Fulfillment in California: examining your options

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on October 13, 2022

Sun, fun, and logistics. That’s what people – well, at least logisticians – think about at the mere mention of California. And it makes sense that logistics pros love the Golden State. It has a booming supply chain with three of the busiest ports in the US (the ports of Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Oakland) and an economy that, if it were counted as a separate country, is the fifth largest in the world.

Topics: Top Fulfillment Locations

How *Not* to Find Top 3PL Fulfillment Companies

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on October 11, 2022

It’s time for some truth telling about these top 3PL fulfillment companies lists you see around the internet. For the most part, they’re bogus. Just about all of them.

We say that even though we’ve landed on some ourselves.

Topics: Fulfillment Outsourcing

New Amware eBook examines outsourcing marketing fulfillment services

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on October 6, 2022

The do-it-yourself approach works for many things in the business world, but fulfillment of sales and marketing materials isn’t one of them.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

How to Spot Great 3PL Customer Service from an Org Chart

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on October 4, 2022

If you want to find an eCommerce fulfillment partner that prioritizes great 3PL customer service, look for the box marked “Vice President of Client Success.” Then make sure the upward line goes direct to the CEO. If the chart indicates that customer service reports to operations, make a beeline for the door.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Order Fulfillment Mistakes: A Talk with Brian Barry

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 29, 2022

We recently chatted with fulfillment operations expert Brian Barry, president of F. Curtis Barry and Associates, about the most common order fulfillment mistakes he sees B2C brands make. Here’s his top five list. For the full detail, listen to Brian's appearance on the unboxing fulfillment podcast.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Does My Online Brand Need Faster Order Fulfillment?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 22, 2022

With the rise in eCommerce has come an increased consumer expectation for faster order fulfillment. Though this demand can vary by product type, many online shoppers now expect the goods they purchase online nearly as quickly as if they’d bought them in a store. If your business is under pressure from customers to improve the speed of order fulfillment, you may need to change your fulfillment model.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Amware CEO appears on 'Business Power Hour' program

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 20, 2022

Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch recently appeared on The Business Power Hour podcast with Deb Krier to discuss the vital role that backend order fulfillment operations play in the success or failure of companies.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Outsourcing

Fulfillment Outsourcing: 10 Questions to Ask a Fulfillment Center Operator

Posted by Scott Guilmette on September 13, 2022

Your choice of a fulfillment center partner is one of the most critical choices you will make. But what are the questions to ask a fulfillment center operator?

Many fulfillment RFPs regurgitate the same tired questions and fail to get at the core issues. To help prevent this from happening to you, here are questions you might want to consider tossing into your 3PL fulfillment RFP – or into the follow-up conversations you’ll

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Video: How warehouse slotting can improve efficiency

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 12, 2022

Looking to improve the efficiency of your warehousing operations? You may want to pay closer attention to warehouse slotting. Slotting in the warehouse refers to the placement of products to reflect their velocity and to reduce travel time by order pickers.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services, Fulfillment Outsourcing

The Days of Winging it on Order Fulfillment are Over

Posted by Harry Drajpuch on September 7, 2022

As an instrument-rated pilot that flies my own airplane, I’m struck constantly by the similarities between flying and running a fast-paced order fulfillment operation.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

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