Keeping  Direct Selling Companies Out Of The Fulfillment Hot Seat

Posted by Scott Guilmette on February 8, 2018

direct selling companies

If you’re a direct selling company, there are two easy ways to get in hot water this month. 

The first is to forget your spouse, mother, or significant other on Valentine’s Day.   The second is to neglect or underestimate the fulfillment portion of your business, especially now that the busy convention season has begun.

Topics: Direct Sales Fulfillment

Direct Sales Fulfillment: The Buzz at Last Week's DSA Conference

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 13, 2017

Last week we had a great couple of days at the Direct Selling Association's Annual Conference in Orlando. It's where leaders from the top direct selling companies gather to discuss strategies to grow and manage the business better.  What were the hot issues, at least in terms of direct sales fulfillment? Well, concerns seemed to center around 3 issues – scale, delivery time, and parcel cost reduction.

Topics: Direct Sales Fulfillment

Direct Sales Fulfillment: To Make Party Hosts Happy, Start in the Warehouse

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 12, 2016

direct sales fulfillment box

For direct selling companies whose model is dependent on party planners, you need a direct sales fulfillment capability that makes it fast and easy for party hosts to receive and distribute orders. Problems on the fulfillment side frustrate your sales consultants, frustrate their customers, and undermine selling efforts.

Topics: Direct Sales Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services

Direct Selling Companies: Growth Requires Direct Fulfillment Specialists

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 8, 2016

Amware Infographic: Fulfillment Specialists for Direct Selling Companies

Direct Selling is one of the well-kept secrets of the U.S. economy. This huge industry, made up of direct selling companies like Amway, Avon, Herbalife, and Mary Kay, relies on direct fulfillment of orders to individual consumers, creating opportunities for fulfillment specialists.

Topics: Direct Sales Fulfillment

3PL Fulfillment Offers Growth Through Modular Design

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 16, 2016

3PL fulfillment is modular

One of the biggest benefits of 3PL fulfillment services for a growing company is the ability to deploy a modular solution.

LEGO® blocks are probably the simplest example of modular design. There are many types of pieces that could be used to build your final structure, but every single piece fits together and can be added at any time.

Topics: Direct Sales Fulfillment, Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Have You Outgrown Your Fulfillment Warehouse? Take Our 10-Question Quiz.

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on December 15, 2015

fulfillment warehouse

When a business is getting off the ground, the fulfillment warehouse is not the prime concern. Bigger priorities include building demand, securing capital, and recruiting a top-notch team.

Topics: Direct Sales Fulfillment, Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

3 Keys to Mastering Multi-Channel Fulfillment Operations

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on December 8, 2015

fulfillment operations

Fulfillment operations used to be pretty straightforward. Companies either sold primarily through retail/wholesale channels or they sold directly to the consumer. Warehouses were designed to serve that primary channel.

Topics: Direct Sales Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services

Order Fulfillment Growing Pains

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 29, 2015

Order Fulfillment

Is order fulfillment a core competency that you want to build within your growing e-Commerce organization? Often times as companies grow and mature they realize there is a lot more to having an efficient and effective supply chain than they originally anticipated. Many successful e-commerce and Direct Selling start-ups began with order processing in their basements and garages. As daily order volumes increase and SKU base

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce, Direct Sales Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services

How to Combat Dimensional Weight Pricing

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 11, 2015

Dimensional Weight Pricing

We’ve all heard about the dimensional weight pricing that has gone into effect for UPS and FedEx, eliminating the exemption for ground packages less than three cubic feet. What the carriers have found is that they are commonly delivering cartons with a lot of unused space, causing their delivery vehicles to reach their maximum storage capabilities before maxing out their weight capacity. The hope is that subjecting all

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce, Direct Sales Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services

Management Software Automates Fulfillment of “Party Planning” Sales

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on January 31, 2015

The Party Planning approach to product sales is a great way to combine gathering with friends in a social setting with moving exciting products. It comes with challenges, but with proper planning and use of our transportation management software, it’s quite effective.

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce, Direct Sales Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services