The team at Rakuten Super Logistics is filled with industry experts who help lead the way for team members and business owners. Director of Finance, Lauren Groh, has been putting in her two cents on logistics at RSL since 2017.
One of the biggest benefits for many online retailers working with a 3PL is the ability to take advantage of reduced shipping carrier rates. A high-volume shipper like Rakuten Super Logistics is able to negotiate with major shipping carriers like UPS for discounted rates on shipping. These savings can then be passed down to clients, allowing them to save even more money on shipping to their customers. Lauren plays a key role in these negotiations, in other words-- she helps our clients SAVE MONEY.
Lauren is also passionate about continuous improvement. She strives to push the company, herself, and her team forward to achieve greater successes every day.
Lauren began her financial career as a bookkeeper and advanced quickly into management and leadership roles. Her expertise extends into analytics, compliance, and process improvement. She has achieved success by gaining a strong understanding of all aspects of business, applying her financial knowledge, and bringing a unique perspective to problems and strategies.
Here’s what she had to share about her experience with Rakuten Super Logistics and why this 20-year milestone is so important.
What is your biggest accomplishment with RSL?
Having been with RSL for five years, I have seen many accomplishments. I would say one of the recent ones that also has future goals is Xparcel. Being able to create a product that gives clients more flexibility than the standard carriers is really exciting.
Having been with RSL for five years, I have seen many accomplishments. A recent example that also has immense future opportunities is Xparcel. Creating a product that allows for flexibility and reduced reliance on standard carriers is exciting.
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What makes RSL different from other competitors?
There are many things that make RSL stand out. A few of the most significant are our network of fulfillment centers, our partnership with First Mile creating so many transportation opportunities, and our hands-on client support.
What do you enjoy outside of work?
I enjoy creating things through cooking, baking, quilting, and crocheting. I also enjoy outdoor activities like hiking and kayaking.
Rakuten Super Logistics (RSL) is the leader in eCommerce order fulfillment services and freight management. RSL offers national fulfillment services and a network of fulfillment centers across the US, including Anaheim (CA), Atlanta (GA), Austin (TX), Carlstadt (NJ) Chicago (IL), Denver (CO), Houston (TX), Las Vegas (NV), Olean (NY), Reno (NV), Salt Lake City (UT), and Scranton (PA). RSL's fulfillment system allows for integration with popular shopping cart platforms and online marketplaces including Amazon, BigCommerce, Channel Advisor, eBay, Magento, ShipStation, Shopify, Volusion, Walmart Marketplace, and WooCommerce.