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How to Automate Your Order Process with Order Desk

As any business owner knows, receiving and fulfilling orders requires you to keep track of a lot of moving parts in your order workflow—it’s almost like herding cats!  Not only do you have to handle the orders coming in through your shopping cart, but depending on which products you’re offering, you’re also communicating with your fulfillment center or print on demand provider to make sure the order details get passed along successfully. Thinking about adding even more layers to it, …

Lean Supply Chain: What is it and Why Does it Matter to Your Business?

Lean supply chain management has become a hot buzzword in the business world lately. Indeed, lean principles are being taught everywhere from books for start-ups to Fortune-100 companies. It’s no surprise to find that lean principles are now applied to the complex world of supply chain management.   What Does “Lean” Mean? First, let’s start with the definition of lean principles.  Once you understand the five basic lean principles, you can begin to understand how they can be applied to …

Quick Question: How do I reduce shipping costs for my business?

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 do I reduce shipping costs for my business?”   Need help fulfilling orders for your business? Request your quote today.   6 Quick Tips to Reduce Shipping Costs for Your Business Shipping costs can quickly add up, so it’s no surprise that a …

How Your eCommerce Store Can Fulfill Orders Quickly & Satisfy Customers

Running an eCommerce store is a race against time. You tweak your website to make sure it loads quickly. When ordering inventory, you make a decision based on how long it will take to arrive. Yet nowhere is the pressure to perform felt as strongly as in fulfillment. Customers expect three-day shipping at worst. Some customers expect two-day shipping and even one-day shipping these days. Naturally, your business has a vested interest in making sure that you can fulfill orders …

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 …