Breaking into U.S. eCommerce in 2021: Inventory Management and Integration

The eCommerce industry is booming, and suppliers are trying to get their products in front of as many potential customers as possible. If you’re a supplier (manufacturer, vendor, distributor), that most likely means that you are selling on multiple sales channels, whether it be in traditional brick-and-mortar stores and/or on multiple online retail platforms. The … Read more

Breaking into U.S. eCommerce in 2021: Where Should You Sell Your Products?

Which retailer is right for your products? Well, that can be a tricky question. From Amazon to the most niche boutique shops, there are options out there for you. At Cenports/AndMakers, we specialize in furniture, outdoor products, and pets, and we look for a combination of audience size, reputation, and retail expertise to choose our … Read more

Global Ocean Freight Situation Post COVID-19

The COVID-19 outbreak not only significantly impacted people’s livelihoods, but presented insurmountable challenges for the ocean freight sector. The maritime industry is responsible for facilitating approximately 90% of global trade.  However, it constitutes multiple intertwined moving parts whose disruption has cascading effects. Unfortunately, COVID-19 turned out to be the disruptor whose ripple effects almost crippled … Read more

A Complete Guide To eCommerce Shipping And Fulfillment

Convenience and speed of delivery have become increasingly important with the growth of eCommerce. Ordering online and receiving the product quickly can influence purchasers, increase sales, and encourage repeat customers.  Additionally, orders need to be processed as soon as possible with frequent and detailed notifications on the progress of their delivery. This is why having … Read more

eCommerce ERP Integration: How Does It Benefit Your Business?

eCommerce has forever changed how retail companies and consumers interact.  Underpinned by online platforms like Shopify, Magento, WooCommerce, and Squarespace, eCommerce has created a bridge for retailers to remotely access and target different groups of consumers.  Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software helps companies to centrally manage daily business activities. These may include accounting, procurement, risk … Read more

How Does A 3PL Fulfillment Center Work?

The term ‘3PL fulfillment center’ is considered a close synonym of the warehouse, which means that they are often used interchangeably in logistics and supply chains. But these two convey varying meanings and can mean different in different circumstances.  A 3PL fulfillment center is much more than mere warehousing. For businesses struggling with supply chain … Read more

Sales Order Management Process: How to Optimise It?

In today’s technology-driven business landscape, sales order processing is a mission-critical function in any organization.  As a result, most companies typically employ a set of automated sales order processes to fill customer orders.  However, the scope of these sales order processes is dictated by the industry, market, and the nature of the product and organization.  … Read more