Mercado | Article | How to create a digital, networked, and automated import supply chain

How to create a digital, networked, and automated import supply chain

ArticleHow to create a digital, networked, and automated import supply chainPublish Date: December 1, 2022 The US imports $2.8 trillion worth of goods every year. Without them, households up and down the country would be virtually empty. No sofas, no freezers, no clothes, no electronic devices…the list goes on. So why is such a vital industry putting itself at such …

Mercado | Article | Black Friday: A Time of Trepidation

Black Friday: A time of trepidation

ArticleBlack Friday: A time of trepidationBlack Friday. Arriving on the Friday following Thanksgiving (and followed by its younger sibling, Cyber Monday), it’s the time of year that has become a true representation of American consumerism. We’ve all seen the mid-aisle brawls as grown adults play tug-of-war with a Samsung 45-inch TV, or the decimated remains of a mid-west Walmart left …

Mercado | Insights | The spooky reality of the holiday supply chain

The spooky reality of the holiday supply chain

ArticleThe spooky reality of the holiday supply chainHappy Halloween! We’re officially rolling into the 2022 holiday season, which means the import supply chain is about to get pretty “spooky.” There’s a whole lot to think about when it comes to this time of the year, with one of the most pertinent questions being how to ensure products are sourced, ordered, …

Mercado | Article | Five future-proof solutions to create successful supplier relationships with Mercado

Five future-proof solutions to create successful supplier relationships with Mercado

ArticleFive future-proof solutions to create successful supplier relationships with MercadoIf you import products, chances are that you use suppliers. It’s as simple as that. What’s not as simple, however, is the process of working with them from thousands of miles away, to plan, buy, and move your products. Suppliers are the cornerstone of any successful import supply chain— without knowledgeable, …

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First Things First: October 2022 Recap

ArticleFirst Things FirstFirst Things First Episode 9 Recap – October 2022October 12th, 2022   ·   By Kayleigh Hansen Normally the first five minutes of our First Things First episodes are filled with supply chain news and learnings…but this month, we had technology on the mind. When we talk about technology, we’re talking about the challenges in the first mile. …

Mercado Labs | News | How Importers and Suppliers Can Get Compliant With Uyghur Legislation

How importers and suppliers can get compliant with Uyghur legislation

ArticleSourcing JournalHow importers and suppliers can get compliant with Uyghur legislationRead the full storyToday’s supply chain complexities have made the importer-supplier relationship increasingly stressful. With new legislation cropping up, such as the Uyghur Forced Labor Prevention Act (UFLPA) which came into effect on June 21, both parties now have no choice but to align in order to comply with new …

Mercado Labs | Press Release | Mercado Labs to revolutionize the way importers and suppliers connect to improve the international supply chain

Mercado Labs to revolutionize the way importers and suppliers connect to improve the international supply chain

Press Release | Mercado LabsMercado Labs to revolutionize the way importers and suppliers connect to improve the international supply chainJune 27th, 20225 minute read[Dallas, TX | June 2022]Mercado Plan is a cloud-based platform designed to verify, educate, and inform suppliers throughout the end-to-end supply chain, from onboarding, to manufacturing, to logistics.Mercado Labs has announced the release of Mercado Plan, a …

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First Things First: The Fastest Five Recap – March 2022 Edition

ArticleFirst Things FirstThe Fastest Five Recap – March EditionMarch 10th, 2022   ·   By Callum BerryWhat does the future look like for the global supply chain? You might have watched the recent second episode of our “First Things First” live show, where Mercado CEO Rob Garrison covered some of the top supply chain news stories from the past month …

Mercado Labs | Why the first mile is well, first

Why the first mile is well, first

Featured onFeb 23, 2022,   10:18am EST Why the first mile is well, first October 21st, 2021Throughout our years of experience working in the world of importing – from leading logistics operations for major retailers in the Fortune 500, to working with major global shippers to execute lean retail supply chains – we’ve seen the power of the first mile …

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Supply Chain Dictionary & Glossary

Mercado Labs SupportSupply Chain DictionaryThere’s a huge amount of different terms and acronyms that we all love to use in the supply chain world. The problem is, it can be just as confusing for newcomers to the industry as those who have been around for years. We’ve pulled together a list of all the latest terms, definitions, and acronyms to …