Archive for the e-fulfillment 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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Spurring Small Business Growth, It’s Just Our Way

It is every small business’ dream – go from selling (and shipping) at least one product a day to fulfilling hundreds of product orders a day. For most it doesn’t happen overnight. For some it never happens. For the lucky, it happens at just the right time […]

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Supply Chain Oversight is Key Component of Planning for 2014 Holiday Season

Deciding on the right products and right quantities of the same is only one component of the planning required for small businesses to have a successful 2014 holiday season.  Just because you have chosen the products you want on store shelves in October, November, and December doesn’t […]

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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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Who Should You Trust with your E-commerce Fulfillment?

Last week’s post from Just out of the Box, “Small Business Tips for Selecting a Warehouse for Your Products,”  promised a more in depth discussion this week on selecting the right 3PL to handle your small business e-commerce fulfillment and distribution. Just because a 3PL has a massive […]

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Small Business Logistics Simplified

In celebration of the upcoming National Small Business Week, the Small Business Administration event honoring America’s entrepreneurs, Just Out of the Box has an entire month of articles planned on helping those entrepreneurs figure out the best way to get their products from the manufacturing floor to your customer’s door. […]

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Helping our Small Business Friends

From one small business to another, April here at Distribution Direct’s blog Just out of the Box, is all about helping you drive in more business.  After all, together we, the small business owners in this country, number as many as 28 million, account for over 50% […]

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The Box as Brand

If you are an internet retailer, the box that contains your product provides a new customer with the first physical impression of your name, your business and your brand. As we’ve been discussing this March, the box matters – specifically the quality of its cardboard to ensure […]

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Boxes, Boxes, Boxes, It’s All About Boxes

That’s right; for the month of March, Just out of the Box is focused on boxes.  What the right kind of boxes and packaging can do for your business?  How they can improve your bottom line?  How they can protect your products?  How they can reduce delays in […]

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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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