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7 Steps to Crafting Effective RFPs for Retail Logistics Services

June 19, 2024

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Four years after the pandemic roiled the retail industry and disrupted supply chains in previously unimaginable ways, retailers across the country are still recovering. Wild swings in consumer demand have made it difficult to determine appropriate inventories, and the costs of owning their logistics infrastructures are continuing to skyrocket.

That is leading many retailers to consider outsourcing their warehousing and logistics to third parties. For many, however, the question of how to write an appropriate request for proposal (RFP) is a vexing one. The goal is to communicate their needs clearly to each selected supplier so they can evaluate the resulting bids on an even playing field.

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