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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 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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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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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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Direct-To-Consumers

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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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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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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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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Athletic Greens COO Explains Why OceanX Was Selected As Their 3PL In Recent SupplyChainBrain Article

Original article can be found on SupplyChainBrain. The history of Athletic Greens   Many startups are born of an entrepreneur’s personal need. So goes the story of Athletic Greens, seller of a popular nutritional supplement health drink.  Chris Ashenden, a New Zealander who appropriately refers to himself as “The Kiwi,” faced a personal health challenge …

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