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Tips for Smoother Amazon FBA Returns Management

Posted by Sam Biddle on May 24, 2016 4:00:00 AM

For many e-commerce retailers, one of the largest challenges of doing business today is dealing with the chaos caused by returns. If you are struggling with the reverse logistics process and the result is an ongoing battle to meet your goals, primarily because of return policies, it is time to rethink your strategy.

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Topics: Remarketing, 3PL, Returns, Amazon, FBA returns

3 Things About Your Supply Chain Your Boss Wants to Know

Posted by Sam Biddle on May 3, 2016 4:00:00 AM

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Topics: Remarketing, 3PL, Inventory, Reporting, Supply Chain Management

How to Protect Your Data in ITAD

Posted by Mallory on Apr 4, 2016 12:16:39 PM

Concerns about your business are never more founded then when it’s time to ensure data security in disposing of outdated or damaged technology. A surprisingly high number – 80 percent – of organizations admit to losing track of assets during the disposition process.

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Topics: IT Asset Disposition, Data Security, Remarketing, E-Commerce, 3PL, Inventory

De-stress Your End-of-Quarter Corporate Refresh

Posted by Mallory on Mar 24, 2016 4:51:31 PM

As the end of the quarter draws near, many companies are preparing for a corporate refresh of their IT equipment. For most, the process of keeping data secure and disposal of the company’s outdated assets can be a stressful, logistical nightmare.

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Topics: Reverse Logistics, IT Asset Disposition, Remarketing, 3PL, Inventory Control

Manage Your 2016 Returns Better

Posted by Mallory on Mar 16, 2016 9:00:00 AM

You love your business, but you hate dealing with returns. You are not alone. If you are like most, dealing with returns has consumed too much of your time, is constantly challenging, and somehow presents new dilemmas to solve on a regular basis. It drains you and your company’s energy, and you want this year to be different.

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

How to Drive Home Returns

Posted by Mallory on Mar 9, 2016 4:13:00 PM

A wide variety of businesses today, especially those in consumer electronic IT devices, depend on multi-channel online sales to drive their business. This format (omnichannel) is now widely utilized to market, sell, and distribute inventory, but these businesses also know that online returns are the biggest hurdle they must face in the smooth operation of their supply chains. This especially holds true in instances where the rule for returns is “the customer is always right,” a philosophy that holds true with the ecommerce giant, Amazon.

A recent survey found that online returns can run as high as 30%, which, of course, is incredibly costly and time-consuming for any business.

Added to the cost factor, 8 out of 10 supply chain experts who participated in that survey said the high cost of online returns to a store, particularly when the item is not carried in that store, makes a huge impact on the business’s bottom line.

So while online holiday sales boomed, a survey conducted by the National Retail Federation revealed that, this year, retail returns were higher than in previous years, with an estimated total of about $260.5 billion.

You may know it all too well; when your product is returned to a fulfillment center or supplier, your business incurs incremental freight costs, the possibility of shipping-related product damage, as well as a lost opportunity for a replacement sale in-store.

Unless you have fully integrated inventory and fulfillment between the online and actual store channels to assist with the overall omnichannel logistical challenges, you are probably feeling this impact on a daily basis.

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

Ways to Boost Your Bottom Line with Smarter Reverse Logistics

Posted by Mallory on Feb 10, 2016 6:04:26 PM

Reverse logistics can be the black hole of your warehouse and a part of doing business that many of us don’t choose to focus on. But, if you manage a high volume of returns, the process you have in place may be costing you money.

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Topics: Warranty Returns, Reverse Logistics, Remarketing, Sales, 3PL, Returns, Multichannel Marketing, Inventory

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

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

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