Ecommerce has presented wholesale distributors and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) with an opportunity for growth, but it comes at the cost of transitioning from single-channel shipping.
According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. e-commerce retail sales have increased 3.9 percent from the first quarter of 2018.
Over the last year, average ecommerce sales have risen more than 15 percent, revealing the increasing demand for multichannel fulfillment and shipping.
To manage ecommerce logistics and maintain cost efficiency, shippers need to know the challenges in managing ecommerce logistics, how a TMS can help, and a few tips to streamline the process.
Since the demand for ecommerce is only expected to continue to rise, shippers that take the time to prepare for a comprehensive implementation from warehousing through the last mile can avoid shortfalls and come out on top.