Category: on-demand

You Can’t Sell on Amazon if Your Products Are Out of Stock

Amazon is driven by the goal of being the most customer-centric organization on the planet. To achieve this, they offer thousands of goods to be delivered within a two-day window—and, their delivery promise is reliable. However, they did not implement a world-class supply chain strategy overnight. According to Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon, they have […]

What’s Your eCommerce Strategy? Is Fulfillment Part of It?

Within the world of retailers, 2017 was anything but quiet. Cyber Monday topped the sales charts—beating out Black Friday for the first year to date and making it the largest U.S. online shopping day in history. Amazon continued to expand and innovate its reach. And brick-and-mortar storefronts continued to hang up their hats and lock […]

Win Q4: Make Fulfillment Your Secret Weapon

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The 2016 holiday season brought in more than $1 trillion in sales for retailers. For many, it’s the biggest time of the year and accounts for up to 30% of annual sales. And, the 2017 holidays are right around the corner. For eCommerce retailers, holiday success comes down to two departments: Marketing and Logistics. Your […]

2017 Warehouse Capacity Economics and Trends Report

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In mid-2015, FLEXE conducted a survey of supply chain professionals across multiple industries to identify and understand what key industry trends affect inventory and capacity fluctuations. We conducted the same survey, which closed in early 2017 and targeted the same audience to see how and if conditions have changed. THE PURPOSE The rise of eCommerce and […]

Be a Contender: Top 3 Reasons for On-Demand Fulfillment

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How do you compete with Amazon? With its vast distribution network in the United States, Amazon has set a precedent for shipping logistics that’s probably making your team sweat. However, the “Amazon effect” is not insurmountable—nor is it new. Rethinking your logistics strategy and increasing your number of fulfillment centers has likely been on your […]

Lessons from Startups and Fortune 500s Using Short-term Warehousing to Get Ahead

Supply chain managers for Ace Hardware, Iron Mountain and a bed-in-a-box startup came together at the recent Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP) annual conference and shared their personal stories about how they are using short-term (on-demand) warehousing to solve overflow problems, generate new revenues and gain ground in the battle for fast, low-cost […]

On-demand Warehousing “Best Practices” Guide for Warehouse Operators

Do you struggle with losing money on empty warehouse space at different times throughout the year? Are you looking for a way to generate capital by renting short-term warehouse space to shippers in need of space? On-demand warehousing might be the right fit for you. FLEXE’s online marketplace connects people with extra warehouse capacity to those […]

// from Jordan Furdock at Net-Results