Category: Warehouse Types

How to Combat Food and Beverage Warehouse Challenges  

People need food and water to survive. Therefore, there’s always a market for food and beverages wherever there are people. Because there are so many people in the world today, oftentimes food and beverages are controlled by giant, multinational corporations utilizing warehouses around the world to store and then deliver their products to market. How… Read more »

An Overview of Voice Picking Technology in Warehouses

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Voice picking is something warehouses can benefit from, since voice picking systems connect to the warehouse management system and can convert orders into voice commands for workers to hear in their headphones. Then, the worker can verbally confirm their movements. Info gets recorded in the system– automatically. This is very convenient and helpful. It allows… Read more »

How to Properly Set Up an E-Commerce Warehouse

Do you participate in ecommerce as a seller? If so, you might want to set up an ecommerce warehouse to store and organize your products efficiently. In a warehouse setting, products can quickly be picked and packed– then sent to their destination. Buyers place orders online, and thanks to computers, the warehouse is alerted when… Read more »

Everything You Need to Know About Drayage Services

What are drayage (dray) services? The term drayage refers to the shipping of goods over a short distance, such as from the port to rail or the port to a truck. Typically, this short distance can be covered in an hour or two, and is kept within the same geographical area. Drayage services are often… Read more »

A Brief Guide to Cold Storage Warehouses

Do you have something perishable or sensitive to temperature that needs to be stored? Things like food, medicines and artwork are examples of what might be stored using “cold storage warehouses.” These types of warehouses are able to keep items at a specific temperature range, thereby maintaining their integrity, quality and/or shelf-life. What Cold Storage… Read more »

Tips for Choosing an E-Commerce Fulfillment Center

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If you’re selling things online, then you need to get your orders to your customers. You’ll probably want to choose an e-commerce fulfillment center to take care of that work. What are some things to consider when choosing an e-commerce fulfillment center? Shipping Needs First, you should care about shipping speeds. Customers want their items… Read more »

What Should You Know About Contract Warehousing?

Contract Warehousing

What is contract warehousing and what should you know about it? Terms of Service When you make an agreement with a warehouse to receive, store and ship goods for you and the agreement runs for more than 30 days, that’s contract warehousing in a nutshell. Your contract lays out the terms of service and length… Read more »

Things to Know About Reverse Logistics

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Reverse logistics is the entire process of returning products back to the manufacturer. Did you know that around 30% of products purchased by consumers get returned? That’s a lot of stuff! If you’ve ever been to a Target customer service area, for example, you’ve undoubtedly seen carts and carts full of returns. Normally, a supply… Read more »