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Reduce Your eCommerce Fulfillment Costs: An A – Z Guide

June 11, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

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

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Scalability, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

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

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

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

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

Past Their Prime:  How to Get Around High Amazon Fulfillment Costs

May 29, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

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

Filed Under: Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), 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

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

Amazon FBA: Fast Food for Fulfillment Solutions

June 20, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

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?

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

Choosing the Right eCommerce Order Fulfillment Service: FBA vs 3PL

March 21, 2017 by Amware Fulfillment

In a recent paper, we asked the question “Is Fulfillment by Amazon Right for Your Business?”  We all know that Amazon is a great sales channel, and for many eCommerce companies it’s also a great order fulfillment service.  But it’s not for everyone. 

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

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