High fuel surcharges are affecting everything from pricing to the bottom line for businesses of all sizes. Some can’t afford to cut back on offering “free shipping” for goods bought online. And many are scrambling for solutions.
Rockgardn Sports Inc., a small maker of off-road body armor and outerwear for dirt-bike riders and cyclists, thinks it has found one in an order fulfillment service… that offers small businesses the option of housing their inventory in locations closest to where the orders are coming from. For example, when the service gets a Rockgardn order from a Canadian customer, it ships the item from its Canadian warehouses in either Vancouver or Toronto, thereby greatly reducing costs and shipping times for customers there. Read more. | PDF Version.Read more