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When Warehouse Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 2)

October 16, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

In last week’s post, we offered up five questions your company could use as a litmus test for determining whether or not to invest and use more warehouse automation. This week, we’d like to offer you four more – and clue you in on where we at Amware stand on the "fully manual” to “fully automated” continuum….

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Logistics Outsourcing, Scalability, B2C Fulfillment

When Order Fulfillment Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 1)

October 9, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re looking for interesting soundbites about automation, look no further than Elon Musk and Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil.

The first one, in discussing early efforts to mechanize Tesla’s production line, Elon Musk concluded that the automaker had “automated some pretty silly things.”

The second famously insisted that the best way to attack a major challenge was to “place [it] in an easily escapable situation involving an

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment

Amware Acquires Fulfillment Services Unit of Iron Mountain

October 2, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

Expanded fulfillment network will enable 1–2 day delivery to 98% of the U.S. with economy ground service

Amware Fulfillment has acquired the fulfillment services unit of Iron Mountain (NYSE: IRM), a multi-billion dollar company known primarily for records storage.  The former Iron Mountain Fulfillment Services (IMFS) locations (now Amware locations) give Amware distribution warehouses in every region of the U.S. — enabling

Filed Under: Amware News

Phoenix Rising:  Why Phoenix Logistics Companies Equal Smart Ecommerce Fulfillment

September 25, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

What’s an easy way to reach residents of the country’s most populous state (not to mention many other parts of the Southwest and West) without breaking the bank?

We’ll give you a hint:  It’s not likely to get hit by a hurricane, flood, earthquake, or blizzard anytime soon.  And it’s located close to some of the “Grandest” scenery on the planet.

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

What Your Voice Picking System Really Wants To Tell You

September 13, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

When was the last time you got lost?

If you’re like most of us, you probably can’t remember, because systems like Siri do most of our navigational decision-making for us.

Today, many fulfillment centers use their own version of Siri to navigate the complexities of their order processing, and in this week’s blog we’d like to introduce you to ours. 

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment

Why Every Day Should Be Labor Day (In Shipping And Fulfillment)

September 6, 2018 by Harry Drajpuch

Earlier this summer, one of my colleagues blogged about Flag Day, a national holiday that’s undoubtedly one of our most forgotten.   This week, I’d like to call your attention to another overlooked American celebration, even though you may not think of it as such. 

I’m talking about a holiday that just passed -- Labor Day.

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, Third Party Logistics, eCommerce Fulfillment

There’s More To Personalized Packaging Than Names And Logos

August 28, 2018 by Rob Hartley

What do you see when you look at this image? 

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, Third Party Logistics

How to Reduce Warehouse Labor Costs With Smarter Order Picking

August 14, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

The word “travel” is usually associated with positive things. Vacations…New adventures…

Not so in the fulfillment warehouse, where travel time is the enemy of efficient order picking.  In fact, it can comprise as much as 50% of the picking process – and up to half of your warehousing labor cost.  Without the right system-aided picking process, you’re paying order pickers to walk, not to pick.

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment

eCommerce Packaging:  Why Polybags Could Equal Big Labor and Parcel Savings

August 7, 2018 by Harry Drajpuch

Raise your hand if you ever went to a birthday party and watched the guest of honor unwrap a huge box only to discover that it held a very small reward – one that was reached only after unwrapping a series of other large boxes. 

It was the ten-year-old’s version of comedy gold.

Overpackaging still happens today in eCommerce packaging, only it’s not restricted to kids’ gifts.  And in many cases, people find it annoying

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Parcel Transportation

What Do You Mean By That?  Key Parcel Shipping Terms That Could Save (Or Cost) You Big

July 24, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

Each year, the world’s most popular dictionaries make headlines when they announce their latest additions.  (And in case you’re curious, some of this year’s winners included hangry and mansplaining.)

It’s a huge reminder that our day-to-day vocabularies are constantly evolving – and that it’s always a good idea for everyone to be on the same page about what a commonly used expression means.

With apologies to Noah Webster,

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Parcel Transportation

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