Cheap fulfillment: Is it the right solution for an e-shop?

To be successful in a highly competitive e-commerce market, an e-shop must be able to provide logistics that are fast and flawless. However, often times, online retailers are looking for solutions based on cost savings rather than quality when it comes to logistics.

Paying less for logistics is, of course, the goal of every businessman, but not everything that is cheap is also good. This rule applies even more when outsourcing logistics to a fulfillment company, whose main task is to provide the e-shop with top-notch logistics services.

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12 questions to ask yourself when choosing a fulfillment partner

Many e-commerce sellers can be troubled by logistics, which is why they increasingly turn to the help of third parties. The higher demand for logistics outsourcing also stimulated the creation of many fulfillment companies.

However, not every 3PL provider can ensure that logistics work flawlessly and, most importantly, quickly. Therefore, before choosing a fulfillment partner, several important factors must be considered, which can move the e-shop one step ahead of the competition and at the same time satisfy customers.

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Outsource logistics with BaseLinker integration

E-commerce sales and logistics are two pillars that must work together in order to avoid unnecessary mistakes and to make everything run smoothly and efficiently. This is especially true when it comes to outsourcing logistics to third parties.

The process involves a large volume of data that must be transferred from one system to another in a safe, error-free, and simple manner. The new integration between Fulfillment by FHB Group and the BaseLinker e-commerce platform will make it easier for clients with more than just logistics. 

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6 advantages of outsourcing logistics to a 3PL fulfillment center

The beginnings of many entrepreneurs are connected by the desire to bring or convey their products to customers. This is all the better if the product is useful and the entrepreneur can sell it any day of the week.

Over time, however, his orders grow, warehouses become overpacked, the need to sell to other countries and to find transport solutions increases, and instead of improving his offer, he spends a lot of time unnecessarily in the warehouse. He can’t keep up with logistics, for which he has to acquire new premises, employees, and technology, which also slows down the growth rate of his business.

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What is fulfillment: its process and benefits for e-commerce

Fulfillment is an increasingly popular service in e-commerce. Imagine that orders are storming into the e-shop from every side, while warehouses and logistics are not catching up. Also, a company can outgrow the market in which it operates, and is gradually starting to expand at new territories.

The seller will find himself in front of a difficult decision. He will either expand its warehouses and staff, improve information systems, or transfer this responsibility to a third party.

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Fulfillment centers: 7 tips to consider when choosing a partner for outsourcing logistics

Imagine that you run an e-shop with regular growth in order volumes or want to expand into the international market. In both cases, storage, technical or transport options need to be strengthened.

This is just a preview of how to handle the storm of orders. For a short time, this can be done without strengthening them, but sooner or later there will be delays or cancellations of orders, which will eventually affect your business.

Customers are increasingly sensitive to delivery time and logistics quality, as well as to problems encountered during the order. As many as 87 percent of them say the delivery time influences their decision to buy from the seller again in the future.

How to solve these logistics problems? Increasingly popular is the outsourcing of logistics to third parties, which will ensure storage and packaging or efficient delivery of products to customers. Therefore, there are several fulfillment centers on the market, which offer options to solve logistics delays.

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Shipment and ecology: how to reduce its carbon footprint

Ecological solutions in logistics are an increasing necessity in the interests of environmental sustainability. In the last two years alone, the number of e-commerce customers has increased rapidly, and the continuation of this trend is predicted to continue in the future.

However, according to a European study, up to four times more emissions can be generated with online shopping compared to the traditional alternative. This, sooner or later, will take a toll on the environment, which the e-commerce sellers themselves are aware of.

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Season and peaks in e-commerce logistics: when to expect them and how handle its busiest parts

The e-commerce environment in 2021 was marked by many surprises, including various problems with limited logistics or mobility due to the pandemic. These caused delays in the storage of goods, especially in Asia, production factories were closed for several weeks. In addition, the world was troubled by problems with transport or limited capacity of carriers, which only underlined the problems with the smooth movement of goods last year.

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