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eFulfillment Services: 6 New-and-Different Questions to Ask Potential Providers

April 16, 2019 by Scott Guilmette

Years ago, a fast-food chain ran a campaign that started with the words, “Same, same, same, same.”

It’s an expression that frequently comes to mind when I’m responding to RPFs for eFulfillment services, because even though these documents were created by diverse companies with different needs, you wouldn’t know it based on the remarkably similar questions they ask.  The generic nature of many fulfillment RFPs is why some

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

Fulfillment from a Phoenix Warehouse? The Numbers Just Add Up.

March 28, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When fulfillment professionals say Phoenix is a hot market, they’re not exaggerating.

Over the years, the city has become one of the country’s most reliable and reasonably priced logistics venues thanks to advantages such as extensive transportation connectivity, easy delivery access, and the low cost of doing business there. 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations

Ten Keys to Creating Fulfillment Warehouse KPIs

February 21, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When you outsource product fulfillment to a third-party logistics company (3PL), you place your trust and your customers’ satisfaction in its hands. Yet it’s shocking how many Etailers either have no well-developed program for measuring 3PL fulfillment performance or who use their KPIs in name only. 

That’s what this article is all about. 

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment, warehouse kpi

Don’t Wing It:  How Your Order Fulfillment Solution Is Like Flying an Airplane

January 31, 2019 by Harry Drajpuch

When I became a private-instrument-rated pilot, I strongly suspected it would help me overcome my fear of flying.  (And it did).

What I didn’t know was that it would also equip me to be a better product fulfillment professional.

I was recently reminded of this when I went on a popular podcast and found myself comparing piloting a plane to managing order fulfillment for an eCommerce business.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

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

Amware CEO Appears on Entrepreneurs on Fire Podcast

January 14, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Amware Fulfillment’s CEO, Harry Drajpuch, recently appeared on the Entrepreneurs on Fire podcast to talk about all things fulfillment and promote Amware’s Fulfillment for Dummies eBook.  You can listen to the interview here or search for "Entrepreneurs on Fire" within your favorite podcast app.

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, Amware News, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process

The Windy City at Your Back: Ten Reasons Why A Chicago Fulfillment Center Makes Sense

January 9, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

It’s often referred to as Second City.  But when it comes to transportation and fulfillment, there are many reasons why Chicago is second-to-none.    

Home to world-class culture, the nation’s highest building, and several beloved sports franchises, it’s also a vital cog in many companies’ national fulfillment networks. 

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, Parcel Transportation, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, Marketing Fulfillment

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS: 10 Reasons to Consider a Dallas Fulfillment Center

November 13, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

When the Wall Street Journal recently reported that Dallas was in late-stage talks with Amazon to become home to the company’s second U.S. headquarters, some people may have been surprised.  By contrast, all of us at Amware were anything but.

Over the years, we’ve watched Dallas become one of the country’s hottest markets – for corporate headquarter locations and for logistics and distribution. 

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations

What Do You Mean By That?  9 International Fulfillment Terms That Could Make or Break Your Global Success

October 30, 2018 by Dan Galassi

Earlier this year, we shared our list of common but essential parcel industry terms that often get overlooked, especially when it comes to your company’s bottom line. 

This week, we’d like to continue that discussion by spotlighting several terms and names that are equally important – especially if you’re a growth-minded company that wants to break into the international fulfillment and global e-commerce market, which

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Parcel Transportation, eCommerce Fulfillment

When Warehouse Automation Does, and Doesn’t, Make Sense (Part 2)

October 16, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

In last week’s post, we offered up five questions your company could use as a litmus test for determining whether or not to invest and use more warehouse automation. This week, we’d like to offer you four more – and clue you in on where we at Amware stand on the "fully manual” to “fully automated” continuum….

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, Scalability, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment

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