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How to Solve Your Biggest Inventory Problems

Posted by Mallory on Jan 28, 2016 6:19:34 PM

Does managing your inventory challenges make you feel like you are constantly running around “putting out fires?”

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Topics: Inventory, Warehouse Mangement, Inventory Control, Analytics, Reporting

Pain-free Solutions for Excess Inventory

Posted by Mallory on Jan 20, 2016 2:50:07 PM

Sometimes too much of a good thing is, well, not so good for your business. Take inventory for example; your company needs it to meet customer demands, but what do you do when your inventory begins to take over the warehouse? Holding on to excess inventory ties up your capital, while bringing nothing in return.

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Topics: Warranty Returns, Reverse Logistics, Remarketing, Marketing, E-Commerce, Online Retail Sales, Sales, 3PL, Returns, Multichannel Marketing

5 Ways Multichannel Exposure Saves Time

Posted by Mallory on Jan 13, 2016 3:53:36 PM

No two snowflakes are identical and no two customers are exactly alike. We know this from the plethora of marketing research that has been done, attempting to identify the best single way to approach online sales. But you are not trying to appeal to a single type of shopper. You are trying to reach a myriad of different types of shopping personalities.

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Topics: Marketing, E-Commerce, Online Retail Sales, Sales, Multichannel Marketing

What to do When Warranty Returns Overtake Your Warehouse

Posted by Mallory on Jan 7, 2016 2:15:24 PM

Drowning in a sea of warranty returns? You are not alone. It is that special time of year when warranty returns, combined with other product returns, can physically overtake your warehouse and what feels like every spare moment of your time. If your stress level is on the rise and your valuable employees are more focused on returns from yesterday than the business of tomorrow, you need a solid strategic solution.  A third party logistics service provider can help create a customized plan to maximize results.

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Topics: Warranty Returns, Reverse Logistics, Remarketing, E-Commerce, Online Retail Sales, Sales, 3PL, Returns

How to Identify Your Risks and Reduce Stress in ITAD: Your Corporate IT Refresh

Posted by Mallory on Dec 30, 2015 3:45:04 PM

We have come to rely on the latest technology to keep us connected to co-workers throughout our company, support virtual office services, virtual conferences calls, project management, and manage extremely detailed customer databases. Our view on technology typically is the newer-the-better; the more features- the easier our workday can become, at least until it is time for a corporate refresh of our IT devices and equipment.

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Topics: Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition, Data Security, Remarketing, 3PL

Surviving Limited Staff and High Volume Consumer Electronics

Posted by Mallory on Dec 23, 2015 4:08:02 PM

It is that time of year when the pressure to deliver- and dare we dream- excel, with excellent customer service, inventory management, shipping schedules, and the inevitable influx of returns, can completely overwhelm the flow of your business. Trying to maintain your profit margins and your sanity, often with limited staff and high volume consumer demands, is a very real challenge that many businesses must overcome.

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Topics: Warranty Returns, Reverse Logistics, Remarketing, Marketing, E-Commerce, Online Retail Sales, Sales, 3PL, Returns

Easier Ways to Manage an Online Storefront

Posted by Mallory on Dec 16, 2015 1:05:53 PM

Managing your company’s online store can be a daunting task, especially during the busiest periods of the year when demands for your attention may outweigh the hours in any given day. This stress has become an expected aspect of doing business for many companies that rely on Business to Consumer (B2C) or Business to Business (B2B) online sales channels. So naturally, finding easier methods of management and support for your online store is critical, not just for today’s bottom line, but for your company’s future growth.

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Topics: Warranty Returns, Reverse Logistics, Remarketing, Marketing, E-Commerce, Online Retail Sales, Sales, Returns

Solutions for Warranty Return Management

Posted by Mallory on Dec 9, 2015 5:32:28 PM

A company can see warranty returns as either a hassle or an opportunity. If you are questioning how this aspect of your business can be viewed with positivity, you may require a better solution to expertly manage your warranty returns and eliminate the hassle, for both you and your customers.

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Topics: Warranty Returns, Reverse Logistics, Remarketing, Marketing, E-Commerce, Sales, 3PL, Returns

Tips to Ensure ROI on Your Returns

Posted by Mallory on Dec 1, 2015 11:15:11 AM

Let’s face it, dealing with product returns can be a time-consuming, challenging aspect of doing business. It is, at best, one of your least favorite tasks and, at worse, a huge source of stress and uncertainty. But when you have a solid strategic plan in place to manage, track, and quickly resell returns, the weight of this responsibility suddenly lifts and you can be assured of profitable ROI.

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Topics: Warranty Returns, Reverse Logistics, Remarketing, E-Commerce, Online Retail Sales, Returns

How to Ensure Data Security and Value Recovery in ITAD

Posted by Mallory on Nov 25, 2015 3:48:36 PM

So much is hidden in your IT assets, from data to dollars. So, how do you successfully navigate data security when disposing of outdated or damaged technology? At the same time, how can you retrieve the remaining value from those devices in order to give your bottom line a boost? The good news is there is a way to accomplish both tasks with confidence.

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Topics: Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition, Data Security, Remarketing, E-Commerce

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