07/01/2024

Utilizing Section 321 Solutions

Reading Time: 2 minutes Section 321 is a provision within the Tariff Act of 1930 that allows for the duty-free entry of certain low-value shipments into the United States. Section 321 allows for goods to clear through US Customs and Border Protection on an ACE Manifest. Originally intended to expedite the clearance process for mail and courier shipments, Section… Continue reading Utilizing Section 321 Solutions

05/28/2024

5 Best Practices for Returns Management

Reading Time: 2 minutes In 2023, total returns for the retail industry amounted to $743 billion, with online retailers seeing a higher return rate of 17.6%. Returns management has emerged as a make-or-break factor for eCommerce success. Prioritizing the returns process demonstrates a commitment to customer centricity during a time when convenience and customer experience reign supreme and also… Continue reading 5 Best Practices for Returns Management

04/05/2024

The Importance of Accurate Order Fulfillment in the Retail Apparel Industry: Three Ways to Offer the Best Customer Experience

Reading Time: 3 minutes Apparel and Footwear customers have unique expectations when shopping online due to the nature of the products they purchase and the experience they seek. Failure to accurately fulfill their orders directly impacts their experience and causes disappointment, frustration, and inconvenience, leading to lost sales and diminished brand trust. Navar reports that the estimated cost of… Continue reading The Importance of Accurate Order Fulfillment in the Retail Apparel Industry: Three Ways to Offer the Best Customer Experience

02/02/2024

5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your eCommerce Fulfillment Partner

Reading Time: 4 minutes With peak season in the rearview, now is the time for eCommerce brands to reflect on their performance and strategy. This evaluation helps businesses identify areas of improvement and make any necessary adjustments for the upcoming year, like implementing new delivery options, products, or a new fulfillment provider, for instance. Whether businesses are exploring a… Continue reading 5 Factors to Consider When Choosing Your eCommerce Fulfillment Partner

11/29/2023

NFI eCom and Beyond: 4 Reasons to Partner With Us

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Reading Time: 3 minutes Ecommerce brands know that how their products get delivered can set them apart from their competition. NFI eCom, a division of NFI, offers omnichannel solutions to a diverse customer base. Leveraging the capabilities of a full-service 3PL can help shippers navigate the intricacies of the supply chain while serving all of the needs of their… Continue reading NFI eCom and Beyond: 4 Reasons to Partner With Us

11/28/2023

Consumer Behaviors and New Tech Trends Reshaping 2024 eCommerce Supply Chains

Reading Time: 2 minutes A guest blog by Steve Syverson, Senior Director of NFI eCom The outlook for the 2024 eCommerce supply chain predicts both challenges and opportunities shaped by economic trends, consumer behaviors, and technological change. As the Federal Reserve sustains its inflation fight through interest rate hikes, discretionary consumer spending will face headwinds. Brands must focus on… Continue reading Consumer Behaviors and New Tech Trends Reshaping 2024 eCommerce Supply Chains

09/14/2023

Master eCommerce Peak Season: Strategies to Maximize Success

Reading Time: 3 minutes The busy peak season brings opportunities and challenges for eCommerce brands and their fulfillment partners each year. In an FTI Consulting report, experts predict online retail sales in the U.S. will reach $1.14 trillion in 2023, marking a 10% growth from the previous year. The report also indicates that eCommerce is expected to account for… Continue reading Master eCommerce Peak Season: Strategies to Maximize Success

08/04/2023

4 Tips to Navigate eCommerce Peak Season

Reading Time: 3 minutes For brands and their fulfillment partners, eCommerce peak season can be challenging. During this period, people, processes, and technology are tested to their maximum capacity, but there are also opportunities for improvement that will take eCommerce operations and brand experience to the next level. Here are four ways eCommerce brands can navigate through peak season:… Continue reading 4 Tips to Navigate eCommerce Peak Season

06/13/2023

Optimizing Your Multichannel Strategy: A Comprehensive Checklist for eCommerce Brands

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Reading Time: 3 minutes As an eCommerce brand, you want to reach your target audience across multiple channels to maximize sales and revenue. However, with so many channels available, it can be challenging to create a comprehensive multichannel strategy that effectively engages your customers and drives conversions. Similarly, without efficient fulfillment solutions, your strategy may fall short of satisfying… Continue reading Optimizing Your Multichannel Strategy: A Comprehensive Checklist for eCommerce Brands

05/05/2023

How a Privately Held 3PL Fulfills eCommerce Expectations

Reading Time: 3 minutes Since 1932, NFI has grown to be one of the largest privately held and family-owned 3PL providers in North America. As eCommerce grew, so did customers’ requests to support their eCommerce fulfillment. From apparel to footwear, NFI began to create customized multichannel solutions for customers. With a unique position in the eCommerce fulfillment market, partnering… Continue reading How a Privately Held 3PL Fulfills eCommerce Expectations