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How to Use AI for Manufacturing Inventory Management 

Competitive organizations understand how necessary it is to prioritize efficiency to ensure the delivery of products and services to an ever-demanding customer base. Effective inventory management is a critically important component of manufacturing and has a direct impact on the supply chain.

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Industries & Use Cases

Master Warehouse Receiving Processes: A Guide to Optimization + Best Practices

April 30, 2024

For supply chain and logistics operations professionals, receiving of packages, pallets, and containers at the warehouse is inefficient because of manual processes, a lack of digitization, and disconnected inventory workflows.

Comics

Navigating the Maze: Solutions for Streamlining Multi-Unit Deliveries

April 25, 2024

Delivery drivers play a pivotal role in the ecommerce landscape but face a significant hurdle in delivering packages to multi-unit buildings. “Finding the right door in multi-unit buildings can take as much as 30 minutes, compared with 30 seconds when making a delivery to a free-standing, single-family home,” according to a Wall Street Journal article.

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Expert Opinion

4 Key Components of Retail Inventory Management Software

April 25, 2024

Discover the essential role of retail inventory management software in optimizing ordering, storage, shipping, and returns to meet customer demands effectively.

Industries & Use Cases

Automation Opportunities: Ecommerce Returns

April 2, 2024

In this series, we pinpoint common areas in logistics that are ripe for automation and offer quick-win solutions to improve efficiency and reduce costs. In this article, we dissect reverse logistics, break down key steps from customer initiation to restocking, and suggest opportunities for automation.

Logistics & AI

RFID vs Barcodes: Which Is Better for Inventory Management and Logistics?

April 2, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of inventory management and logistics, two prominent technologies have emerged as frontrunners: Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) and barcodes. Both offer unique advantages and applications, and businesses grapple with deciding which technology aligns best with their needs.

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Comics

Striking the Right Balance with UI and Reliability in Logistics

February 20, 2024

In the fast-paced world of logistics technology, the balance between usability and reliability stands as a critical factor in ensuring seamless operations and customer satisfaction.

Logistics & AI

Generative AI & Logistics: Transforming Supply Chain Decision Making

February 15, 2024

In the dynamic realm of logistics, the emergence and rapid advancement of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) have set in motion a profound transformation, reshaping conventional operational paradigms and elevating supply chain management to unparalleled levels of efficiency and transparency. 

Comics

Manifest Vegas 2024: Sessions About Digitizing Logistics

February 3, 2024

Manifest is here with an impressive lineup of over 250 speakers! Our CEO is set to contribute to a pivotal panel discussion around logistics digitization, the theme of 23 other sessions happening at this highly anticipated event. 

Logistics & AI

Elevating retail efficiency with outsourced logistics companies

February 7, 2024

An old English proverb says, “There’s many a slip between the cup and the lip.” It implies that unforeseen challenges can complicate an activity before it is completed.

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Comics

Revolutionizing Shipping Strategies: Insights from Amazon, Target, and Walmart

January 10, 2024

In today's competitive retail landscape, expedited shipping has become a cornerstone of success, prompting industry leaders like Amazon, Target, and Walmart to innovate and redefine their distribution strategies.

Blockchain and Logistics
Logistics & AI

Blockchain and Logistics: Pioneering Supply Chain Transparency

December 28, 2023

Blockchain technology has emerged as a transformative force across various industries, with logistics standing at the forefront of its revolutionary impact.

AR and Logistics
Logistics & AI

Augmented Reality and Logistics: Reshaping the Supply Chain

December 28, 2023

Augmented Reality (AR) is emerging as a transformative force in various sectors, with logistics being one of the primary benefactors.

 Inventory Management Automation
Logistics & AI

Inventory Management Automation: Empowering Humans Instead of Replacing Them

December 27, 2023

In today's highly volatile economy, we see the consequences of inaccurate inventory management and demand forecasting in real-time. This is especially true in the retail sector, where supply chains are under immense pressure. Around 43% of small businesses in the U.S.

Barcodes and Logistics
Logistics & AI

Barcodes and Logistics: Going Beyond Traditional Scanning Methods

December 14, 2023

Barcodes are the stripes of varying widths printed on products and packages, representing data by varying the spacings and width of parallel lines.

Logistics & AI

IoT and Logistics: Revolutionizing the Supply Chain

December 14, 2023

The Internet of Things (IoT) stands as a cornerstone of modern technological innovation, fundamentally altering the landscape of numerous industries. Logistics, a sector central to global commerce, is experiencing profound changes driven by IoT advancements. 

Logistics & AI

OCR and Logistics | An Ultimate Guide

November 20, 2023

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technology that converts different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files, or images captured by a digital camera, into editable and searchable data.In the logistics industry, OCR finds its application in automating data extraction from various documents like shipping labels, bills of lading, and invoices. This technology significantly reduces the need for manual data entry, thereby minimizing human error and expediting the processing time.

Comics

See-Saw Stock: Balancing Demand Forecasting and Inventory

November 17, 2023

As supply chains and consumer demands continually shift, predicting accurate future inventory needs is crucial. However, achieving precise forecasts is an intricate process that involves data analysis, industry experience, and customer insights. If demand is not properly predicted, companies can end up with too much inventory — a dangerous position for a company to be in.

Logistics & AI

NLP and Logistics: Advancing Trade with AI-Enhanced Language Processing

November 7, 2023

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a domain of artificial intelligence (AI) that gives machines the ability to read, understand, and derive meaning from human languages. It's a technology that's playing a pivotal role in decoding the vast data involved in logistics management.

Comics

Selecting Logistics Software: Overcoming Fragmentation and Costs

October 25, 2023

Companies face a complex landscape when selecting logistics software. While specialized applications promise to handle various aspects of supply chain and logistics management, the sheer variety often leads to a fragmented technology stack.

Logistics & AI

Computer Vision and Logistics: From Image Acquisition to Decision Making

October 24, 2023

Computer vision is a field of artificial intelligence (AI) that enables any piece of hardware with a camera to interpret data and make decisions based on captured images. In logistics, computer vision is used in handheld devices like smartphones to extract data from package labels and detect damages on parcels offloaded at receiving docks. Computer vision is also used in other hardware like drones to facilitate real-time inventory tracking in warehouses.

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Logistics & AI

Store Fulfillment Stockouts: No More Empty Shelves

October 11, 2023

Store-based fulfillment decreases shipping times and improves ecommerce experiences by having local stores fulfill online orders with inventory that’s also available to in-store shoppers. However, this omnichannel fulfillment method can make retailers vulnerable to stockouts that leave shelves bare and compromise in-store shopping experiences.

Logistics & AI

How to Meet SLAs with a Dynamic Shipping Carrier Marketplace

October 5, 2023

It goes without saying that meeting customer shipping and forwarding service level agreements (SLAs) is a top priority for every supplier, manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler. For leaders in the commercial logistics space, SLAs aren’t simply contractual obligations, but opportunities to preserve their reputation, build relationships and drive operational efficiency.

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Logistics & AI

Shipping on a Budget: Exploring Cheap International Shipping Rates

August 22, 2023

In today's globalized economy, international shipping is vital, serving as the backbone that connects businesses, consumers, and markets across different continents.

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Logistics & AI

A Comprehensive Guide to USPS Flat Rate Boxes and Shipping

July 25, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of logistics and shipping, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has consistently offered reliable solutions catering to various needs. USPS Flat Rate Boxes stand out as a particularly advantageous option among these.

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Logistics & AI

Going Global: Breaking into International Markets with Bonded Warehouses

May 30, 2023

Expanding a retail business internationally can be a major opportunity for growth and success. However, it also comes with a host of challenges and risks, including logistical challenges and regulatory requirements.

Logistics & AI

Benefits of Implementing a Perpetual Inventory System for Retailers

May 3, 2023

Any retail business depends heavily on effective inventory management as a foundational aspect of its operations. Accurately tracking and managing inventory levels can help retailers avoid stockouts, minimize overstocking, reduce costs, and improve shopper satisfaction.

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Logistics & AI

What is 3PL: How to Select a Third-Party Logistics Partner in 2023?

April 11, 2023

Managing logistics can be a significant challenge for many retailers in today's fast-paced and competitive business landscape. With the rise of eCommerce, instant gratification, and changing shopper expectations, retailers face increasing pressure to manage their supply chains more efficiently and cost-effectively.

Logistics & AI

What Is Reverse Logistics and How Does It Work?

March 24, 2023

Returns have become an inevitable aspect of the retail industry, especially with the surge of eCommerce and the convenience of options such as 'Buy Online, Return in Store.' Shoppers are returning products at an unprecedented rate, leading to significant implications for retailers' profits.

Logistics & AI

How to Optimize Returns Management in E-commerce Business?

May 13, 2022

The global eCommerce market is huge, expected to total $5.55 trillion in 2022. This figure is expected to grow in the next few years, proving that eCommerce is a profitable option for online retailers. However, returns are also inevitable in the eCommerce business if your online sales are growing.

Logistics & AI

5 Steps to Improve Supply Chain Visibility in 2023

August 15, 2022

The supply chain is the lifeblood of any modern-day business and keeping all its components running smoothly ensures the timely delivery of your product or service. The global supply chain market value is $15.85 billion and is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 11.2% by 2027.

Logistics & AI

Compete with Amazon’s Delivery Speed Without the Price Tag

February 15, 2023

The eCommerce industry has seen a significant shift in recent years, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With more and more shoppers turning to online shopping as a safe and convenient alternative, retailers have had to adapt to meet the changing expectations of shoppers.

Industries & Use Cases

Dark Stores: Are They Still Relevant Post-Pandemic?

January 27, 2023

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed the rapid adoption of dark stores in the US retail space as traditional brick-and-mortar stores saw a reduction in foot traffic and eCommerce shopping skyrocketed. Now that the dust has settled and shoppers are returning to stores, it's important to examine whether dark stores are here to stay. In this post, we will explore the sustainability of dark stores post-pandemic and key recommendations for implementing a successful dark store strategy.

Logistics & AI

Micro Fulfillment | Why are Retailers Inclined Towards It

January 11, 2023

Micro fulfillment is a retail strategy where small-scale storage facilities are used to fulfill online orders closer to shoppers, resulting in faster delivery times. There are several approaches to micro fulfillment, but one of the newest approaches is using stores as micro fulfillment centers. Read on to learn why retailers are inclined towards this business model and the key considerations to have before implementing a micro fulfillment center.

Logistics & AI

Retail Fulfillment Excellence: How to Delight Shoppers and Meet Business Goals

December 29, 2022

The growth of eCommerce coupled with increasing shopper expectations means there’s extra pressure on retailers to push the boundaries on what fulfillment means and delivers. This has led to several new strategies and opportunities across the fulfillment operations landscape that are redefining the last mile and reshaping how retailers fulfill orders.

Omnichannel Fulfillment
Expert Opinion

How to Build a Loyalty-Driving Omnichannel Fulfillment Strategy

December 13, 2022

Your products are well merchandised, high quality and ready to meet shopper demand, but in the age of instant gratification, a good or bad approach to order fulfillment can make or break your company-level goals around shopper retention, satisfaction and ultimately loyalty. 

Logistics & AI

How Can PUDOs Transform Last-Yard Delivery?

May 14, 2022

What is a PUDO, and how can it transform the last-yard future? In this blog, we will explore this parcel delivery option in detail.

Industries & Use Cases

The Multifamily Package Problem: Why Apartment Mailrooms Need an Integrated Solution?

June 14, 2022

For apartment mailroom managers, it is essential to ensure that packages are delivered smoothly to the rightful residents. Digital package management solutions can help ensure your apartment building mailroom is running smoothly by streamlining the entire process.

Industries & Use Cases

3 Simple Ways to Digitize Hospitality Logistics Management

July 17, 2022

By digitizing your logistics operations, you can improve efficiency and ensure that each guest has a fantastic stay. Here are the four simple ways you can adapt to digitize your hospitality logistics management.

Logistics & AI

How to Digitize Flexible Workspace Logistics?

August 14, 2022

So how can you transform flexible workspaces? This blog will explore some of the best ways to digitize flexible workspace logistics.

Logistics & AI

How to Choose the Right Corporate Logistics Management System?

August 20, 2022

Why is a logistics management system necessary for your corporate office, and which factors do you need to consider while choosing one? This blog will highlight some tips to help you choose the right system for your business.

Logistics & AI

What Is a Parcel Locker and How Does It Work?

August 7, 2022

This blog will discuss how package locker systems work and how parcel locker operations can be improved.

Logistics & AI

5 Ways to Improve Logistics Efficiency at Manufacturing Sites

September 5, 2022

In this article, we will explain five simple ways manufacturing sites can adopt to unlock their logistics efficiency.

Logistics & AI

Crippling Campus Mailrooms: A Ripple Effect of Increasing Package Volume

July 19, 2022

Digital shopping is here to stay. You cannot change the shopping behavior of students, faculty, or staff members. Therefore, universities and colleges must upgrade their mailrooms to have streamlined and less intensive workflows.

Logistics & AI

Warehouse Receiving: Procedures and Processes to Optimize

July 13, 2022

In this article, you will learn about the warehouse receiving process in detail and some valuable tips to improve the receiving operations.

Logistics & AI

Shipping Large Items: How to Pick the Right Carrier?

July 5, 2022

We have put together this guide to help you pick the suitable carrier for shipping heavy items and learn about the cheapest way to ship heavy items.

Logistics & AI

LTL vs. FTL Shipping: 5 Key Differences that Every Shipper Should Know

June 28, 2022

Both LTL and FTL shipping can meet the needs of a business, but which one is the most suitable depends on the size and weight of your shipment, delivery timelines, and freight classification. In this blog, we will define what is LTL and FTL shipping and what is the difference between LTL and FTL freight.

Logistics & AI

Pick and Pack Fulfillment: A Comprehensive Guide

June 24, 2022

What is picking and packing, how does it work, and what are the methods involved in picking and packing orders? Here is your quick guide to the pick & pack fulfillment process in which you will learn:

Logistics & AI

8 Simple Steps to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and ROI

June 15, 2022

Warehouse efficiency relies on three coordinated functions: your workforce, your customers or orders, and your inventory. Sounds simple, right?

Logistics & AI

What Is a Backorder? How to Deal with Backorders Successfully?

October 6, 2022

In this guide will help you understand what does backordered mean and how you can deal with backorders successfully.

Logistics & AI

Buy Online Ship-To-Store – A New Trend Redefining Retail 2022

May 31, 2022

Let’s analyze this emerging in-store shopping trend that combines digital orders with pick-up in-store.

Logistics & AI

7 Proven Benefits of Track and Trace in Logistics Business

May 30, 2022

This article will shed light on the concept of tracking and tracing in logistics and explore its benefits in detail.

Logistics & AI

Inventory Management for Small Businesses: 6 Useful Tips

May 28, 2022

The principles of inventory management are the same whether you are a large organization or a small business. Here's how you can set up inventory management for small businesses.

Logistics & AI

Mail and Delivery Policy for Offices: What to Consider?

May 19, 2022

Here's the detailed guideline on developing a mail and delivery policy for your offices with an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of allowing personal packages at work.

Expert Opinion

How to Ensure Final Mile Package Delivery at Multi-Tenant Buildings?

May 16, 2022

In this article, we will dig into the challenges associated with the last yard package delivery at multi-tenant buildings and offer valuable insights on how to solve them.

Logistics & AI

The State of Packages in Education Sector – A Look Back at 2021

March 29, 2022

Students have always been more tech-savvy than most & this shows in the data. Their online shopping behavior has resulted in more packages received at the campus mailrooms but they’re also more prompt in picking up their packages compared to recipients in other industries.

Logistics & AI

Inbound vs. Outbound Logistics: What’s the Difference

March 21, 2022

Take a read of the article to know about the difference between inbound and outbound logistics.

Logistics & AI

The State of Packages in 2021 – A Detailed Overview

March 15, 2022

Let’s have a detailed analysis of the state of packages that reveal the vast scope of the industry. For this purpose, we will utilize the data extracted from the PackageX platform for the year 2021.

Logistics & AI

5 High-Level Goals of Supply Chain Management

March 1, 2022

In this article, we will discuss five high-level objectives of supply chain management that any business must take into consideration.

Logistics & AI

The State of Packages in Coworking – A Look Back at 2021 

August 2, 2022

Here’s a data-based look back on the year 2021 with a few lessons for mailroom & package management in 2022.

Expert Opinion

An Introduction to OCR Machine Learning

December 2, 2021

Yes, Optical Character Recognition has more than one meaning. The text recognition technology can also perform other tasks like reading license plates, street signs, and no-robot captchas.

Logistics & AI

7 Benefits of Using Automated Inventory Management Systems

November 25, 2021

No doubt that you need to use the latest technology to keep ahead of your competitors and to be a step ahead to meet your customer’s demands. How can you do that?

Logistics & AI

Manual vs Automated Inventory System: Advantages & Disadvantages

October 11, 2021

The use of data has become more critical to businesses for analyzing their weaknesses and strengths to improve performance. Keeping track of inventory is therefore essential. Many manufacturing plants around the world have struggled with inventory management.

Logistics & AI

Drone Delivery: How It Is Shaping the Future of Last Mile Delivery?

November 10, 2021

Ever since Amazon teased drone delivery concept back in 2016, the drone delivery system is the future of e-commerce. But is it?

Logistics & AI

What Is the Future of Package Delivery? An Overview

October 28, 2021

As the parcel industry continues to grow, package delivery also needs to transform to keep up with the increasing customer demands.

Logistics & AI

Delivery Delay: How to Curb the Problems Faced by the Customers?

September 29, 2021

There are a few things to keep in mind, though, and once you have a firm grip on the detail, you will have your customers returning for more. Let's dive deep into it then!

Logistics & AI

Common Package Delivery Problems and How to Solve Them?

September 8, 2021

With the boom of eCommerce, the dynamics of the logistics industry are rapidly changing. People prefer online shopping over visiting a physical store since the latter is very convenient.

Expert Opinion

“Shipment Received Package Acceptance Pending”: Here Is What It Means!

November 8, 2021

USPS enables users to receive a number of notifications so they are aware of their package status throughout delivery. “Shipment received package pending” notification gets sent when parcels are scanned in bulk but not individually.

Logistics & AI

Why Does Last-Mile Delivery Matter To Carriers And Customers?

July 30, 2021

What is last-mile delivery, and why is it so crucial for businesses? Let's delve deep into it.

Logistics & AI

7 Ways to Get Rid of Porch Pirates Using Technology

July 23, 2021

Package theft is closely linked with porch pirates and is a growing problem. If you want to be able to safely retrieve your packages, some package theft solutions are needed.

Logistics & AI

How Long Does It Take For Mail To Arrive? A Complete Guide!

July 16, 2021

The mailing process includes delivering letters and packages, acceptance by the recipient, collection, and processing. But, how long does it take for mail to arrive?

Logistics & AI

A Complete Guide to Barcode Types and How to Use Them

June 7, 2021

If you are in the manufacturing or retail business, then you must have heard of barcode types. That bit of information comes with a lot of questions.

Logistics & AI

A Short Guide to Delivery Management and Why It Is Important

June 29, 2021

The delivery process is riddled with challenges, and managers always need to be on their A-game to guarantee success.

Logistics & AI

18 Receptionist Skills That Will Make Your Resume Stand Out

June 9, 2021

Receptions need to possess hard and soft skills that will contribute to their performance. What are the skills that can help you secure the job? Let's have a look.

Logistics & AI

15 Poor Working Conditions Affecting Employee Productivity

May 21, 2021

Creating an efficient and comfortable workspace is essential for employees, and it significantly contributes to boosting morale and making your employees more productive.

Logistics & AI

5 Tips for Mailroom Managers to Handle Mailroom Operations

December 21, 2020

That said, there are some basic tenants that are critical to good management. Read on to learn more—and decide how you can put these tips to work in your own way.

Logistics & AI

Is Your Mailroom Vulnerable? 5 Tips for Improving Mailroom Security

November 21, 2020

The 2019 SafeMail® Mail Security Survey revealed that more than one-third of U.S. organizations surveyed had received at least one mail threat, including hazardous mail and hoaxes, within the past year.

Logistics & AI

What Are the Seven Major Logistical Functions?

September 19, 2022

Warehousing, packaging, inventory management, transportation, and monitoring are some of the major logistical functions. Let's take a look at each of them.

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Industries & Use Cases

Master Warehouse Receiving Processes: A Guide to Optimization + Best Practices

April 30, 2024

For supply chain and logistics operations professionals, receiving of packages, pallets, and containers at the warehouse is inefficient because of manual processes, a lack of digitization, and disconnected inventory workflows.

Industries & Use Cases

Automation Opportunities: Ecommerce Returns

April 2, 2024

In this series, we pinpoint common areas in logistics that are ripe for automation and offer quick-win solutions to improve efficiency and reduce costs. In this article, we dissect reverse logistics, break down key steps from customer initiation to restocking, and suggest opportunities for automation.

Industries & Use Cases

Dark Stores: Are They Still Relevant Post-Pandemic?

January 27, 2023

The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic catalyzed the rapid adoption of dark stores in the US retail space as traditional brick-and-mortar stores saw a reduction in foot traffic and eCommerce shopping skyrocketed. Now that the dust has settled and shoppers are returning to stores, it's important to examine whether dark stores are here to stay. In this post, we will explore the sustainability of dark stores post-pandemic and key recommendations for implementing a successful dark store strategy.

Industries & Use Cases

The Multifamily Package Problem: Why Apartment Mailrooms Need an Integrated Solution?

June 14, 2022

For apartment mailroom managers, it is essential to ensure that packages are delivered smoothly to the rightful residents. Digital package management solutions can help ensure your apartment building mailroom is running smoothly by streamlining the entire process.

Industries & Use Cases

3 Simple Ways to Digitize Hospitality Logistics Management

July 17, 2022

By digitizing your logistics operations, you can improve efficiency and ensure that each guest has a fantastic stay. Here are the four simple ways you can adapt to digitize your hospitality logistics management.

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Logistics & AI

RFID vs Barcodes: Which Is Better for Inventory Management and Logistics?

April 2, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of inventory management and logistics, two prominent technologies have emerged as frontrunners: Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID) and barcodes. Both offer unique advantages and applications, and businesses grapple with deciding which technology aligns best with their needs.

Logistics & AI

How a Yard Management Service Streamlines Supply Chains and Leads to Happy Customers

March 29, 2024

In logistics, few processes are as crucial as yard management. This umbrella term refers to various activities within a facility's yard, including the scheduling, coordinating, and directing of assets.

Logistics & AI

Optimizing inventory management with barcode inventory systems

March 11, 2024

Keeping track of inventory is a mammoth task. Most organizations, whether they operate as business-to-business (B2B) or business-to-consumer (B2C) enterprises, need to monitor the location of goods through the supply chain constantly.

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Logistics & AI

How Shipping Warehouses Contribute to Efficient Logistics

February 29, 2024

Warehouses are a crucial link in every organization’s supply chain. Using large, secure, and specially designed buildings to store goods safely goes back centuries.

smart-warehouses
Logistics & AI

Smart Warehouses: A Complete Guide

February 27, 2024

A warehouse is the heart of a business’s supply chain, acting as a central hub for inbound and outbound packages. An organization that optimizes its warehouse operations can positively transform its supply chain. Today, companies can use the latest technology to build smart warehouses.

Logistics & AI

Economy shipping: Enhancing the efficiency of online stores

February 21, 2024

In 2024, online shoppers are spoiled for choice. With the Internet, they can browse and buy from any company or store worldwide. Once they’re ready to make a purchase, they select from a range of shipping methods, from same-day delivery to those that could take up to 15 days.

Logistics & AI

Cheapest ways to ship a package: A Guide for ecommerce retailers

February 20, 2024

For buyers and sellers, shipping remains one of the thorniest problems in ecommerce. Retailers must balance two critical components: providing consumers with quick and efficient shipping options while being conscientious of costs.

Logistics & AI

Generative AI & Logistics: Transforming Supply Chain Decision Making

February 15, 2024

In the dynamic realm of logistics, the emergence and rapid advancement of Generative Artificial Intelligence (AI) have set in motion a profound transformation, reshaping conventional operational paradigms and elevating supply chain management to unparalleled levels of efficiency and transparency. 

Logistics & AI

White glove delivery service: Elevating retail shipping experiences

February 14, 2024

When customers shop online, they are primarily seeking convenience. The ability to place orders and receive packages with the click of a button is the crucial factor that has made ecommerce so popular among consumers.

Logistics & AI

Elevating retail efficiency with outsourced logistics companies

February 7, 2024

An old English proverb says, “There’s many a slip between the cup and the lip.” It implies that unforeseen challenges can complicate an activity before it is completed.

overnight-shipping
Logistics & AI

The ultimate guide to overnight shipping for ecommerce

January 29, 2024

Waiting for a delivery to arrive might be the most frustrating part of online shopping. The entire experience is designed to be convenient, and there’s no reason the checkout-to-door experience can’t be the same way. While two-day shipping has become the industry standard thanks to platforms like Amazon, shoppers want an even better solution.

how to create shipping labels
Logistics & AI

How to Create Shipping Labels and Boost Your Ecommerce Business

January 11, 2024

As an e-commerce seller, you can choose from several third-party shipping partners. PackageX offers business owners one of the most comprehensive shipping solutions on the market.

stock control
Logistics & AI

Stock Control: An Essential Component of Business Efficiency

January 10, 2024

Stock control is an essential business process, whether you operate in e-commerce or physical retail. It benefits businesses and customers alike. With technology, it has become possible to adopt perpetual inventory systems that enable constant tracking of stock movement.

Blockchain and Logistics
Logistics & AI

Blockchain and Logistics: Pioneering Supply Chain Transparency

December 28, 2023

Blockchain technology has emerged as a transformative force across various industries, with logistics standing at the forefront of its revolutionary impact.

AR and Logistics
Logistics & AI

Augmented Reality and Logistics: Reshaping the Supply Chain

December 28, 2023

Augmented Reality (AR) is emerging as a transformative force in various sectors, with logistics being one of the primary benefactors.

 Inventory Management Automation
Logistics & AI

Inventory Management Automation: Empowering Humans Instead of Replacing Them

December 27, 2023

In today's highly volatile economy, we see the consequences of inaccurate inventory management and demand forecasting in real-time. This is especially true in the retail sector, where supply chains are under immense pressure. Around 43% of small businesses in the U.S.

Inventory Management Techniques
Logistics & AI

Six Essential Inventory Management Techniques for every Retailer

December 21, 2023

Every leader who works in ecommerce knows that one of the fastest ways to lose a customer is to fail on order fulfilment. Think about it from the point of view of a consumer.

Barcodes and Logistics
Logistics & AI

Barcodes and Logistics: Going Beyond Traditional Scanning Methods

December 14, 2023

Barcodes are the stripes of varying widths printed on products and packages, representing data by varying the spacings and width of parallel lines.

Logistics & AI

IoT and Logistics: Revolutionizing the Supply Chain

December 14, 2023

The Internet of Things (IoT) stands as a cornerstone of modern technological innovation, fundamentally altering the landscape of numerous industries. Logistics, a sector central to global commerce, is experiencing profound changes driven by IoT advancements. 

Logistics & AI

Everything You Need to Know about Logistics Management

December 1, 2023

Walk through a busy shopping center in any large city, and you’ll see stores with loaded shelves. Fresh produce, toys, electronic gadgets, home appliances, and nearly every consumer product you can think of — all in one place. If you’ve ever stopped to consider how all those goods got there, welcome to the science of logistics management!

Logistics & AI

OCR and Logistics | An Ultimate Guide

November 20, 2023

Optical Character Recognition (OCR) is a technology that converts different types of documents, such as scanned paper documents, PDF files, or images captured by a digital camera, into editable and searchable data.In the logistics industry, OCR finds its application in automating data extraction from various documents like shipping labels, bills of lading, and invoices. This technology significantly reduces the need for manual data entry, thereby minimizing human error and expediting the processing time.

Logistics & AI

Understanding Different Types of Inventory: From Raw Materials to Finished Goods

November 9, 2023

To run a successful business, you need to understand inventory management. After all, inventory management is central to success in both B2B and B2C organizations.

Logistics & AI

NLP and Logistics: Advancing Trade with AI-Enhanced Language Processing

November 7, 2023

Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a domain of artificial intelligence (AI) that gives machines the ability to read, understand, and derive meaning from human languages. It's a technology that's playing a pivotal role in decoding the vast data involved in logistics management.

Logistics & AI

The Logistics of Expedited Shipping: From Pickup to Delivery

November 3, 2023

The rapidly expanding eCommerce landscape means that there’s also a much greater demand for fast and efficient shipping options. Online shopping has become the norm for millions of shoppers who want their packages delivered fast. Businesses must find the most efficient and cost-effective ways to expedite shipping.

Logistics & AI

Computer Vision and Logistics: From Image Acquisition to Decision Making

October 24, 2023

Computer vision is a field of artificial intelligence (AI) that enables any piece of hardware with a camera to interpret data and make decisions based on captured images. In logistics, computer vision is used in handheld devices like smartphones to extract data from package labels and detect damages on parcels offloaded at receiving docks. Computer vision is also used in other hardware like drones to facilitate real-time inventory tracking in warehouses.

store fulfillment stockouts
Logistics & AI

Store Fulfillment Stockouts: No More Empty Shelves

October 11, 2023

Store-based fulfillment decreases shipping times and improves ecommerce experiences by having local stores fulfill online orders with inventory that’s also available to in-store shoppers. However, this omnichannel fulfillment method can make retailers vulnerable to stockouts that leave shelves bare and compromise in-store shopping experiences.

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How to Meet SLAs with a Dynamic Shipping Carrier Marketplace

October 5, 2023

It goes without saying that meeting customer shipping and forwarding service level agreements (SLAs) is a top priority for every supplier, manufacturer, distributor and wholesaler. For leaders in the commercial logistics space, SLAs aren’t simply contractual obligations, but opportunities to preserve their reputation, build relationships and drive operational efficiency.

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Shipping on a Budget: Exploring Cheap International Shipping Rates

August 22, 2023

In today's globalized economy, international shipping is vital, serving as the backbone that connects businesses, consumers, and markets across different continents.

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A Comprehensive Guide to USPS Flat Rate Boxes and Shipping

July 25, 2023

In the ever-evolving world of logistics and shipping, the United States Postal Service (USPS) has consistently offered reliable solutions catering to various needs. USPS Flat Rate Boxes stand out as a particularly advantageous option among these.

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Going Global: Breaking into International Markets with Bonded Warehouses

May 30, 2023

Expanding a retail business internationally can be a major opportunity for growth and success. However, it also comes with a host of challenges and risks, including logistical challenges and regulatory requirements.

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Benefits of Implementing a Perpetual Inventory System for Retailers

May 3, 2023

Any retail business depends heavily on effective inventory management as a foundational aspect of its operations. Accurately tracking and managing inventory levels can help retailers avoid stockouts, minimize overstocking, reduce costs, and improve shopper satisfaction.

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What is 3PL: How to Select a Third-Party Logistics Partner in 2023?

April 11, 2023

Managing logistics can be a significant challenge for many retailers in today's fast-paced and competitive business landscape. With the rise of eCommerce, instant gratification, and changing shopper expectations, retailers face increasing pressure to manage their supply chains more efficiently and cost-effectively.

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What Is Reverse Logistics and How Does It Work?

March 24, 2023

Returns have become an inevitable aspect of the retail industry, especially with the surge of eCommerce and the convenience of options such as 'Buy Online, Return in Store.' Shoppers are returning products at an unprecedented rate, leading to significant implications for retailers' profits.

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How to Optimize Returns Management in E-commerce Business?

May 13, 2022

The global eCommerce market is huge, expected to total $5.55 trillion in 2022. This figure is expected to grow in the next few years, proving that eCommerce is a profitable option for online retailers. However, returns are also inevitable in the eCommerce business if your online sales are growing.

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5 Steps to Improve Supply Chain Visibility in 2023

August 15, 2022

The supply chain is the lifeblood of any modern-day business and keeping all its components running smoothly ensures the timely delivery of your product or service. The global supply chain market value is $15.85 billion and is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate of 11.2% by 2027.

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Compete with Amazon’s Delivery Speed Without the Price Tag

February 15, 2023

The eCommerce industry has seen a significant shift in recent years, particularly in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. With more and more shoppers turning to online shopping as a safe and convenient alternative, retailers have had to adapt to meet the changing expectations of shoppers.

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Micro Fulfillment | Why are Retailers Inclined Towards It

January 11, 2023

Micro fulfillment is a retail strategy where small-scale storage facilities are used to fulfill online orders closer to shoppers, resulting in faster delivery times. There are several approaches to micro fulfillment, but one of the newest approaches is using stores as micro fulfillment centers. Read on to learn why retailers are inclined towards this business model and the key considerations to have before implementing a micro fulfillment center.

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Retail Fulfillment Excellence: How to Delight Shoppers and Meet Business Goals

December 29, 2022

The growth of eCommerce coupled with increasing shopper expectations means there’s extra pressure on retailers to push the boundaries on what fulfillment means and delivers. This has led to several new strategies and opportunities across the fulfillment operations landscape that are redefining the last mile and reshaping how retailers fulfill orders.

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How Can PUDOs Transform Last-Yard Delivery?

May 14, 2022

What is a PUDO, and how can it transform the last-yard future? In this blog, we will explore this parcel delivery option in detail.

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How to Digitize Flexible Workspace Logistics?

August 14, 2022

So how can you transform flexible workspaces? This blog will explore some of the best ways to digitize flexible workspace logistics.

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How to Choose the Right Corporate Logistics Management System?

August 20, 2022

Why is a logistics management system necessary for your corporate office, and which factors do you need to consider while choosing one? This blog will highlight some tips to help you choose the right system for your business.

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What Is a Parcel Locker and How Does It Work?

August 7, 2022

This blog will discuss how package locker systems work and how parcel locker operations can be improved.

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5 Ways to Improve Logistics Efficiency at Manufacturing Sites

September 5, 2022

In this article, we will explain five simple ways manufacturing sites can adopt to unlock their logistics efficiency.

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Crippling Campus Mailrooms: A Ripple Effect of Increasing Package Volume

July 19, 2022

Digital shopping is here to stay. You cannot change the shopping behavior of students, faculty, or staff members. Therefore, universities and colleges must upgrade their mailrooms to have streamlined and less intensive workflows.

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Warehouse Receiving: Procedures and Processes to Optimize

July 13, 2022

In this article, you will learn about the warehouse receiving process in detail and some valuable tips to improve the receiving operations.

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Shipping Large Items: How to Pick the Right Carrier?

July 5, 2022

We have put together this guide to help you pick the suitable carrier for shipping heavy items and learn about the cheapest way to ship heavy items.

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LTL vs. FTL Shipping: 5 Key Differences that Every Shipper Should Know

June 28, 2022

Both LTL and FTL shipping can meet the needs of a business, but which one is the most suitable depends on the size and weight of your shipment, delivery timelines, and freight classification. In this blog, we will define what is LTL and FTL shipping and what is the difference between LTL and FTL freight.

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Pick and Pack Fulfillment: A Comprehensive Guide

June 24, 2022

What is picking and packing, how does it work, and what are the methods involved in picking and packing orders? Here is your quick guide to the pick & pack fulfillment process in which you will learn:

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8 Simple Steps to Improve Warehouse Efficiency and ROI

June 15, 2022

Warehouse efficiency relies on three coordinated functions: your workforce, your customers or orders, and your inventory. Sounds simple, right?

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What Is a Backorder? How to Deal with Backorders Successfully?

October 6, 2022

In this guide will help you understand what does backordered mean and how you can deal with backorders successfully.

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Buy Online Ship-To-Store – A New Trend Redefining Retail 2022

May 31, 2022

Let’s analyze this emerging in-store shopping trend that combines digital orders with pick-up in-store.

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7 Proven Benefits of Track and Trace in Logistics Business

May 30, 2022

This article will shed light on the concept of tracking and tracing in logistics and explore its benefits in detail.

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Inventory Management for Small Businesses: 6 Useful Tips

May 28, 2022

The principles of inventory management are the same whether you are a large organization or a small business. Here's how you can set up inventory management for small businesses.

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Mail and Delivery Policy for Offices: What to Consider?

May 19, 2022

Here's the detailed guideline on developing a mail and delivery policy for your offices with an in-depth analysis of the pros and cons of allowing personal packages at work.

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The State of Packages in Education Sector – A Look Back at 2021

March 29, 2022

Students have always been more tech-savvy than most & this shows in the data. Their online shopping behavior has resulted in more packages received at the campus mailrooms but they’re also more prompt in picking up their packages compared to recipients in other industries.

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Inbound vs. Outbound Logistics: What’s the Difference

March 21, 2022

Take a read of the article to know about the difference between inbound and outbound logistics.

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The State of Packages in 2021 – A Detailed Overview

March 15, 2022

Let’s have a detailed analysis of the state of packages that reveal the vast scope of the industry. For this purpose, we will utilize the data extracted from the PackageX platform for the year 2021.

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5 High-Level Goals of Supply Chain Management

March 1, 2022

In this article, we will discuss five high-level objectives of supply chain management that any business must take into consideration.

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The State of Packages in Coworking – A Look Back at 2021 

August 2, 2022

Here’s a data-based look back on the year 2021 with a few lessons for mailroom & package management in 2022.

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7 Benefits of Using Automated Inventory Management Systems

November 25, 2021

No doubt that you need to use the latest technology to keep ahead of your competitors and to be a step ahead to meet your customer’s demands. How can you do that?

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Manual vs Automated Inventory System: Advantages & Disadvantages

October 11, 2021

The use of data has become more critical to businesses for analyzing their weaknesses and strengths to improve performance. Keeping track of inventory is therefore essential. Many manufacturing plants around the world have struggled with inventory management.

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Drone Delivery: How It Is Shaping the Future of Last Mile Delivery?

November 10, 2021

Ever since Amazon teased drone delivery concept back in 2016, the drone delivery system is the future of e-commerce. But is it?

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What Is the Future of Package Delivery? An Overview

October 28, 2021

As the parcel industry continues to grow, package delivery also needs to transform to keep up with the increasing customer demands.

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Delivery Delay: How to Curb the Problems Faced by the Customers?

September 29, 2021

There are a few things to keep in mind, though, and once you have a firm grip on the detail, you will have your customers returning for more. Let's dive deep into it then!

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Common Package Delivery Problems and How to Solve Them?

September 8, 2021

With the boom of eCommerce, the dynamics of the logistics industry are rapidly changing. People prefer online shopping over visiting a physical store since the latter is very convenient.

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Why Does Last-Mile Delivery Matter To Carriers And Customers?

July 30, 2021

What is last-mile delivery, and why is it so crucial for businesses? Let's delve deep into it.

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7 Ways to Get Rid of Porch Pirates Using Technology

July 23, 2021

Package theft is closely linked with porch pirates and is a growing problem. If you want to be able to safely retrieve your packages, some package theft solutions are needed.

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How Long Does It Take For Mail To Arrive? A Complete Guide!

July 16, 2021

The mailing process includes delivering letters and packages, acceptance by the recipient, collection, and processing. But, how long does it take for mail to arrive?

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A Complete Guide to Barcode Types and How to Use Them

June 7, 2021

If you are in the manufacturing or retail business, then you must have heard of barcode types. That bit of information comes with a lot of questions.

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A Short Guide to Delivery Management and Why It Is Important

June 29, 2021

The delivery process is riddled with challenges, and managers always need to be on their A-game to guarantee success.

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18 Receptionist Skills That Will Make Your Resume Stand Out

June 9, 2021

Receptions need to possess hard and soft skills that will contribute to their performance. What are the skills that can help you secure the job? Let's have a look.

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15 Poor Working Conditions Affecting Employee Productivity

May 21, 2021

Creating an efficient and comfortable workspace is essential for employees, and it significantly contributes to boosting morale and making your employees more productive.

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5 Tips for Mailroom Managers to Handle Mailroom Operations

December 21, 2020

That said, there are some basic tenants that are critical to good management. Read on to learn more—and decide how you can put these tips to work in your own way.

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Is Your Mailroom Vulnerable? 5 Tips for Improving Mailroom Security

November 21, 2020

The 2019 SafeMail® Mail Security Survey revealed that more than one-third of U.S. organizations surveyed had received at least one mail threat, including hazardous mail and hoaxes, within the past year.

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What Are the Seven Major Logistical Functions?

September 19, 2022

Warehousing, packaging, inventory management, transportation, and monitoring are some of the major logistical functions. Let's take a look at each of them.

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Navigating the Maze: Solutions for Streamlining Multi-Unit Deliveries

April 25, 2024

Delivery drivers play a pivotal role in the ecommerce landscape but face a significant hurdle in delivering packages to multi-unit buildings. “Finding the right door in multi-unit buildings can take as much as 30 minutes, compared with 30 seconds when making a delivery to a free-standing, single-family home,” according to a Wall Street Journal article.

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Striking the Right Balance with UI and Reliability in Logistics

February 20, 2024

In the fast-paced world of logistics technology, the balance between usability and reliability stands as a critical factor in ensuring seamless operations and customer satisfaction.

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Manifest Vegas 2024: Sessions About Digitizing Logistics

February 3, 2024

Manifest is here with an impressive lineup of over 250 speakers! Our CEO is set to contribute to a pivotal panel discussion around logistics digitization, the theme of 23 other sessions happening at this highly anticipated event. 

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Revolutionizing Shipping Strategies: Insights from Amazon, Target, and Walmart

January 10, 2024

In today's competitive retail landscape, expedited shipping has become a cornerstone of success, prompting industry leaders like Amazon, Target, and Walmart to innovate and redefine their distribution strategies.

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See-Saw Stock: Balancing Demand Forecasting and Inventory

November 17, 2023

As supply chains and consumer demands continually shift, predicting accurate future inventory needs is crucial. However, achieving precise forecasts is an intricate process that involves data analysis, industry experience, and customer insights. If demand is not properly predicted, companies can end up with too much inventory — a dangerous position for a company to be in.

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Selecting Logistics Software: Overcoming Fragmentation and Costs

October 25, 2023

Companies face a complex landscape when selecting logistics software. While specialized applications promise to handle various aspects of supply chain and logistics management, the sheer variety often leads to a fragmented technology stack.

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