Toll launches pop-up delivery hubs

Toll Group has launched a new consumer-to-consumer parcel delivery service this week with the opening of new pop-up delivery hubs in selected Westfield shopping centres. Just in time for Christmas, this service will help shoppers skip the queues and access competitive pricing for fast domestic parcel deliveries. The pop-up delivery hubs, designed to simulate our […]
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Toll to set up fully automated e-commerce fashion distribution centre

As reported by  Transport and Logistics News the Toll Group is working with Dematic to develop a market-leading distribution centre (DC) in Sydney. The DC will be one of the first in Australia designed to cater for the growing e-commerce/fashion market. The 32,000 square metre state-of-the-art DC with advanced automation technology will enable fast and efficient delivery […]
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Online Retail Supply Chain Conference

I spent the first two days of this week at the Online Retail Supply Chain Conference in Melbourne #orscc16. Without doubt the highlights of the conference were : The colorful language and the entertaining presentation by Justin Dry from Vinomofo The non standard approach to omni channel retailing as described by James Wakefield and Robin McGowan from […]
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Australia Post and StarTrack Gearing up for Christmas

As Christmas fast approaches and order volume increases we start to get nervous about being able to meet the delivery expectations of our customers. Last year in particular , the delivery performance for the likes of Australia Post and StarTrack was not so good during this time. Although the proof will be in the pudding, Christmas […]
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Understanding Third Party Logistics (3PL) Warehouse Services and Costs – Part 4

Order Fulfillment The primary activity of a 3rd Party Logistics Warehouse is to fulfill the orders that the 3PL’s client receives from its customers. Typically the order fulfillment process will include the picking, packing and dispatching activities but may also include other value added activities that have been requested by the client. The 3PL can […]
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Understanding Third Party Logistics (3PL) Warehouse Services and Costs – Part 3

Storage The 3PL will charge a storage fee for the amount of space that the customer utilizes within the 3PL’s warehouse. Storage charges are usually calculated on a variable per unit basis but can also be calculated based on the fixed cost of the space that is being assigned for use for the client. 3PL […]
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