Why e-commerce retailers must implement a multiple facility shipping model

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, eCommerce Strategy

The world of e-commerce is in a constant state of flux. The age of consumerism is here, and customers have numerous choices of how and where to buy products. Technology has greatly influenced the e-commerce industry, creating a link between online purchasing and order fulfillment. With the emergence of faster, smarter and more flexible e-commerce business models, online retailers can now operate and reach customers on a global scale.

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Fulfilling Holiday Expectations During Peak Season

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Holiday Fulfillment, Outsourced Fulfillment, Partnerships

We know that this time of the year can be stressful – holiday events, year-end reviews, and shopping for the perfect gifts.  As an ecommerce retailer, you have additional holiday stress…  Do you have enough inventory for the busy season? Will you end the year in the black? Will your order fulfillment provider keep up with your customers’ demand? There is a lot of pressure to deliver during the holidays.

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5 Ways Outsourcing Your Order Fulfillment Creates a Competitive Holiday Advantage

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce, eCommerce Fulfillment, Holiday Fulfillment

While you’re busy trying to stay afloat handling your shipping and returns in-house, do you ever stop and wonder how the “other guys” manage to have time to promote their products at events, engage their customers on social media, AND continue to constantly release new, innovative products? The answer to your curiosity may be quite simple–your  competition has a competitive advantage over you.

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Focus on Fulfillment Now to Boost Holiday Sales

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Strategy, Holiday Fulfillment, Outsourced Fulfillment

It’s no secret that the holiday season is a critically important time for online sales. In fact, many ecommerce companies can attain as much as 30 percent of their annual sales during the holiday season! And while increased sales are great, a spike in sales also bring with them increased demands to deliver holiday orders in the most timely and cost-effective manners.

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Strategic Outsourcing in Ecommerce Fulfillment

by Rakuten Super Logistics | eCommerce Strategy, Outsourced Fulfillment

We’ve all heard the old saying that “if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself!” However, in the complex online marketplace of 2018, successful American businesses are all too aware of just how challenging it can be to live up to the demands of that adage; the reality is that rising costs, fierce competition and ever-evolving technologies have all contributed to the growth in popularity of outsourcing in the ecommerce space.

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Outsource to Grow Your Online Business Fast

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Strategy, Outsourced Fulfillment

If you’re pursuing monumental growth for your online business, you may want to consider areas to outsource. When done right, using an outsourcing service can grow your online business and give it a competitive advantage to help you achieve scalable growth, faster. Now that your business is up and running and sales are steady, you can stop trying to be all things for your business and focus on the right things that will help you grow your online business faster.

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4 Fast-Track Tips to Outsourced Fulfillment

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Strategy, Freight, Outsourced Fulfillment

Transitioning order fulfillment operations, whether moving to a new provider or implementing outsourced fulfillment for the first time, doesn’t have to be a long, arduous process. Partnering with the right fulfillment provider can optimize operations and accelerate the growth of your online business! Here are four tips to make your transition to a new fulfillment center as smooth and efficient as possible: 1.

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Customer Experience and Modern eCommerce Fulfillment Service

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | Customer Satisfaction, eCommerce Fulfillment, Outsourced Fulfillment

Focus on Post-Purchase Customer Experience  Gone are the days of focusing solely on pre-purchase customer experience to ensure success in the eCommerce world. While an enticing brand and user-friendly shopping experience can lure customers into new purchases, your store’s ability to retain profitable repeat customers is dependent on the post-purchase experience.

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Fall in Love with Your 3PL: 5 Tips for a Successful Partnership

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Strategy, Outsourced Fulfillment, Partnerships

When your logistics company is a partner, it’s there for the life of your company.  The most successful online retailers view their professional service providers as an extension of their business. This shift helps identify the difference between order fulfillment that “gets the job done” and smart fulfillment that improves business operations, increases customer satisfaction, and grows your ecommerce business.

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5 Overlooked Tips for Finding the Right eCommerce Fulfillment Center

by Carolina Cano-Espinoza | eCommerce Fulfillment, eCommerce Strategy, Outsourced Fulfillment

Order fulfillment is a critical component to your overall business operations. If you are experiencing signs that reveal your current eCommerce fulfillment operations are in trouble, it’s time to Get Smart About Your eCommerce Fulfillment Center. However, any changes to your current processes should not be taken lightly. We’ve gathered some often overlooked tips to help you find the best fulfillment center.

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