Box, Humbug:  Is Custom Product Packaging Worth It?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on December 10, 2020

Have you watched any exciting unboxing videos lately? 

Most people look at the creative packaging jobs and think:  “Ooh, cool presentation!” Here at Amware, we’re thinking:

  • “How long did that take to pack?”
  • “Has the customer thought about how much all of those packaging extras cost?”
  • (And most important of all) “Did the eTailer get a good return on its investment for all of that effort?”

Topics: Fulfillment Services

Understanding Fulfillment Services Contracts

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on November 24, 2020

When you outsource fulfillment services to a third-party logistics provider (3PL), you’ll sign a fulfillment services contract. These contracts are designed to protect the interests of both parties. Where the contract process can go astray is when the contracting party tries to negotiate a “win-lose” contract that is more favorable to his company. But such contracts are not sustainable. If the agreement is one-sided in

Topics: Fulfillment Services

Selecting a Fulfillment Provider: Primer for the Mid-Sized Company

Posted by Scott Guilmette on October 22, 2020

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You’re an Etailer or direct sales company.  Demand for your product is increasing and you’re fulfilling more and more orders every month.  You may have even begun describing your business as “mid-sized” instead of small.  You are basking in this positive momentum but, if your business continues to grow, you’re going to need help, and soon. 

Topics: Fulfillment Services

3PL Kitting Services: Should they be a Marathon or Sprint?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on October 15, 2020

Who’s the world’s fastest runner?

If you answered Usain Bolt, you’re right. After all, he’s dominated the 100-meter sprint since 2008.

However, if you answered Eliud Kiphoge, you’re also correct, because he’s the current world record holder in the marathon, an event Bolt wouldn’t be able to complete in, much less win.

That’s because running is a specialty sport, with some athletes - like Bolt - who are ideally suited for

Topics: Fulfillment Services

3PL Order Fulfillment vs FBA

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on October 13, 2020

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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. 

Topics: Alternatives to Amazon FBA, Fulfillment Services

19 Advantages of Logistics Outsourcing

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on September 29, 2020

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The right partners can be powerful allies in a business’s quest to become bigger, better and more profitable. Nowhere is that more true than logistics management, where logistics outsourcing continues to grow, and 62% of shippers who currently outsource say they are actually stepping up their use of third party logistics providers (3PLs).

Topics: Fulfillment Services

How to Pick the Right Amazon Fulfillment Method for Your Company

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on August 20, 2020

Fulfillment By Amazon

As Amazon has become the largest eCommerce company in the world, just about every seller of online products has sought to align itself with the eCommerce giant.   But, what's the best way of doing that?  In this article, we'll look at the different fulfillment methods available to Amazon sellers.  

Topics: Alternatives to Amazon FBA, Fulfillment Services

A comprehensive guide to order fulfillment services

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on August 11, 2020

If you’re looking for a provider of order fulfillment services for your eCommerce operation, the search can seem a bit daunting – especially if you’ve been going it alone up to this point. Numerous providers have different capabilities and offerings, and it can be difficult to know which company’s services will best align with your business needs. In this article, we take a close look at the services fulfillment companies

Topics: Fulfillment Services

The Basics of Subscription Box Fulfillment

Posted by Scott Guilmette on July 23, 2020

Of all the emerging trends in online shopping, one of the hottest is subscription box services. According to Fuel, A McKinsey Company, the subscription box industry is now worth about $10 billion and is still growing. Even more enticing is the fact that, while there are certainly leaders in this market, there are still opportunities for newcomers to claim market share.

While they are essentially eCommerce offerings,

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Exit Strategy: Why Companies Look for New eCommerce Fulfillment Partners

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 16, 2020

Have you moved lately? Join the club. More than 30 million Americans change residences every year. 

eRetailers don’t change eCommerce fulfillment partners quite so often, but many such relationships are surprisingly short-lived.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services