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A 3PL blog, check in regularly with the ProPack blog for our latest thinking on all things third-party logistics. But, expect us to spice things up from time to time with broader topics like our evolving thoughts on leadership, technology, and business trends.

Jun 06, 2017

Issue Resolution Features of ProPack's Customer Support Ticket System

ProPack’s custom developed support ticket system allows clients to communicate directly with the company regarding shipments, inventory, issue resolution, and customer service.

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May 11, 2017

ProPack's Expertise in Lot Control, Good Manufacturing Processes, and Warehousing Dietary Supplements

With roughly two-thirds of its warehoused goods in the Washington, Tennessee, and Utah warehouses requiring lot control, ProPack has evolved procedures and SOPs to handle the FDA requirements that come along with handling dietary supplements. Our expertise in lot control has allowed us to become ...

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Apr 26, 2017

Our iPod App's Inventory Control Features Allow for Seamless Productivity

It’s Sunday afternoon, and I am meticulous about what I eat and how much I spend on my lunches at work. I like to do all of my grocery shopping Saturday night, so that when I get ready to cook everything on Sunday, I don’t ...

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Apr 18, 2017

Location Management from the iPod App, the Compass of the Fulfillment Process

On my first tour of ProPack, I was impressed by the organization in the warehouse: row after row of product, all arranged numerically and alphabetically. With thousands and thousands of products on the shelves, it must take ages for the fulfillment employees to learn all ...

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Apr 10, 2017

Unique Ways ProPack's Shipping Expertise can Help Your Profitability

My first feeble attempt at making money online happened when I was 19. I found my old paintball guns I used in middle school and put them on eBay with a starting bid of $60. Only one person bid, and it was sold for $60. ...

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Apr 03, 2017

Shippers Face Higher Expectations as Consumers Prefer Shopping Online

I recently ordered myself a new laptop on eBay, and the estimated delivery date was March 5th. On the drive home, I excitingly anticipated a box on the front step, but to my surprise, nothing had arrived yet. I walked into my house, disappointed. I ...

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Mar 25, 2017

Visibility from ProPack: Providing Logistics Freedom in the Information Age

The 21st century is the information age; we want information available at the press of a button. Cell phone apps acquire investments worth millions of dollars because they make some aspect of life more efficient, safe, or it saves people time and money.

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Mar 14, 2017

Rewarding Efficiency: Simplifying Processes Saves Your Business Money

You go to the grocery store after work, you haven’t eaten since lunch, and you’re starving. You walk through the snacks aisle, and your impulses are overwhelming: you end up spending $30 on chips, cookies, and crackers. This could have been avoided this by having ...

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Mar 07, 2017

Logistics Freedom: How our Strategic Locations Simplify the Logistics Process

When I was fresh out of high school, I was excited to gain independence; I could tackle all of life’s problems on my own. As I gained life experience in my early 20’s, I realized that the presence of family, friends, and mentors helped ...

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Feb 27, 2017

Technologically Driven, not Technologically Dependent

“Technology is nothing. What's important is that you have a faith in people, that they're basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they'll do wonderful things with them. It's not the tools that you have faith in — tools are just tools. ...

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Feb 17, 2017

ProPack Stays a Step Ahead to Save You Time, Headaches

I have been backpacking for many years, and in the Pacific Northwest, the weather is frequently wet and unpredictable. Being obsessed with accountability and organization, I have to load my backpack in a way that makes accessing important items quick and efficient.

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Jan 05, 2017

Reflections on 2016: ProPack's Place in the 3PL Universe

Heading into 2017, we take a look at some general 3PL industry trends, and how the bond between shippers and 3PL industries continue to blossom into mutually beneficial relationships.

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Dec 22, 2016

Increase Christmas Joy with Proper Planning

With the holiday season just around the corner, we gleefully anticipate watching our children open their presents that we carefully wrapped, bow-tied, and labelled weeks before so we could appreciate that hallmark Christmas moment.

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Dec 07, 2016

Organizing for Success

Organization is crucial to success, not only in the third party logistics industry, but also in life. Disorganization can wreak havoc on a person’s daily routine. If a person spends fifteen extra minutes searching for misplaced car keys in the morning, they are more likely ...

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Aug 02, 2016

Managing Time & Accuracy

In high school I had a friend that was late to school at least once a week because he couldn’t find something he needed. Shoes, books, you name it he lost it. No one likes getting behind schedule because something you need isn’t where it ...

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Mar 04, 2016

We Are All Different

My wife and I have four young boys. They’re wild, they’re fun and they’re all different. Our youngest is easy going. Our oldest is very smart and talkative. Our second child is very sensitive and hands on. Our four year ...

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Feb 19, 2016

ProPack 2.0

“The computer is incredibly fast, accurate, and stupid. Man is unbelievably slow, inaccurate, and brilliant. The marriage of the two is a force beyond calculation.” - Leo Cherne

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Jan 28, 2016


ProPack strives for connectivity. We are constantly upgrading our systems to allow for easy access to information on your orders, inventory, and shipments. Lets break that down:

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Jan 06, 2016

Life Is A Circus Act

All too often we find ourselves juggling several things at once: career(s), kid(s), spouse, in-laws, school...you get the point. As a father and husband I enjoy the things associated with family, but as my families co-facility manager my "job" requires me to do things that ...

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Dec 04, 2015


I usually don’t do the grocery shopping in my family, but a few weeks ago I was summoned to pick up a few items from the store on my way home. Though slightly overwhelmed at first, I quickly noticed that the store was an ...

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Nov 20, 2015

What To Look For In A Fulfillment Company

Is it time to up your company’s shipping and storage game? Meet ProPack.

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Nov 13, 2015

Why Choose ProPack?

As a prospective employee, I asked myself this same question. Just before my hire to Propack, I was faced with an employment dilemma. I had been offered a job at Propack the same day that I was offered a position in my recent area ...

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Nov 06, 2015

ProPack's Quality Control Systems

Imagine your boss has just told you to find a GMP certified third party logistics facility. Sounds easy enough, but what exactly is a GMP certified facility and why do you need one?

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Oct 30, 2015

We Can Help!

My wife and I were at a picnic for the family recently, all my sisters and their husbands and kids running around, water balloons flying overhead and a campfire. I thought to myself it really doesn’t get any better than this.

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Oct 24, 2015

The NOT's and IS's of Leadership

In many areas of our lives there are opportunities to take the lead. It may be as simple as being the first to say "I'm sorry" to as complex as inventing a new method or item.

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Oct 16, 2015

The Movement of Goods

So my wife and I recently took our whole family to Disneyland for two whole days. While there enjoying everything that makes Disneyland great, the food, the rides, the shows, I witnessed the subtle things everywhere that helps them do one amazing thing.

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Oct 09, 2015

What a Journey It Has Been!

15 years ago I walked into a small aspiring 3PL trying to establish itself run by a couple guys that were two years ahead of me in high school. They had a drive and focus that I really caught onto. Alex Snyder and Thoai Tran ...

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Sep 30, 2015

Northbound Forwarding Consolidation

When it came to cleaning up the aftermath of a strong windstorm that blew through my neighborhood this past weekend, there was a fair share of work to be done. Since my yard and surrounding area went almost untouched by the strong gusts of wind, ...

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Sep 22, 2015

Leading by Example

While driving my girls to school, as I drop them off each day before work, I found myself extending my hand, pointing and getting ready to make a snarky comment about a person that was walking.

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Apr 17, 2015

What Costco can Teach us About Shipping

In our household we divide up the grocery shopping amongst a couple of stores. One of the stores we always go to is Costco, and no matter what time of the day or what day of the week they are always busy. In all my ...

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Apr 10, 2015

Why Dual Warehouse?

There are many very good reasons to use a 3PL company, but in my mind, nothing stands out like the dual warehouse model. I know I have talked about this before, but it is so important that it is worth repeating. It is one of ...

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Mar 19, 2015

Northbound Forwarding

When I was 12 years old I remember the day when my family purchased our very first microwave. It was amazing! What would take 20 to 30 minutes to cook in our conventional oven was done in 3 minutes. No more weird Jiffy popcorn being ...

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Feb 15, 2015

Right Tool for the job

Growing up I learned that having the right tools makes a world of difference when completing a task. As a kid, my friends and I would try to build forts, because that’s what 10-year-old boys do in the summer time. Our problem was that we ...

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Jan 11, 2015

Decisions, Decisions, Decisions

When making decisions in life we can get really particular. Sometimes, we want what we want and we are not going to settle for anything less. As consumers we can get pretty picky when it comes to choosing what to buy.

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Dec 06, 2014

Cutting Corners on Packaging

One of the biggest concerns when it comes to shipping is packaging. Will the package I ship make it to my customer in presentable condition?

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Nov 16, 2014

Supply Chain

In my marriage my understanding of the role I play and the role my wife plays is drastically different today than it was when we stood at the alter confessing our undying love for each other 20+ years ago.

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Oct 12, 2014

Hot Button Fees in Third-Party Logistics

In my 30 years in shipping, I don’t think anything stirs more passion than rates. Everyone usually has one hot button that is important to them, and it varies from customer to customer.

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Sep 16, 2014

What's Your Problem?

What's your problem? Sounds like a very rude question, doesn’t it? In reality, it probably is the most important thing you can ask your customers or prospects.

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Aug 25, 2014

Tips on Negotiating

I have touched on this topic before but as a sales person I spend a lot of time discussing rates and meeting with people that want to lower their costs as much as possible and so I feel like it is worth addressing again.

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Dec 30, 2013

2014 Carrier Updates!

Once again it’s that time for FedEx and UPS’ annual beginning of the year rate increases. ProPack has summarized both FedEx and UPS’ Ground and Air rate increases for 2014 for the benefit of its clients and business partners.

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Dec 16, 2013

Getting Your Christmas Packages Delivered On Time Via ProPack

Below are ProPack’s holiday schedule for Christmas and New Year’s and your last days to ship so your shipments arrive on or before Wednesday, December 25th.

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Dec 01, 2013

East Coast Order Fulfillment in Nashville, TN.

ProPack Logistics, located 25 minutes north of Nashville Tennessee, can provide quality order fulfillment and two day shipping to the majority of the central and eastern United States.

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Sep 09, 2013

Why Outsource Your Logistics to ProPack?

There are many 3rd Party Logistics providers in North America that promise to save their clients money on their supply chain needs.

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Aug 05, 2013

Great Progress Being Made on New P3PL Scanning App.

Over the past three months ProPack has been working on developing an iOS app to be used internally for running its warehousing operations.

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May 13, 2013

New Article in Practical Commerce Mentions ProPack Ogden

ProPack is excited to be getting more exposure in a new article from Practical Commerce that references ProPack’s Ogden, UT facility.

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May 06, 2013

New FedEx Case Study Mentions ProPack

Today FedEx released a new case study featuring ProPack and CMS Globalsoft (makers of ProPack’s manifest system, WorldLink). This article is available on the FedEx website and provides great exposure for ProPack.

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Apr 22, 2013

Rack Expansion in Ferndale, WA Warehouse

Last week ProPack setup over 2200 pallet positions of location managed racking in it’s Ferndale, WA warehouse.

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Apr 01, 2013

Save Money on Shipping with Custom Boxes

Carrier pricing for package shipments is based on the shipment’s destination and time in transit as well as it’s package weight and dimensions.

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Mar 11, 2013

ProPack's Tennessee Warehouse Press Release

PROPACK TO OPEN FACILITY IN ROBERTSON COUNTY Logistics Company to Invest $1 Million, Create 22 Jobs in White House, TN.

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Feb 25, 2013

Client Benefits of Inventory Reconciliation

In the Third Party Logistics Order Fulfillment world it is best practices for the company and their warehouse to each maintain their own separate inventory.

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Feb 04, 2013

ProPack's Tennessee Warehouse Racking Project

During the week of 1/28 through 2/1 ProPack setup 3000 pallet positions of racking in its Tennessee warehouse.

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Jan 21, 2013

Benefits of ProPack's Online Pallet In/Out System

Last week ProPack officially launched its new Pallet In/Out system at their Ogden, UT facility. ProPack developed this exciting new bit of technology for two clients who frequently cross dock pallets. For the past six months the system has been mostly manual. That changed last ...

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Jan 14, 2013


In 2012 ProPack focused on the setup of its three expansion warehouses in Washington, Utah and Tennessee. In 2013 ProPack will be focusing on filling these warehouses with new clients as well as on processes and technology.

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Jan 07, 2013


FedEx Express package and freight rates will increase an average of 5.9% for U.S., U.S. export and U.S. import services.

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