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Making Last-Mile Work in a DTC World

The COVID-19 pandemic resulted in a worldwide spike in online sales. To adhere to stay-at-home orders and other local restrictions, many consumers took their shopping online, culminating in a jump to $26.7 trillion spent in global eCommerce sales in 2020, up 4 percent from the previous year.  However, not only did eCommerce sales grow, but digital transformation propelled most …

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DTC Brand Solutions

Last-Mile Solutions for Your DTC Brand

There are no signs of eCommerce’s growth slowing anytime soon, especially for direct-to-consumer brands. Sure, the industry saw unparalleled growth in 2020, thanks largely in part to a shift in consumer buying patterns during the pandemic. According to one report, sales from eCommerce DTC brands reached $111.54 billion in 2020, up from $76.68 billion in sales …

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Direct-To-Consumer Ecommerce

6 Ways to Prepare Your Direct-to-Consumer Brand for Cyber Week

There’s no question that the COVID-19 pandemic affected our lives in immeasurable ways last year. While much focus was placed on how the pandemic would affect Black Friday and Cyber Week sales in 2020, it’s likely that the pandemic also forever altered the landscape of the holiday shopping season.  Many predict that Cyber Week will …

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Improving Pick and Pack Warehouse Logistics

In 2020, direct-to-consumer (DTC) eCommerce sales continued their meteoric rise, representing 4.1 percent of total eCommerce retail, up from just 3.4 percent in 2018. Statista estimates that by the end of 2021, there will be a total of 2.14 billion global buyers shopping online.   As more and more online retailers and DTC brands find success in the world …

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Order Fulfillment

What is Order Fulfillment? Everything You Need to Know

Direct-to-consumer brands are likely aware of some of the work that eCommerce fulfillment providers offer to online retailers. Once a customer clicks the “Buy” button in a vendor’s online marketplace, this order becomes part of a larger process that involves receiving and storing inventory, processing orders, picking and packing orders into boxes, and sending items …

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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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Ecommerce Fulfillment

Add Value to Your Brand with Improved eCommerce Fulfillment Services

As a direct-to-consumer (DTC) brand, you’re likely aware of eCommerce fulfillment services, which refers to the entire process of delivering an order to a customer after they click “Buy” when shopping within your online store. It entails receiving and storing inventory, processing orders, picking and packing orders into boxes, and then transporting items to the …

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How 3PL Works: The Definitive Guide (2021 Update)

Today, 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies are using third-party logistics services to power their operations—almost double the number of companies using this kind of support just 20 years ago.  The third-party logistics (3PL) model for shipping and supply chain management is already an integral part of many businesses, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that …

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DTC Business - 3PL

What is a 3PL Company? A Comprehensive Guide for DTC Businesses.

Direct-to-consumer (DTC) businesses have seen a dramatic increase in both sales and popularity during 2020. From 2019 to 2020, sales from companies that operate using a DTC sales model grew by 24.3 percent, and this growth is projected to continue well into the future. A good 3PL helps DTC businesses scale. So, what is a …

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Preparing Cyber-Week Fulfillment Operations For ‘Worst-Case Scenarios’

It goes without saying that the holiday season can be a very stressful time for eCommerce and direct-to-consumer brands (DTC). Marketing teams work tirelessly to make sure their brands reach growth goals for the year while the fulfillment team works day and night to ensure all orders are delivered successfully.  This year, the stress level …

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