3PL

OceanX Named a ‘Top 3PL’ for 2022 by Multichannel Merchant

OceanX has been named a MCM Top 3PL for 2022, joining dozens of other leading third-party logistics providers selected by Multichannel Merchant in its seventh annual directory. 3PLs have seen significant growth in recent years as the massive shift to eCommerce and DTC fuels significant demand for outsourced fulfillment and logistics. Multichannel Merchant’s searchable directory …

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carrier costs

Understanding Carrier Calculated Costs

Carrier/freight Cost Definition: “The amount you pay to transport goods from one place to another, whether by land, sea, or air.” (source: Upcounsel) Last week, our VP Fulfillment Logistics Professional Sean Compton, released a weekly update report and Vimeo about understanding carrier costs. In addition, we decided to write this article to explain the moving …

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personalized beauty

Personalized Beauty: What Happens Before & After Consumers Buy?

In the words of Blaise Pascal, Pensées, “There are three sources of belief: reason, custom, inspiration.”  The future for the beauty industry is many words but especially one: customized. In a Deloitte Research study, 36% of consumers expressed interest in purchasing personalized products or services, proving that customization is powerful.  Providing room for personalization and …

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The Ultimate Guide to Fulfillment Planning in 2021

Direct-to-consumer order fulfillment can be incredibly complex. It now takes place in multiple regions or countries, and involves multiple tools like an online store on your brand’s website, fulfillment centers or warehouses, and may even involve connecting your inventory to another online retailer like Amazon. It’s a complicated process to get your products from your …

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The Ultimate Guide to eCommerce Fulfillment in 2021

You may have the best product on the market, a captivating website, and a world-class marketing team, but if your eCommerce business doesn’t focus on providing exceptional fulfillment, you could be losing quite a bit of revenue. When it comes to online retail, shipping rates and times are becoming more and more important to savvy …

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Reduce Shipping Cost Guide

How to Reduce Shipping Costs [New Step-by-Step Guide]

In one survey of 2,500 U.S. consumers, it was discovered that more than anything, consumers who are shopping online want quick delivery — at affordable rates. In fact, they discovered that 64.3% of respondents ranked cost as the most important factor related to shipping, followed by speed. What’s more? 93% percent of consumers are more …

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OceanX Kitting Services

The Benefits of Employing a 3PL for Your Kitting Services

Globally, it’s expected that in 2021, 27 percent of consumers will increase their number of eCommerce subscription services, and the numbers domestically are even more promising for direct-to-consumer (DTC) subscription brands: In the U.S. 36 percent of consumers plan to increase their number of subscriptions this year.  DTC brands are becoming busier and busier and …

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Quality Control Logistics

How Your 3PL’s Quality Control Impacts Your Brand

Your third-party logistics (3PL) provider is an essential part of your brand’s success—and a really great 3PL partner becomes a seamless extension of your team, working to tighten your operations, deliver exceptional results, and enhance your brand reputation. Especially in the beauty and wellness industries where brands work with different kinds of regulations for various …

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3 Ways Your 3PL Can Help You Lower Your Carbon Footprint

It’s no secret that traditionally, eCommerce brands contribute to carbon emissions throughout the world in some capacity, especially when it comes to delivering products to their customers.  According to a study conducted and shared by the World Economic Forum, transit emissions from last-mile delivery carriers in cities are anticipated to increase by 30 percent in …

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