How Small Shippers Can Save on Parcel Shipping Costs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 6, 2023

In the same way that Isaiah Thomas (5’9”) and Earl Boykins (5’5”) succeeded in professional basketball without being big, small to mid-sized merchants are finding ways to win in the parcel shipping game without the benefit of large-volume buying power.

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce

Tips on Order Fulfillment of Supplements and Vitamins

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 23, 2023

In 2022, the market size for online vitamin and dietary supplement sales grew to $29 billion. This reflects an average growth rate of 16.8% per year within the industry between 2017 and 2022. With the anticipated growth this year and beyond, you need a fulfillment partner that can help you keep up with volumes ‒ and ensure the most efficient warehousing and shipping solutions.  

Topics: Fulfillment Outsourcing

On-site Customer Service Is a Must in eCommerce Fulfillment

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 18, 2023

A big concern of e-retail brands that outsource fulfillment is losing control.

An on-site customer service model addresses that concern by having the brand’s day-to-day contact located in the warehouse where your inventory is stored. But for economic reasons, many 3PLs favor a centralized or remote customer service model.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Outsourcing

Fulfillment as a Service and Software as a Service: Similar Advantages

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 9, 2023

Fulfillment as a service

Fulfillment as a Service is essentially outsourcing the order fulfillment function to an expert service provider. A recent Amware survey of mid-sized, direct-to-consumer brands (done together with Digital Commerce 360 ) found that about 50% of these brands outsource order fulfillment. Compare that with company usage of the Software as a Service (SaaS) model where, as reported by Zippia, 70% of total company software use is

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

European B2C Fulfillment Practices Could Be Coming to the U.S.

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 4, 2023

b2c fulfillment practices

Europe was the birthplace of the modern port and has always provided inspiration on what’s next in logistics, including eCommerce fulfillment.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Food Fulfillment Services: Four Sigmatic Case Study

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 27, 2023

For fast-growing nutrition brand, Four Sigmatic, Amware helped reduce pick and pack costs 15%, reduce parcel shipping costs 4%, and sustain 99.9% order accuracy through a period of rapid growth.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

3PL Order Fulfillment Services for B2C Brands – What’s Important?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 20, 2023

Matthew Hertz, Founder of Second Marathon Consulting, is a leading matchmaker between eRetailers and order fulfillment services providers. He recently chatted with Amware’s EVP of Strategy & Operations, Chad Warzecha, for an episode of Unboxing Fulfillment– the modern B2C fulfillment podcast.

Topics: Fulfillment Services

Understanding Fulfillment Kitting Services

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 18, 2023

B2C order fulfillment often involves more than basic pick and pack operations. There are a variety of additional considerations for presenting your brand to your customers in the best possible light and for optimizing processes to reduce costs. One of the more important considerations is the implementation of fulfillment kitting services.

Topics: Fulfillment Services

Warehouse Automation Strategy: Five Mistakes to Avoid

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 11, 2023

Susan Rider, President of Rider & Associates and long-time warehouse automation strategy consultant, joined Amware CEO, Harry Drajpuch, on a recent episode of Unboxing Fulfillment – the modern B2C fulfillment podcast. They dove into the DOs and DON’Ts of warehouse automation and related topics. Check out the full 30-minute discussion or read on for some common mistakes to avoid for eRetailers considering automating their

Topics: Fulfillment automation

Fulfillment Packaging Services: Unboxing a Hidden Opportunity

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 6, 2023

As someone who oversees order fulfillment services, your focus tends to be on accurate, on-time delivery and controlling parcel shipping costs, which can be up to 70% of total fulfillment costs. There isn’t a big interest in box sizes, bubble wrap, and other packaging-related details.

But that’s a mistake.

Topics: Fulfillment Services