Oh you better watch out if you’re an eTailer, because according to research from Voxware, 76% of shoppers are planning to purchase more than half of their holiday gifts online this year.
When you combine that estimate with the exponential growth that eCommerce has already experienced due to COVID-19, you’re looking at unprecedented levels of holiday eCommerce fulfillment activity.
According to a recent Wall Street Journal story on parcel shipping rates, the big U.S. parcel carriers, especially UPS and FedEx, are firmly in the driver’s seat on pricing and, “have started hitting some large shippers with price increases in the double-digit percent range.”
But if you’re a large B2C shipper, you already knew that, didn’t you? In fact, you’re probably already feeling the financial pain of these rising
If you’re looking for more economical shipping options, don’t be afraid to think outside the box.
More accurately, don’t be afraid to think beyond it – because in many cases the key to significant eCommerce fulfillment savings may not require the use of an actual box at all.
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.
It’s no secret that parcel shipping represents the largest part of eCommerce and direct selling companies’ fulfillment costs, possibly as much as 75%. While some companies see a significant area of expense, others see a huge potential for savings – which is why Amware has just released 10 Ways To Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs, a new eBook that tackles the subject head-on.
This holiday season blog is our gift to budget-conscious B2C shippers who need to control fulfillment expenses.
The subject: reducing parcel shipping costs.
How do you do it? Think P – A – R – C – E – L.
It may only be October, but before you know it, holidays will be upon us. You’ll soon be seeing a lot more of all of your favorite parcel shipping carriers.
In light of that, we thought we’d share a few facts and figures about some of the exciting things each of these players has been up to since the last peak shopping season rolled around – with a little what’s-in-it-for-you commentary thrown in for good measure. Amware
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.
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.”