Logistical options for shipping and fulfillment have expanded with the rapid growth of e-commerce, cloud, and mobile computing solutions. While this growth has created many opportunities for small and large businesses alike, it's also raised the standard with consumer expectations. If modern enterprises fail to plan...

There's an undeniable nip of cold in the air and the Holidays are just around the corner. Soon the waves of eager customers looking for holiday gifts for friends and family will flood online and physical shopping venues all over the world. Once, shoppers would...

"What has destroyed every previous civilization has been the tendency to the unequal distribution of wealth and power," Henry George wisely stated. If you consider your company a civilization of its own, and you are struggling with the cost effectiveness or the process of your...

At Ottawa Logistics, we aim to provide all of our customers with the best service possible. To help with that process, we have produced a glossary of common terms or logistics lingo. 3PL: third-party logistics; provides outsourced logistics services Bar Code: a code printed on a product...

Ten years ago, the subscription box business was non-existent. But in the last decade, the industry has grown from nothing into one of the most popular types of online purchases worldwide. Companies like Birchbox, Barkbox, and Dollar Shave Club have led the charge; according to Fortune...

In the new frontier of omni-channel sales, fulfillment centers find as many opportunities as they do challenging obstacles. Direct sales, an industry that garnered an impressive 34.4 billion dollars in sales in 2014 according to the Direct Selling Association, is a growing demand that straddles...

A well-kept warehouse is the cornerstone of a company’s efficiency. Key features of a well-organized warehouse include a clutter free floor, clearly labeled products, proper lighting and a climate-controlled environment. In addition to facilitating the order fulfillment process and enhancing efficiency, good warehousekeeping benefits employees...

Kitting can make your customers happy and keep your fulfillment costs down. Of course, kitting is the practice of combining multiple products into a single package for the purposes of sales, logistics and fulfillment. Kitting is good for sales; it encourages your customers to buy multiple...