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The Amware Logistics & Fulfillment Blog

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

Leveraging Your Parcel Carrier to Lower Shipping Rates

August 1, 2017 by Vin Gulisano

In our new eBook, “How to Reduce Fulfillment Costs: It’s Your Parcel Spend, Stupid,” we provide you with 10 methods to reduce your parcel shipping spend – the biggest driver of fulfillment costs.  Not surprisingly, several of these methods involve the relationship between you and your parcel carrier.  This relationship can and should be improved for your benefit.

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation

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