Eco-Friendly Packaging

Eco-Friendly Skincare Packaging

The beauty and skincare industries produce more than 120 billion units of packaging across the globe annually, which culminates in a total loss of 18 million acres of forest per year. In reaction to shocking statistics like this one, consumers are on the lookout for skincare products that accomplish two things:  That work the way they expect them …

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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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Biodegradable Packaging

The Pros and Cons of Biodegradable Packaging

When scientists first developed plastic, the material was lauded for its durability and many uses. It revolutionized and drastically improved the healthcare industry. It made vehicles safer and more fuel-efficient.  But the very thing that earned plastic so much praise—its durability—started to pose questions of concern. By the 1960s, researchers started to worry that the fact that plastic …

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Sustainable Packaging

Sustainable Cosmetic Packaging for Leading Beauty Brands

Americans generate an average of 4.1 pounds of recyclable trash per day, and while 75 percent of all the waste we generate is recyclable, only about 30 percent of this waste actually makes it into the recycling stream.   The beauty industry is a major waste contributor, and conscious consumers are searching for ways to make smarter buying choices. One …

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order fulfillment process

The Order Fulfillment Process

A Technology-First, Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment Process    There’s a lot of talk about what a modern third-party logistics (3PL) provider does, and how this compares to the work of a traditional 3PL company. Of course, 3PLs handle the order fulfillment process, including:   Warehousing and warehouse management  Picking and packing  Inventory forecasting and inventory management  Order fulfillment services  Packing and freight …

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Smart Kitting

Why Warehouse Kitting Makes Sense in Order Fulfillment

Kits and subscriptions in the beauty and wellness industries are undeniably poised to see major growth in the coming years. Why is this?  While 11 percent of female-identifying cosmetics consumers already subscribe to some kind of beauty box, another 40 percent say that they are interested in subscribing to some kind of beauty box. What’s more? Even these figures may rise …

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