If you’re just starting an e-commerce business or considering starting one, how do you get it off the ground? While there is no single way to structure an e-commerce supply chain, there are numerous things to consider and many questions you must ask yourself about how you want your business to operate.
Solutions to the problem offered in the infographic include tactics you can use inside the box, and others that take you outside the box. A common solution to fast delivery problem of e-commerce is partnering with a 3PL. These companies have sophisticated systems for picking, material handling and transportation that can turn your vexing delivery challenges into a non-issue.
The infographic below, How to Speed Up E-commerce Deliveries, is essential reading for leadership and operations personnel in just about any type of e-commerce environment. Start-up companies need to become experts in rapid delivery — and they need to do this quickly. Established e-commerce companies need to consider new fulfillment strategies to shorten lead times without adding substantial costs. Rapidly growing e-commerce firms may have found that delivery solutions perfectly suitable six months ago are hopelessly out of date and inefficient today given their current volume of orders.