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 1–2 day delivery to 98% of the country with economy ground service.
Amware’s expanded product fulfillment network now includes modern fulfillment centers in Chicago, IL and Milpitas, CA (San Jose), as well as new facilities in Amware’s existing markets of Atlanta, GA and Cranbury, NJ. Amware also has locations in Dallas, Phoenix and Los Angeles. In total, Amware’s nationwide fulfillment network now includes 15 facilities across 7 metro markets.
“At Amware, fulfillment is our sole focus and the addition of IMFS customers, locations and expertise creates the leading, private B2C fulfillment provider in the United States,” says Amware CEO, Harry Drajpuch. “The IMFS acquisition supports our goal of being the fulfillment partner of choice for growing, direct-to-consumer brands.”
While Amware primarily distributes finished goods for online retailers and direct selling companies, the IMFS acquisition expands Amware services to include “marketing fulfillment” – the creation and distribution of printed and promotional materials.
According to Drajpuch, combining Amware and IMFS capabilities brings a number of other benefits to current and future customers, including:
- Truly national coverage to support rapid fulfillment from anywhere in the country
- Greater freight buying leverage with parcel carriers
- Reduced parcel shipping costs by putting products closer to customers
- An infusion of talent in operations and customer service
All tasks associated with integrating Iron Mountain Fulfillment Services are being handled by a dedicated transition team within Amware and will not impact existing customer operations.