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KPIs for Warehouse Fulfillment Operations

March 6, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

Here’s an irony for you.  eCommerce companies will invest huge amounts of time crafting performance metrics for fulfillment operations, but spend very little time actively monitoring and managing these key performance indicators (KPIs).

When it comes to running a robust metrics program for eCommerce fulfillment, there’s a right way and a wrong way. In our latest free eBook, we cover 10 tips for setting objectives and

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

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down The Amazon Shipping Services Announcement

February 20, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

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

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

It’s A Climb: 5 Tips to Managing Peak Season eCommerce Order Fulfillment

February 13, 2018 by Scott Guilmette

Say the word sales, and the word surge won’t be far behind.

Most eCommerce companies have at least one huge peak shipping period per year, and many are fortunate enough to experience several.

The good news is these spikes can be amazing for your business.  The bad news is they represent a huge mountain of challenges for your eCommerce order fulfillment. 

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment

Should You Expand Your Distribution Network? Take Our 6-Question Test

January 23, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

Good news for Ecommerce fulfillment:  It doesn’t always require a dense distribution center network to reach most U.S. customers quickly.  In fact, if you operate a single warehouse in the middle of the country, you can usually get deliveries to them in 3 days or less (on average) – without having to charge a premium.

The question, however, is whether this standard is good enough to retain customers, protect your profit

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment

eCommerce Fulfillment Network: How Many Warehouses Do You Really Need?

January 16, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

What should your eCommerce fulfillment network look like to compete in a market that values fast delivery?

It’s the burning question that seems to be on the mind of every online retailer or direct seller.  It’s also a question that doesn’t have a one-size-fits-all answer. 

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment

eCommerce Shipping: How Important is Fast Delivery?

January 9, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

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.

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

New eBook: How Many Warehouses Do You Really Need?

December 21, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

Bigger is better, right?  As the eCommerce fulfillment networks of the Amazons and WalMarts of the world get bigger and bigger with each passing day, you may feel that your own eCommerce footprint just isn't going to cut it.  

Does that mean that you need to expand as much as possible to try and keep up? 

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment

The Impact of SKU Count on Fulfillment Services Pricing

October 17, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

Mention the term “SKU” and the word “proliferation” won’t be far behind.

It was a notable industry challenge even before the days of omnichannel sales.  But it’s become even more so now that businesses are trying to attract customers with promises of greater selection, one-stop shopping and endless aisle assortments.

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment

Integrating eCommerce and Fulfillment Systems

September 29, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

One of the questions we get all the time from online sellers is “Is your fulfillment system integrated with _______ [Insert relevant eCommerce platform]?   When outsourcing fulfillment, they seem less worried about using a partner for physical picking and packing than they are about connecting front and back end systems.

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment

5 Traits of Efficient Pick and Pack Operations

September 6, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

In our last post, we took a close look at the components of the pick and pack fees that your fulfillment partner charges.  The more efficient a provider is, the lower your fees.  Let’s take a still-closer look at pick and pack operations, and examine the ways that your fulfillment partner can maximize efficiency. 

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment

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