Category: Warehousing Industry

Strategies Implemented by Successful Warehouses

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When warehouses want to be successful, they implement certain strategies. A well-run warehouse wants to move products through their space and into the hands of consumers quickly. Also, if value-added services can be added on, that’s good! What are some specific strategies that help make warehouses successful, valuable and profitable? Smart Warehouses Put Customers First… Read more »

What Are the Responsibilities of a Third Party Logistics Company?

If you’re a consumer and you order something from a well-known retailer, does that retailer have their own staff members deliver items you bought to your door? Not necessarily. Oftentimes third party logistics companies are involved. They provide supply chain processes for companies, and these processes can include things like procurement, transportation and distribution functions. … Read more »

How to Stay Ahead of the Curve at Peak Warehouse Season

Busy Warehouse Worker

It’s that time of the year– the holiday season. It’s the time of year when people give gifts to one another, and spending is at an all-time high in December. Do you work in a warehouse? How can you stay ahead of the curve during peak warehouse season? Ideally, you’ll optimize your pick-pack-ship process using… Read more »

Preparing Your Warehouse For Peak Season

It’s that time of year again, when people start to think of giving gifts during the upcoming holiday season. And when that happens, they order things like crazy, and that means it’s peak season for many warehouses around North America. After all, people want their items shipped well before December 25, and that means warehouses… Read more »

Why More Warehouse Are Specializing in E-Commerce Fulfillment

Why does it seem like more warehouses are specializing in e-commerce fulfillment these days? Well, more and more people are buying things online and expecting them to be delivered to their home or office. In 2019, for instance, e-commerce contributed some $190 billion to the economy, and, as you’d expect, it just keeps growing year… Read more »

What Does an AIB Certification Mean for a Third-Party Logistics Company?

Affiliated Warehouse Companies has built its reputation as trusted third-party logistics partners for businesses throughout North America. We go above and beyond to make sure products entrusted with our warehousing partners are safe; we make sure each warehouse we work with is clean, able to receive and export products on time, and have trustworthy workers… Read more »

Tips for Improving eCommerce Sales

Most companies these days want to improve their eCommerce sales. What are some tips to do so? Social Media for eCommerce Sales First, utilize social media. Many people spend hours and hours online, daily, checking their Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and other social media accounts. Use your pages/posts to show what you offer and give potential… Read more »

Why a Third-Party Logistics Partner Can Be a Game Changer

If you’re in charge of a business, you know how complicated it can be to run one. That said, thankfully there are third-party logistics companies to help you. What are some reasons for your business to partner with a third-party logistics company when it comes to issues such as warehousing? There are plenty! Customer Service… Read more »

What Can You Do to Keep Employees Safe in a Warehouse?

A lot can go wrong in a warehouse. That’s why safety is an important issue– warehouses need to be managed in such a way that they’re setup well for safety, rather than being an “unattended to, not cared about” mess!  Keeping Employees Safe in Warehouses What can you do to keep employees safe in a… Read more »

Where Are the Best Places to Store Products?

Do you have products and need to store them somewhere? What are some things to think about when it comes to the best places to store your products? Location, Location, Location First, where are the majority of your customers located? It makes sense that the storage warehouse for your products would be nearby– so if… Read more »