For fast-growing nutrition brand, Four Sigmatic, Amware helped reduce pick and pack costs 15%, reduce parcel shipping costs 4%, and sustain 99.9% order accuracy through a period of rapid growth.
Matthew Hertz, Founder of Second Marathon Consulting, is a leading matchmaker between eRetailers and order fulfillment services providers. He recently chatted with Amware’s EVP of Strategy & Operations, Chad Warzecha, for an episode of Unboxing Fulfillment– the modern B2C fulfillment podcast.
B2C order fulfillment often involves more than basic pick and pack operations. There are a variety of additional considerations for presenting your brand to your customers in the best possible light and for optimizing processes to reduce costs. One of the more important considerations is the implementation of fulfillment kitting services.
As someone who oversees order fulfillment services, your focus tends to be on accurate, on-time delivery and controlling parcel shipping costs, which can be up to 70% of total fulfillment costs. There isn’t a big interest in box sizes, bubble wrap, and other packaging-related details.
But that’s a mistake.
In 1903 when Henry Ford introduced the Model A, he was convinced his invention would replace the horse and buggy in no time. But horses and buggies continued to outsell his cars until he developed the assembly line process to mass produce his Model T, making automobiles affordable to the average family.
Robots are amazing. They’re what ecommerce fulfillment needs right now to solve the chronic labor shortage in warehouses and
Today we have rovers mining Mars, robots assisting heart surgery and AI writing poetry. But can and will automation technology be there for you when you really need it during a spike of online purchases or a period of order volatility?
Industry buzzwords come and go, but one phrase that has stuck – and is pushing shippers to rethink their fulfillment strategies – is “omnichannel.” And while the term may have made Gartner’s list of overused marketing words as far back as 2014, omnichannel is holding its own in a world where customers expect to have a seamless experience across all sales channels through omnichannel fulfillment services.
Warehouse kitting is the process of taking multiple SKUs and combining them to create one new SKU. To keep labor costs in check, it's important to get the kitting process right. Are your – or your 3PL’s – kitting operations as efficient as they could be?
Cosmetics is big business. Globally, people will spend $12.8 billion in 2022 to look and smell good. Many of those sales are online. That requires a cosmetic fulfillment operation that can keep up with increasing volumes, but also handle some of the unique storage and shipping requirements of beauty products. Here’s what to look for when shopping for cosmetic fulfillment services.
The nutraceutical industry in the US is growing fast and, according to Global Industry Analysts, Inc., is currently worth approximately $112.6 Billion. That’s a lot of products requiring nutraceutical fulfillment. Many nutraceutical companies have made the choice to entrust fulfillment operations to 3PL experts.
As a leading nutraceutical fulfillment provider, Amware sees RFPs from companies far and wide. In this article,