Pick to Light Video Illustrates Advantages of this Picking Method

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 20, 2022

The accompanying pick to light video shows just how the technology works to increase productivity and order accuracy in a fulfillment warehouse. Productivity can improve up to 40% as associates working in a contained area simply scan an order into the system and then move to specific bin locations that are identified by a flashing light and the specific number of items to pick.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Multi Channel Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services

New eBook Asks: “Do You Need to Fix Fulfillment?”

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 28, 2022

As a leader within your online business, it’s your job to drive growth.

More customers. More orders. More sales and market momentum.

But it’s also your job to make sure you have the fine-tuned order fulfillment engine to support that growth and deliver on your promise of fast, accurate order fulfillment.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Video: What Factors Impact Fulfillment Cost Per Order?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 20, 2022

eTailers who partner with 3PLs for fulfillment services often ask about the factors - both controllable and uncontrollable - that influence fulfillment pricing. 

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Will the 24-Hour, Automated Fulfillment Center Become the Norm?

Posted by Chad Warzecha on April 5, 2022

The 24-hour automated fulfillment center arose out of necessity to satisfy consumer appetites for fast delivery via standard shipping. For years, 3–4 days was an acceptable delivery time. That has shrunk to 2 days. Today, some customers even expect next-day – and in some cases same-day – delivery service.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Video: Are Your Fulfillment Operations Good Enough?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 29, 2022

Amware, in conjunction with Internet Retailer (Digital Commerce 360), posed this question and others to 100 companies who ship 3,000 or more packages monthly.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Custom Fulfillment at Scale

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 17, 2022

D2C merchants will break the bank to create programs that connect customers with their brands and build loyalty. Then they’ll ship products out using uninspired packaging in plain brown boxes to create a totally generic, totally forgettable brand experience.

What a disconnect! And what a wasted opportunity.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Outsourcing

Warehouse Picking Strategies: PROs and CONs of Various Options

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 4, 2022

Warehouse picking involves retrieving items from a shelf or bin and moving them to a packing area before shipment. Choosing the right method for your business can easily drive a 6-figure annual labor savings.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

VIDEO: How many fulfillment warehouses does your business need?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 22, 2022

"How many B2C warehouses does your company need?"  It's a simple question with a not-so-simple answer.  In fact, we've written extensively on the topic. 

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Outsourcing

Building a Strategy for National Fulfillment Services

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 15, 2022

If your company ships products nationally, you know the fulfillment environment has never been more demanding. Customers’ expectations for rapid delivery have risen to never-before-seen levels, and their impatience and frustration when you fall short of those expectations can send them looking at your competitors with fresh eyes. Those expectations apply heightened pressure on the need to have national fulfillment services

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Outsourcing

20 Tips to Reduce eCommerce Fulfillment Center Costs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on February 8, 2022

Even as retail stores emerge from their pandemic-induced hibernation, online shopping has held onto much of the market share it gained since the early days of COVID-19. Operationally, it requires far more labor to pick and pack individual orders than to ship out pallets of goods to retailers. Thanks to skyrocketing labor costs for warehouse workers, eTailers have experienced a marked increase in eCommerce fulfillment center

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

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