How can fulfillment packaging reduce processing time and costs?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 23, 2021

If you’re looking to optimize your order fulfillment operations, there are many efficiency-boosting opportunities out there. The lowest hanging fruit may be in your choice of packaging.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Vitamin Fulfillment Requires Specialized 3PL Capabilities

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 16, 2021

Online vitamin purchases are increasing 12% faster than the average of all eCommerce categories combined, and sales are expected to reach $56.7 billion by 2024. Adding supplements to your online product offerings could be a great way to enhance your revenue stream – if you have the right vitamin fulfillment partner.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Overcoming Barriers to Urban Fulfillment for eCommerce Businesses

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 9, 2021

If you’ve been running an eCommerce business over the last few years, you know that urban fulfillment is one of the top challenges for online sellers. Operating a distribution center (DC) in a major market can reduce shipping costs to millions of potential online shoppers, which may have a significant positive impact on your bottom line. On the other hand, real estate and operational costs run high in urban areas,

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

How to Successfully Hire & Retain Order Fulfillment Associates

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 4, 2021

Warehousing and distribution operations often have difficulties hiring and retaining order fulfillment associates. A logistics labor shortage and record low unemployment in the years leading up to the pandemic haven’t made recruiting and retention easy for fulfillment centers.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

This Direct Response Fulfillment Operation Had Gone to the Dogs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 2, 2021

Top Dog Direct is a leading “as seen on TV” company that finds, develops and launches new products. When its B2C fulfillment company went out of business, the company leaned on its B2B distribution partner to take on consumer-direct fulfillment. It did not go well. Among the problems during the pandemic:

Topics: Direct response fulfillment

Save Money With Better Print Management

Posted by Leslie Barton on February 25, 2021

On average, print comprises 25% to 30% of a company’s marketing budget. If you could reduce that percentage and still get the results you need, you would do it – right?

Good news! You can – through better print management. Here are three areas you need to focus on.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

Order Fulfillment: Commodity or Competitive Advantage?

Posted by Harry Drajpuch on February 23, 2021

If your company sells its products online, there’s an important question that you need to ask yourself: can customers buy your products – or very similar products – from other eTailers? If the answer is ‘yes,’ you need to look for ways to get a leg up on those competitors.

Topics: Fulfillment Services

What to Expect in B2C Distribution in a Post-Pandemic World

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 18, 2021

The pandemic-driven eCommerce boom turned many B2C distribution operations upside down in 2020 as online sellers and omnichannel retailers tried to adjust to a massive consumer market shift toward online shopping. With vaccines rolling out and some light starting to show at the end of the coronavirus tunnel, retailers must now plan for the future of B2C fulfillment.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Multi Channel Fulfillment

How a 3PL Makes eCommerce Returns Less Painful

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 11, 2021

Many online sellers find eCommerce returns management difficult to handle. Most eCommerce order fulfillment operations focus on getting products out the door and into the hands of customers without much consideration for what happens when a customer sends the order back. In many distribution centers, returns get piled into unused corners of the loading dock or warehouse until someone has time to process them, but this

Topics: Fulfillment Services

The Importance of Order Fulfillment in Direct Selling Success

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 9, 2021

Type the phrase “direct selling tips” into your favorite search engine and you’ll find a ton of articles on choosing the right product line, how to get started, how to boost sales and so on. What you won’t find is a ton of articles on order fulfillment – that underappreciated function that puts your products into your customers’ hands.

Topics: Direct Sales Fulfillment