eCommerce Kitting: Reducing Cost by Kitting Orders in Advance

Posted by & filed under e-commerce, Kitting.


For the uninitiated, eCommerce kitting refers to pre-assembly of order items into packaged kits instead of picking and packing orders as they come in. There are several types of kitting, but for eCommerce purposes, this usually comes into play by bundling products based on ordering patterns, pre-packing kits as part of 3rd party website orders… Read more »

3PL EDI Compliance: Order Fulfillment EDI Now Standard

Posted by & filed under Company News, Digital Fulfillment.

cloud computing and edi-resized-600

Great news out of Rogers, MN today.  AliveFulfillment is officially EDI Compliant for all 3PL and fulfillment services! Our services meet the EDI fulfillment and routing requirements of retailers throughout the United States. We understand that retail fulfillment is deadline sensitive and attention to detail is critical and that there is no margin for error…. Read more »

Fuel Surcharge Rates for UPS, FedEx, Long Haul and LTL

Posted by & filed under Shipping.


Fuel surcharges can have a direct relation to how much you are paying for freight.   All freight carriers charge you for them, but they usually will not tell you how much they are unless you ask specifically. UPS & FedEx fuel surcharges change on a month to month basis.  Example:  UPS Ground Surcharge Monday… Read more »

Small Package Carrier Changes for 2011

Posted by & filed under Shipping.


You may have noticed that in 2011 you seem to be paying more for your UPS & FedEx deliveries.  Below is a quick look at package delivery increases for both carriers and the United States Postal Service (USPS). UPS rate changes 2011 Ground package rates increased by an average of a net 4.9% Air and… Read more »