A fulfillment center is the physical location from which a third-party logistics (3PL) provider (also known as a fulfillment) fulfills customer orders for ecommerce retailers. A fulfillment center exists to get online orders to customers in a timely fashion and relieve ecommerce companies of managing this crucial yet challenging process.
Capacity cuts and lower fuel costs helped the world’s biggest container line offset falling shipping demand
Creating an exceptional delivery experience requires a fulfillment operation capable of exceptional speed and agility while tailoring packaging to the brand image.
The Chinese government notified the World Health Organization of an unusual illness in the city of Wuhan last December 31. This illness was later identified as a novel coronavirus and named COVID-19. Weeks later, as the illness spread and the death toll climbed, the Chinese government placed Wuhan under quarantine.
Manufacturers who previously looked at data, analytics, IoT and robotics to drive efficiency now see them as tools to increase resiliency during uncertain times.
A sharp drop that began with coronavirus-triggered lockdowns in March has turned around amid a consumer rush toward e-commerce
While there was optimism due to easing trade tensions at the end of 2019, new complications now find the world’s air carriers back on their heels.
“Some carriers even restored a couple of cancellations to add some capacity to the market.”
The $46 billion-a-year less-than-truckload (LTL) sector is faring relatively well economically during the downturn in freight demand as a result of closures associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.
One of the biggest frustrations instore shoppers face is not being able to find products they're looking for whether they are sold out, hard to find or simply not practical to keep in stock. While these missed opportunities may seem inconsequential, they are starting to add up in this competitive retail environment where every sale counts.There is hope. Many retailers are now taking steps to directly address the frustration of a wasted trip by combining the convenience of online shopping with the delight of the in-store experience.