Reduce Parcel Rates: Piggyback on 3PL Rates to Save

April 19, 2016 by Amware Fulfillment

Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that ship direct to consumers are anxious to reduce parcel rates.  Why? For every dollar in warehouse-related costs there are another four or five dollars in freight costs. So reducing parcel costs has a huge profit impact.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Parcel Transportation

eCommerce Warehouse Needs Driving Commercial Development

April 5, 2016 by Amware Fulfillment

A conversation with Bob Silverman of Jones Lang Lasalle

According to commercial real estate services company, Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL), the current warehouse vacancy rate of 6.4% is at a 15-year low, and Class A warehouse space remains limited. At the same time, there continues to be a healthy pipeline of tenants in the market.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, eCommerce Fulfillment

Flexible Warehousing for Fluctuating Volume

March 22, 2016 by Amware Fulfillment

Clothing isn’t very forgiving. Gain just a few pounds and that favorite pair of pants won’t fit. Or that shirt you love may be a little too tight at the neck.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Scalability

19 Benefits of Logistics Outsourcing

March 15, 2016 by Amware Fulfillment

The right partners can be powerful allies in a business’s quest to become bigger, better and more profitable. Nowhere is that more true than logistics management, where logistics outsourcing continues to grow, and 73% of shippers who currently outsource say they are actually stepping up their use of third party logistics providers (3PLs).

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing

Want to Avoid High California Fulfillment Costs?

February 23, 2016 by Amware Fulfillment

 

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

3PL Fulfillment Offers Growth Through Modular Design

February 16, 2016 by Amware Fulfillment

 

One of the biggest benefits of 3PL fulfillment services for a growing company is the ability to deploy a modular solution.

LEGO® blocks are probably the simplest example of modular design. There are many types of pieces that could be used to build your final structure, but every single piece fits together and can be added at any time.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Scalability, Direct Selling / MLM Fulfillment, B2C Fulfillment

The Lure and the Lie of Fulfillment By Amazon:

February 9, 2016 by Amware Fulfillment

Are there better alternatives than FBA for foreign companies expanding to America?

The American market presents a fantastic sales opportunity for foreign etailers. But it requires companies to gain a U.S. warehouse and distribution capability to get products to market.

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Scalability, B2C Fulfillment

Order Fulfillment Growing Pains

April 29, 2015 by Amware Fulfillment

Is order fulfillment a core competency that you want to build within your growing e-Commerce organization? Often times as companies grow and mature they realize there is a lot more to having an efficient and effective supply chain than they originally anticipated. Many successful e-commerce and Direct Selling start-ups began with order processing in their basements and garages. As daily order volumes increase and SKU base

Filed Under: Third Party Logistics, Logistics Outsourcing, Parcel Transportation, Direct Selling / MLM Fulfillment, B2C Fulfillment

A Different Perspective on Managing KPI’s

March 11, 2015 by Amware Fulfillment

Measuring the success of your fulfillment operations allows managers to see and assess problem areas in a timely manner. Maintaining a set of Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) permits a company to ensure that they are meeting the expectations of their customers while balancing an appropriate level of speed and efficiency. Once the set of KPI’s has been determined, managers need to review the data representing these

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

The Case for Outsourcing Fulfillment in the Direct Selling Industry

January 4, 2015 by Amware Fulfillment

At some point in the explosive growth ride that many Direct Sales companies experience, its leaders must make an important strategic decision. One that could spell the difference between continued growth or stagnation.

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

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