Executive Briefings

Solving a Returns Problem Leads to Complete U.S. Fulfillment Strategy

Challenge: An online fashion retailers model for distributing product from Europe to end customers in the U.S. created high shipping costs that made it impossible to ship returns back to Europe. The retailer was forced to sell returned merchandise to discounters for a fraction of its value.

Solution: Port Logistics Group began restocking resalable merchandise for the retailers customers, putting it back on the internet for future sales. Port Logistics Group then integrated its Warehouse Management System with the online retailers technology to improve inventory utilization, allowing for timelier, more accurate order fulfillment.

Results: The online retailer achieved a 30% reduction in U.S. logistics costs, grew its business by more than 10 times its original size in three years, and was able to create a packaged online retail and back-end warehouse solution. Port Logistics Group now serves as the sole U.S. distribution point for all domestic order fulfillments for the retailer.

About the Solution Provider: Port Logistics Group is the nations leading provider of gateway logistics services, including value-added warehousing and distribution, transloading and cross-docking, vendor consolidation and national transportation. With 4 million square feet of warehouse space at all major U.S. gateways, we provide the critical link between international transportation and the last-mile supply chain.

Web: www.portlogisticsgroup.com

Email: jwolpov@portlogisticsgroup.com

Phone: 973.249.1230 ext. 1310

Solution: Port Logistics Group began restocking resalable merchandise for the retailers customers, putting it back on the internet for future sales. Port Logistics Group then integrated its Warehouse Management System with the online retailers technology to improve inventory utilization, allowing for timelier, more accurate order fulfillment.

Results: The online retailer achieved a 30% reduction in U.S. logistics costs, grew its business by more than 10 times its original size in three years, and was able to create a packaged online retail and back-end warehouse solution. Port Logistics Group now serves as the sole U.S. distribution point for all domestic order fulfillments for the retailer.

About the Solution Provider: Port Logistics Group is the nations leading provider of gateway logistics services, including value-added warehousing and distribution, transloading and cross-docking, vendor consolidation and national transportation. With 4 million square feet of warehouse space at all major U.S. gateways, we provide the critical link between international transportation and the last-mile supply chain.

Web: www.portlogisticsgroup.com

Email: jwolpov@portlogisticsgroup.com

Phone: 973.249.1230 ext. 1310