Amazon Fulfilled Vs. Seller Fulfilled:  Which Option Is Best for You?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 21, 2020

Remember when there was only one game in town for companies that wanted to become Amazon Prime sellers?  It started with the words “Fulfillment” and ended with the words “by Amazon.”

But since 2015, there’s been another way for businesses like yours to enjoy all the perks of being a Prime-certified seller.

Topics: Alternatives to Amazon FBA, Fulfillment Operations

Is It Possible to Achieve Perfect Order Fulfillment? (In a Word, Yes)

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 14, 2020

If you could use only one KPI to guide your fulfillment operations, what would you choose – and why? 

Here at Amware, we don’t even have to think twice, because we’ve recently begun using and sharing a metric that’s about as close to perfect as you can get.   

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Multi-Channel Madness: Picking the Best Omni-Channel Distribution Partner

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 31, 2020

Normally, March Madness in basketball would be reaching its fevered pitch right about now.  But this year it has been replaced by another kind of madness, which we’re all fighting through together. But we were feeling wistful about not being able to build a 2020 bracket, so we decided to apply our bracketology skills to help solve a difficult challenge: how to choose an omni channel distribution partner. The wrong partner

Topics: Multi Channel Fulfillment

Why are E-retailers with a Single Shipping Fulfillment Center at Risk?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 24, 2020

Internet Retailer recently polled 100 E-retailers about their fulfillment networks. According to the survey report, about half of those businesses deliver orders nationally from a single shipping fulfillment center.

Not only does this strategy limit delivery speed and increase parcel shipping costs, it creates huge risk of a wholesale business interruption.

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce, Fulfillment Services

Coronavirus Measures Lead Amazon Sellers to Explore Alternatives to FBA

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 19, 2020

Amazon has just announced that it is barring independent sellers from shipping items other than medical supplies, household staples and other priority goods to its warehouses until at least April 5. Get details in this Business Insider article. The retailer is transforming its operations to adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic, prioritizing items in highest demand.

Topics: Alternatives to Amazon FBA, Fulfillment Services

Eliminate Marketing Collateral Chaos with Custom Kitting

Posted by Leslie Barton on March 17, 2020

If you were interviewing for a new job, you would dress appropriately – in effect, “package” yourself – in order to make a favorable first impression on your potential new boss. Marketing collateral is often your company’s first tangible contact with prospective customers. Shouldn’t it be attractively packaged, too?

Spoiler alert: the answer is “yes.” And the best way to do that is through custom kitting.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services

Spotlight on Southeast Chemical Logistics

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 3, 2020

Complete this phrase: Chemicals are _____ .

If your response was somewhere along the lines of “potentially harmful,” you’re probably a wary consumer. By contrast, if you answered “a fact of life,” you’re probably a chemical professional.

Topics: Fulfillment Services

It’s Only Natural: What You Need to Know about Fulfillment of Natural Products

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 25, 2020

As more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles, it’s a great time to be selling organic or natural products.  According to the Organic Trade Association, annual U.S. sales of the former have now broken $50 billion, while the growth rate of these sales is outpacing general product sales by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1.

Topics: Fulfillment Services

3 Steps to Better Sales Collateral Management

Posted by Leslie Barton on February 18, 2020

Sales collateral has an almost magical ability to multiply and can consume a significant portion of your marketing budget. With winter almost over, it’s not too early to think about “spring-cleaning” your print materials and to implement an ongoing sales collateral management program. Here are three steps to get you on the right path.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

Advantages of a Phoenix Warehouse for eCommerce Fulfillment

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 11, 2020

Late last summer, Inc. magazine ran a story with this intriguing title:  “The Next Tech Hub Isn’t Austin Or Denver.  The Next Tech Hub Is Greater Phoenix.

Change out the words “tech hub” for “warehousing hub” and we couldn’t agree more – because over the past several years Phoenix’s logistics advantages have proven to be a highly compelling draw for many eCommerce businesses, including those who are looking for a more

Topics: Top Fulfillment Locations, Fulfillment Services