How To Manage Inventory To Enable Business Agility

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If you manage a product-based business, then you likely see inventory investments as a necessary evil needed to satisfy customer service requirements, maximize revenue, and keep the lights on. Managing your business agility is one of the keys to success. When managed correctly, inventory is your greatest strategic and competitive asset. … Read More

FIFO vs LIFO: Which is the Better Method

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Inventory represents the largest asset of any product-oriented business. That’s why inventory management is so important, because the way you value your inventory has profound effects on your taxes, income, logistics, and profitability. LIFO and FIFO are the most common methods of inventory valuation for product-oriented businesses. Though each has … Read More

The Dynamic Warehouse: Helping Businesses Of All Sizes

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As businesses of all sizes—especially after this year—know, warehousing can often be one of the most inflexible points along the global supply chain. If not building out their own unique warehouses, it is common for businesses to not only enter into long-term warehousing contracts which extend far into the unknown … Read More

7 Signs It’s Time to Change Your Order Fulfillment Center

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It doesn’t matter if you fill orders in your living room or in a 10,000 sq ft warehouse, at some point your e-commerce brand will outgrow your current order fulfillment center. But recognizing when you’ve outgrown your e-commerce order fulfillment provider is easier said than done. This article will help … Read More

The Ultimate Guide to FDA Registered Warehouses for E-Commerce

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FDA registered warehouses and logistics for e-commerce brands may be hard to say in one breath, but they’re also necessary if you aim to sell goods directly to consumers in the United States legally. Fortunately, this Ultimate Guide to FDA Registered Warehouses for E-Commerce has everything you need to know … Read More

Managing Inventory Across Multiple Locations

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It doesn’t matter if your operation is going global or you just need the extra storage space, at some point you’re going to run into issues with multi-location inventory management. But growth is a good thing and success brings challenges in itself.  This article has everything you need to rise … Read More

Managing Inventory Carrying Costs

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Inventory carrying costs is the expense of holding inventory in stock. It’s also how merchants determine how much profit they can make off their current inventory, which means you definitely want to get it right.  Fortunately, this article has everything you need to calculate, manage and reduce inventory costs so … Read More

How E-Commerce Brands Are Helping Fight the Coronavirus

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As a member of the e-commerce community and a part of the global supply chain, we at Flowspace feel it is our duty to bring you up to date information on the Coronavirus; its effects on impacted communities and what is being done to help those in need. There are … Read More

The Time to Switch From FBA to FBM with Flowspace is Now: Part II

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In “The Time to Switch From FBA to FBM with Flowspace is Now: Part I”, we discussed Amazon’s recent decision to suspend all shipments of “nonessential” products to its warehouses. We also recognized the desperate situation FBA sellers may face in the coming months if the situation doesn’t change. In … Read More