If you work in product distribution, dropshipping, or even direct retail, the odds are you’ve got an Amazon storefront of some kind – and that means you need to start worrying about Prime Day.   Prime Day typically falls in early-to-mid July and is a huge boost to summertime sales, nearly equivalent to something like Read the full article…

We’ve all used barcode scanners before, right?   Even if you don’t use them in your warehouse, you’ve surely used them to scan a membership card on a gym, check out your groceries, get something from the library, or even used your phone to scan a barcode to check prices (or see if it’s cheaper Read the full article…

As anyone who works in a warehouse can tell you, some things are harder to put away than others.   From consumer goods to industrial supplies and everything in between, there’s a lot of items that come in awkward shapes, intense weights, weird sizes, or some combination thereof. And while everyone in warehousing probably dreads Read the full article…

Whether you operate your own retail business that wants to bring its fulfillment and ecommerce in-house, or you’re considering operating your own fulfillment center to offer shipping and distribution services to other businesses, there’s a lot to be said for operating a fulfillment center.   A number of business owners and entrepreneurs have been looking Read the full article…

You feel like your distribution center is in a pretty good place. You’ve got plenty of new warehouse shelving, you’ve got a good relationship with your supply chain, and you’ve gotten your processes pretty well worked out. Now what? There’s always steps that can be taken to improve and review warehouse practices, even if you’ve Read the full article…

Inventory can be a funny thing. It’s the backbone of any retail business, whether business-to-business or customer-facing, and yet it can be one of the biggest drains on profit and income. Even with all of the problems that can arise from items being out-of-stock, maintaining items can bring with it a unique series of expenses Read the full article…

Your supply chain can’t talk, but if it could, there are a lot of questions you’d want to ask it. And even though it can’t actually reply to you, there’s a lot of valuable information you can get about your supply chain by doing the right research and asking the right questions. Supply chains are Read the full article…

Warehouses can be complicated creatures. The uninitiated might assume they’re just for storing products, but there’s actually a lot of work that goes on in there from shipping and receiving, to packaging, and even direct-to-customer sales for a lot of eCommerce businesses.   But no matter what your warehouse specializes in, be it retail products, Read the full article…

For the uninitiated, the term ‘storage strategy’ might seem a little obvious and unnecessary. After all, why are you spending so much time trying to optimize your storage, prioritize your deliveries, and rearrange your warehouse as needed unless you already had a strategy in place?   You might be surprised to learn then that storage Read the full article…

As you’ve surely learned through your time in the industry, not all warehouses are created equal. There’s different uses and needs that each warehouse can fulfill, and as a result there’s a ton of different sizes, designs, and layouts that you can encounter.   One of the most common discrepancies in warehouse design tends to Read the full article…

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