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The Amware Logistics & Fulfillment Blog

Amware Chief Culture Officer and Therapy Dog, Gus Gulisano, Passes

July 18, 2017 by Amware Logistics

We are sad to report that Gus Gulisano, Amware's Chief Culture officer, passed away earlier this month at 10 years of age. The 260-pound English Mastiff was the family pet of Amware CEO Vin Gulisano and his wife Sandi.

Filed Under: Amware News

Ensure a Valid Shipping Address to Reduce Costs

July 18, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

In our last post, we introduced you to a few of the solutions contained in our new eBook on reducing parcel shipping costs.  We’re going to continue along those lines this week, and discuss a shipping-cost-saving solution that may seem like a no-brainer: making sure that your mailing labels have a valid shipping address. 

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, ecommerce fulfillment

How to Reduce Fulfillment Spend: Save on Shipping Costs

July 11, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

What is your approach to fulfillment costs?  Is it “they are what they are?”  Or, is it more like “these costs are way too high, there must be some way to reduce them?” 

If the latter sounds more like you, you’re in luck.  Amware has just released a brand-new eBook about reducing the largest chunk of your fulfillment spend: parcel shipping.  But, eBook or no eBook, there are things you should know about parcel shipping

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, Fulfillment

Choosing a Fulfillment Provider: Primer for the Mid-Sized Company

July 6, 2017 by Scott Guilmette

You’re an Etailer or direct sales company.  Demand for your product is increasing and you’re fulfilling more and more orders every month.  You may have even begun describing your business as “mid-sized” instead of small.  You are basking in this positive momentum but, if your business continues to grow, you’re going to need help, and soon. 

Filed Under: Fulfillment

Amazon FBA: Fast Food for Fulfillment Solutions

June 20, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) has become the Etail community’s “fast food” for fulfillment solutions. The convenience factor is very strong with FBA, but is it the healthiest choice?

Filed Under: Fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon

Direct Sales Fulfillment: The Buzz at Last Week's DSA Conference

June 13, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

Last week we had a great couple of days at the Direct Selling Association's Annual Conference in Orlando. It's where leaders from the top direct selling companies gather to discuss strategies to grow and manage the business better.  What were the hot issues, at least in terms of direct sales fulfillment? Well, concerns seemed to center around 3 issues – scale, delivery time, and parcel cost reduction.

Filed Under: Direct Selling

Amware Logistics Opens Southern California Fulfillment Center

June 6, 2017 by Amware Logistics

 Amware has opened a new fulfillment center in Carson, CA, just 10 miles from the Ports of LA and Long Beach. The 100,000-square-foot facility, located at 2270 East 220th Street, will primarily support the exploding market for online sales fulfillment.

Filed Under: Amware News

Custom Packaging Logistics: The Customer Is Always Right (Part 2)

May 31, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

In Part one of this two-part custom packaging logistics series, we looked at some of the findings from a recent study performed by Shorr Packaging Corp.  That survey-based study examined customer expectations when it comes to packaging. 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, packaging

Packaging Logistics: The Customer Is Always Right (Part 1)

May 23, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

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.   

Filed Under: packaging

Custom Packaging: An Opportunity to "Wow" Your Customers

May 16, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

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