Staffing Customer demographics WMS functionality […]
Here is the latest assault on our industry’s profitability. The Schedules That Work Act will kill company profitability and ultimately sacrifice jobs.
Multichannel Merchant contributor Curt Barry offers some best practices to optimize your warehouse efficiency.
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.