Topic: Miscellaneous

Quick Solutions Guide to Logistics Pain Points  

What’s your problem? We outlined a quick guide below detailing common pain points and the retail logistics solutions Zipline Logistics can provide.    PROBLEM:  Subpar Service From Current Logistics Partners What’s one of the biggest complaints we hear from our customers who have used general 3PLs? Other brokers just don’t care about their success.  These brands […]

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General 3PLs Waste CPG Brands’ Time and Money

There’s some shady, general 3PLs out there who operate almost like The Tinder Swindler on Netflix. They bait CPG brands by selling a dream that promises not only the best rates but the best service, too.   General 3PLs Prioritize Their Own Bottom Line But with no data or proof to back “the best” they […]

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Freight Market Update and Q2 Outlook 

No one could have predicted the curveballs we were thrown in the first quarter of 2022. Between record-high oil and gas prices and massive supply chain blockades for days on end, freight rates have been all over the place.  Freight Market Market Update Supply Chain Congestion  At the end of January, protestors began forming blockades […]

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How Record-High Oil and Gas Prices Impact Freight Rates 

If your freight rates have been all over the place lately and you want to know why, you’ve come to the right place. The short answer? Record-high oil and gas prices are playing a big part. @ziplinelogistics Wondering why your freight rates keep changing? Link in bio! #freight #logistics #oscarworthy #fyp ♬ Intense Music(850540) – […]

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Controlling the Controllables is Key to CPG Brands’ Success

Life is full of unpredictable things: like tomorrow’s weather, what your fortune cookie will say, or what ridiculous outfit Lady Gaga will wear next. Let’s rewind two years. Would you have ever predicted a global pandemic hitting or the conflict in Ukraine?  The thing about the supply chain is that every blindsiding world event, weather […]

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2022 Retail Buyer Report

Methodology: Zipline Logistics included 900+ retail buyers in our research efforts.  A Recipe for Shelf Space Competition  Mix two years of the global pandemic with constant supply chain disruptions. Then add a dash of one thriving e-commerce marketplace and a sprinkle of skyrocketing demand for consumer packaged goods. Lastly, stir in retail buyers and compliance […]

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Chasing Cheap Rates Only Gives You Headaches

“It’s okay, I just won’t tell her.”  “I’m just gonna snooze for five more minutes.”  “Augh, I’ll go to the store tomorrow instead.”  These all sound like great ideas at first. That is, until she finds out. Or you’re late for work again. Or there’s no food in the fridge for the fourth day in a […]

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Protesters at the U.S.-Canada Border Disrupt $1.5 Billion in Goods

All information is up to date as of February 15, 2022.  Navigating the supply chain has been no walk in the park these last two years, and initiatives like Freedom Convoy 2022 won’t be making things any easier.  What started as peaceful demonstrations in Canada’s capitol have evolved into major border-crossing barricades that are directly […]

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Be a Shipper of Choice to Secure Capacity in 2022

Being a Shipper of Choice in logistics is like being Tom Brady in football. Sure, he has haters (who are probably just jealous of his super model wife and the fact that he’s just THAT good). But if any team had the opportunity and he wasn’t retiring, you know they’d clear a roster spot for […]

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Trucking Market Q1 Update and 2022 Freight Outlook

Another wild year for the trucking market comes to a close. For the second consecutive four-quarter period, the freight market faced continual capacity challenges as the global supply chain wrestled with the effects of the COVID-19 outbreak. Freight rates continued to climb as demand far outstripped supply, and providers could not add capacity quickly enough […]

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