Tom Sellin

King finds a new fulfillment home for this pet supplier’s line of products

By Tom Sellin, Director of Business Development at King Solutions

Over half of US households, equaling over 80 million homes, have at least one pet, which has placed the pet products industry on a pathway of consistent growth. It’s no surprise then that one of King’s clients in this industry has experienced exponential growth, increasing their market share in the specialty pet food arena.    This particular client wasn’t […]

The 2019 State of Manufacturing® in MN. Today’s numbers for tomorrow’s success.

By Tom Sellin, Director of Business Development at King Solutions

Manufacturing is one of Minnesota’s biggest industries, employing over 300,000 people. It drives the shipping and fulfillment industry that also thrives here. That’s why the state of the manufacturing industry is of great importance to third-party logistics providers. Each year, Enterprise Minnesota does a fantastic job of capturing the state of the industry with their “State of Manufacturing®” survey.    “… Minnesota manufacturers are thriving and […]

Shipping temperature-sensitive products without losing your cool

By Tom Sellin, Director of Business Development at King Solutions

Shipping temperature-sensitive freight isn’t like packing a cooler for a weekend at the lake. Rather, it’s a precise method of storage and transport that requires accurate timing, proper packaging and a full understanding of the products being shipped. Whether you’re shipping life-saving pharmaceuticals, refrigerated or frozen foods, flowers, or any other type of perishable goods, […]

Everything new in Q2: read the latest logistics news and insights

By Tom Sellin, Director of Business Development at King Solutions

We are midway through the year, the economy looks strong and the logistics industry is trucking along. As we round the bend to the backside of the year, here are the latest facts, figures and trends in shipping and logistics. Read the entire Q1 logistics industry update for a complete snapshot of what happened earlier […]

Ecommerce-only pet food company asked itself, “Wanna go outside?”

By Tom Sellin, Director of Business Development at King Solutions

This Colorado-based pet food company got its start in the ecommerce space, and by maintaining a solid track record of fulfilling orders efficiently, online sales remains one of their core competencies. However, the company was growing faster than a greyhound on an all-protein diet, and was ready to take a bite out of the retail world.