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How will the 10-Year Plan for USPS® Impact eCommerce?

US Postal Service

On March 23 of 2021, the venerable United States Postal Service, under the direction of their new Postmaster Louis DeJoy, announced a 10-year Strategic Plan to stem it’s annual operating losses and achieve financial sustainability while delivering service excellence. Excellence and USPS® are typically not mentioned in the same sentence so how does the 240-year-old institution plan achieve …

A Guide to Fulfillment Warehousing

eCommerce fulfillment

In the rapidly expanding world of fulfillment, finding the proper fulfillment warehousing solution for your business has never been more important. As specialists in the world of omnichannel fulfillment, 5 Logistics provides the necessary information and services to help our customers make educated decisions about their warehousing needs. Warehousing is the process of storing goods …

What is a 3PL, Anyways?

3PL Third-Party Logistics

3PL is a term that gets mentioned a lot in the world of logistics. Most users of a 3PL don’t really understand exactly what it means, just that “they have a warehouse”. 3PL stands for third-party logistics and is an organization’s use of a third-party warehouse or company to outsource elements of its distribution, warehousing, and/or other …

When Should I Outsource to a Fulfillment Center (3PL)?

Outsource to fulfillment center

At 5 Logistics, we often get asked the critical question of when is the right time for an eCommerce retailer to start looking for a fulfillment partner? Unsurprisingly, the answer is that it is really dependent on your goals in partnering with a 3PL. As simple of an answer as that is, it is actually quite …

Apple’s ATT Deployment

Apples ATT policy

Apple’s ATT Deployment and The Impact on DTC Fulfillment Apple’s hotly contested App Tracking Transparency (ATT) policy started rolling out in late April with the release of iOS 14.5. The repercussions for small businesses are now becoming a reality, especially those in eCommerce Fulfillment. The advent of Google and Facebook marketing gave smaller DTC brands a …