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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

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

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: Third Party Logistics, Top Fulfillment Locations

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

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

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