Pre-Shipment by Amazon

  By Rigel Barros The news that Amazon was granted a patent for Pre-Shipment (US patent No. 8,615,473 B2) didn’t garner the same national attention as the Amazon drones announcement did. However, it could very well have a greater impact on Amazon’s customers and retailers around the world – it could revolutionize the way fulfillment…


PRESS RELEASE: As Amazon Grows, SM Operators Announces FBA Shipment Prep’ Expansion Facility

SM Operators Dedicates New Logistics Facility for Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) Preparation Services Chicago, IL  July 22, 2014 The eCommerce logistics company SM Operators has announced the expansion of a Fulfillment By Amazon preparation and shipment dedicated facility. Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA for short) is the shipping service that Amazon offers its retail partners to…

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When To Outsource Warehousing To A Third-Party Logistics (3PL) Partner

When should you outsource your ecommerce fulfillment and logistics to a third-party logistics (3PL) company?  Commercial and office real estate is generally much more expensive than industrial real estate.  Online retailers and consumer product companies tend to lease or own offices that are in nicer, commercial or retail areas for appearance and business purposes.  Order…