Jill Jones

18
May

3PLs: A Valuable Alternative to Amazon Fulfillment

Forty-three cents of every online dollar is spent on Amazon. Much of that spending takes place on Amazon Marketplace. In fact, more than 40% of the retail giant’s total unit sales today come from third-party sellers. The lure of selling products on Amazon is understandable; however, it is often more complicated than expected. For many sellers, order fulfillment is particularly

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11
May

5 Ways 3PLs Cut Retail Logistics Costs

While competition from Amazon and a shift in consumer spending habits have undoubtedly played a role in the current wave of retail bankruptcies, they are not the only factors. A recent Bloomberg article points out that many retailers borrowed heavily after the 2008 financial crisis and are now struggling to repay their debt. Ecommerce companies are also under pressure as

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4
May

OMS Helps to Address Common Direct-Selling Challenges

Delivering your products efficiently, accurately and cost-effectively is a top priority. For today’s direct seller, that may require a more sophisticated technology solution than their legacy systems can support. An Order Management System (OMS) can help deliver the desired customer experience – especially for direct sellers with a multi-site distribution model. An optimal OMS solution integrates seamlessly with the Warehouse

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2
May

Saddle Creek Adds New Business Development Director

Saddle Creek welcomes Shannon Hooton as senior director of business development. Based in Charlotte, N.C., she will focus on business growth for all of the company’s logistics services. Extensive Logistics Experience Hooton has been involved in the logistics industry for almost a decade. Prior to joining Saddle Creek, she had an impressive history of selling multi-million-dollar contracts for dedicated operations

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27
Apr

Omnichannel Fulfillment Helps Housewares Company Grow

For decades, Epoca International Inc. has been designing and distributing innovative, quality and eco-friendly consumer housewares. The company prides itself on building brands that make an impact on today’s culture. Cookware, bakeware and coffee and tea products are sold through multiple retail channels from independent retailers to national store chains and drop-ship channels. The company’s distribution system is built around

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20
Apr

When to Tap Your 3PL’s Order Management System

In today’s omnichannel retail environment, shoppers want a consistent experience regardless of channel, product availability and order tracking information, fast and/or free shipping, and more. Providing the shopping experience they’re looking for requires a robust order management system (OMS). However, just 3 percent of retailers currently have systems that fully support efforts to improve the customer experience, according to a

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13
Apr

Can Value-Added Services Give Your Business a Competitive Edge?

“Not adding value is the same as taking it away.” This observation by entrepreneur Seth Godin is particularly relevant in today’s logistics environment. Companies must continuously seek out better ways to deliver the optimal customer experience to ensure customer satisfaction and retention. Value-added logistics services can be a valuable competitive differentiator. In recent years, capabilities have expanded beyond display building

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12
Apr

Saddle Creek Adds New Business Development Director

Saddle Creek welcomes Timothy Tyson as senior director of business development. Based in Greenville, S.C., he will focus on business growth for all of the company’s logistics services. Service-Driven Logistics Professional Tyson has ten years of experience in the logistics industry. Prior to joining Saddle Creek, he held a number of sales and marketing positions with Suddath Global Logistics –

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6
Apr

Saddle Creek Driver Recognized as “Driver of the Year” Finalist

Congratulations to Saddle Creek’s own Bill Poteet. Last week, the Truckload Carriers Association recognized him as one of three finalists for “Company Driver of the Year” in an awards ceremony at its annual convention in Nashville. Driver’s Record Stands Out Poteet was selected as a finalist from hundreds of drivers around the country based on his safe driving history, efforts

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3
Apr

Saddle Creek CEO Elected as IWLA Chairman of the Board

Members of the International Warehouse Logistics Association (IWLA) elected Cliff Otto, CEO of Saddle Creek Logistics Services, as their 2017-2018 chairman during the 2017 IWLA Convention & Expo in March. Otto to Lead International Warehouse Logistics Association IWLA is a trade association that serves nearly 500 corporate members representing 3,000 warehousing locations. The organization is a resource for warehouse logistics,

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