The Key Differences Between Distribution Centers and Fulfillment Centers
Explore the nuances between distribution centers & fulfillment centers, their evolution, functions, and importance in modern supply chains. The experts at SEKO are here to help optimize your business’ logistics for success.
Strategies for Effective D2C Fulfillment in Today's Market
Learn key strategies and best practices for optimizing D2C order fulfillment, including choosing fulfillment models, enhancing warehouse operations, leveraging technology, finding logistics partners, and improving post-purchase experiences.
How the Ecommerce Fulfillment Process Works
Learn the essentials of ecommerce fulfillment from order capture to shipping. Learn strategies for streamlined operations and delve into future innovations with our comprehensive guide.
What is the 3PL Fulfillment? The Role of 3PL in Modern Fulfillment Operations
Third-party logistics (3PL) fulfilment refers to the outsourcing of order fulfilment and logistics operations to a specialised company. A 3PL provider manages warehousing and order fulfilment on behalf of another company.
3PL for Ecommerce: A Game Changer for Modern Retailers
Boost your ecommerce presence with 3PL expertise. As digital shopping trends shift, SEKO provides top-notch logistics, ensuring prompt deliveries, live tracking, and streamlined returns. Simplify ecommerce challenges and maintain a competitive edge in the retail world.
Why Outsourcing Fulfillment is the Key to Scaling Your Business
Unlock the potential of your ecommerce business by outsourcing fulfillment. Dive into the intricacies of order fulfillment and discover how third-party logistics (3PL) partners can streamline operations, optimize costs, and enhance customer satisfaction.
Reducing Return Rates: Ecommerce Best Practices to Keep Customers Happy
Elevate your ecommerce strategy by reducing return rates. Dive into best practices that ensure customer satisfaction, from accurate product descriptions to streamlined return processes. Discover how detailed product pages, virtual try-ons, and premium packaging can minimize returns and boost profits. Enhance your online shopping experience with SEKO's expertise.
How 3PL Warehousing Can Revolutionize Your Distribution Strategy
Discover how 3PL warehousing can elevate your distribution strategy. Learn the advantages of advanced technology, specialized expertise, and cost-effective solutions to enhance customer satisfaction and streamline supply chain operations. Partner with SEKO today to transform your business.
How Retail Logistics Solutions Enhance Customer Experience
In today's fast-paced retail environment, the logistics behind the scenes play a pivotal role in determining the success of businesses. As consumer expectations rise, so does the need for efficient and effective retail logistics solutions. SEKO Logistics stands at the forefront of this transformation, offering unparalleled 3PL services that drive business growth and enhance customer experiences.
Transforming Fashion Ecommerce with Clothing Fulfilment Services
In the ever-evolving realm of fashion ecommerce, the demand for swift, efficient, and reliable delivery services has never been higher. As consumers increasingly turn to online platforms for their fashion needs, the spotlight shines brightly on clothing fulfillment. At SEKO Logistics, we observe the intricacies of the fashion world to offer insights and solutions custom-tailored for the modern fashion brand.
Navigating Global Fulfilment Challenges with SEKO
In the vast expanse of the global marketplace, businesses are constantly seeking ways to bridge the gap between continents, ensuring products and services reach their intended destinations promptly and efficiently.
The Role of a 3PL Company in Supply Chain Management
In an era defined by globalization and rapid technological advancements, the importance of an efficient and robust supply chain cannot be overstated. As businesses expand their global reach , the need for a reliable intermediary to manage logistics becomes paramount.
Ecommerce Order Fulfilment: How to Develop a Winning Strategy
According to Insider Intelligence, the ecommerce industry is set to hit $6.3 trillion in 2023
and will continue to increase to $8.15 trillion by 2026. Many companies are
implementing digital transformations and ecommerce strategies to take advantage of this
growing trend in online shopping.
Why Data Centre Relocating Is More Than Just Moving Equipment
Discover why relocating a data centre is more than just moving equipment in this informative blog post. Learn about the complexities involved, the importance of planning, and the potential risks and benefits of a successful data centre relocation. Gain insights from industry experts at SEKO Logistics, a leading provider of supply chain solutions.
The Role of Sea Freight Logistics in Global Supply Chain Management
Explore the crucial role of sea freight logistics in global supply chain management in this insightful blog post by SEKO Logistics. Gain a deeper understanding of the benefits and challenges of sea freight, as well as the latest trends and innovations in this field. Discover how SEKO's expertise and technology can help optimise your sea freight logistics operations and improve your bottom line.
3PL VS. 4PL: Understanding the Difference and Choosing the Right Solution for your Business
Do you need help navigating the complex world of logistics? Enter third-party logistics (3PL) and fourth-party logistics (4PL) providers—your keys to building a streamlined and efficient supply chain. But how do you choose between the two?
Negotiating Ocean Freight Rates for Your Business
Somewhere between 80% and 90% of freight shipped around the world moves via the ocean. That’s a lot of goods! High freight volumes mean that a lot of negotiating shipping rates occurs in this segment of the transportation market. How can shippers master freight negotiation with shipping companies that offer ocean transport?
3PL Warehousing: Everything You Need to Know
The term 3PL stands for third-party logistics, which refers to logistics services that are outsourced to a company that specializes in handling logistics operations like inventory storage and distribution for other companies. A 3PL warehouse may offer any number of services such as storage, order fulfillment, value added services, shipping, and returns and often tailor their offerings to their clientele.
Apparel Fulfilment: The Benefits of Outsourcing to Third-Party Logistics (3PL)
Outsourcing apparel fulfilment to a logistics partner has numerous advantages that enhance the overall performance of your direct-to-consumer apparel company. You’ll be able to redirect valuable time toward focusing on your core business and pursuing growth opportunities while your 3PL partner handles order fulfilment and supply chain management.
Revolutionising Last Mile Delivery: How Technology is Changing the Industry
Last mile logistics, sometimes called final mile logistics, refers to the last step in the logistics cycle. It typically consists of a package’s trip from its last distribution hub to the end customer’s door. That could mean the package travels down the street or a hundred miles or more.
Scale Your Business With The Help of A Freight Forwarding Company
Freight forwarding companies serve as intermediaries between shippers and other logistics service providers, namely transportation companies. Essentially, a freight forwarding partner coordinates shipments on behalf of the company that has hired them with a focus on international shipments.
Overcoming Ecommerce Return Processing Challenges With a 3PL
For ecommerce businesses, returns happen. ecommerce return rates are similar to the rate of returns for brick and mortar stores at this point. Returns processing can be complicated, expensive, and time-consuming, but it’s simply a part of doing business.
SEKO CARES 2022 UPDATE
2022 was a milestone year at SEKO. Not only did we help hundreds of companies and organizations ship millions of goods worldwide, but we also came together as a company to formally commit to a series of environmental, social and governance (ESG) goals.
3PL vs. In-House
Logistics and fulfillment can be difficult to do internally. There are challenges at every corner from warehousing to staffing. Engaging with a third-party logistics (3PL) partner can simplify the whole process.
Cross-Border Shipping Guide: Navigating International Commerce
If you’re an ecommerce retailer considering cross border selling, you’ll need to be
prepared for cross border shipping. While the concept itself is simple, the logistics
involved aren’t so straightforward. You can use this international shipping guide as your
launchpad into cross border commerce.
Ecommerce Fulfilment: Choosing the Best Solution for Your Company
For both a B2B or a D2Cecommerce company, a sale is not complete until the purchased items are received by the customer, making the order fulfilment process the heart of your business and key to building trust and affinity with your customer.
AUSTRALIA'S DAFF AND BMSB SEASON UPDATES: OCTOBER
An update on DAFF's Premises Arrangement and progress on the BMSB season that are essential for any business looking to move freight.
Fashion Store Owners - How Sustainable Is Your Summer Catalog?
Everyone loves a bargain, and when it comes to online clothing sales, sometimes it’s a case of ‘the cheaper, the better.’ But those bargains filling closets for summer are dressing up a host of hidden environmental costs.
HOW TO NAVIGATE THE BROWN MARMORATED STINK BUG (BMSB) PROGRAM
The most prominent risk affecting our day to day international ocean shipping is certainly the Brown Marmorated Stink Bug (BMSB). Use SEKO's checklist to find out if your goods will be affected by Australia's BMSB Program.
The Benefits of Multi-Carrier Shipping Providers for Ecommerce Retailers
SEKO Logistics have created a new lifeline for ecommerce retailers wanting to increase customer experience with fast, risk-free and reliable delivery year-round.
Shipping Tips for Ecommerce
We’ve put together the brief guide with some ‘Shipping Tips for Ecommerce’, which should help you stay ahead of the game in your sector and help your company thrive.
Future of Technology in Logistics and Supply Chain
Though we’ve seen forms of “game changing” technology in the past that never really made the mark that we thought they might (RFID), AI and Blockchain are very real and have a lot of very real money behind them.
THE RETURN OF RETAIL IN A COVID WORLD
Retail has been hit particularly hard by COVID-19 and, looking ahead, businesses will have to be more adaptable than ever to thrive in what was already a rapidly evolving industry.
Next steps following the UPU changes
Following the Universal Postal Union’s (UPU) recent changes allowing the U.S. to determine their own inbound postal rates, there is much to consider for companies that utilize Cross Border eCommerce solutions to America.
Cross Border eCommerce Parcel Shipping Advisory - USA and UPU
Retailers, direct-to-consumer brands, marketplaces and marketplace sellers riding the lockdown boom in Cross-Border eCommerce sales are going to get a massive ‘wake-up call’ in the mail from July 1 as Global postal rates into the United States start to soar by as much as 150% or more.
ASIA OCEAN WESTBOUND UPDATE
An update on what is currently a challenging marketplace. In the following piece, we hope to provide some context to the current challenges and outline how SEKO are ensuring minimum disruption to our valued clients.
How to Compete This Peak Period: True Next Day Delivery
Ecommerce retailers are coming face-to-face with a new challenge this holiday season - faster delivery times.
Brexit Knowledge Hub
Ever since the UK’s decision to leave the European Union, the big question for companies involved in international trade has been ‘how will this impact our supply chains?
Ecommerce Delivery - What do your customers want?
When it comes to the delivery of goods bought online, consumer expectations are becoming ever more demanding. Almost half of shoppers (46%) said that the choice of a convenient and personalized delivery service is a key factor in the online buying decision stage (Sorted Survey).
The Future of Retail Delivery
The retail industry is not only evolving quickly, it is doing so at a faster and faster rate of change. It is also becoming increasingly clear that as the percentage of sales from online purchases and other channels increases, the role of logistics becomes more and more critically important.
The Advantages of Outsourcing Last Mile Delivery to a Third-Party Logistics Company
The last mile holds immense significance in the logistics and transportation industry and demands seamless execution for maximum customer satisfaction. According to Insider Intelligence, last mile delivery costs total 53% of overall transportation costs. Many ecommerce brands invest heavily in this stage of the supply chain since it can make or break the entire experience for customers.
Minimising Costs and Maximising Efficiency with International Freight Forwarding Services
International Freight Forwarding is a specialised service typically provided by logistics companies that involves managing the many hurdles associated with shipping goods from one country to another. Prior to the pandemic, freight forwarders acted very much in the background, but as COVID-19 played havoc on the supply chain, especially as it relates to global transportation, international air freight forwarders played a critical role navigating lockdowns and travel restrictions.
WHY COMPANIES ARE OUTSOURCING WAREHOUSING LOGISTICS TO A 3PL
Companies outsource services to third-party logistics (3PL) providers for a host of reasons. Generally, this is done to reduce costs, increase efficiency, and improve customer service. But most importantly, companies do this so they can focus on their core competencies rather than the challenges associated with shipping their products.
Say Goodbye to Logistics Headaches with a Professional Fulfilment Partner
Partnering with a third-party logistics (3PL) provider with order fulfilment services can improve nearly every aspect of your operations. Your company can finally say goodbye to the painful headaches associated with inventory storage, order fulfilment, and supply chain management.
The Complete Guide to Third-Party Logistics (3PL)
Congratulations! Business must be booming if you’re looking to outsource your logistics. Partnering with a 3PL can have multiple benefits for your ecommerce business. With that being said, it can seem overwhelming at first glance. This guide will cover the key components of third-party logistics and how to select the ideal 3PL for your ecommerce business.
Ensuring the Integrity of Medical Devices in Transit with a 3PL Partner
Modern medicine requires modern solutions like medical devices, supplies, and medications, and healthcare logistics solutions support the movement of those goods through the supply chain. While the logistics processes involved in pharmaceutical and medical device logistics aren’t so different from other industries, there’s little room for error in medical logistics.
Sustainable Logistics: Why Choose an Eco-Friendly Fulfilment Partner?
The term sustainable logistics refers to logistics practices that focus on improving sustainability and are often referred to as green logistics or eco-friendly logistics. Sustainable logistics practices span the entire supply chain from responsible sourcing of raw materials to optimised last mile delivery.
The Importance of Ecommerce Distribution Centres for Retail in Today's Online Landscape
Distribution centres managed by third-party logistics (3PL) companies have become increasingly popular among ecommerce businesses. These specialised facilities are rapidly replacing traditional warehouses with their focus on agile logistics. This article will explore the numerous benefits of using distribution centres to help your ecommerce business achieve its goals.
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