Online sales are growing 15% a year. Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates.
We’re logisticians here, not accountants, but we’re pretty sure that when expenses grow faster than revenue, that’s a bad thing. The only answer is to attack the expense line. To help, we’ve developed this A–Z guide, with 26 ideas to cut your
Any way you look at it, Amazon’s fulfillment arm, Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), has an enormous warehousing footprint. It currently operates about 128 fulfillment centers in the U.S. alone – and that doesn’t even factor in Amazon’s many Prime Now hubs, Whole Food grocery DCs, delivery stations, and other distribution locations.
For Amazon sellers, using FBA simplifies things by handing over all fulfillment and customer service
As an online seller, you need and want access to Amazon’s huge base of Prime members. That’s a given.
Now 95 million people strong, it’s characterized by frequent shoppers who each spend about $1,400 per year – and who routinely look for the Prime badge when deciding which Amazon merchant to buy from.
But does meeting Prime’s two-day shipping promise mean that your only viable choice for getting orders out the door is
It’s just a few weeks before Amazon Prime’s $20 price increase goes into full effect, and according to a recent study from Atherton Research, approximately 60% of Amazon Prime’s 90 million U.S. customers are so unhappy about this prospect they may not renew their memberships.
Likely, some of these customers will probably wind up changing their minds. However, the mere fact that so many are even contemplating a churn confirms
Earlier this month, Amazon rocked the eTailing world (yet again) when it announced plans to roll out its own Amazon shipping service. Called “Shipping With Amazon,” it will offer direct product delivery to consumers in select markets – and could provide head-to-head competition with UPS and FedEx.
But how big is this news really? Does this truly mark the dawn of a new national shipping provider? Or is it more likely to have a
When it comes to keeping your online business competitive, it’s easy to believe that you need to match the aggressive speed of Amazon – or more accurately, its logistics arm, Fulfillment By Amazon.
After all, fast delivery is what every online buyer wants most, right?
Well, not always.
Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA) has become the Etail community’s “fast food” for fulfillment solutions. The convenience factor is very strong with FBA, but is it the healthiest choice?
With a good portion of the products that Amazon sells qualifying for free 2-day shipping via the company’s Prime service, it’s no wonder that consumers scan for that telltale blue logo when making their purchases. And while Prime membership comes with numerous benefits—from unlimited movies and music to low-priced grocery delivery—the program’s major attractor continues to be free 2-day shipping on eligible items to addresses
Staples made the “EASY” button a main part of its advertising some years back, and it’s been very effective. The promise: all your office supplies in one place. Hey, what busy person doesn’t like the idea of saving time with a quick, easy solution?
We get this question a lot: Should I use Fulfillment By Amazon for our order fulfillment needs? Well, it depends on your situation, but FBA has some clear limitations that Etailers should know before pulling the trigger.