In our recent blog post, we took a look at eCommerce Packaging and the factors, trends, and customer expectations that influence packaging decisions. This week, we’re going to dive deeper into those customer expectations and their impact on packaging logistics.
Custom packaging. It may not seem like a major concern in comparison to other items on your logistics plate, but it warrants your attention now more than ever. Because, when it comes to e-Commerce fulfillment, your little packages can have a huge impact on your customers’ impression of your company as well, as your bottom line.
Filed Under: packaging
As an eTailer, you’ve got a lot on your plate. Too much, probably, to focus on the details of how parcel carriers are charging you for shipping.
But there’s a hidden profit killer that you absolutely need to understand – dimensional weight, or dim weight, pricing. A little focus here can save you tens of thousands in bottom-line dollars.
Filed Under: dim weight pricing
In our previous blog post, we looked at shipping in terms of what matters most to consumers: cost or speed. It turns out, of course, that both are very important – though most consumers prefer to keep cash in their pockets if push comes to shove.
Filed Under: national distribution
John Pellegrino has joined the Amware team as Director of Transportation Services. John comes to us with over 30 years of experience in managing multi-modal logistics networks, with a specialty in parcel transportation. Prior to Amware, John held a similar role at Radial Corporation, an eCommerce fulfillment company.
Filed Under: Amware News
True or false: 60% of consumers say that they would wait 5-7 days to receive an item if there was free shipping.
In our “gotta have it now” society, where Amazon is conditioning people to expect faster and faster delivery, even same-day, many would say “FALSE. It’s all about the speed.”
But they’d be wrong.
Filed Under: ecommerce fulfillment
We recently returned from the launch of a very cool new eCommerce offering – aBundle. The company offers supplies to B&Bs, vacation rentals and anyone who houses guests and needs to supply linens, personal care items and just about anything else. Their tagline: “Prep your place.”
Filed Under: logistics planning
In a recent post, we tackled the uncomfortable necessity of saying “no” in a 3PL eCommerce fulfillment partnership. In this post, we’re going to double down and get even more uncomfortable; we’re going to talk about money. Specifically, we’re going to discuss the importance of identifying and anticipating all logistics costs ahead of time when entering a relationship with a third-party logistics company (3PL).
Filed Under: Third Party Logistics
In a recent paper, we asked the question “Is Fulfillment by Amazon Right for Your Business?” We all know that Amazon is a great sales channel, and for many eCommerce companies it’s also a great order fulfillment service. But it’s not for everyone.
In the logistics industry, we’re all about supply chain capabilities; the more capabilities we have for our clients, the better. Put another way, we love saying “yes.” If a client asks, “can you perform X,Y, and Z tasks?,” we take pride in being able to answer in the affirmative.
Filed Under: Multi-Channel Fulfillment