PSO: Supply Chain Risks and Impacts

The supply chain is the lifeblood of a business - without it, there are no products, and no customers. Yet, most companies don’t take steps to identify or mitigate risks to their supply chains. In fact, a study published in Risk and Insurance magazine found that just 25% of a typical company’s supply chain is assessed in any way for risks like quality and safety challenges, supply shortages, legal issues, security problems, regulatory compliance, and environmental hazards.
According to UPS, about 52 shipping containers are lost or damaged at sea every week. Also, cargo moving by truck accounts for 43% of supply chain incidents, with the most likely causes of damage including theft, rough handling, and environmental conditions. More...

Success Tips for Targeting New Regions and Markets

Going global with your ecommerce company is no easy task. Success on the global stage requires expert planning and inventory management to ensure you can deliver your products to consumers when and where they’re in demand. In this post, we'll cover some important considerations and tips for success when expanding your logistical footprint to new regions. More...

Tips on Fulfilling Deliveries for Large Products

In an ecommerce sale, your interaction with a customer doesn’t end with the checkout. It ends after they satisfactorily accept their shipment. For ecommerce merchants who sell large and/or heavy products, the final leg of the product’s journey to the customer can be very costly – especially if the item is returned. Follow these pre-delivery tips to ensure customer delivery-satisfaction for large products. More...

Will Same-Day Delivery ever be Standard?

The main advantage that brick-and-mortar stores have over ecommerce is that the customer receives their purchase immediately – there’s no waiting on shipping. This may soon be a thing of the past. New ways of thinking about logistics, technological advances (i.e. drones), and efforts from startups (e.g. Instacart or Postmates) and major companies (e.g. Amazon) alike could someday soon normalize next-day or same-day delivery.  More...

Why Cheap International Shipping is Important

Nothing kills an ecommerce sale faster high shipping costs. Consumer research studies have proven time and again that, when given a choice, customers will most likely choose cost over convenience and choose a shipping option or e-tailer that offers cheaper (if slower) shipping. This is true for customers all over the world – and since international shipping tends to be more expensive than domestic shipping, it can make it difficult to start shipping your products internationally and see success. More...