Fulfillment

New CEO Rush: Smart Warehousing can grow into a billion-dollar company

"Instead of launching another startup, the serial entrepreneur now is CEO of Edgerton-based Smart Warehousing LLC, a third-party logistics company that provides companies with warehousing, fulfillment and inventory management services. Founded in 2001, it’s anything but a startup. But it provides a unique opportunity, he said, because there aren't many local options where an entrepreneur can step into a healthy company with a great culture that also sits in a massive, growing market." Read the full Kansas City Business Journal article here.

New CEO Rush: Smart Warehousing can grow into a billion-dollar company2020-09-09T13:51:57-05:00

Toby Rush to Lead Smart Warehousing LLC as CEO

Rush joins the KC Metro area firm as unprecedented growth opportunity emerges in omnichannel warehousing and fulfillment sectors. Kansas City Metro (9 September 2020) --  Today Smart Warehousing https://smartwarehousing.com announced that veteran entrepreneur Toby Rush has joined the company as CEO. Bringing Rush on board positions Smart Warehousing to accelerate its customer and revenue growth in response to very strong demand for complex omnichannel fulfillment and warehousing solutions. “Smart Warehousing is helping companies of all sizes engage with this new digital world of selling everywhere to everyone (B2E: Business To Everyone),” says Carl Wasinger, Founder and COO of Smart Warehousing. “Toby’s tremendous experience, passion and talent will spur our already soaring growth to stratospheric heights. As we continue to expand and find new ways to leverage our integrated technologies and facilities throughout the next decade, we envision having a physical presence in each of the top 100 U.S. markets.” Rush said, “Our key differentiator is our ability to tailor solutions by incorporating future-focused technologies and hundreds of eCommerce integrations, making our systems more flexible and responsive. That is why we are shipping millions of orders for almost 1,000 customers today. This success is built on our vertical integration, which simplifies complex fulfillment challenges - our systems, our buildings, our people and our promise.” Customers across a broad variety of market sectors are all experiencing the same pain points as they grapple with the complexities of omnichannel distribution. Smart Warehousing’s proprietary software provides its clients seamless, cloud-based access to inventories and supply chains worldwide. This platform gives clients full visibility to and control of which products are in warehouses, in process,

Toby Rush to Lead Smart Warehousing LLC as CEO2020-09-09T12:23:11-05:00

Welcome to the Future of Buying

ChannelAdvisor Partnership What differentiates Smart Warehousing as a logistics provider is our technology. Our proprietary software gives companies seamless, cloud-based access to their inventories and supply chains. They have full visibility to what products are in the warehouses, what is on the road, what is in process and what has been delivered to customers. The status of an order is the key to customer satisfaction. The business intelligence, based on reliable data and packed into the technology platform, offers customized, almost unlimited alignment across the many different channels and supply chains. The biggest differentiator today is the ability to truly customize a solution with technology. Companies must control not only the physical space, but the virtual space as well. Smart Warehousing’s technology brings these two key components together to put the control in the hands of the decision makers, wherever they sit in the supply chain. Truly aligning these two worlds is the only way to provide critical data to help companies compete and grow. We are very excited for this new phase of production and distribution. Brands need to engage with their customers and Smart Warehousing is perfectly positioned to help broker those relationships. With ChannelAdvisor’s unique blend of advanced technology and e-commerce expertise, they help ensure brands and retailers have everything they need to create meaningful connections with current and new consumers. Their leading platform transforms product data into outstanding experiences across all marketing, selling and fulfillment activities, on each of the world’s leading channels. Teaming up with best-in-class partners like ChannelAdvisor will spotlight our capabilities and allow for these introductions to happen at an even faster pace

Welcome to the Future of Buying2020-08-10T13:58:58-05:00

Smart Warehousing: COVID-19 Update

Valued Customer: Since our founding in 2001, Smart Warehousing has always placed an emphasis on the well-being of our customers and employees. The COVID-19 pandemic has required us to raise our demanding standards even higher with new protocols for our operations. We are committed to providing you, our valued customer, with the best possible service that aligns with expert protocols for working to defend against COVID-19. In addition to our current master sanitation program we have implemented further practices around cleaning and disinfecting commonly touched surfaces. Protective face masks have been provided to each of our network facilities and employee temperatures are being taken. We continue to monitor all updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which can be found here and the World Health Organization (WHO), which can be found here. Our teams are fully operational at all 31 locations and ready to do all we can to ensure that your business has everything it needs to keep running smoothly without disruption. Thank you for being a loyal Smart Warehousing customer and for your continued partnership during this time. Please don’t hesitate to reach out to (913) 888-3222, info@smartwarehousing.com, or your Account Manager with any questions.

Smart Warehousing: COVID-19 Update2020-06-30T09:22:08-05:00

Pressing the “Easy Button” for Cash Flow, Warehousing and Logistics

A new partnership between Smart Warehousing and C2FO provides one stop for businesses to manage their inventory and generate more cash flow—all at greater speed and operational flexibility, with less cost. Thousands of dollars in discounts and other incentives are available to Smart Warehousing customers who partner with C2FO.  It’s a common challenge for a growing business: your company is breaking into a new market or launching a product. You need affordable, flexible warehousing space for your inventory. You need logistics and scale to deliver large orders for your customers with ease. Finally, you need working capital to fund this expansion to your business. What if you could quickly accomplish all three of these endeavors from one source—with greater convenience and at less cost? What if you could essentially press a single button to control your cash flow, warehousing and logistics? A partnership between C2FO and Smart Warehousing makes that possible. C2FO is a financial technology platform that allows companies to receive early payment and generate greater cash flow. Third-party logistics (3PL) provider Smart Warehousing specializes in supply chain services that help companies meet their fulfillment needs through innovative technology and by operating 32 warehouse facilities in the United States. This partnership includes customer discounts and other incentives. Smart Warehousing customers that choose C2FO’s working capital solutions will receive $1,000 off closing costs and 0.25% off the rate when funding their receivables with C2FO. To learn about the advantages of the C2FO-Smart Warehousing partnership, contact the C2FO team at (844)805-8522 or lending.advisors@c2fo.com. An “Easy Button” solution The sharing of data between C2FO and Smart Warehousing provides a seamless solution that allows

Pressing the “Easy Button” for Cash Flow, Warehousing and Logistics2020-06-16T15:52:34-05:00

Smart Warehousing COVID-19 Statement

To Our Valued Customers: Smart Warehousing has received numerous requests for a statement regarding the impact of the newly emerged COVID-19 on their supply chains. From an operational standpoint, the basic fear is that a significant number of employees could be unable to attend work due to illness, thus hampering a company’s ability to perform contracted services. With this in mind, Smart Warehousing continues to monitor the status of COVID-19 in accordance with our personnel and disaster preparedness policies. At present, Smart Warehousing is unaware of any cases of COVID-19 at any of our fulfillment locations affecting our personnel or our ability to perform contracted services. For additional information, the CDC has set up a website (Coronavirus Disease 2019, available at: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html) to provide information as it becomes available. We value our customers, our associates and our future. We are communicating precautions and awareness to our internal associates and will continue to communicate with you as additional details emerge. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to any of your normal contacts at Smart Warehousing. Please click here for PDF version of Smart Warehousing COVID-19 Statement.

Smart Warehousing COVID-19 Statement2020-03-19T10:03:35-05:00

Was Your Holiday Supply Chain a Mess?

Ask yourself: “With eCommerce sales continuing to dominate the holiday shopping season, does your current fulfillment partner meet your company’s needs?” Barron’s, an American financial magazine, reports that U.S. holiday shoppers spent 19% more on their online shopping in 2019 than they did a year ago. With these numbers expected to rise each year, you may be feeling some heartburn. Smart Warehousing has the alternative solution for your company to take on the holiday rush without worry. We understand that our customers require right sized, but scalable, logistics solutions in order to flex with their customer demands both by volume and geography. Smart’s next generation platform enables live, real-time interaction with each order, each warehouse and your assigned service representative allowing for the most effective information flow offered in the industry today. This means avoiding embarrassment and loss of business, while gaining control of your inventory and company. In addition to unparalleled service, Smart Warehousing can streamline your shipping needs to big-box retailers. Each retailer has their own set of standards and requirements, which can get complicated when trying to manage multiple retailers. When you partner with Smart Warehousing, we will dramatically reduce the fees credited back to the retailer for non-compliant events, saving our customers time and money, by executing the following: Review vendor guides for each retailer Outline compliance task ownership Draft work instructions checklist and special requirements On-time shipping of orders Smart Warehousing will help you meet your customer’s expectations by shipping their order within two days or less to 99% of the U.S. population. Ricky Paradise, President of Jack Stack Barbecue and current customer, states, “I

Was Your Holiday Supply Chain a Mess?2020-02-14T12:43:33-05:00

Tackle Your Small Parcel Transportation with Confidence

Are you fed up with paying too much for transportation? Do you find yourself spending too much time on deliveries and not enough on growing your business? Has the stress of coordinating confusing shipping details put you over the edge? If your heart rate increases when simply reading these questions, it’s time you did yourself a favor and partnered with Smart Warehousing’s Transportation team. Smart Warehousing is your “one-stop-shop” for all your transportation needs, including small parcel, LTL (Less Than Truckload), and Truckload. With the continued growth of eCommerce and online shopping, the need for cost efficient small parcel shipping is exploding. A small parcel shipment consists of a single package or multiple packages that typically ship direct to consumer. We ship through almost all service channels including Ground, as well as Air with only one to two-day delivery. Small Warehousing ships primarily through FedEx, UPS and USPS with daily scheduled pickups at each of our warehouses. Take advantage of our dedicated experts and avoid navigating this complex industry on your own. In addition to gaining a reliable industry expert that rivals some of the best, Smart Warehousing offers deep discounts to our transportation customers. When you partner with Smart Warehousing, we guarantee our customers substantial savings off small parcel published shipping rates. Tackle your company’s transportation operations with confidence by choosing Smart. We make it easy by handling all of the details, including acquiring weights and dimensions of your shipments, quoting, booking, generating BOLs, and filing disputes or claims with carriers on your behalf. If an error occurs, we will file the claim and own the incident. Increased accountability

Tackle Your Small Parcel Transportation with Confidence2020-01-28T13:00:13-05:00

Emerging Online Shopping Habits You Need to Know

The beginning of eCommerce emerged in 1991 when the Internet was opened to commercial use. Since then, the eCommerce industry has not stopped growing and changing with technology and consumer expectations. That leaves online retailers struggling to keep up with the constantly changing and evolving shopping trends to remain competitive in the industry. To take your eCommerce efforts to the next level, Smart Warehousing has compiled a list of rising trends. 1.) Online Shopping Sales Increasing Online shopping sales are projected to increase from 1.3 trillion in 2014, to 4.5 trillion in 2021 (Statista, 2019). This goes to show that online shopping is one of the most popular online activities and is not slowing down anytime soon. The level of comfort, increased trust, and improved shopping experience are all contributing factors to the growth of online shopping. 2.) Going Green 50% of digital consumers have stated that environmental concerns impact their purchasing decisions (GlobalWebindex, 2018). Shoppers are now more conscious of the environment than ever and need to create more sustainable and environmentally friendly practices to remain competitive. 3.) Mobile Purchasing By the end of 2021, 73% of eCommerce sales will take place on a mobile device (Statista, 2019). Consumers use their mobile devices to browse or research before making a purchase online and should not be ignored. Make sure that you are capturing this by optimizing your website for mobile devices. 4.) Voice Shopping 13% of U.S. smart speaker owners say that they were making purchases by voice at the end of 2017. That number is predicted to grow to 55% by 2022 (OC&C Strategy Consultants, 2018). Browsing capabilities

Emerging Online Shopping Habits You Need to Know2019-11-05T14:38:42-05:00

10 Steps to Get Your Business Ready for Seasonal Sales

With Halloween now behind us, the holiday season is officially here - whether we're ready for it or not! As a business owner, this means time is of the essence. Smart Warehousing has compiled a list of ten steps to help prepare your business for the approaching seasonal sales and guarantee your holiday success. 1.) Winning Website Anymore, shoppers want the convenience of doing their holiday shopping online, while avoiding the cold and the crowds. In order to take full advantage of this, you must ensure that your website is optimized before web traffic increases. Ensure that your website is easy-to-navigate with quick load times so that customers can easily find their product and complete their purchase, or else they will go looking for it somewhere else. 2.) Mobile-Friendly Once you have your website ready to go, shift your focus to making it mobile-friendly. Many holiday purchases are made on mobile devices, so make it easy on your customers and keep them focused on your product. 3.)Product Promotion I know you've seen them – gift guides created by magazines, websites and bloggers each year. List your product in one of these gift guides by asking the bloggers and journalists to be included. This is a great way to increase your company’s visibility during the holiday season. 4.) Information Accuracy Look over your company information, including phone number, address and email address posted on your website, social media accounts and other business listings to ensure accuracy before things get too busy. Similar to your website, you want customers to be focused on your product, while allowing easy access to your company

10 Steps to Get Your Business Ready for Seasonal Sales2019-11-05T13:22:42-05:00