Author: Brandon

Bar Codes: How Lines & Spaces Make Modern Logistics Possible

Bar codes are everywhere. Every book on your bookshelves, every item in the grocery store, and every package you order online has one. These disctinctive strings of lines and spaces pop up in all kinds of places. You can even create them using free online tools, like I just did…     As simple as they appear, bar codes are incredibly useful. In many ways, bar codes are the linchpins of modern logistics. In this week’s post, we’ll be talking …

Quick Question: How are customs handled after a Kickstarter campaign?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. This week’s question comes from one of the board gamers who entered our giveaway contest for Root. Today we will answer the following question: “how are customs handled after a Kickstarter campaign?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   When Are Kickstarter Customs Fees Applied? Broadly speaking, there are two points in the supply chain management process where customs fees are applied. …

4 Tips for Designing Memorable Holiday Packaging

The holidays might still be a few months away, but it’s never too early to start your holiday prep! We all know that the holiday season is one of the most hectic times of the year for small businesses. There are shipping deadlines to be aware of and marketing campaigns to plan.  There’s also the matter of channeling a seasonal vibe into your order fulfillment!   Why holiday packaging is a valuable investment Custom-branded packaging is a great strategy to …

Warehouse Receiving: An Inside Look at Order Fulfillment

Every consumer good that you enjoy relies on a complex global supply chain. Integral to that supply chain are warehouses, like our own, which bring goods in and send goods out. We talk a lot about order fulfillment – the process by which goods are sent out. Today, we’re going to talk about warehouse receiving – the process by which goods are brought in! Warehouse receiving involves a few different processes. We’re going to show you how they work with …

Quick Question: What causes delays in shipping after a Kickstarter campaign?

Every Friday, we answer a common question about fulfillment, shipping, or business. The board gamers who participated in our giveaway contest for Root gave us a lot to work with! Many board gamers love crowdfunding campaigns, so this week’s question is “what causes delays in shipping after a Kickstarter campaign?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   7 Reasons for Delays in Shipping after a Kickstarter Campaign Right after most Kickstarter campaigns, a lot …

7 Common Myths About Outsourcing Order Fulfillment

What small business owner doesn’t want to sell more products? After all, eCommerce stores live and die on their ability to move products, grow, and solidify their online presence. It’s really hard to grow effectively when you spend your time inefficiently. For many people, time spent on shipping packages is exactly that. This is how we’ve built a business entirely on fulfilling orders for other businesses. The idea of outsourcing fulfillment is strange to many. A good part of our …