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Online Shopping Fulfillment: 4 3PL Benefits

Online retail is still a new and challenging sector with increasing competition.  A third party logistics provider can be a valuable asset and resource to any e-commerce outlet.  Below are four benefits that a 3PL can provide for online retailers.

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Online Shopping Fulfillment: Make Your Data Work

Facebook became one the largest advertising platforms in the world by leveraging data.  After years of connecting you with your friends, family, and interests, the social media network became one of the biggest data aggregators ever.  By recognizing where you live, what TV shows you like, your favorite sports teams and music, and just about everything else in between, Facebook can offer advertisers a focused, qualified audience.  Now this information isn’t only available to major tech companies. E-commerce businesses of all sizes have access to their customers ordering behaviors and preferences; they just need to know how to use it. 

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Logistics for On-Line Retailers: 4 Ways a 3PL Helps Distribution

Online retailers have changed the way people shop.  In fact, 40% of males and 33% of females age 18-34; claim that they would buy everything online if possible.  Furthermore, by 2020 U.S. online sales are forecasted to eclipse $523 billion.  Not only are these new e-commerce avenues shaping the way consumers spend money, they are also directly impacting the traditional brick-and-mortar outlets.  Places like Target and Wal-Mart have both made major online overhauls and rolled out different shipping options and packages for their customers. 

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Retail Omni-Channel Logistics: What Does Macy’s News Mean?

Sometimes when giant corporations make an announcement or negative information is made public it can essentially show that the “writing is on the wall” for the industry.  The accounting fraud perpetuated by Enron that made headlines in 2001 led the way for other major economic scandals from Worldcom and Tyco.  The recent news from Macy’s, while not scandal related, could signal lead the way for similar changes in their industry. The retail giant recently announced that they would be closing dozens of brick and mortar stores around the country.  However, while it could be assumed that this is a red herring for major retail outlets, quite the opposite is true.  In November and December of 2015 macys.com and bloomingdales.com had 17 million orders.  This was a 25% increase over the same time period in 2014.  A recent article from Multichannel Merchant details what Macy’s recent announcement means for the state of omni-channel logistics.  Click this link to read more about omnichannel logistics.

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Service Providers Must Step Up to Facilitate & Scale Omnichannel Retailers

INDUSTRY INSIGHTS For World Class Third Party Logistics Providers

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