Feature article in StickyPaper’s Winter 2018 eNewsletter. Abbreviated Adhesives 101 article comparing rubber-based versus acrylic adhesives, application temperature requirements, initial tack and applications that require removable or repositionable labels.
Traditional warehouses — large buildings sitting in affordable rural areas along popular shipping routes — have been replaced by new breeds of fulfillment centers. Retailers’ warehouse strategies are changing dramatically and becoming a more critical piece of the ecommerce landscape — from how the geographic location of each warehouse is chosen to how products are documented and placed in a warehouse’s inventory.
Key Points Customer expectations and competition from e-commerce are driving widespread changes to warehousing and distribution operations Direct-to-consumer growth is not only affecting retailers, but also manufacturers, wholesalers, and 3PLs Warehouses and warehouse fulfillment operations are increasingly playing a greater role in commerce due to disintermediation and a reduction in retail sales through stores TheContinue reading “E-commerce and the warehouse of tomorrow”
Seasoned business owners give advice to new entrepreneurs on these ten watch outs in your shipping department If your new business involves shipping and fulfillment, you could be in for some surprising challenges. Many people don’t consider factors like international orders — and sheer man hours needed for packaging and inventory — when starting out.Continue reading “10 Challenges of Managing a Shipping Department”