COVID-19 And Peak Shipping Season:  What to Expect

Posted by Dan Galassi on June 23, 2020

The latest online shopping news is in, and let’s just say it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

According to Adobe Analytics’ latest Digital Economy Index Report, eCommerce shoppers purchased $82.5 billion worth of products in May, which is more than they bought online during the entire 2019 holiday shopping season. Meanwhile, a leading logistics analyst recently observed that UPS, Fed Ex, and the USPS are as busy

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

6 Benefits of Outsourcing Literature Distribution

Posted by Leslie Barton on June 18, 2020

If your house needed a new roof, would you replace it yourself? I’m guessing you wouldn’t – because you’re a marketer, not a roofing expert.

So why are you still handling your company’s literature distribution in-house?

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

Exit Strategy: Why Companies Look for New eCommerce Fulfillment Partners

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 16, 2020

Have you moved lately? Join the club. More than 30 million Americans change residences every year. 

eRetailers don’t change eCommerce fulfillment partners quite so often, but many such relationships are surprisingly short-lived.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Seven Essential Requirements For Nutraceutical Fulfillment

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 9, 2020

Some companies think they face unusually rigorous fulfillment challenges. Others, like nutraceutical firms, truly do.

As evidence, consider these seven essential ingredients that we often see in most nutraceutical fulfillment RFPs – along with our take on why.     

Topics: Fulfillment Services

Ecommerce Growth Requires Robust Fulfillment and Logistics Infrastructure

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 26, 2020

The folks at Lincoln International recently published an interesting article about retail disruption since COVID-19. The whole piece is well worth a read. But we’d like to share a few of its key takeaways here – the primary one being the need to ensure your fulfillment and logistics infrastructure is adequate to support sustained growth in eCommerce sales.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Print on Demand: An Earth-Friendly Printing Strategy

Posted by Leslie Barton on May 21, 2020

Decades ago, futurists predicted that widespread use of computers would usher in a paperless society. They were wrong.

In this digital age, businesses still use some 21 million tons of paper each year, and 50 percent of all business waste is paper.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

Looking for a 3PL in New Jersey?  Advantages of a Cranbury, NJ Warehouse Add Up

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 19, 2020

If you’re looking for 3PL eCommerce support in the Northeast, you’re not alone.

With concerns about the Coronavirus still going strong, online shopping has become a lifesaver for many consumers across the country, especially those who want to purchase non-essentials. As a result, Ecommerce sales are booming.

Topics: Top Fulfillment Locations, Fulfillment Operations

If Amazon FBA is Your Plan A, What’s Your Plan B?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 12, 2020

A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets reported that Amazon employees had been using proprietary data collected from some of the company’s third-party sellers to price, develop and launch Amazon products.

Topics: Alternatives to Amazon FBA, Fulfillment Services

Because They Said So:  The Challenge of Retail Compliance

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 28, 2020

There are some books that we all enjoy reading.  There are others that we have to read, whether we want to or not.   

Retailers’ routing guides and vendor manuals definitely fit into that second category.

Topics: Multi Channel Fulfillment

Sales Literature Management: 5 Reports to ‘Spring Clean’ Your Inventory

Posted by Leslie Barton on April 23, 2020

As we all continue to adjust to the restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, we’re finding new ways to work and connect with each other. For most of us, that means working from home, canceling events like trade shows, and foregoing most in-person contact.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment