Archive for the outsourced fulfillment options 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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Omni-channel Strategies are Omnipresent in Today’s Competitive e-Commerce Industry

Last week we discussed the e-Commerce Trend of Going Mobile, which is just one part of the next trend that is spreading like wildfire in our industry – the omni-channel strategy. As the prefix omni suggests, it means putting your brand and merchandise out there everywhere it […]

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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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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 Matters, It Really Does!

As an entrepreneur, innovator or product designer, you spend a significant amount of time making sure the design and manufacture of your end product will entice consumers into buying and make you a profit in the process. But do you ever think about the one thing that […]

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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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Don’t Let Today’s Snow Fool You – Charlotte Weather and Costs are Very Temperate

To hear the local media tell it, Charlotte had a major snow event last night and today – at about one to two inches of the white stuff.  That is certainly laughable to all the northern transplants in this city.  But in reality, the media isn’t wrong.  One […]

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Locating Your Distribution Center within Close Proximity to Your Customers

When thinking about the best possible geographic area to locate your distribution center, you have to consider multiple factors. The first factor is transportation flexibility and versatility. As we discussed last week, the city of Charlotte makes an ideal shipping center for businesses because of its easy […]

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