The Plane Truth about Holiday eCommerce Fulfillment 2020

Posted by Harry Drajpuch on September 24, 2020

Oh you better watch out if you’re an eTailer, because according to research from Voxware, 76% of shoppers are planning to purchase more than half of their holiday gifts online this year.

When you combine that estimate with the exponential growth that eCommerce has already experienced due to COVID-19, you’re looking at unprecedented levels of holiday eCommerce fulfillment activity.

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Flexible Warehousing Solutions: A Public Goods Case Study

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 22, 2020

Since the arrival of the COVD-19 pandemic, “flexibility” has become a way of life. From parents adapting to their children’s virtual classrooms to business owners navigating operational and staffing challenges, the ebbs and flows of life are now much more drastic than they were pre-pandemic. This is certainly true within the world of logistics, where order volumes – especially those for essential household products – have

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

5 Ways to Boost eCommerce Warehouse Operations Efficiency

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 17, 2020

If you’re looking to lower costs and increase the efficiency of your eCommerce warehouse operations, your first thought might be to add automation.

But technology doesn’t come cheap. What if you don’t have the order volume to justify the cost?

Don’t despair. Following are a few low-tech ways to reduce eCommerce warehouse fulfillment center costs without breaking the bank.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

On Fulfillment and Football: Does the Size of your Third-Party Fulfillment Provider Matter?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 15, 2020

If you ever want to feel svelte, go stand next to an offensive lineman. Even in college, he’s likely to weigh just over 300 pounds. That massive weight is a big part of what enables him to do his job, because when it comes to protecting today’s college quarterbacks, size matters. That example applies as we think about one of the outsourcing-related questions we get most often: Is a bigger third-party fulfillment provider –

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

5 Best Practices for Fulfilling Benefits Enrollment Packages

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 8, 2020

Labor Day is over, which means the annual open enrollment period for health insurance and other benefits is just around the corner. Are you ready to ship out your benefits enrollment packages?

Not so fast! Here are some last-minute pre-launch details you should take care of before you launch your sales campaigns. We’ve also included a few best practices to help make these tasks easier.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

Seller Fulfilled Prime Changes: Options for Sellers

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 3, 2020

A few weeks ago, Amazon rocked some of its merchants’ worlds when it announced several changes to its Seller Fulfilled Prime program.

Shared via e-mail, the announcement inspired headlines like “Amazon to force merchants to develop nationwide footprint” and “Seller Fulfilled Prime in in Limbo” – and generated a lot of chatter among the eTailing giant’s many sellers.

But how big is this announcement really? Is it truly just

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The Cost of Adding a Warehouse Fulfillment Center

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on August 27, 2020

So you’re thinking about adding a warehouse fulfillment center to your distribution network.

While there are plenty of good reasons to do so, locating inventory closer to your customers probably tops the list. You’ll not only be able to get products into their hands faster, you’ll also reduce your delivery costs.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

How to Combat Rising Parcel Shipping Rates

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on August 20, 2020

rising parcel shipping rates

According to a recent Wall Street Journal story on parcel shipping rates, the big U.S. parcel carriers, especially UPS and FedEx, are firmly in the driver’s seat on pricing and, “have started hitting some large shippers with price increases in the double-digit percent range.”

But if you’re a large B2C shipper, you already knew that, didn’t you? In fact, you’re probably already feeling the financial pain of these rising

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Literature Distribution: How to Ensure Compliant Pharmaceutical Marketing

Posted by Leslie Barton on August 18, 2020

We’re all familiar with the expression “rules are made to be broken” – and maybe there are times when it’s okay to at least bend the rules a little. But, when it comes to pharmaceutical marketing, your best move is to stay compliant.

Pharma manufacturers and distributors are subject to a wide range of federal and state regulations governing how they advertise and promote their drugs. Penalties for violations include

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

A comprehensive guide to order fulfillment services

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on August 11, 2020

If you’re looking for a provider of order fulfillment services for your eCommerce operation, the search can seem a bit daunting – especially if you’ve been going it alone up to this point. Numerous providers have different capabilities and offerings, and it can be difficult to know which company’s services will best align with your business needs. In this article, we take a close look at the services fulfillment companies

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