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What is a barcode?

When you buy pretty much any physical product today, you will see a label on the package.

When this label is scanned at the register, the computer automatically brings up information about the item, such as the description and the price.

This is a barcode.

Topics: Business Growth Freight Logistics Customer Experience

Choosing the right barcode for your business

Have you considered barcodes, but don’t know which type to use? Your business has a large range of options when selecting the type of barcode for your products.

Making the right choice comes down to a variety of factors, such as the common uses for each, the physical space you have on your product for a barcode, or if you need different levels of security.

Topics: Business Growth Freight Logistics Customer Experience

The Importance of on-time delivery for eCommerce businesses

On time delivery is so important for eCommerce businesses. Find out why, and how outsourced logistics and 3PL can help your business grow.

“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.” — Michael LeBoeuf

The idea of customer satisfaction is as old as business itself. A happy customer returns, and if you’ve done it just right, they bring their friends.

The challenge is more unique for eCommerce businesses, who may not have direct interaction with their customers throughout the buying process at all.

Topics: Business Growth Freight Logistics Customer Experience

9 Questions You Must Ask When Choosing a 3PL Provider

If you’re an eCommerce business owner considering 3PL and outsourced logistics to scale growth, here are 9 questions you must ask.

Your business is growing. You’ve painstakingly built it from the ground up, watching order volumes increase and carving out your share of the market from competitors.

The ‘next level’ is beckoning, but you need to think about outsourced logistics to get there. It’s a big decision; your business and your family are relying on the path you take.

Topics: 3PL Logistics Providers Business Growth

How To Reduce Overheads and Build a Profitable Online Business

Learn how 3PL and outsourced logistics can help your business reduce overheads and support growth

Maximum revenue and minimum cost. It’s the premise of business growth, and in theory it sounds simple enough. But the ongoing costs — or overheads — that business owners face can too easily become an anchor, stopping your progress before you ever get to set sail for new horizons.

Topics: 3PL Logistics Providers Business Growth

4 Signs Your Online Business Has Reached Capacity

We explore the tell tale signs that your eCommerce business has reached capacity and may need the support of third party logistics (3PL) for sustainable growth

It’s a romantic idea — the small start-up with a big idea, operating on a shoestring budget from a cramped garage. The history of business is littered with such success stories, Apple and Microsoft amongst them.

Topics: 3PL Logistics Providers eCommerce

How 3PL Can Improve Your Customer Experience

Third party logistics (3PL) and fulfillment partners are essential to the customer experience of Australian consumers. Find out why

The needs of the modern consumer are becoming increasingly complex. Not only do your customers want great products, they want a great buying experience.

That means that the buying journey doesn’t end when they click ‘Complete Order’. They want the products delivered quickly, and if there are any problems with their order they want to be kept informed.

Topics: 3PL Logistics Providers Business Growth Customer Experience

Getting Started With Outsourced Logistics: 4 Questions You Must Ask

If it’s time for your business to scale with outsourced logistics or 3PL, then here are 4 essential questions you must ask

Deciding to outsource the logistics of your business is a big decision. Parts of the supply chain you’ve previously overseen will be handled by someone else. Handing over that control can be challenging for many entrepreneurs and business owners who have previously managed all aspects of their operations.

Topics: 3PL Logistics Providers Business Growth

4 Signs You Need a Fulfillment Partner

Scaling your business means finding third party logistics (3PL) providers. Here’s how to tell if it’s time to scale and find a fulfillment partner.

Overseeing a growing business is one of the great thrills of being your own boss. Yet seeing your painstaking work pay dividends can introduce its own unique set of challenges: as orders flow in, it can become harder to keep track of inventory, day-to-day work becomes a scramble and your risk compromising your personalised customer service experience.

Topics: Business Growth Freight Logistics

The Key To eCommerce Success: The Website

With the number of people shopping and buying online growing now more than ever before, a successful eCommerce business must ensure that their online presence is the best it can possibly be to reach customers, promote products, take orders and fulfil them all at lightening speed.

Building a quality eCommerce website might sound like a huge undertaking, but it’s not as hard as you may think, and it is worth the effort as it is the key to online success.

Topics: Business Growth eCommerce