Small Businesses – The Pros and Cons of Partnering with a 3PL
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Every business needs a well-planned logistics strategy in order to run its operations smoothly. While some organisations prefer an in-house logistics system, many others go for third party logistics (3PL) companies. 3PL companies have a separate warehouse for the storage of products and provide services for assembly, packaging, shipping, delivery and customer support when an order is placed. It is…

5 Causes Women in Ecommerce Should Stand for Each Other
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Female entrepreneurs are continuously making their space in the world of business by accepting new challenges each day and are achieving great success. As per the non-profit corporation Catalyst, females hold at most 6 percent of CEO posts in the S&P 500. However, that percentage bounces considerably when we look at eCommerce, as Amazon data firm Jungle Scout reports that 32 percent of the sellers are females.…

How e-commerce is transforming the logistics industry
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A few years ago, supply chains mainly focussed on delivering the right quantity of products at the right location within an agreed-upon shipment schedule. The shipments usually contained bulk orders and supply chains were less complex. However, in the age of e-commerce, the scale and volume of commercial transactions has changed drastically, giving rise to a number of complications that…

Essential Logistics Tips for Small Business Owners
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Logistics and supply chain are an integral part of any business, whether small or big. If even one thing goes wrong in the process, it can cause major losses. Products delivered to the wrong location, packages lost in transit or additional charges on customers, all due to improper planning can cost you your customers. In order to prevent unnecessary losses,…

Logistics in the E-Commerce Era
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The ever-changing e-commerce scene has resulted in major changes in the way logistics work. Certain processes that ensured success in the past years may not necessarily yield the same results today. Owing to the increasing demand from different e-commerce channels as well as new expectations from customers, businesses and logistics companies have started investing in advanced technologies and improved management…

The Use of Third-Party and Fourth-Party Logistics in Small Businesses
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Business Logistics simply means having the products or services reach the consumer from the supplier. Logistics is a part of Supply Chain Management and deals with controlling the storage and flow of products in order to meet the customer’s requirements. Logistics management becomes necessary especially when the businesses impose a budget on the storage and flow of inventory. Also, when…