Direct-to-Consumer

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: A 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 Does 3PL Work? Everything Your DTC Business Needs to Know

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 and How Can It Benefit Your DTC Business

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. This is an incredible time for DTC businesses, as more and …

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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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Three Tips To Prepare eCommerce Fulfillment for Cyber-Week 

This year has been a wild ride for businesses across every industry. For businesses in the direct-to-consumer space, this year has brought on its own set of challenges. With many consumers adjusting purchase behaviors after months of cooperating with ‘safer at home’ measures,  eCommerce has transformed consumer shopping habits. And while the increase in online …

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Sharky Week Day 2 Myth: Fulfillment companies are not tech-savvy

Years ago, when brands outsourced fulfillment operations to a third-party-logistic provider (3PL) there was a lot of ambiguity when it came to supply chain management. Many of these 3PLs claimed they provided visibility into what was happening in their fulfillment centers, but the reality was many of them were using complicated spreadsheets to share data …

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Sharky Week Day 1 Myth: Fulfillment doesn’t help sales

With the convenience of online shopping, it’s no surprise that eCommerce markets within every niche have become extremely competitive. The initial strategy for most brands to stand out from their competitors include targeted media spend, an optimized website, and membership discounts.  But that’s not enough anymore. With all the internet marketing channels available to promote …

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