Fulfillment Kitting Services: Great Collateral Deserves Great Packaging

October 17, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

You invest a lot of creativity and budget dollars into your marketing collateral, refining your messaging and design for maximum effectiveness. But, when it’s time to deliver those materials to your prospects or customers, is ho-hum packaging undercutting their impact?

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment

How to Improve Employee Retention in the Warehouse

October 15, 2019 by Harry Drajpuch

If you had to name the most important people in your organization, would any associates on the fulfillment center floor make the cut? 

If not, consider this week’s blog your wake-up call.

Because of the ongoing supply chain labor shortage, finding and keeping qualified people to do the important work of picking, packing and shipping orders is one of the most critical challenges facing eCommerce businesses today. Improving

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

How To Build a Better Fulfillment Outsourcing Relationship

October 8, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.” 

Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive?

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.  Even though most companies invest considerable time and money into finding the right 3PL fulfillment partner, many forget that it’s equally important to

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment

Survey Reveals Many Warehouse Networks Cannot Meet eCommerce Expectations

September 24, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Internet Retailer just published a research report whose title posed an important question for any online seller: Are Your Fulfillment Operations Good Enough?

Interestingly, many of the 100 mid-sized e-retailers who responded to the survey don’t think so.

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

“Are Your Order Fulfillment Services Good Enough?” Apparently not, Says New Internet Retailer Study

September 4, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When it comes to figuring out how your fulfillment performance stacks up, it’s tempting to compare yourself to industry giants. But what happens when you try to benchmark your order fulfillment services against something a bit more realistic – namely companies that have order volumes and budgets more in line with yours? 

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment kpis, fulfillment metrics, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

Do You Have too Much Marketing Collateral?

August 22, 2019 by Leslie Barton

Here’s an amazing, fun fact: Kudzu, an Asian vine brought to the U.S. in 1876, can grow as much as a foot a day.

Do you know what else can grow incredibly quickly? Marketing collateral.

If you haven’t taken a good, hard look at your inventory in a while, you might be surprised to learn what’s hanging around in your (or your fulfillment partner’s) warehouse. No doubt, there are pieces that are seldom, if ever, used;

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Unboxing The Advantages Of Custom Packaging

August 20, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re a subscription business or eTailer, you already know that there’s no substitute for a well-presented package. And if you’re an online buyer or subscriber, you totally understand why: We all want to know what’s inside a more enticing-looking gift – and we assume the item within it is going to be more valuable.

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, packaging

No Stone Unturned: Examining Order Fulfillment Costs

August 13, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re searching for sound budgeting advice, look no further than the Rolling Stones who once said: 

“You can't always get what you want.  But if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.”

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment metrics, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

The Latest on Shipping CBD Oils and Other CBD Products

August 8, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

As the Green Rush gains momentum, it’s a good time to be a seller of CBD oil and other hemp-based products, especially since the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp  on a federal level. However, as companies are ramping up to capitalize on this marketing opportunity, there remain many questions about warehousing and shipping CBD oil and other hemp-based products.

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, order fulfillment process, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

Space Program: The Changing Role of the Distribution Warehouse

August 6, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Fifty years ago this summer, Neil Armstrong etched his way into history when he became the first man to set foot on the moon.

The achievement was epic, but let’s be honest:  He wouldn’t have been able to get off the launching pad, much less to the moon and back, if it weren’t for the mostly anonymous people in Mission Control who did much of the heavy lifting.

Here in the world of fulfillment services, we have our own

Filed Under: order fulfillment

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