Why Reno Companies Choose to Outsource to Hopkins

Many companies struggle with whether or not they should use a third partly logistics company for product distribution or if they should continue to distribute goods themselves. At Hopkins Distribution we have seen companies outsource distribution for a number of different reasons. Below are some reasons why companies have decided to move their logistics services to a 3PL company like Hopkins Distribution.

Growth: A common reason companies make the switch from self-distribution to using an outside warehousing and logistics company is business growth. New clients come to Hopkins because the demand for their product has grown larger than the space available to them. When the need to expand exceeds your resources it can become necessary to move some, if not all, of your product to a third party distribution location.

Tax benefits: Many companies have decided that it would be to their advantage to receive the tax benefits that other locations have to offer. For instance, there are Nevada tax breaks when using a 3PL in Nevada. When your product is shipped to Nevada for storage and distribution, your company will not be taxed for the storage of your goods.

Location: Many companies have chosen to use an outside 3PL because they wanted to expand or have a presence in a different geographic region.  West Coast fulfillment  facilitates shipments to the western United States and can prove to be invaluable in terms of reducing your overall business costs. Reno, Nevada is considered the Hub of the West and is the primary location for companies seeking a centralized West Coast distribution point.

If your needs have exceeded your own resources, you would like to receive tax benefits, or you’d like to expand to the West Coast then consider using a 3PL company. Contact Hopkins today to discuss your specific third party logistics needs!

Building Your Startup Business with 3PL

Contracting with a third party logistics company allows you to focus on the important tasks of running your business. Using a high quality third party logistics (3PL) company like Hopkins can increase business and contribute to expansion.

A common reason companies switch from distributing on their own to using an outside warehousing and logistics company is business growth. New clients typically come to Hopkins because the demand for their product has grown larger than the space available to them. When the need to expand exceeds your resources it can become necessary to move your product to a third party distribution location. A good 3PL company can offer businesses a chance to tap into a network of contacts, reducing supply costs and gaining lower overhead and volume discounts.

In some cases, a company will have a successful product but the demand has surpassed the company’s fulfillment and customer service systems. Transit, warehousing, inventory tracking and stock retention are labor-intensive and expensive aspects of distribution. Hopkins provides all the services you need to distribute your product to market; eliminating learning curves and reducing chances for errors and miscommunication.  By handling these logistics we apply our distribution knowledge, increasing customer satisfaction and loyalty.

Hopkins Distribution also allows for flexibility and innovation. As your business grows and changes so do the 3PL services we provide. Our warehouse facilities offer flexible space that allows companies to expand and contract their inventory footprints based on demand rather than paying for unutilized space.

If you are looking for a 3PL company you should consider the distribution benefits that Hopkins Distribution has to offer. Contact Hopkins Distribution to discuss your specific distribution needs today!

Hiring a Reno Personal Injury Lawyer

You may want to consider hiring a personal injury lawyer if you are the victim of an accident. The person who is responsible for the accident has the duty to repay your expenses and you may need a lawyer to make that happen.

Hiring a lawyer levels the playing field and makes things more fair. If you are looking to hire a lawyer it is important that you consider a few things. You must find the right Reno personal injury lawyer for you.

To this, sit down with the lawyer to discuss your claim and possible ways of handling it. Bring copies of all your documents: police report, medical records and bills, income loss information, and all correspondence with the insurance company.

You want a lawyer whose specialty is personal injury and do not want to be represented by someone who has primarily been a lawyer for defendants. If you are working with multiple lawyers, find out which lawyer would have responsibility for the case and which lawyer you would be dealing with directly.

Gene Drakulich specializes in personal injury law and has been practicing law in Reno for 27 years. He handles each of his cases personally. Contact Gene today for a free consultation.

Truckers: Find the right trucking tax preparation company

Choosing a tax professional is a highly personal choice. Below are just a few of the questions to ask yourself and potential tax professionals if you’re not sure your current tax preparation company is right for you.

Do they give prompt, attentive service?
Do they know trucker taxes inside and out?
Do they provide a fair value for the fees charged?
Do they have a good track record?
Do they have experience with the trucking industry?
Are they aware of the special tax deductions you as a trucker are entitled to?
Are you satisfied with the results?

It is especially important to choose the right tax preparation company for truckers. If you asked yourself the above questions about who currently does your taxes and did not like the answer, contact Total Truck Support today.

Reasons Your Startup Needs a Distribution Company

If you are a Reno startup company, getting your product to market may be one of your biggest challenges. This requires the physical transfer of your product with one or more intermediate parties before it reaches the ultimate end-user. A distribution company can help you move your products from their originating source to its ultimate end user. Below are just a few of the many reasons to use distribution partners to help improve your business.

Physical Product Distribution

Many times, the biggest challenge of getting a good idea off the ground, is how to get that idea delivered to the public. A distribution company is the perfect solution to this problem. A distribution company can make this a probability by increasing your profitability and  providing custom tailored warehousing and distribution solutions.

Increase Sales

A common reason small startup companies decide to use a distribution company is to expand their sales quickly. By employing a distribution company to perform the task of selling your products or services, you can increase your market area and therefore your overall business.

Increase Value

A distribution company can actually increase your company value. When you work with a distribution company they can make your product more enticing to customers by providing additional services to the end-user. For instance a customer might not choose your product over another if the product isn’t easily accessible. Other examples of added value include installation, assembly and customization of the product.

As your business begins to change and grow you may find yourself in need of a great logistics or distribution company. Contact us and talk with one of our sales associates so that we may provide you with a customized rate proposal tailored to your individual warehousing needs.

Why Choose Hopkins For Your West Coast Distribution?

Hopkins Distribution has a staying power that is unlike most in the field. They offer a unique hybrid of corporation and family-owned mindset that has continued to encourage clients to choose Hopkins from the start. They are the oldest incorporated 3PL in Northern Nevada, which means they are able to flex with the economy and customer demand while continuing to provide expected service.

Their competitive pricing and 99.997% accuracy of inventory processing are also excellent reasons to choose Hopkins. They provide unprecedented operational and technological adaptability that lends clients the tools they need to stay informed about their inventory and logistic moves.

Reno is the hub to the west, and with no floor sales tax to store goods here it is easy to see why letting Hopkins Distribution Company work for you is a great idea.

Below are some of the many reasons why clients have been choosing Hopkins for years:

  • Longevity: The oldest incorporated 3PL in northern Nevada.
  • Operational and technological adaptability to every client’s needs.
  • Competitive pricing in line with our client’s specific needs.
  • Client Support tools in place to give every client instant information available for all aspects of their inventory and logistics needs.
  • Reno, Nevada is the hub to the west.
  • No floor sales tax to store your goods in the state of Nevada.
  • 99.997% accuracy in the processing of our clients inventory, 15 years in a row.
  • Lots/Serial Numbers, ASN

If you are looking for a West Coast logistics company you should consider the distribution benefits that Nevada and Hopkins Distribution have to offer. Contact Hopkins Distribution to discuss your specific West Coast distribution needs today!

Easy Saliva and Blood Hormone Testing at Home

Teach Me Wellness provides safe and easy at home Saliva and Blood Hormone testing. Infertility is a problem that many people struggle with. While there are many causes of infertility, some cases may be explained by something as simple and correctable as hormonal imbalance. Teach Me Wellness offers convenient and accurate online blood tests and saliva hormone tests.

At home saliva and blood hormone lab tests are a simple, cost-effective way to identify treatable hormone imbalances that affect fertility. Early detection can help you address these issues and identify the need for more specialized care. These online tests are perfect for women who have irregular cycles or fertility issues, who have been trying to get pregnant without success or who would like to be proactive in their preconception planning by getting a baseline screening.

Hormones are tested in blood collected by finger stick and dried on filter paper, and in saliva. Patients can collect their samples conveniently and at the appropriate cycle times with minimal disruption to their lives and busy work schedules. Sampling is done on days 3 and 21 of the menstrual cycle. The day 3 sample is optimal for assessment of ovarian reserves with the FSH and LH tests, while the other hormones are measured around day 21 commonly, when the level of hormones should be optimal for a successful pregnancy.

An online lab test is a great tool to screen for fertility issues. With Teach Me Wellness you have access to the following online fertility tests and hormone tests which can be taken in the comfort of your own home:

Female Hormone Lab Results
Fertility Lab Results
Male Hormone Lab Results

Choosing the Best Personal Injury Lawyer for You

To find out whether a a Reno personal injury lawyer is right for you, sit down with the lawyer to discuss your claim and possible ways of handling it. Bring copies of all your documents: police report, medical records and bills, income loss information, and all correspondence with the insurance company.

Before you meet with the lawyer, find out whether he or she will charge you for the first interview. If the lawyer wants to charge you just for discussing whether or not to take your case, go somewhere else.

After you tell him or her about your case you will want to ask some things of your lawyer. How long has the lawyer been in practice? Roughly what percentage of the lawyer’s practice involves personal injury cases? Does the personal injury lawyer most often represent plaintiffs or defendants? Would the lawyer personally handle your case or pass it along to another lawyer in the office?

You want a lawyer whose specialty is personal injury and do not want to be represented by someone who has primarily been a lawyer for defendants. If you are working with multiple lawyers, find out which lawyer would have responsibility for the case and which lawyer you would be dealing with directly.

Gene Drakulich specializes in personal injury law and has been practicing law in Reno for 27 years. He handles each of his cases personally. Contact Gene today for a free consultation.

Nevada Tax Ranking

When choosing a distribution company it is important to consider the tax climate of the state where your distribution company is located. The Tax Foundation’s 2013 edition of the State Business Tax Climate Index may help you with the decision making process. This index gauges how each states’ tax systems compare. Nevada is one of the highest ranking of the 50 states. Read on to see how your state tax climate compares.

The Index keeps in mind several factors when ranking taxes. The absence of a major tax is a dominant factor as are property taxes and unemployment insurance taxes. The states in the bottom 10 have complex, non-neutral taxes with comparatively high rates. A state like Nevada that raises sufficient revenue without major taxes has an advantage over those states that levy many taxes.

According to this year’s Index the best ranked states are:

  1. Wyoming
  2. South Dakota
  3. Nevada
  4. Alaska
  5. Florida
  6. Washington
  7. New Hampshire
  8. Montana
  9. Texas
  10. Utah

The 10 lowest ranked, or worst, states in this year’s Index are:

  1. Maryland
  2. Iowa
  3. Wisconsin
  4. North Carolina
  5. Minnesota
  6. Rhode Island
  7. Vermont
  8. California
  9. New Jersey
  10. New York

Nevada has no corporate or individual income tax, putting it in 3rd place. This ranking also makes Nevada one of the best choice for a West Coast distribution company. If you are looking for a West Coast 3PL company you should consider the tax benefits Nevada and Hopkins Distribution have to offer.

Contact Hopkins Distribution to discuss your specific West Coast distribution needs today!