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Beating the Post-Holiday Blues: How DA Turns Your 3PL Frowns Upside Down

As we say goodbye to the holiday season, we often face the all-too-familiar post-holiday blues, especially when it comes to logistics and inventory management. But not this year! Distribution Alternatives is here to turn those post-holiday frowns upside down. Make a New Year’s resolution to let us show you how a logistics strategy with Distribution

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Distribution Alternatives: A Reliable Partner for Your Supply Chain Needs

In the fast-paced world of business, efficiency and reliability are paramount. When it comes to your supply chain, a smooth-running operation is essential for ensuring customer satisfaction and maintaining a competitive edge. However, if your current third-party logistics (3PL) provider is falling short of expectations, it can have a significant impact on your bottom line.

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The Future of Shipping: How Freight Brokers Can Help Your Business Grow

Imagine a future where your shipping is seamless, efficient, and cost-effective. A future where you don’t have to worry about finding the right carrier, negotiating rates, or handling paperwork. A future where you can focus solely on your business, knowing that your shipments are in good hands. The Freight Brokers at Distribution Alternatives are experts

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Understanding Electronic Data Interchange (EDI)

Electronic data interchange (EDI) can improve your efficiency and provide numerous other benefits. However, you may encounter a few hurdles along the way. Understanding EDI and its various capabilities can help a company grow its business through its compatibility with large retailers. What is electronic data interchange (EDI)? EDI is a system through which two

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What is a 3PL?

The ability to deliver goods efficiently and quickly to your customers is a major factor in the growth of your e-commerce operations. Refining your warehouse management allows you to optimize the way you store, handle, and ship products. While many companies keep order fulfillment and logistics in-house, some choose to work with third-party logistics (3PL)

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Split Case Picking: 4 Models and 9 Technologies

Manual labor accounts for more than half (55%) of total warehouse costs. Part of that is because of how tedious picking and packing can be, with three-fifths (60%) of the time it takes consumed by moving products and walking. Pick and pack becomes especially labor-intensive when grabbing individual items from different places and putting them

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How to Prevent and Fight Retailer Chargebacks

Suppliers are all too familiar with chargebacks. There are many reasons they might occur, such as not submitting the appropriate EDI transactions, sending the shipment behind schedule, not meeting packing specifications, and not correctly labeling a carton. With a chargeback, the next payment made to the vendor is reduced. It could go down a flat

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We’ve Got Your 3PL Needs Covered

Corporately located in St. Paul Minnesota, Distribution Alternatives is a full-service 3PL company that operates over 2,000,000 square feet of warehouse space in five facilities from the Midwest to the Port of Long Beach, California and our new location in Houston Texas.

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3PL Fulfillment Warehouse Locations

Minnesota

6870 21st Avenue South
Lino Lakes, Minnesota 55038
Phone: 800-346-3245
403,000 square feet
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Bloomington CA

17820 Slover Ave
Bloomington, California 92316
Phone: 800-346-3245
652,000 square feet
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Bloomington CA

18012 Slover Ave
Bloomington, California 92316
Phone: 800-346-3245
610,000 square feet
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Houston TX

30815 Kingsland Boulevard
Brookshire, Texas 77423
Phone: 800-346-3245
855,610 square feet
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