Fulfillment

23
Feb

Saddle Creek Achieves 100% Order Accuracy for Customer Nu Skin in 2016

Customers around the world look forward to receiving premium skin care and nutrition products from Nu Skin Enterprises. That makes fast and cost-effective delivery a high priority. In 2013, the steadily growing direct-selling company turned to Saddle Creek to expand its fulfillment network. Mission Accomplished: Error-Free Fulfillment This January, Saddle Creek met with Nu Skin to perform a business review

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28
Dec

Saddle Creek Scales Operations 400% to Handle Pura Vida Black Friday Sales

It’s widely known that Black Friday through Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year. It’s certainly the most wonderful time of the year for Pura Vida Bracelets. When they first reached 15,000 orders on Black Friday a few years ago, they realized they had made it to the big leagues. And that was just the beginning. How

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1
Dec

[INFOGRAPHIC] Order Fulfillment for Subscription Box Standouts

There are 2,000 subscription box services in operation today, according to My Subscription Addiction. To be rated one of the “Top 20 Most Popular Subscription Boxes,” it is critical to get your customers’ subscriptions in their hands consistently and correctly each month (see Shorr Packaging infographic below.) Saddle Creek Provides Subscription Fulfillment for Market Leaders We’re pleased to report that

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3
Nov

Holiday Help on Your Wish List? Consider a 3PL.

For those of us who lack an army of elves and eight lightning-fast reindeer, staffing can be one of the biggest challenges of holiday logistics. Seasonal labor is especially hard to come by this year. Why is it such a struggle to find temporary help? We’re experiencing a particularly tight labor market. There are simply fewer workers available, with unemployment holding

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20
Oct

Holiday Fulfillment Outsourcing Helps Pura Vida Handle Peak Volume

It’s widely known that Black Friday through Cyber Monday are the biggest shopping days of the year. It’s certainly the most wonderful time of the year for Pura Vida Bracelets. When they first reached 15,000 orders on Black Friday a few years ago, they realized they had made it to the big leagues. And that was just the beginning. How

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6
Oct

Overcoming Top Challenges for Subscription Box Fulfillment

MultiChannel Merchant  just published an article by Perry Belcastro, Saddle Creek’s vice president of fulfillment. The article, entitled “How to Use the Subscription Model to Gain Competitive Advantage,” explores four common challenges faced by subscription companies and offers suggestions for addressing them. Following is an excerpt . . . Accommodating Unpredictable and Inconsistent Volume Subscription box companies often experience explosive

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6
Oct

Ecommerce Impacts Availability of Warehouse Space

U.S. vacancy rates for warehouse and distribution space are at a 16-year low – down to 6 percent, according to a recent report from JLL, a commercial real estate firm. One of the primary reasons for the increasing demand for space is the growth of ecommerce. The trend is expected to continue. According to the “Warehousing 2020” report by Zebra

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7
Jul

Outsourcing Smooths the Path for Omnichannel

8 in 10 retailers are spending more on omnichannel order management and fulfillment. – Supply & Demand Chain Executive While the omnichannel business model has fast become the gold standard in today’s marketplace, delivering an omnichannel experience is anything but easy. Consumers’ expectations continue to escalate. They’ve come to demand real-time information on product availability, a seamless shopping experience across

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2
May

Outsourcing Helps Subscription Companies Add Ecommerce Platform

It is no secret that subscription box sales are exploding. Visits to popular subscription sites are up almost 3,000 percent in the past three years, according to Hitwise data.i To gain a competitive edge in an increasingly crowded marketplace, many subscription companies are moving from traditional subscription services to an ecommerce business model. Instead of insisting that “one size fits

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2
May

[Infographic] A Sustainability Strategy You Can Count On

Every day, Saddle Creek’s compressed natural gas (CNG) trucks help our customers reduce their environmental footprint. Since its launch in 2012, our eco-friendly fleet has made deliveries throughout the Southeast and Southwest, handling everything from sports drinks to home improvement products with near-zero emissions. Our infographic captures a number of remarkable sustainability statistics. Want to see what our fleet can

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