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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: warehouse kpi, eCommerce Fulfillment, Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing

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: order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Logistics Outsourcing, Third Party Logistics

FULFILLMENT FOR DUMMIES: What Entrepreneurs Should Know About the Order Fulfillment Process

January 29, 2019 by Amware Fulfillment

For online retailers, processing and delivering orders eats up a huge chunk of operating expenses. That’s why it pays to know as much as you can about this critical function.

But here’s the problem: You’re a busy entrepreneur. For now, being successful requires focusing most of your time on growing sales and building your team. You simply don’t have time to make yourself a fulfillment expert.

Filed Under: order fulfillment process, eCommerce Fulfillment, Scalability, Logistics Outsourcing, Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment, Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA), Parcel Transportation

West Coast Importers: ‘Tis The Season To Consider Long Beach Warehouse Space

December 27, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

Any way you look at it, for companies that import containers into the Port of Long Beach, there’s a lot to love about this busy international gateway – and its nearby distribution centers.

Take 35 miles of waterfront. Combine it with 10 piers and 80 berths. And top it all off with service from 175 shipping lines.

Together with the nearby Port of Los Angeles, the Port of Long Beach handles more than a third of all ocean

Filed Under: Top Fulfillment Locations, Third Party Logistics

All The Right Stuffing:  Amware Offers Antidotes For Parcel Shipping Cost Increases

November 20, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

If you’re reading this shortly before your annual Thanksgiving feast, keep your antacids handy, because the country’s largest package carriers have begun rolling out their annual parcel shipping increases, and boy are they cause for heartburn.     

Filed Under: Parcel Transportation, eCommerce Fulfillment, Top Fulfillment Locations, Third Party Logistics

What Do You Mean By That?  9 International Fulfillment Terms That Could Make or Break Your Global Success

October 30, 2018 by Dan Galassi

Earlier this year, we shared our list of common but essential parcel industry terms that often get overlooked, especially when it comes to your company’s bottom line. 

This week, we’d like to continue that discussion by spotlighting several terms and names that are equally important – especially if you’re a growth-minded company that wants to break into the international fulfillment and global e-commerce market, which

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Logistics Outsourcing, Third Party Logistics, Parcel Transportation

Phoenix Rising:  Why Phoenix Logistics Companies Equal Smart Ecommerce Fulfillment

September 25, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

What’s an easy way to reach residents of the country’s most populous state (not to mention many other parts of the Southwest and West) without breaking the bank?

We’ll give you a hint:  It’s not likely to get hit by a hurricane, flood, earthquake, or blizzard anytime soon.  And it’s located close to some of the “Grandest” scenery on the planet.

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, B2C Fulfillment, Third Party Logistics, Top Fulfillment Locations

What Your Voice Picking System Really Wants To Tell You

September 13, 2018 by Amware Fulfillment

When was the last time you got lost?

If you’re like most of us, you probably can’t remember, because systems like Siri do most of our navigational decision-making for us.

Today, many fulfillment centers use their own version of Siri to navigate the complexities of their order processing, and in this week’s blog we’d like to introduce you to ours. 

Filed Under: eCommerce Fulfillment, Third Party Logistics, B2C Fulfillment

Why Every Day Should Be Labor Day (In Shipping And Fulfillment)

September 6, 2018 by Harry Drajpuch

Earlier this summer, one of my colleagues blogged about Flag Day, a national holiday that’s undoubtedly one of our most forgotten.   This week, I’d like to call your attention to another overlooked American celebration, even though you may not think of it as such. 

I’m talking about a holiday that just passed -- Labor Day.

Filed Under: Logistics Outsourcing, Third Party Logistics, eCommerce Fulfillment

There’s More To Personalized Packaging Than Names And Logos

August 28, 2018 by Rob Hartley

What do you see when you look at this image? 

Filed Under: B2C Fulfillment, eCommerce Fulfillment, Third Party Logistics

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