FedEx Introduces 2021 Rate Increases

FedEx, the global freight transportation and logistics services provider, announced that its shipping rates are set to increase, effective January 4, 2021. While the 4.9% average increase matches previous years, there are a lot of changes that might affect your future shipping costs.

Besides FedEx’s residential surcharge adjustments, other notable adjustments include FedEx ground shipment costs, …Read More

Advantages of Automation in an e-Commerce Warehouse

The e-commerce industry has experienced an astounding rate of growth. While this is obviously great news for the bottom line, it has forced retailers, e-commerce giants, warehouse management system vendors, third-party logistics providers and integrators to re-evaluate their use of technology, specifically of automation. Handling orders in batches and package stations using label-guns and antiquated …Read More

Benefits of Quality Control Inspection Services

A third-party quality control service operates as a support for your supply chain. Whether you source locally or internationally, quality control requires constant attention. When your product must meet certain requirements to sell, verifying the capabilities of your suppliers is critical.

When it comes to quality control and assurance, your business should embrace the best services …Read More

E-Commerce: Who Really Pays for ‘Free’ Shipping?

Amazon has no doubt set the bar high for online retailers trying to compete with their “free shipping” business model. The e-commerce giant has gobbled up an increasingly large slice of the online retail pie, leaving smaller e-commerce merchandisers, along with traditional brick-and-mortar retailers, scrambling to keep up. Failure to match the free-shipping option might …Read More