The COVID-19 pandemic has led to new opportunities for 3PL warehousing companies. In the white paper, How A 3PL Warehouse Successfully Navigated the COVID-19 Global Pandemic, The Shippers Group explores the impact of the pandemic and how it has created a new business paradigm.
For 120 years, The Shippers Group has been providing logistics services and supporting essential supply chains. Today we operate 16 facilities in 6 states and employ approximately 1500 associates who give their all daily to provide customers with exceptional service and value. Logistics services include contract packaging, ecommerce, and transportation in addition to traditional third-party warehousing services. In the past five years alone, we’ve increased our footprint almost 3 million square feet for a total of 6.5 million square feet of space.
March is Women's History month, which is intended to recognize both the historical accomplishments and today’s contemporary work of women. In celebration, let’s consider the role of women in the Supply Chain and Logistics industry and why working in the industry is a great career choice for women.
3PL warehousing companies are seeing a spike in demand for storage and other services as Amazon limits shipments from third-party sellers into its distribution facilities. Amazon sellers are seeking to find new storage facilities for goods as Amazon makes room for the upcoming holiday season and continues to reengineer operations to better respond to increased demand of essential goods during the COVID crisis.
With over 306 million Americans affected by shutdown and stay-at-home orders, COVID-19 will have a permanent effect on retail and its buying behavior. With cities under lockdowns, and nonessential businesses being ordered to close, gatherings and outings in public places have been limited. We have seen a shift toward bulk-buying and online shopping. Consumers are changing what, when, and how they purchase.