Amware ebook Unveils 10 Ways To Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs

January 7, 2020 by Amware Fulfillment

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.

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, eCommerce Fulfillment

A Handy Acronym to Reduce Parcel Shipping Costs

December 17, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

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.

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

What’s New with Parcel Shipping Carriers? More Than You Might Think.

October 22, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

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

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment

Survey Reveals Many Warehouse Networks Cannot Meet eCommerce Expectations

September 24, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

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.

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, 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

Parcel Shipping Services:  Understanding SmartPost and SurePost

June 18, 2019 by Dan Galassi

By now, you’re probably well-acquainted with the potential for parcel shipping services like UPS SurePost and FedEx SmartPost to save you big money.  The basic model of each service is the same.  Packages start with UPS or FedEx and end up at a USPS sorting facility for final delivery by letter carriers on their regular routes.

But what else do you really know about the ins and outs of these hybrid delivery solutions? 

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down Amazon’s One-Day Shipping News

May 21, 2019 by Dan Galassi

Late last month, Amazon shook up the shipping industry when its CFO revealed the company’s goal to provide Prime members with free one-day shipping.  

According to many media outlets, this could be a game-changer for Wal-Mart, Target and other mega-retailers.   

But the burning question is what does it mean for smaller or mid-sized eTailers like you?  Is fulfilling orders in one day something you’ll also have to deliver? 

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

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

What’s Up With That?  Breaking Down The USPS Parcel Rate Increase (And New Zone Shipping Policy)

February 26, 2019 by Dan Galassi

In late January, 2019, the United States Postal Service (USPS) rolled out some of the largest rate increases in its history.  

Some increases, like the 10% jump in the price of a First-class stamp, pertain primarily to individuals.  But others, like the move to zone-based pricing for First-class Package Services, have major implications for eTailers that sell and ship lightweight items.

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, B2C Fulfillment

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