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The Top Weber Logistics Blog Posts of 2018

Dec 21, 2018 / by Weber Logistics posted in 3PL, Vendor Compliance, eCommerce Fulfillment, Metrics-KPIs

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We’re coming to the end of 2018 and preparing for 2019 – and you know what that means: year-end “best of” lists.  And, while our list may not be as entertaining as the “top 10 movies of 2018” rankings you’ll see in your social media feeds, we hope that you find it valuable.  Here, we present the three Weber Logistics blog posts that were most popular among our readers in 2018.

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Can you successfully fight chargebacks issued by retailers?

Jun 14, 2018 / by Vicki Manzanares posted in Vendor Compliance, Chargebacks

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True or false: when a retailer issues a chargeback penalty to you, the fine is permanent and indisputable. 

In our experience as a 3PL provider, we find that chargebacks can be based on incorrect or incomplete information and are often worthy candidates for dispute. 

In this article, we’ll provide tips to help you fight these chargebacks and reverse unwarranted penalties. 

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3PL Onboarding and Retail Compliance Requirements

Apr 27, 2018 / by Mimi Ma posted in Vendor Compliance, 3PL Outsourcing

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Whether it’s your first time outsourcing or you’re changing providers, partnering with a new third-party logistics (3PL) provider is an exciting time for your logistics operation.  It is a time for your weaknesses to be turned into strengths and for vital elements of your supply chain to be optimized.  As part of this, your 3PL will be focused on enhancing your performance in the eyes of your retailer partners, and meeting – and exceeding – your retail compliance requirements.  And it all begins during the onboarding process. 

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Can Your 3PL Meet Walmart On Time In Full Requirements?

Aug 9, 2017 / by David Hooper posted in Vendor Compliance

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Walmart’s relationship with its suppliers has made headlines recently as the retail giant implements its new On Time In Full (OTIF) policy that will dole out fines for late, early, and incorrect deliveries. 

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7 Frequent Chargebacks and Steps to Reduce Them

Jun 11, 2015 / by Connie Anderson posted in Vendor Compliance, Chargebacks, Logistics Systems

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Are you receiving chargeback after chargeback after chargeback? Well, you are not the only one my friend. Companies can lose hundreds of thousands in profit if they do not resolve inadequacies in compliance.

Over the past few decades retailers have amped up their vendor compliance with a view to speeding their order-to-cash cycle times and making their distribution centers maximally efficient.  When goods are not received before or after the expected date or contain errors in labeling the vendor is subject to a chargeback based on the percentage of the value of the shipment.

Seven of the most frequent chargebacks by category include:

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7 Steps to Reduce Chargebacks

Feb 12, 2015 / by Connie Anderson posted in Vendor Compliance, Chargebacks

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Tired of retailer chargeback penalties? Here are seven steps you can take in your distribution operation to minimize chargebacks. We write about it in more detail in our paper: "How to Reduce Chargebacks in Your Vendor Compliance Program."  

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Check Out This Video on Reducing Retailer Chargebacks

Oct 29, 2014 / by Connie Anderson posted in 3PL, Vendor Compliance, Chargebacks

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Retailer chargeback fines for non-compliant shipments are a costly reality for many consumer goods manufacturers.

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Retail Compliance to Reduce Chargebacks

Sep 24, 2014 / by Connie Anderson posted in 3PL, Vendor Compliance, Chargebacks

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Retailer chargeback fines for non-compliant shipments are a profit-draining reality for many consumer goods manufacturers.

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Trouble with Retailer Chargebacks? 5 Tips for CPG Companies to Stay Compliant

Mar 25, 2014 / by Connie Anderson posted in Vendor Compliance, Barcodes, Chargebacks

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Literally trillions of dollars in CPG merchandise is sold and shipped to retailers around the globe annually.  The cost of research and development is enormous and you have successfully brought your quality products to market.  Your brand is a household name and well recognized by consumers at the retail level.  The margins are good but it seems that a percentage of your profit is left on the table.  What can you do about it?

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How Much Are Retailer Chargebacks Costing Your CPG Company?

Feb 20, 2014 / by Connie Anderson posted in Vendor Compliance, Chargebacks

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There is no definitive information on the dollar value of retailer chargeback penalties for non-compliant shipments. But it’s estimated these charges represent about 1% of a supplier’s gross invoice amount.  

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