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Chirag Agrawal
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Chirag Agrawal
Logistics and Data Analytics Expert

A business that sells products has to find a way to get those items to customers. Even if the items are sold online, they’ll still move from Point A to Point B, usually through a shipping service. If you’re a one-person operation, you may take each item to the post office, but over time you’ll want to upgrade to a shipping provider. Grow even further, and things will get a little complicated since you’ll deal with shipments using multiple carriers on a regular basis. That’s where logistics services providers come in. They specialize in managing the shipment process for business, coordinating things so that products end up where they need to be in as efficiently a manner possible.

In general, logistics simply means coordinating the movement of people and items so that everything flows smoothly, though by definition it can refer to a wide variety of things in a business context. However, the most common use of the word logistics in the business world today has to do with the movement of merchandise from one place to another. A business that sells products, for instance, will usually contract with a third-party logistics services provider that ensures that those products get from the manufacturer to the retailer, where customers can purchase them.

 

debakshi gupta
CRM and English Skills expert

A business that sells products has to find a way to get those items to customers. Even if the items are sold online, they’ll still move from Point A to Point B, usually through a shipping service. If you’re a one-person operation, you may take each item to the post office, but over time you’ll want to upgrade to a shipping provider. Grow even further, and things will get a little complicated since you’ll deal with shipments using multiple carriers on a regular basis. That’s where logistics services providers come in. They specialize in managing the shipment process for business, coordinating things so that products end up where they need to be in as efficiently a manner possible.

Jahnvi Singh Parihar
Communication Skills, Educational Technology & Operations Expert

Logistics services refer to the coordination of items as they’re distributed from warehouses to consumers, usually by truck or air.A business that sells products has to find a way to get those items to customers. Even if the items are sold online, they’ll still move from Point A to Point B, usually through a shipping service. If you’re a one-person operation, you may take each item to the post office, but over time you’ll want to upgrade to a shipping provider. Grow even further, and things will get a little complicated since you’ll deal with shipments using multiple carriers on a regular basis. That’s where logistics services providers come in. They specialize in managing the shipment process for business, coordinating things so that products end up where they need to be in as efficiently a manner possible.