Four Ways You're Wasting Your Print Budget

July 25, 2019 by Leslie Barton

This is the third in a series of blogs based on Amware’s new eBook titled “Your Marketing Fulfillment Program Sucks: 7 Ways Poor Literature Management and Distribution Practices Undermine Your Marketing Results.”

Have you ever bought something and found it still new in the box a year or more later? If you’re like me, you probably put it away in a closet and forgot about it until it was too late to return it.

Annoying,

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Is Your Inventory Management Stuck in the Stone Age?

July 12, 2019 by Leslie Barton

This is the second in a series of blogs based on Amware’s new eBook titled “Your Marketing Fulfillment Program Sucks: 7 Ways Poor Literature Management and Distribution Practices Undermine Your Marketing Results.”

A sales rep walks into a client’s office to introduce a new product. When the pitch concludes, the client asks for more information. No problem, says the sales rep; I’ll send you our brochure and a spec sheet

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

By the Numbers:  The Latest eCommerce Logistics and Supply Chain Research

July 9, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

The logistics field is changing fast and furious, and eCommerce fulfillment is leading the way.  At Amware, we try to keep an eye out for interesting facts that provide a big picture view of what’s happening across the industry.  Here’s some of what we’ve come across lately in our reading – with a little added commentary.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

Does Your Marketing Fulfillment Program Suck? (Yeah, We’re Really Asking That)

June 27, 2019 by Leslie Barton

So it’s time to roll out that new marketing campaign – the one you’ve spent months and months working on. You’ve got all the steps laid out. The creative is great. This promotion is bound to be a winner, right?

Before you answer that question, here’s another one:

How good is your marketing fulfillment?

If you have to stop to think about that question, or you’re wondering why we asked, you’re not alone. Most marketers

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, fulfillment operations

Five Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Order Fulfillment Warehouse (Or Are About To)

June 25, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Complete this sentence:  We’re going to need a bigger ______.

Not surprisingly, most movie buffs’ automatic response is “boat.” 

If you sell online and want to prepare your business for exponential growth, the best answer might be: “We’re going to need a bigger order fulfillment warehouse.”

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, order fulfillment process, warehouse kpi, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment, omnichannel fulfillment

Parcel Shipping Services:  Understanding SmartPost and SurePost

June 18, 2019 by Dan Galassi

By now, you’re probably well-acquainted with the potential for parcel shipping services like UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost to save you big money.  The basic model of each service is the same.  Packages start with UPS or FedEx and end up at a USPS sorting facility for final delivery by letter carriers on their regular routes.

But what else do you really know about the ins and outs of these hybrid delivery solutions? 

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation

Reduce Your eCommerce Fulfillment Costs: An A – Z Guide

June 11, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Online sales are growing 15% a year.  Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates.

We’re logisticians here, not accountants, but we’re pretty sure that when expenses grow faster than revenue, that’s a bad thing.  The only answer is to attack the expense line.  To help, we’ve developed this A–Z guide, with 26 ideas to cut your

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Scalability, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

Test For Success: What Does National Fulfillment Service Really Look Like?

May 28, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Four years ago, Internet users were radically divided when people had to weigh in on whether a certain dress was blue and black or white and gold.  (Go ahead and ask a couple of friends. I’ll wait.)

Today, the eTailing industry is going through a similar debate, except our polarizing question is more along the lines of, “What does a national fulfillment service network really look like?”

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down Amazon’s One-Day Shipping News

May 21, 2019 by Dan Galassi

Late last month, Amazon shook up the shipping industry when its CFO revealed the company’s goal to provide Prime members with free one-day shipping.  

According to many media outlets, this could be a game-changer for Wal-Mart, Target and other mega-retailers.   

But the burning question is what does it mean for smaller or mid-sized eTailers like you?  Is fulfilling orders in one day something you’ll also have to deliver? 

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

Marketing Compliance Nightmares?

May 10, 2019 by Leslie Barton

This is the eighth in a series of blogs focused on getting the most from your marketing fulfillment program, with insights drawn from an Amware-sponsored Mighty Guide titled 8 Experts on Marketing Fulfillment. You can download this free ebook here.

There’s an old saying, “rules are made to be broken.” But, when it comes to marketing compliance, don’t believe it.

Noncompliance can be extremely costly in terms of fines and

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