Stitch Labs Fulfillment & Integration

Connect to Propeller with your Stitch Labs Solution

We have added Stitch Labs to our list of eCommerce solutions that Propeller provides fulfillment and integration for.  Therefore, if you own a business that uses Stitch Labs we can help you grow, due to automating your fulfillment process. Integrating your eCommerce solution with Propeller, we can process your order and get them shipped efficiently and cost-effectively. Furthermore, the quicker an order can get to your customer, the more satisfied they will be! All of which can be done without hiring additional staff, facilities, and equipment.

At Propeller, Inc. customers are able to securely connect with Stitch Labs and over 30 other eCommerce solutions. Therefore, helping you automate your fulfillment process. Because of the integration with Propeller, you will be able to automatically send orders, receive shipment confirmations and sync inventory with Propeller, Inc.

Finally, to learn more about integrations from Propeller, please see our ECommerce, Shopping Cart & Sales Channel Fulfillment page under the services section.

About Stitch Labs

“Stitch Labs is a commerce operations platform that centralizes inventory, sales, purchasing, and fulfillment to give retailers greater visibility, efficiency, insight, and control across their business. With the power of Stitch’s cloud-based platform, retailers and wholesalers can more easily reduce costs, maximize profitability, and intelligently scale their Omni channel operations to meet customers’ needs.” https://www.stitchlabs.com

About Propeller Inc.

Propeller, Inc. was founded in 1991. For more than 25 years we have been providing exceptional services in warehousing, distribution, and fulfillment.

Propeller, Inc. is a full-service 3PL providing order processing, warehousing, shipping, kitting and assembly, packaging, invoicing (including EDI), returns management and materials procurement.

Propeller now offers Integration for over 30 eCommerce Solutions

You can now connect your eCommerce solution with Propeller.  At Propeller, Inc. we are able to securely connect with over 30 eCommerce solutions, shopping carts, and sales channels. Helping you automate your fulfillment process. With the integration of your eCommerce solution with Propeller, you will be able to automatically send orders, receive shipment confirmations and sync inventory with Propeller, Inc.

We currently support the following eCommerce Solutions:

1ShoppingCart

3dcart

Amazon

Amazon Checkout

AspDotNetStoreFront

Big Commerce

Blue Cherry

ByDesignFreedom

Channel Advisor

CIN7

CommerceHub OrderStream

CrateJoy

CS-Cart

 

Dear

eBay

Ecwid

Groupon Goods

Houzz

HSN

Infusionsoft

Jet.com

Lightspeed Retail

Magento

Neto

Nexternal

OpenCart

 

Overstock.com

PayPal

PrestaShop

Shopify

Skubana

SPS Commerce

TradeGecko

Ultracart

Uniware Clear Connect

Volusion

Walmart

Wayfair

WooCommerce

If your eCommerce solution is not listed call us, chances are we either have you eCommerce solution in development or listed on our website.

 

What Every Supply Chain Needs to Start Doing

What is reverse logistics?

Reverse logistics is a strategy in supply chain management where distributed goods, or some part of the good, is reused. The term ?reverse logistics? comes from the idea that once the good is transported through the entire supply chain, (supplier, to manufacturer, to customer, to final customer) the reusable portion of the good then travels upstream through the supply chain in the reverse order. More simply stated, any movement of a product within its supply chain after the end customer purchases it is considered to be reverse logistics.

How can I use reverse logistics?

Typically, companies and businesses use reverse logistics to implement proper product disposal, to retrieve parts, or to refurbish used products. The following ideas are great for applying reverse logistics into your company?s supply chain management:

  • Environmental Initiatives – If you are a company that prides itself in being environmentally friendly, then reverse logistics is an excellent strategy for your supply chain. For example, many products can damage the environment if put in landfills. Reverse logistics provides a way to ensure  ?products are properly disposed in a way that reduces harmful waste. Also, reverse logistics is useful with recycling initiatives. Dasani is an excellent example of this as they have placed Dasani Bottle Bins across college campuses. Consumers can place their bottles in the bins, which then provides Dasani with the opportunity to retrieve the used bottles and recycle them. There are countless examples of this, including recycling cell phones for their metal parts that go towards energy and mining services.

  • Profitable Returns – Reverse logistics gives a member of the supply chain an opportunity to receive a return from the end-product sold. For example, Apple purchases their customers? older iPhones for the internal parts. This reverse flow starts off when customers sell their phone back to the Apple store. Apple then gives the used iPhone to the manufacturers where they are able to retrieve the useful parts. Since the original assembly of the iPhone is considered to be a sunk cost (a cost that is no longer relevant), the parts are seen as an additional source of revenue given their monetary value jx0rwoa.

  • Defects and Recalls – Unfortunately, there are many instances when companies are required to enforce a recall on a defective good. Johnson & Johnson is known for its Tylenol recalls due to poor quality-control at the manufacturing plants. By understanding and efficiently using reverse logistics in their supply chain, Johnson & Johnson could save itself thousands of dollars when returning the Tylenol back to the manufacturer.

Why is reverse logistics important?

Reverse Logistics is important because of the successful impact it has on supply chain management, contributing to a company?s overall success. Experts say that companies no longer compete with companies, but rather supply chains compete with supply chains. Now would be a good time to review your company?s supply chain management to see how implementing a reverse logistics strategy can benefit you.

What is 3PL?

What is 3PL? A 3PL (Third Party Logistics) provides outsourced logistic services, The term is rather broad and generally applies to the storing or shipping of goods.

There are two types of 3PL, Asset Based & Non-Asset Based. Asset Based 3PL’s have the infrastructure to handle the physical requirements of a logistics operation, such as Order Fulfillment, Inventory, Pick & Pack and Shipping. Non-Asset based 3PL provides the network of brokers, vendors & carriers to ship goods between multiple locations, such as freight forwarding & freight brokerage. Many 3PL’s have attributes in both Asset Based & Non-Asset based logistics.

Who needs a 3PL (third party logistics)?

Most successful companies are good at Sales & Marketing, a 3PL is good at handling your logistical and fulfillment needs. You lack the resources, capital or infrastructure to run your own fulfillment & logistics operations. It takes a lot of time to handle your own logistics, fulfillment & shipping, Having a 3PL as your logistics provider helps you focus on what keeps your business running.

Propeller is not just another 3PL.

Propeller, Inc. is a full-service 3PL providing order processing, warehousing, shipping, kitting and assembly, packaging, invoicing (including EDI), returns management and materials procurement. Our staff are your employees, Propeller has the expertise to keep your fulfillment process running smoothly. With Propeller, you can use our shipping volume and our relationship with vendors & carriers to provide cost savings to you.

Shipping and Warehousing with Propeller, Inc.

 

Shipping/Receiving

There are many companies who are primarily in the business of selling a product. Their profits are based on the amount of sales that are processed. There is another aspect to this kind of business: distribution. Distribution is necessary to keeping your business alive and ensuring customer satisfaction. In an ideal world, such companies would only focus on the sales aspect without having to oversee the means of distribution. For most companies, this ideal world has yet to become a reality. Enter Propeller Inc.

As your shipping company in Utah, we have the means to assist you with all of your distribution needs. With our services, you’ll be able to focus on sales and expanding your business; we will take care of the headaches that occur with shipping issues. You can be assured that your shipments will not only be prompt, but also cost-effective. Propeller Inc. offers a variety of shipping methods depending on the shipment. Whether you need to ship by land, air, rail, or sea, we’ve got you covered. We can ship to another store location, distribution center, or directly to the consumer. We will work with you to create a custom shipping and receiving process that will most benefit your business.

Our employees are rigorously trained to be able to handle all the complications that you would normally face when dealing with shipping. If you are concerned with Customs and are not familiar with those regulations, don’t worry, our team has the expertise required when dealing with Customs on your international shipments. We will inspect each shipment to ensure that order and product accuracy. We have a number of shipping services available to you:

  • Affordable In-House Regional Delivery
  • Import and Export Services
  • Expedited and Overnight Delivery
  • Carrier Integration with FedEx, UPS, and USPS
  • Order Status, Shipping, and Tracking
  • Real-time Web Based Reporting
  • And So Much More!

We have been in business for over twenty years and our experience in volume shipping will result in discounted shipping rates for you and your business.

 

Warehousing

We have nearly 75,000 square feet of available storage space. Perhaps you have a business that offers seasonal merchandise that requires it to be stored for the majority of the year. That kind of stock can take up large amounts of space that could easily be used for more necessary storage. You can relieve the amount of overstock by utilizing our vast storage capabilities. Perhaps your storage space is simply not sufficient for your needs; we have the storage you need. We are very accommodating and only charge you for the space you use. We will also handle the loading and transportation of your storage for you. The following list provides the services included when you hire Propeller Inc. for your storage needs:

  • Product Rotation
  • Inventory of Product If Desired
  • Short or Long Term Storage
  • Local Pickup and Delivery Available
  • Excess Inventory
  • Quarantined Inventory
  • Rack Storage
  • Bulk Storage
  • Container Receipts

We will also sort and palletize any goods that you wish. Let us do the work while you save space, time, and money. Experience the relief and increased revenue that will come as a result of working with Propeller Inc.

Daily Operations Integration

One of Propeller Warehouse’s many services is the ability to synchronize a company’s software system with our order fulfillment management utilities. Our Provo third-party logistics it is important that our clients to be able to access their data and progression at all times.

When requested, Propeller Warehouse will sync our organized data management software with your system so that you are always aware of the status of your orders. You can have your orders sent from your website’s shopping carts or accounting systems directly to our system. Our order fulfillment management system then processes the information and begin the procedures of kitting, packaging, and shipping. Our system then reports back to you all pertinent information, including tracking numbers, shipping methods, remaining open orders, back orders, and current inventory levels.

Our operations integration system deals primarily with orders, but we can also implement the same procedure for other similar processes: assembly, pick-ups and deliveries, retail packaging design, and virtually any process that needs to be tracked, monitored, and reported. Let our order fulfillment management system focus on organization and numbers, so you can focus more on growing your business and sales.

Managing distribution logistics can be very time-consuming and costly, especially when starting a business. That is why we recommend using our Provo third-party logistics system. Our system will improve the fluidity of your operations by enlisting the help of a third-party group to process, store, package, and ship orders. Allow our extensive facilities at Propeller Warehouse to manage your affairs and help your business become more efficient.

Get Started with Propeller

 

Propeller Certified Food Processing

Food Establishment Certification

Food Establishment Certification for Propeller, Inc.

Propeller, Inc recently met with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) to make sure we were up-to-date with all the modern food handling standards and procedures. We are now certified to go ahead with food processing.

Propeller can now process food items. We can process food items such as protein powders, supplements, cereals, rice, and some pastries. We currently do not have large refrigeration capabilities.

 

Food Processing Facilities & Equipment

Propeller can reprocess food items from bulk packages to smaller consumer packaging. For example, if you have a 50 lbs bag of coffee, and want to sell it in retail packaging, Propeller will use its would store your raw goods in the warehouse, when productions starts the 50 lbs bags would then be feed into the bulk hopper. An auger then conveys the coffee beans to the in feed hopper which stores ?the coffee for mechanical volume or weight based filling of packages. Propeller can then use a sealer to seal your packaging.

Since Propeller is a full featured 3PL provided, we can then store the finished product until it needs to be fulfilled and shipped to retailers, wholesalers and your eCommerce customers.

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Propeller is Foodsafe

Utah-Idaho Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages Certificate received by Pepsi and 1960.

Utah-Idaho Bottlers of Carbonated Beverages Certificate received by Pepsi in 1960.

Some people in the community know that we are located in the old Pepsi bottling plant in Provo, UT. Pepsi already had a filling room (clean room) where the syrup was mixed with all the special ingredients and then found it’s way into bottles that were shipped worldwide. However, that was over 40 years ago. So Propeller, Inc recently met with the Utah Department of Agriculture and Food (UDAF) to make sure we were up-to-date with all the modern food handling standards and procedures.

The meeting went well and we received the go-ahead to start processing low-risk food items.  Low-risk food items are things such as protein powders, supplements, cereals, rice, and some pastries.  We currently do not have large refrigeration capabilities.

 

Foodsafe Processing Facilities & Equipment

Propeller warehouse can reprocess food items from bulk packages to smaller consumer packaging. For example, if you have a 50 lbs bag of coffee, and want to sell it in retail packaging, the Propeller warehouse will use its would store your raw goods in the warehouse, when productions starts the 50 lbs bags would then be feed into the bulk hopper. An auger then conveys the coffee beans to the in feed hopper which stores the coffee for mechanical volume or weight based filling of packages. Propeller can then use a sealer to seal your packaging.

Since Propeller is a full featured 3PL provided, we can then store the finished product until it needs to be fulfilled and shipped to retailers, wholesalers and your eCommerce customers.

What is an ECT?

There are currently two tests in the industry that determine cardboard strength, represented by a round or sometimes square stamp on a flap of the box that shows the manufacturer follows the rules and regulations of the United States Commerce Commission. For a long time the accurate test for cardboard, or corrugated fiberboard, was the Mullens Burst Test. The Bursting Test is a measurement of the force required to puncture or rupture the face of the cardboard. Once a result is found the board gets a rating. A very common rating is 200#. The other test is relatively newer and in some cases is the preferable test.

The ECT or Edge Crush Test is a laboratory test that compresses a small piece of board edgewise between two plates until a peak force is reached. This is measured in pounds per inch (lb/in), but usually shown as an ECT value, for example 32 ECT.

ECT_Ratings

A Mullens 200# and ECT 32 are widely viewed as being interchangeable. However they both have their advantages. Every fiberboard has a specific “Recipe” that effects the strength, weight, thickness, and other special properties. The Mullens test however requires that the stock meet certain weight requirements to achieve a higher rating. This gives you a more rugged box but at the cost of weighing more. The ECT has no such weight requirements but is held strictly to the crushing strength of the cardboard. This means that a manufacturer with a great “Recipe” and design can produce an ECT box as strong or stronger as a similar Mullens box, but also cutting the overall weight.