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What Is Deadstock and How Do I Get Rid of It?

Well-organized inventory management is a must-have for a successful retail strategy. In the post-pandemic world, optimal use of warehouse space is a necessity to meet the budget bottom line and grow profits. Often, shippers are faced with inaccurate or inconsistent inventory management which leads to overstocking or understocking.  While understocking...

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How UPS Rate Increases Will Affect Your Shipping Costs in 2021

Last year was tough for the shipping industry, causing many businesses to be more considerate than ever when planning for their 2021 transportation budget. One consideration to include in your planning is the general rate increase (GRI) of significant carriers like USPS, FedEx, and UPS.   About the UPS GRI 2021  On December 27, 2020, UPS Ground, Air,...

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Delivering Love: How Does Valentine’s Day Logistics Work?

If modern Cupid had to be embodied, physically, it would look like one of the world's global supply chain networks. Today, especially amidst the global pandemic, it's hard to deliver love without logistics. Flowers, cards, and chocolates are the first thing you might associate with the holiday of love. Ironically,...

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Attain Better Inventory Accuracy to Improve Order Fulfillment

The global pandemic has changed the e-commerce landscape forever. With intense digitalization and the exponential growth of online shopping, retail supply chains across the world are now strained with new market demands. One of those demands is a more efficient order fulfillment strategy, which requires reviewing your warehouse practices as...

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3 Best Practices for Building A Strong Local Supply Chain

Supply chains in the US have been widely stretched around the globe for decades. Outsourcing and offshoring manufacturing has been a gold standard in the industry until 2020. Then, the pandemic happened, accompanied by many other economic and political factors like the US-China trade war and Brexit. Considering these factors, the time has come to shorten the supply chains. Many retailers and businesses in the US are trying...

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3 Ways To Master Your Last-Mile Delivery

In today’s customer-centric world, it is critical to meet and even exceed your customer expectations as a small business. Shipping and delivery are vital parts of the picture when it comes to customer satisfaction. Thus, businesses should develop a flexible shipping strategy that will provide enough visibility to enhance the...

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3 Tips for Shipping Strategy Success in 2021

COVID-19 and the subsequent economic fallout was a trying time for both businesses and supply chains in 2020. And while uncertainty still hangs over many businesses, others are adopting new practices to shore up their shipping strategies in a post-COVID marketplace. 2020 proved that there are still changes to be...

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Holiday Returns: 3 Tips For Handling Reverse Logistics

The holiday season is the busiest time of the year for retailers and small businesses. Companies reach the highest sales rate during this time, but there are also challenges coming along. One of these challenges is holiday returns. In fact, more than one-third of Americans return their holiday gifts. We...

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What is Local Supply Chain and How Can it Help Your Business?

The world is extremely globalized and interconnected today, as are supply chains. A tremendous number of companies rely on outsourcing and offshoring suppliers, whether it’s manufacturing or retail business. Offshore locations are often utilized because of the massive price gap compared to American or European suppliers and manufacturers. However, the...

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3 Tips for Transportation Budgeting in 2021

Setting a transportation budget for 2021 seems like a daunting task after the roller coaster that was 2020. While many companies will surely keep their budgets low, logistics and transportation experts anticipate a rise in short-term contracts, extending existing agreements, and early planning. What are 3 key things to consider when...

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