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The Amware Logistics & Fulfillment Blog

Amware Client Spotlight: aBundle Simplifies Short-Stay Rentals

November 14, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

For property owners, the new stream of hotel-like revenue available through platforms like AirBnB, VRBO, and Flipkey can be very attractive.  What is less appealing, however, are the hotel-like responsibilities that come with it: supplying waves of renters with fresh supplies, toiletries, bedding and the like.  Fortunately, one of our clients has developed a fresh approach to tackling these responsibilities that limits the

How Product Fulfillment PROs Can Be Superheroes

November 2, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

If you handed out candy to trick or treaters this year, you probably saw countless Spidermans, Wonder Womans and Batmans at your door.

We all enjoy looking like heroes – even if it is for just for one night.

Thankfully for those of us who work in fulfillment, there are plenty of opportunities to be real heroes within our companies every day of the year – without having to go to the trouble of donning tights, capes or

Filed Under: Fulfillment

Too Much Of A Good Thing?

October 17, 2017 by Hugh Tait

The Impact of SKU Count On Fulfillment Services Pricing

Mention the term “SKU” and the word “proliferation” won’t be far behind.

It was a notable industry challenge even before the days of omnichannel sales.  But it’s become even more so now that businesses are trying to attract customers with promises of greater selection, one-stop shopping and endless aisle assortments.

Filed Under: Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment

4 Myths About Direct-to-Consumer Fulfillment in Direct Sales

October 10, 2017 by Hugh Tait

In many ways, it’s a great time to be a direct seller. 

Sales are strong.   Participation is rising.  And thanks to the continued growth of e-commerce, consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable with getting direct delivery of a good percentage of the items they use.

But while some aspects of your business are getting easier, others – like your direct-to-consumer fulfillment – are getting considerably more complicated

Integrating eCommerce and Fulfillment Systems

September 29, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

One of the questions we get all the time from online sellers is “Is your fulfillment system integrated with _______ [Insert relevant eCommerce platform]?   When outsourcing fulfillment, they seem less worried about using a partner for physical picking and packing than they are about connecting front and back end systems.

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment

Using One 3PL for Multiple Sales Channels

September 12, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

B2B and B2C fulfillment are two very different operations with different requirements, volumes, and levels of predictability and urgency.  As such, many companies keep these operations separate - with multiple distribution structures and strategies – instead of creating a master fulfillment strategy for multiple sales channels.

Filed Under: Fulfillment

5 Traits of Efficient Pick and Pack Operations

September 6, 2017 by Hugh Tait

In our last post, we took a close look at the components of the pick and pack fees that your fulfillment partner charges.  The more efficient a provider is, the lower your fees.  Let’s take a still-closer look at pick and pack operations, and examine the ways that your fulfillment partner can maximize efficiency. 

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment

What’s Included in Pick and Pack Warehouse Fees?

August 29, 2017 by Scott Guilmette

When you partner with a fulfillment company, a great deal of work moves from your plate to their plate.  You’ll want to understand these fulfillment costs to assess the ROI of your relationship.  In this blog post, we will examine pick and pack warehouse fees and give you a clear understanding of what these fees entail. 

Filed Under: Fulfillment

When Is It Time for Third Party Logistics Outsourcing?

August 15, 2017 by Scott Guilmette

The jury is in on third party logistics outsourcing. It works, and more and more companies are leveraging 3PLs to drive time and costs out of their logistics and fulfillment operations.

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing

Does Your Fulfillment Operation Undermine or Improve Brand Equity?

August 8, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

Michael Eisner, former Chairman and CEO of Disney, once said that “a brand is a living entity – and it is enriched or undermined cumulatively over time, the product of a thousand small gestures.”  One of those gestures is your fulfillment operation, which can either undermine or improve your brand equity. 

Filed Under: Fulfillment

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