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Christmas is almost here – is your warehouse ready?

With the holiday season and Christmas right around the corner, if you haven’t yet prepared for the ramp-up in business, now is the time. Some companies do up to 50% of their business in the last quarter of the year (Black Friday, Cyber Monday and of course – Christmas). If your business is a seasonal […]

Warehousing –What is it and where it all began?

Warehouses Warehouses are used by companies to store their inventory, whether it’s food, hardware, building materials, everything can be stored in a warehouse. Although a lot of warehouses today are run by automation (take Amazon’s warehouses as an example), let’s not forget about its humble beginnings. Inventory storage and warehousing have been around for thousands […]

Dropshipping vs. warehouse shipping

Dropshipping vs. warehouse shipping With so many options for fulfilling your orders, how do you know what is right for your business? Today, we’ll take a look into the two most popular ways of shipping your products – dropshipping and warehouse shipping. But before we begin, let’s first understand what dropshipping really is. Dropshipping Dropshipping […]

Finding the right supplier for your online business

Finding a good supplier is essential to almost every business. Without any raw materials to make what you sell or manufacturers to provide the products that you resell, you will have a tough time growing your business. Suppliers and vendors have a much more important role than you can imagine, besides the fact that they […]

How large does your warehouse need to be?

There is no universal warehouse-size that fits all businesses. If you have too little warehouse capacity it can restrict the number of SKUs that you can ship – inhibiting revenue and service levels. In contrast to this, having too much warehouse space inflates your overhead expenditures and ties up working capital. So how should you […]

eBay is launching its own warehousing and delivery services in 2020

eBay has announced it would launch a warehousing and shipping service for merchants selling through its site. This is a new strategy that aims to attract more sellers to the eCommerce platform. The programme is currently in trial in the US and Germany and is similar to Amazon’s Fulfillment By Amazon service, or FBA. Amazon’s […]