The automotive industry continues to evolve in the age of the internet. Consumers used to buy their cars right off the lot, but more people are starting to purchase vehicles on their phone or laptop. Recent statistics show car shoppers tend to do a lot of research online before making their final decision so they might as well complete their order with just a few clicks. From specialty parts and accessories to new and used models, drivers prefer the convenience of online shopping. Continue reading
When it comes to the supply chain, companies tend to overlook a crucial component of their business: reverse logistics, or the idea of the end user sending products to a new location or back to the original manufacturer or vendor. In layman’s terms, this is what we’d typically call a return. If the customer isn’t satisfied, they will send the product back for a full refund. Continue reading
When it comes to running a food distribution center or warehouse, sanitation needs to be top of mind. The stakes are much higher when you’re sending out products and orders that are meant for human consumption. Small errors and contamination could easily lead to widespread illness, item recalls and even death. Continue reading
Long gone are the days of aftermarket parts catalogs and massive showrooms that cater to everyday drivers. Today’s automotive industry lives largely online. Customers prefer buying replacement parts and aftermarket equipment on the web instead of visiting stores in person. The North American online automotive eCommerce market size is now worth over $16 billion (U.S. dollars) and growing at 14 to 16 percent per year, and OEMs and other automotive companies will need to adjust their operations accordingly. Instead of shipping to a local auto parts retailer, OEMs need to deliver individual products right to a customer’s front door. Continue reading
The cannabis industry shows no signs of slowing down here in the U.S. As more states choose to legalize both medicinal and recreational marijuana, this once-underground industry is quickly scaling up. New businesses are looking to break into the industry every other day. The cannabis industry is expected to be worth around $30 billion by 2030. Continue reading
Shipping costs are on the rise. Companies spent a record $1.5 trillion on shipping in 2017. But the good news is that your business can lower the cost of shipping by switching to bulk containers. Bulk containers help you maximize efficiency in the workplace, while reducing the overall cost of each shipment. Learn more about the benefits of using bulk containers for one-way shipping.