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Reduce Your eCommerce Fulfillment Costs: An A – Z Guide

June 11, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

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

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Scalability, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, order fulfillment process, order fulfillment

Test For Success: What Does National Fulfillment Service Really Look Like?

May 28, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

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.)

Today, the eTailing industry is going through a similar debate, except our polarizing question is more along the lines of, “What does a national fulfillment service network really look like?”

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

Straight Talk About Efficient Multi-Channel Fulfillment

April 2, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

Multi-channel selling is here to stay – and fast and accurate multi-channel fulfillment is critical to your competitive advantage.  (In other news, snow is cold.) 

What’s less apparent is how to make outstanding fulfillment possible without spreading your inventory or budget too thin.

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

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

Shore Thing: Consider a New Jersey Warehouse for Your East Coast Imports

February 28, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

If you import, there’s a lot to like about The Port of New York and New Jersey.

With numerous terminals, impressive rail connections and billions of dollars’ worth of recent improvements, it’s the country’s third-busiest port – and getting busier every day. In fact, according to a late January announcement, it recently surpassed the annual 7 million TEU mark for the first time in its history.  And, of course, it’s smack

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, fulfillment operations

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

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