Online Seller’s Guide to Order Fulfillment Services Pricing

November 26, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re in the market for order fulfillment services, there’s one question that’s probably at the top of your list: What’s it going to cost?

As is often the case, the answer is “it depends” – on lots of things.

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, B2C Fulfillment, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

Why Fulfill Orders from a Long Beach Warehouse?

November 19, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When people say the Port of Long Beach is long on logistics advantages, they’re not exaggerating.

Together with the Port of Los Angeles, this busy international gateway handles approximately 40% of all inbound U.S. ocean containers -- all while offering easy access to a vast land transportation network and huge consumer market.   

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

How To Build a Better Fulfillment Outsourcing Relationship

October 8, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When my kids were young, I read numerous books that ended with some variation of the line: “And they lived happily ever after.” 

Wouldn’t it be great if the story of all fulfillment outsourcing projects could be just as positive?

Unfortunately, that’s not always the case.  Even though most companies invest considerable time and money into finding the right 3PL fulfillment partner, many forget that it’s equally important to

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, eCommerce Fulfillment

No Stone Unturned: Examining Order Fulfillment Costs

August 13, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re searching for sound budgeting advice, look no further than the Rolling Stones who once said: 

“You can't always get what you want.  But if you try sometime, you find you get what you need.”

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

The Latest on Shipping CBD Oils and Other CBD Products

August 8, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

As the Green Rush gains momentum, it’s a good time to be a seller of CBD oil and other hemp-based products, especially since the signing of the 2018 Farm Bill, which legalized industrial hemp  on a federal level. However, as companies are ramping up to capitalize on this marketing opportunity, there remain many questions about warehousing and shipping CBD oil and other hemp-based products.

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, order fulfillment process, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment

By the Numbers:  The Latest eCommerce Logistics and Supply Chain Research

July 9, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

The logistics field is changing fast and furious, and eCommerce fulfillment is leading the way.  At Amware, we try to keep an eye out for interesting facts that provide a big picture view of what’s happening across the industry.  Here’s some of what we’ve come across lately in our reading – with a little added commentary.

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

Five Signs You’ve Outgrown Your Order Fulfillment Warehouse (Or Are About To)

June 25, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Complete this sentence:  We’re going to need a bigger ______.

Not surprisingly, most movie buffs’ automatic response is “boat.” 

If you sell online and want to prepare your business for exponential growth, the best answer might be: “We’re going to need a bigger order fulfillment warehouse.”

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, order fulfillment process, warehouse kpi, fulfillment operations, order fulfillment, omnichannel fulfillment

Need Warehouse Space in Atlanta?  The Advantages Add Up

May 8, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

When two of the country’s premiere site selection publications named Georgia as the #1 state for doing business for several years in a row, some people may have been a little surprised.  By contrast, all of us at Amware thought, “Yep.  Makes total sense to us.”

After all, the state is home to Atlanta, one of the country’s hottest eCommerce and logistics markets (as well as UPS’s global headquarters).   Plus, it’s always

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

5 Surefire Ways to Increase Your eCommerce Delivery Costs (Don’t Let These Mistakes Happen to You)

April 23, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Going above and beyond” is usually considered to be a good thing.  But not when it comes to your eCommerce delivery expenses.

That’s why this week’s post is dedicated to some of the most common ways that eTailers can rack up bigger packaging and parcel delivery costs without even trying.   

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

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

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