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

Seven Essential Requirements For Nutraceutical Fulfillment

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on June 9, 2020

Some companies think they face unusually rigorous fulfillment challenges. Others, like nutraceutical firms, truly do.

As evidence, consider these seven essential ingredients that we often see in most nutraceutical fulfillment RFPs – along with our take on why.     

Topics: Fulfillment Services

If Amazon FBA is Your Plan A, What’s Your Plan B?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on May 12, 2020

A few weeks ago, the Wall Street Journal and other news outlets reported that Amazon employees had been using proprietary data collected from some of the company’s third-party sellers to price, develop and launch Amazon products.

Topics: Alternatives to Amazon FBA, Fulfillment Services

Is It Possible to Achieve Perfect Order Fulfillment? (In a Word, Yes)

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 14, 2020

If you could use only one KPI to guide your fulfillment operations, what would you choose – and why? 

Here at Amware, we don’t even have to think twice, because we’ve recently begun using and sharing a metric that’s about as close to perfect as you can get.   

Topics: Warehouse KPI, Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Why are E-retailers with a Single Shipping Fulfillment Center at Risk?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 24, 2020

Internet Retailer recently polled 100 E-retailers about their fulfillment networks. According to the survey report, about half of those businesses deliver orders nationally from a single shipping fulfillment center.

Not only does this strategy limit delivery speed and increase parcel shipping costs, it creates huge risk of a wholesale business interruption.

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce, Fulfillment Services

Coronavirus Measures Lead Amazon Sellers to Explore Alternatives to FBA

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 19, 2020

Amazon has just announced that it is barring independent sellers from shipping items other than medical supplies, household staples and other priority goods to its warehouses until at least April 5. Get details in this Business Insider article. The retailer is transforming its operations to adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic, prioritizing items in highest demand.

Topics: Alternatives to Amazon FBA, Fulfillment Services

Eliminate Marketing Collateral Chaos with Custom Kitting

Posted by Leslie Barton on March 17, 2020

If you were interviewing for a new job, you would dress appropriately – in effect, “package” yourself – in order to make a favorable first impression on your potential new boss. Marketing collateral is often your company’s first tangible contact with prospective customers. Shouldn’t it be attractively packaged, too?

Spoiler alert: the answer is “yes.” And the best way to do that is through custom kitting.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services

Spotlight on Southeast Chemical Logistics

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 3, 2020

Complete this phrase: Chemicals are _____ .

If your response was somewhere along the lines of “potentially harmful,” you’re probably a wary consumer. By contrast, if you answered “a fact of life,” you’re probably a chemical professional.

Topics: Fulfillment Services