• Amazon's Biggest Lesson For E-Commerce Companies
    Amazon's Biggest Lesson For E-Commerce Companies

    How Amazon continues to build a loyal customer base that keeps them coming back.

  • Shipping: Free Or Fast, Which Is Better?
    Shipping: Free Or Fast, Which Is Better?

    Customers are increasing the size of their baskets in order to qualify for free shipping.

  • 21 Requirements To Consider For A New Multi-Carrier Shipping & Manifesting System
    21 Requirements To Consider For A New Multi-Carrier Shipping & Manifesting System

    Parcel growth will continue to rise at a rate of 17%-28% each year between 2017 and 2021, and by 2020, same-day delivery will drive up logistics costs as a percentage of revenue by 50% (Source: Gartner, October 2017). For most omnichannel businesses, the cost of shipping now exceeds the sum of all other fulfillment costs including direct and indirect payroll, benefits, facilities and utilities, packing supplies, etc. Businesses need every advantage they can get to hopefully evaluate, reduce or control the rate of shipping expense increases.

  • Automation Substantially Reduces Retailers’ Cash Costs And Saves Labor Hours

    If there’s any doubt about the impact of cash management solutions on the cost structure of retailers, consider this recent finding by IHL Group: Replacing manual processes with automation technology can save retailers an average of 200 to 500 labor hours monthly per store.

  • Walmart Tightens OTIF Requirements: Strategies For Shippers

    A recent article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that Walmart executives plan to announce a further tightening of their on-time, in-full (OTIF) policy to go into effect in April 2018. Whereas the previous requirement called for larger suppliers to deliver within a one- or two-day window 75% of the time or be assessed a fine of 3% of the cost of the goods in the shipment, the new requirement raises the target to 85%. Smaller suppliers will see their compliance target rise from 33% to 50%. OTIF targets vary by department, and some of AFN’s clients have seen higher OTIF requirements (as high as 95%) go into effect already.

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  • Optimizing The Customer Experience

    While consumers want the ease of shopping online, the ability to track orders and the use of sustainable packaging, they also prefer to see and try their purchases in person. In fact, two-thirds of consumers who purchase online use the store before or after the transaction. So how do retailers offer the conveniences consumers demand while reducing costs? The answer: Perfect every aspect of the packaging and shipping process.

  • Retailers Divulge Their Top 10 Carrier-Related Shipping Concerns

    Shipping is a critical component of supply chain logistics for e-commerce stores. e-tailers find it increasingly important to optimize shipping as it significantly impacts the customer experience, repeat purchasing, brand loyalty and profitability.

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  • Digitize Your Global Supply Chain
    Digitize Your Global Supply Chain

    The global supply chain is comprised of a set of complex business processes involving many players spread all over the world. An effective Global Trade Management (GTM) digital platform must be able to handle these diverse functions and be able to integrate well with both systems and people. A digital supply chain is an enabler of value. It will enable you to manage global risk; improve agility, speed and quality; and reduce costs in many areas of your operation. IDC predicts that, by 2020, digitally-mature companies will achieve $430 billion in productivity gains over their less-connected peers.

  • ProShip Shipping Software
    ProShip Shipping Software

    Whether your company is in the healthcare or pharmaceutical industry dealing with HIPAA or hazmat compliance, a large retailer, or a warehouse fulfilling high-volume package shipments, the ProShip® Product Suite has everything you need for shipping speed, compliance and support.

  • CVP Automated Packing Solution
    CVP Automated Packing Solution

    By thinking “out-of-the-box,” we developed the best “into-the-box” solution for automated package fulfillment. The CVP-500 is a unique, fit-to-size packing system that automates and optimizes all steps of package fulfillment for single and multi item orders with variable dimensions. As soon as the order has been picked, this automated fulfillment system builds, fills, folds and labels each parcel in one seamless process.

  • Packcity Parcel Lockers
    Packcity Parcel Lockers

    The most convenient click and collect solution for customer deliveries at residences, retailers, universities, corporations and other locations.

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