How to Compare Internal Fulfillment Costs to a 3PL Approach

| Brian Barry

Using a 3PL can be cost effective and provide high customer service as an alternative to internal fulfillment for ecommerce and multichannel companies. The burning question is: How will it compare to my internal costs? These 6 considerations will help you arrive at fully loaded costs per order for each option.

Ecommerce Delivery: What Do Your Customers Want?

| Brian Bourke

When it comes to ecommerce delivery, customer expectations are constantly rising. But just offering a wider selection of delivery options won’t necessarily ensure customer satisfaction. These three fulfillment scenarios illustrate best practices that will help ensure customer satisfaction, loyalty and repeat business.

13 Steps to Greater Ecommerce Fulfillment Efficiency

| Brian Barry

As Amazon gets stronger and competition rises, you need to continually find ways to reduce expenses and improve the customer experience. Drawn from hundreds of operations blogs we have written for Multichannel Merchant, here are 13 ways to make your fulfillment operations more efficient and improve performance.

Assessing Expansion of Your Ecommerce Fulfillment Network

| Brian Barry

Adding one or more facilities to your ecommerce fulfillment network can both reduce shipping costs and shrink your time-to-customer metric. But there are many aspects to this calculus: in-house assets vs. partnering, system requirements and labor/staffing, to name a few. Here are 11 factors to consider as you look to expand.

11 Key Indicators to Help Keep 3PL Service High

| Brian Barry

When problems with your 3PL partner are severe, the first course of action is to resolve the issues before deciding to leave. Watch these 11 key indicators to ensure your 3PL is performing up to the level expected in your agreement with them.

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.