Project Management: The Key to Peak Holiday Season Success

| JD Woods

Another peak holiday season is in the books and ecommerce and operations professionals are evaluating how well their fulfillment processes performed during the most challenging and important time of the year. A key success factor is establishing good project management in advance to mitigate challenges that arise.

Shipping Expenses Too High? 6 Tips on Reducing Freight Costs

| Cory Levins

There are many innovative ways to reduce freight costs that are rarely explored. Several of them are as simple as conducting freight pickups during off-peak hours or days of the week. Implementing these 6 practices is a smart choice that can reduce your freight costs by as much as 50%.

The Real Cost of a Poor-Performing Fulfillment Provider

| Tom Patterson

A strong-performing fulfillment provider can be a valuable partner, while a subpar provider can seriously impact your operations, taking a real toll on your merchant business and your bottom line. Here are some marks of a poor provider to help you avoid the pitfalls, as well as what to look for in a strong provider.

Multichannel Merchant Publishes Top 3PL List for 2018

| Mike O'Brien

The Multichannel Merchant Top 3PL listing for 2018, a directory of leading third-party logistics (3PL) providers in ecommerce and direct-to-customer operations, is now available. For the third year in a row, the editorial team at MCM has put together this valuable service for our readers.

8 Ways to Get More Productivity, Quality from Your 3PL Partner

| Curt Barry

Entrusting your customer service or fulfillment to a third-party logistics (3PL) company is a big step. Like using other outside services, it’s important to manage the process to reduce errors and exceptions, providing a high level of service at an affordable cost. These 8 steps will help you get the most from your 3PL partner.

Do You Have the Chops to be a Top Ecommerce 3PL?

| Mike O'Brien

For the third year in a row, the editorial team at Multichannel Merchant is putting together a valuable service for our readers: The MCM Top 3PLs, a listing of leading third-party logistics (3PL) providers in ecommerce and direct-to-customer operations. How does your organization measure up? If you’re a 3PL provider, you need to be part of this exclusive resource.

Flexe Offers Shippers Marketplace of Fulfillment Nodes

| Mike O'Brien

Looking to meet the needs of ecommerce shippers facing a shortage of warehouse space – as well as those who need excess capacity at specific times but aren’t interested in fixed asset investments – Flexe has been building out its network of partner-based fulfillment locations.

How to Finally Tame the Ecommerce Fulfillment Beast

| Jesse Kaufman

Just as the lion tamer must teach huge, hot-tempered animals to respond to commands without becoming their lunch, so must ecommerce fulfillment must get customers’ goods delivered on time and intact — all while preventing costs from skyrocketing. Here are some tips to help you get there.