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Outsourcing Fulfillment: 3 Marketing Experts Explain the Benefits

March 4, 2019 by Leslie Barton

Amware recently sponsored the publication of a Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. In this eBook, marketing executives from a variety of industries share their insights of outsourcing fulfillment and getting the most from their companies’ marketing fulfillment programs.

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment

Shore Thing: Consider a New Jersey Warehouse for Your East Coast Imports

February 28, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

If you import, there’s a lot to like about The Port of New York and New Jersey.

With numerous terminals, impressive rail connections and billions of dollars’ worth of recent improvements, it’s the country’s third-busiest port – and getting busier every day. In fact, according to a late January announcement, it recently surpassed the annual 7 million TEU mark for the first time in its history.  And, of course, it’s smack

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, fulfillment operations

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down The USPS Parcel Rate Increase (And New Zone Shipping Policy)

February 26, 2019 by Dan Galassi

In late January, 2019, the United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out some of the largest rate increases in its history.  

Some increases, like the 10% jump in the price of a First-class stamp, pertain primarily to individuals.  But others, like the move to zone-based pricing for First-class Package Services, have major implications for eTailers that sell and ship lightweight items.

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment

Why Marketing Fulfillment Matters: 8 Marketers Share Their Insights

February 22, 2019 by Leslie Barton

Successful marketing is a bit of a balancing act. The best strategies are built on the right mix of media, messages, timing and budget, with enough flexibility to nimbly respond to changing conditions.

But don’t overlook the importance of good execution. How many times have you seen a brilliant idea or plan fail because it wasn’t well carried out?

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment

Ten Keys to Creating Fulfillment Warehouse KPIs

February 21, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When you outsource product fulfillment to a third-party logistics company (3PL), you place your trust and your customers’ satisfaction in its hands. Yet it’s shocking how many Etailers either have no well-developed program for measuring 3PL fulfillment performance or who use their KPIs in name only. 

That’s what this article is all about. 

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

Bullish on Teamwork: Why Integrate Fulfillment and Shipping Services?

February 19, 2019 by Harry Drajpuch

If the only thing it took to win an NBA title was having one of the world’s most dominant players, the 1984-1990 Chicago Bulls should have been a slam-dunk.  After all, they had Michael Jordan.

Yet the struggling Bulls didn’t manage to win a single championship until the early ‘90s, when new coach Phil Jackson convinced Jordan and his teammates to focus on team play instead of individual glory. 

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment operations

Is Your Marketing Fulfillment Program Paying Off?

February 7, 2019 by Leslie Barton

Performance matters. In track, a split-second can make the difference between finishing first and coming in second. In football, the precision with which the quarterback throws can make the difference between a touchdown and an incomplete pass.  Performance matters in your marketing production and fulfillment program, too.

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment

Don’t Wing It:  How Your Order Fulfillment Solution Is Like Flying an Airplane

January 31, 2019 by Harry Drajpuch

When I became a private-instrument-rated pilot, I strongly suspected it would help me overcome my fear of flying.  (And it did).

What I didn’t know was that it would also equip me to be a better product fulfillment professional.

I was recently reminded of this when I went on a popular podcast and found myself comparing piloting a plane to managing order fulfillment for an eCommerce business.

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

FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

January 29, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function.

But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur. For now, being successful requires focusing most of your time on growing sales and building your team. You simply don’t have time to make yourself a fulfillment expert.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Parcel Transportation, Scalability, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

Searching for FBA Alternatives: Why More Amazon Sellers Are Taking a Hard Look at Seller Fulfilled Prime

January 22, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Any way you look at it, Amazon’s fulfillment arm, Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), has an enormous warehousing footprint.  It currently operates about 128 fulfillment centers in the U.S. alone – and that doesn’t even factor in Amazon’s many Prime Now hubs, Whole Food grocery DCs, delivery stations, and other distribution locations.

For Amazon sellers, using FBA simplifies things by handing over all fulfillment and customer

Filed Under: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

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