As more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles, it’s a great time to be selling organic or natural products. According to the Organic Trade Association, annual U.S. sales of the former have now broken $50 billion, while the growth rate of these sales is outpacing general product sales by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1.
If you’re a big fan of subscription boxes, join the club. According to recent research from Clutch, more than half of online buyers currently use one or more versions of this highly convenient purchasing model.
But with tremendous growth comes tremendous challenges, especially on the subscription box fulfillment side.
Internet Retailer just published a research report whose title posed an important question for any online seller: Are Your Fulfillment Operations Good Enough?
Interestingly, many of the 100 mid-sized e-retailers who responded to the survey don’t think so.
When it comes to figuring out how your fulfillment performance stacks up, it’s tempting to compare yourself to industry giants. But what happens when you try to benchmark your order fulfillment services against something a bit more realistic – namely companies that have order volumes and budgets more in line with yours?
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.”
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.
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.
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.”
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Online sales are growing 15% a year. Unfortunately, eCommerce fulfillment costs are growing even faster at 18.8%, according to a recent study issued by Armstrong & Associates.
We’re logisticians here, not accountants, but we’re pretty sure that when expenses grow faster than revenue, that’s a bad thing. The only answer is to attack the expense line. To help, we’ve developed this A–Z guide, with 26 ideas to cut your
Four years ago, Internet users were radically divided when people had to weigh in on whether a certain dress was blue and black or white and gold. (Go ahead and ask a couple of friends. I’ll wait.)
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