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FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

January 29, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function.

But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur. For now, being successful requires focusing most of your time on growing sales and building your team. You simply don’t have time to make yourself a fulfillment expert.

Filed Under: order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Scalability, Logistics Outsourcing, Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), Parcel Transportation

Searching for FBA Alternatives: Why More Amazon Sellers Are Taking a Hard Look at Seller Fulfilled Prime

January 22, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

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

Filed Under: order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), B2C Fulfillment

Amware CEO Appears on Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

January 14, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, recently appeared on the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast to talk about all things fulfillment and promote Amware’s Fulfillment for Dummies eBook.  You can listen to the interview here or search for "Entrepreneurs on Fire" within your favorite podcast app.

Filed Under: order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Amware News, Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment

What Is Seller Fulfilled Prime? Everything You Need to Know – And Weren’t Afraid to Ask

December 18, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

Not long ago, the only way to ensure 2-day shipment for Amazon Prime orders was to use Fulfillment By Amazon (FBA), the online sales giant’s in-house logistics arm.  

But, since 2015, there’s been another way for online sellers like you to achieve Prime certification and tap into all of the related online selling advantages – Amazon’s Seller Fulfilled Prime (SFP) program.

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, B2C Fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA)

New Amware eBook Provides Straight Talk About Your Amazon Fulfillment Options

December 13, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

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

Filed Under: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: 10 Reasons to Consider a Dallas Fulfillment Center

November 13, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

When the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dallas was in late-stage talks with Amazon to become home to the company’s second U.S. headquarters, some people may have been surprised.  By contrast, all of us at Amware were anything but.

Over the years, we’ve watched Dallas become one of the country’s hottest markets – for corporate headquarter locations and for logistics and distribution. 

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations

When Warehouse Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 2)

October 16, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

In last week’s post, we offered up five questions your company could use as a litmus test for determining whether or not to invest and use more warehouse automation. This week, we’d like to offer you four more – and clue you in on where we at Amware stand on the "fully manual” to “fully automated” continuum….

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Logistics Outsourcing, Scalability, B2C Fulfillment

When Order Fulfillment Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 1)

October 9, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re looking for interesting soundbites about automation, look no further than Elon Musk and Austin Powers’ Dr. Evil.

The first one, in discussing early efforts to mechanize Tesla’s production line, Elon Musk concluded that the automaker had “automated some pretty silly things.”

The second famously insisted that the best way to attack a major challenge was to “place [it] in an easily escapable situation involving an

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment

Phoenix Rising:  Why Phoenix Logistics Companies Equal Smart Ecommerce Fulfillment

September 25, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

What’s an easy way to reach residents of the country’s most populous state (not to mention many other parts of the Southwest and West) without breaking the bank?

We’ll give you a hint:  It’s not likely to get hit by a hurricane, flood, earthquake, or blizzard anytime soon.  And it’s located close to some of the “Grandest” scenery on the planet.

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, B2C Fulfillment, Third Party Logistics, Top Fulfillment Locations

What Your Voice Picking System Really Wants To Tell You

September 13, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

When was the last time you got lost?

If you’re like most of us, you probably can’t remember, because systems like Siri do most of our navigational decision-making for us.

Today, many fulfillment centers use their own version of Siri to navigate the complexities of their order processing, and in this week’s blog we’d like to introduce you to ours. 

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment

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