Archive for the 3PL Category

A Salute to the Distribution Direct Team

While there are still three weeks left until the calendar says the hot season is over, for most of us the start of the school year and this holiday weekend mark the end of summer, usually with a bit of celebration. And what a summer it has been […]

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Helping Small Businesses Get to Know Each Other, We Make It Happen

At Distribution Direct, we aren’t just interested in Getting to Know Small Businesses. We are also concerned with helping our small business clients find and get to know other like-minded, complementary businesses. This type of connection is a vital piece of the success puzzle, and we love […]

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Getting to Know Small Businesses, That’s Just What We Do

Last week’s post celebrated small business ownership and the entrepreneur’s declaration of independence in going out on their own.  In our ten years in the warehouse, distribution, and fulfillment industry, we have gotten to know a lot of these small businesses.  And we don’t just mean learning […]

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Finding a 3PL that Can Handle Special Requests

All month long at Just out of the Box, we have been discussing small business logistics… Small Business Logistics Simplified opened up the series. Small Business Tips for Selecting a Warehouse for Your Products provided practical tips for performing due diligence on third party logistics providers (3PL) […]

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Customer Satisfaction Gets a Big Lift from a Good WMS

All month here at Just Out of the Box, we’ve been talking about warehouse management systems (WMS) and what they can do to streamline and improve a small, medium or large business’ order e-fulfillment and inventory management. In today’s impatient society everyone wants instant gratification; and so […]

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A WMS – Made to Order Via Website, Phone or Fax

Your business goal is to build your customer base as much as possible, as quickly as possible. In order to do that you offer daily deals, run BOGO promotions, advertise featured products and much more. And thank goodness, you think, it worked – the customer orders roll […]

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The Power of Automation – What’s a WMS to You?

Last month in Just Out of the Box, we focused on the ideal geographic location for warehouse, fulfillment and distribution – the Charlotte metropolitan area. This month, we are turning your attention to the automated vehicle that has the ability to move your merchandise faster, smoother and […]

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