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.)
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?”
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
“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.
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
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.
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.
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