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eFulfillment Services: 6 New-and-Different Questions to Ask Potential Providers

April 16, 2019 by Scott Guilmette

Years ago, a fast-food chain ran a campaign that started with the words, “Same, same, same, same.”

It’s an expression that frequently comes to mind when I’m responding to RPFs for eFulfillment services, because even though these documents were created by diverse companies with different needs, you wouldn’t know it based on the remarkably similar questions they ask.  The generic nature of many fulfillment RFPs is why some

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

Are Your Marketing Materials Winning New Business?

April 4, 2019 by Leslie Barton

This is the seventh in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program. It includes insights drawn from an Iron Mountain-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment.

Our previous blog in this series discussed the importance of using a fulfillment vendor that can grow with your business. This post looks at how a good fulfillment program can actually help your

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Straight Talk About Efficient Multi-Channel Fulfillment

April 2, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Multi-channel selling is here to stay – and fast and accurate multi-channel fulfillment is critical to your competitive advantage.  (In other news, snow is cold.) 

What’s less apparent is how to make outstanding fulfillment possible without spreading your inventory or budget too thin.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Retail Logistics, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

Marketing Fulfillment’s Role in Achieving and Sustaining Growth

March 29, 2019 by Leslie Barton

This is the sixth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program, with insights drawn from an Iron Mountain-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. Download the eBook here.

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Fulfillment from a Phoenix Warehouse? The Numbers Just Add Up.

March 28, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When fulfillment professionals say Phoenix is a hot market, they’re not exaggerating.

Over the years, the city has become one of the country’s most reliable and reasonably priced logistics venues thanks to advantages such as extensive transportation connectivity, easy delivery access, and the low cost of doing business there. 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations

How a Good Fulfillment Partner Helps You Save Money

March 22, 2019 by Leslie Barton

This is the fifth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program. It includes insights drawn from an Amware-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. You can download the eBook here.

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Why Do eCommerce Supply Chains Fail?

March 19, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Did you know that, according to Bloomberg, 80% of eCommerce businesses fail within the first 18 months?

One reason is a lack of focus on product fulfillment operations – the invisible function that gets orders out the door accurately and on time. Here are some common causes of eCommerce supply chain failures and how to avoid them.

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Why Collaboration Multiplies Your Marketing Initiatives

March 15, 2019 by Leslie Barton

This is the fourth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program. The content is drawn from an Iron Mountain-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment.

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Advantages of Marketing Fulfillment Inventory and Online Ordering

March 7, 2019 by Leslie Barton

This is the third in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment inventory program. The content is drawn from a recently published Amware-sponsored eBook titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment, which you can download here.

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Is It Time To Tidy Up Your Fulfillment Strategy?

March 5, 2019 by Scott Guilmette

Earlier this year, Netflix introduced a popular but polarizing new show.  Entitled Tidying Up with Marie Kondo, it follows various families as they systematically cull through their possessions, all spurred by the cleaning guru’s famous advice to keep only what “sparks joy.”

Whether you love or hate the catchphrase, you have to admit that Kondo has a point, because we’re all guilty of hanging onto things for too long – and

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment kpis, 3pl warehouse kpi, fulfillment metrics, warehouse kpi, fulfillment operations

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