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10 mistakes to avoid when selecting a Last Mile delivery provider (Part IV)

Posted by Lisa Melo

Welcome to the final installment of our continued investigation on preventing "buyer's remorse" during the 3PL selection process.  
We have prepared a list of 10 mistakes you can (and should) avoid during this process, and have highlighted each one in previous blog posts.  
This week, we will review the last few criteria that should not be overlooked and they include:
 

Mistake #9 - Choosing a 3PL provider with Limited Delivery Options   

        As your business evolves, so does your customer base.  Dock-to-dock deliveries can be conducted by just about every 3PL provider.  But not every provider can provide solid service to your residential clients, your retail business clients, or government institutions.  The logistical requirements of these clients are very unique and, thus, require a 3PL provider who is as knowledgable about these needs as they are experienced in handling them.  You need to be certain that your logistics partner can handle the specialized needs of each and every sector of your business.

 

Mistake #10 - Sacrificing Flexibility 

        Flexibility is a quality that any business must demonstrate to remain successful in our ever-changing economy.  It is extremely rare to find a company that ships the same exact product to the same customer, the same way, every day of the year.   Should you select a 3PL provider with limited flexibility in terms of delivery options and geographic coverage, you may face service issues and unexpected cost increases in the future.   Flexibility is a crucial key to both finding synergy with your logistics partner, and ensuring a successful supply chain management structure.  
 
By avoiding these common mistakes during your selection process, it is certain that you will create a more solid and secure last-mile experience not only for your customers, but for your overall brand.  
The time spent conducting your due diligence will result in peace of mind and will certainly prevent the sense of "buyer's remorse" that often results from hasty business decision-making.  
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Tags: Last Mile Delivery, White Glove Delivery, Canada, USA, Transportation, 3PL Logistics, Precision Supply Chain Solutions, Special Handling, E-commerce Fulfillment, Pick and pack distribution, Warehousing

10 mistakes to avoid when selecting a Last Mile delivery provider (Part III)

Posted by Lisa Melo

Welcome to the third installment of our continued investigation on preventing "buyer's remorse" during the 3PL selection process.  

We have prepared a list of 10 mistakes you can (and should) avoid during this process, and have highlighted each one in previous blog posts.  
This week, we continue to uncover some of the items in this list and specifically, we have chosen to review the following:
 
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Tags: Last Mile Delivery, White Glove Delivery, Transportation, 3PL Logistics, Brokerage, E-commerce Fulfillment, Pick and pack distribution, Warehousing, Office Delivery Desk Top Delivery

Announcing our new 3PL/brokerage division, Precision Supply Chain Solutions (PSCS)

Posted by Karen Hammel

ASL Distribution continues to grow!  

We are excited to announce the launch of our new 3PL/brokerage division, Precision Supply Chain Solutions (PSCS). 

“Our customers are seeking high quality service between the United States and Canada and in response to their demands, we are launching our 3PL/brokerage division, Precision Supply Chain Solutions.” said Cole Dolny, President of ASL.  “Our company services have evolved due to customers’ changing needs, which has in many cases thrust us into new service offerings. We feel the time is right to expand our transborder and domestic services.”  

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Tags: Last Mile Delivery, 3PL Logistics, Brokerage, E-commerce Fulfillment

10 mistakes to avoid when selecting a Last Mile delivery provider

Posted by Lisa Melo

 

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Tags: warehouse, Last Mile Delivery, White Glove Delivery, Canada, USA, 3PL Logistics, E-commerce Fulfillment, Toronto Delivery, Home Delivery, Office Delivery Desk Top Delivery

3PL Logistics Pricing... You get what you pay for!

Posted by Cole Dolny

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Tags: warehouse, Last Mile Delivery, White Glove Delivery, Canada, USA, Transportation, 3PL Logistics, E-commerce Fulfillment, Toronto Delivery, Home Delivery, Office Delivery Desk Top Delivery

Why Size Matters - Choosing an e-Commerce or 3PL Logistics Vendor

Posted by Cole Dolny

Bullet-proofing your Supply Chain - Why Size Matters in the Choosing of your e-Commerce Logistics Vendor

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Tags: warehouse, Last Mile Delivery, Canada, USA, Transportation, 3PL Logistics, Cross Dock, E-commerce Fulfillment, Courier, Canada Delivery, Toronto Delivery, Home Delivery

Looking to sell your products online across the border?

Posted by Lisa Melo

Wondering whether you should take the plunge and sell your products online across the border??

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Tags: warehouse, Last Mile Delivery, White Glove Delivery, USA, Transportation, 3PL Logistics, Cross Dock, E-commerce Fulfillment, Courier, Canada Delivery

New Terminals Launch for Last Mile Delivery

Posted by Lisa Melo

Exciting news !!! 

Just launched this week, Preci5ion Home & Office Deliveries (Preci5ion) is proud to announce the grand opening of three new terminals within the provinces of Ontario and Quebec. 

These new terminals opened for business on June 25th and are located in:

  •          Montreal, PQ

  •          Drummondville, PQ

  •          Ottawa, ON    

These new facilities have become part of our extensive service network – which also includes facilities in Winnipeg, MB; Amherst, NY; Ancaster, Pickering, London, Mississauga, Windsor and Oakville, ON.

Our expansion not only serves to support our goal of continued growth, but it will result in an expansion of our service coverage within and between the vital Windsor to Montreal corridor. 

Should you wish to contact us regarding service at these new terminals, please contact us at 1-800-387-7995 or at [email protected].

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Tags: Last Mile Delivery, White Glove Delivery, Transportation, 3PL Logistics, Cross Dock, E-commerce Fulfillment, Toronto Delivery, Home Delivery, Office Delivery Desk Top Delivery

Reducing Risks in Selecting Your Next 3PL or Logistics Vendor

Posted by Cole Dolny

Reducing Risks in Selecting Your Next 3PL or Logistics Vendor - Qualifying the On-boarding process

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Tags: warehouse, Last Mile Delivery, Canada, USA, Transportation, 3PL Logistics, Cross Dock, E-commerce Fulfillment, Courier, Canada Delivery, Toronto Delivery, Home Delivery

Reducing 3PL Supply Chain Risks using "Best Managed" practices.

Posted by Cole Dolny

   

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Tags: warehouse, Last Mile Delivery, Canada, USA, Transportation, 3PL Logistics, Cross Dock, E-commerce Fulfillment, Courier, Canada Delivery, Toronto Delivery, Home Delivery