22 Tips for Offering Profitable Free Shipping! (Infographic)

Free shipping is an effective but sometimes costly sales tool. Is it possible for companies to achieve profitable free shipping?

Case studies show that free shipping increases sales, order volume, and conversion rate. Since 60% of shoppers prioritize free shipping and 81% research multiple websites before purchasing, this perk can be the determining factor between someone buying from you or your competitor.

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Tips for Transporting Supplies Between Old and New Workplaces!

If you are currently moving with your employees to a new workplace, such as a new office, you may be worried about how you are transporting supplies and equipment to this new location without any problems.

So, if you are concerned about this, here are a few tips that can allow you to transport all your supplies between A and B seamlessly. 

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What is a 3PL? The Ultimate Guide Including Definitions of 1PL, 2PL, and 4PL!

Most people involved in logistics or supply chain related fields would have heard of the term 3rd Party Logistics or 3PL. But what is a 3PL?

I ‘m not sure however if many would be that familiar with the terms 1st Party Logistics, 2nd Party Logistics or 4th Party Logistics let alone even pondered the meanings of 1PL, 2PL or 4PL .

Given this blog is all about managing 3rd Party Logistics service providers it would be remiss of me if I did not provide an explanation of how the term 3PL is interpreted throughout this site.

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Transporting Cars !

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The auto transport industry provides a very important service in transporting cars. For example, if you live in Alberta and need your vehicle sent to a family member or new home in Quebec, a car transport company will handle this for you.

This means you do not have to drive for days, potentially during inclement weather or experiencing a break-down along the way. Instead, you can let the transport company handle the details and securely get your car or your company car from point A to point B.

So, how do you find one of these companies to provide this service for you? How do these services work and what should you expect? Steelesgroup.com provides some insights for us, below.

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Will Driverless Trucks Ever Gain Traction?

Self-driving vehicles (driverless vehicles) are being tested throughout the world, with technology companies focused on bringing greater efficiency and profitability to the freight business.

Heavy hitters, including Uber with its recent purchase of Otto, and Tesla with its initiatives for autonomous driving platforms, have made waves throughout media outlets and investor groups alike.

However, driverless trucks have yet to gain full traction in the broad market for a variety of reasons.

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The Baby Supply Chain!

We have a newborn Grandson!  A beautiful baby boy!

Aside from being a parent there is no better feeling than being a Grandparent!

A whole new world of joy and responsibility has begun for my son and his girlfriend.  It is such an exciting time but their routine will be completely turned upside down as new parents.

They will have to figure out so many things that they never had to deal with before.  Parents immediately  have to care for their child in every way.

They have also just entered the world of the Baby Supply Chain!

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Crowdfunding Fulfillment Solutions: Things You Should Know About

Crowdfunding has given entrepreneurs and inventors greater access to startup capital. You might not be able to get seed money or Series A funding from a venture capital firm for your idea, but backers on Kickstarter or Indiegogo could give you just the leg up that you need.

Crowdfunding marketing is a strategy to raise funds for a project by asking a large number of people to donate money, usually in small amounts to fulfill the financial goals of the project. Crowdfunding, on the other hand, gives you a quick place to showcase and share your pitch with a bigger audience.

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What’s the Difference Between Freight Management and Logistics Management?

In business it is not uncommon to hear the words “Logistics Management” and “Freight Management” thrown around interchangeably.

“Logistics” and “Freight” both conjure up imagery associated with the movement and transportation of goods whether by truck, car, rail, ocean liner or any other form of transportation.

But for those who are professionals working in the Supply Chain field there can be very unique distinctions in this terminology. This is extremely important when you consider the tasks at hand, the skills required, and how to fill these types of jobs.

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Last Mile Delivery Explained! (Infographic)

Every stage of the logistics process of delivering goods is crucial from the time a parcel leaves the hands of the Sender up to the moment it arrives at its destination. This is called last mile delivery.

While each step of the way should be taken seriously, there is no point more high-priority than that of the last mile delivery stage, where the goods from a transportation hub move to their final delivery destination.

The goal of last mile delivery is to transport an item to its recipient in the quickest way possible. This has been driven by the continuously evolving market and demand for convenient customer experience across industries such as e-commerce, food, retail and many more.

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Registration for IRP Louisiana!

In the bustling world of professional transportation, understanding and complying with the International Registration Plan (IRP) becomes quintessential for truck drivers and transportation company owners operating across various states, including Louisiana.

The IRP is a cooperative agreement among states of the US, the District of Columbia, and provinces of Canada, which recognizes the payment of commercial motor vehicle registration and licensing fees.

This article delves into the process of registration for IRP Louisiana, shedding light on its importance and guiding through its complexities.

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Anatomy of the Perfect Unboxing Experience! (Infographic)

In today’s eCommerce landscape, the majority of customers interact with you only two times, once when they make a purchase on your website and then again when the product is delivered. Improving your website’s conversion rate is very important and gains a lot of attention in the eCommerce industry, while the anatomy of the unboxing experience is too often overlooked.

As the marketplace for physical products continues to transition online, the customer experiences far less interaction with the actual company. These lost opportunities for a business to impress through exemplary service will need to be compensated for in other ways.

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How Custom Logistics and Transportation Platforms are Defining the Future of Supply Chain!

In an increasingly globalized world, logistics and transportation have taken center stage in the successful operations of businesses worldwide. Emerging from the shadows of standard methods, custom logistics and transportation platforms are shaping the future of the supply chain industry.

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Breaking your Supply Chain Traffic Jam!

Does anyone like being stuck in a Traffic Jam?

Prior to one Holiday season several years ago the volume that was coming into the Distribution Centre receiving area was unprecedented and unpredicted.   We were out of room on the docks and we were out of storage space but trucks kept on coming.  And we were still weeks away from being able to ship product to stores to relieve the pressure.

We were gridlocked.  We kept inching our way along but we were very, very close to having this traffic jam of activity shut us down.

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How to Ship Heavy Equipment!

If you work in the heavy equipment industry, there comes a time when you might need to ship large machinery. Though the process might seem intimidating, it’s not so complicated when working with professional movers.

Heavy machinery shipping companies work professionally to ensure that your cargo is safe and gets to its destination on time.

To know more about how to ship heavy equipment, you might need to continue reading as this article will provide a detailed insight into it.

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5 Insights for Managing Your Fleet Strategy!

Overseeing a fleet of vehicles can be a tough job. Anyone who’s been involved in fleet logistics has probably spent countless hours going over schedules, vehicle maintenance records, driver training requirements, and a host of problems and delays that have the tendency of popping up at the worst of times without a fleet strategy.

If you’re experiencing issues or have questions regarding fleet strategy, you’re not alone.

A good professional, though, is always looking to improve their methods. To guide you on your way, we’ve spent some time putting together a list of 5 insights to help you manage your fleet strategy better.

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