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Controlling and managing freight costs can be a real struggle for smaller companies, says Marie Lapetina, director of operations for Design Master Associates. LaPetina offers two tips for small merchants to consider when managing their freight costs.
George Mollo, president of consultancy GJM Associates, says that only two to three of every 10 new products are potential winners and contribute to profit. Mollo wants to help merchants improve their batting average by adding one new product hit a week. One more new product hit a week separates the average player from a potential Hall of Famer, Mollo says.
Buzz Van Santvoord, a consultant with multichannel operations and consulting firm F. Curtis Barry & Co., wants to help any company that runs a warehouse or distribution center. Here are Van Santvoord
The decision to outsource order fulfillment can be a difficult one for merchants, but Steve Warren, vice president of business development for fulfillment services provider Fifth Gear, offers some suggestions that can make your outsourced fulfillment operation have that in-house feel.
Sam Flanders offers three tips on how you can change your methods to level the playing field. Lower technology solutions work as well or better than capital-intensive solutions for smaller orders, Flanders says.
Is free-and-fast here to stay or will this bubble burst? And what types of direct-to-consumer businesses will be able to sustain free-and-fast?
When developing operational metrics for the distribution center, it
John Caplinger, vice president of operations for health and footcare merchant Benchmark Brands, says there wasn
Cody Williams, sales/service manager at CustomInk