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The Amware Logistics & Fulfillment Blog

Amware Adds Parcel Transportation Expert

April 19, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

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

eCommerce Shipping: Is Cost or Speed More Important to Customers?

April 18, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

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

Start-up Focuses On Logistics Planning

April 6, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

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

Anticipating All Possible Logistics Costs

March 28, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

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

Choosing the Right eCommerce Order Fulfillment Service: FBA vs 3PL

March 21, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

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. 

Filed Under: eFulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon

Supply Chain Capabilities: When to Say “No”

March 14, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

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

eCommerce Order Fulfillment: Are You Doing It Wrong?

March 7, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

“Scalability” is a modern buzzword.  You may wince at the sound or sight of it.  It may even be combined with other buzzwords to create a larger, even more intolerable phrase (“scalable enterprise solutions” perhaps).   

Filed Under: eFulfillment

Amware Adds Chief Problem Solver

February 21, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

Scott Guilmette has joined the Amware team as Vice President of Business Development. And, while “business development” typically means “sales guy,” Scott comes to Amware with a strong background in the operations side of fulfillment.

Filed Under: Logistics expertise

If Your Warehouse Volumes Fluctuate, Buy a Belt

February 14, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

For those of us whose weight fluctuates, clothing is very unforgiving.  The pants that fit perfectly in the Fall are now just a little too tight after a holiday season of eating and binge-watching football on the couch.

Filed Under: scale operations

Auditing Fulfillment Processes: Key Questions to Ask

January 31, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

Recently, we wrote about the importance of auditing your fulfillment center operations. Such audits should look at your fulfillment infrastructure, but they should also examine fulfillment processes and whether they are generating the level of quality and efficiency your business needs to thrive. Here are some questions you should ask yourself as you look to improve fulfillment performance in 2017.

Filed Under: Fulfillment