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Amazon will roll out Forward Looking Order Workflow (FLOW) in August of 2019.

By |2019-09-09T20:44:32+00:00August 2nd, 2019|Categories: Amazon, Industry News|Tags: , |

Amazon’s New Predictive Replenishment Program (FLOW*) will help brands forecast Amazon Orders, and alleviate the issue of Out of Stock. Amazon recently beta launched their Forward Looking Order Workflow (FLOW). Through FLOW, Amazon will place POs with shipment windows that open on a future week for your best-selling product. This is their way of committing ahead [...]

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New Amazon SIOC Packaging Requirements You Need to Know

By |2019-06-26T16:35:13+00:00June 18th, 2019|Categories: Amazon, Industry News|

For most consumers, the extra packaging on items received often seems wasteful and can be a bit cumbersome to dispose of. For this reason, Amazon put in place the Frustration-free Packaging program back in 2008. The aim was to lower costs, reduce waste, and improve customer experience through the introduction of easy-to-open, fully recyclable packaging.  In 2019 Amazon's [...]

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What does re-packing mean and how does it benefit me?

By |2018-10-16T18:59:02+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Industry News|

A recent prospective client notified us that their manufacturing facility was going to be packaging their product into medium sized Gaylords.  The manufacturer would then be shipping Gaylords to us for distribution.  Consumers do not often have need for a Gaylord of product.  Consumers often do not purchase whole cases of  product.  Due to limitations [...]

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What is pack size and how can it help my business grow?

By |2019-06-26T16:29:44+00:00November 5th, 2018|Categories: Industry News|

  How does pack size relate to the average consumer?  Visiting family in upstate New York, I came across a product that I thought was just amazing.  Grandma Brown’s Baked Beans.  Upon my return to Chicago, I was not able to find that product.  After many weeks of traveling from grocery store to grocery store, I [...]

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Top 5 reasons to outsource eCommerce logistics and fulfillment

By |2018-10-26T16:37:24+00:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Industry News|

The world knows that Amazon and other online marketplaces are the future of eTail.  As brick and mortar stores are closing in preference of an online only presence, smaller businesses are facing the reality that they will need to break into the online marketplace space.  Unfortunately, many small businesses are not equipped to handle the cumbersome [...]

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Why should I create variety packs and offer them for sale?

By |2018-10-24T20:24:56+00:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: Industry News|

As previously discussed in the Pack Size article, “right sizing” is also valuable when creating variety packs.  Variety packs are essential to tempt consumers to try other products in your catalog that they wouldn’t normally try.  Variety packs are also a great way to bundle new products and/or slower selling products with popular items. We [...]

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What is Channel Conflict and how can we avoid it?

By |2019-06-17T18:25:03+00:00September 6th, 2018|Categories: Industry News|

What is Channel Conflict? Channel conflict is the process in which a manufacturer or supplier of a product bypasses their normal method of selling their product in favor of selling it directly to the end user.  This creates competition amongst the distributors of a product and the product’s manufacturer or main supplier.  Some examples of channel [...]

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Top 5 Things to Consider When Selling on Amazon

By |2018-10-24T20:18:24+00:00August 17th, 2018|Categories: Industry News|

Being successful on Amazon requires patience, planning, and a significant amount of sweat equity. If your brand has been reaching consumers through more traditional distribution channels such as brick and mortar retailers, you will quickly learn that eCommerce is a whole new world with a different set of challenges.  Consumers that shop online are looking for [...]

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3 Trends From the Natural Products West Expo

By |2017-03-22T20:44:28+00:00March 21st, 2017|Categories: Industry News|

It was great to see so many new and innovative products at this year's Natural Products Expo West Show in Anaheim.  Here are 3 trends we took away from the show. Coconut is already hot and looks to be getting hotter. Coconut oil, Coconut sugar and of course Coconut water continue to dominate the Natural Products [...]

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