Multi-Channel Madness: How to Pick the Best Omni-Channel Distribution Partner

March 31, 2020 by Amware Fulfillment

Normally, March Madness in basketball would be reaching its fevered pitch right about now.  But this year it has been replaced by another kind of madness, which we’re all fighting through together. But we were feeling wistful about not being able to build a 2020 bracket, so we decided to apply our bracketology skills to help solve a difficult challenge: how to choose an omni channel distribution partner. The wrong partner

Filed Under: Multi Channel Fulfillment

Why are E-retailers with a Single Shipping Fulfillment Center at Risk?

March 24, 2020 by Amware Fulfillment

Internet Retailer recently polled 100 E-retailers about their fulfillment networks. According to the survey report, about half of those businesses deliver orders nationally from a single shipping fulfillment center.

Not only does this strategy limit delivery speed and increase parcel shipping costs, it creates huge risk of a wholesale business interruption.

Filed Under: Shipping costs for eCommerce, Fulfillment Services

Coronavirus Measures Lead Amazon Sellers to Explore Alternatives to FBA

March 19, 2020 by Amware Fulfillment

Amazon has just announced that it is barring independent sellers from shipping items other than medical supplies, household staples and other priority goods to its warehouses until at least April 5. Get details in this Business Insider article. The retailer is transforming its operations to adapt to the Coronavirus pandemic, prioritizing items in highest demand.

Filed Under: Alternatives to Amazon FBA, Fulfillment Services

Eliminate Marketing Collateral Chaos with Custom Kitting

March 17, 2020 by Leslie Barton

If you were interviewing for a new job, you would dress appropriately – in effect, “package” yourself – in order to make a favorable first impression on your potential new boss. Marketing collateral is often your company’s first tangible contact with prospective customers. Shouldn’t it be attractively packaged, too?

Spoiler alert: the answer is “yes.” And the best way to do that is through custom kitting.

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment, Fulfillment Services

Spotlight on Southeast Chemical Logistics

March 3, 2020 by Amware Fulfillment

Complete this phrase: Chemicals are _____ .

If your response was somewhere along the lines of “potentially harmful,” you’re probably a wary consumer. By contrast, if you answered “a fact of life,” you’re probably a chemical professional.

Filed Under: Fulfillment Services

It’s Only Natural: What You Need to Know about Fulfillment of Natural Products

February 25, 2020 by Amware Fulfillment

As more Americans adopt healthier lifestyles, it’s a great time to be selling organic or natural products.  According to the Organic Trade Association, annual U.S. sales of the former have now broken $50 billion, while the growth rate of these sales is outpacing general product sales by a ratio of nearly 3 to 1.

Filed Under: Fulfillment Services

3 Steps to Better Sales Collateral Management

February 18, 2020 by Leslie Barton

Sales collateral has an almost magical ability to multiply and can consume a significant portion of your marketing budget. With winter almost over, it’s not too early to think about “spring-cleaning” your print materials and to implement an ongoing sales collateral management program. Here are three steps to get you on the right path.

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment

Advantages of a Phoenix Warehouse for eCommerce Fulfillment

February 11, 2020 by Amware Fulfillment

Late last summer, Inc. magazine ran a story with this intriguing title:  “The Next Tech Hub Isn’t Austin Or Denver.  The Next Tech Hub Is Greater Phoenix.

Change out the words “tech hub” for “warehousing hub” and we couldn’t agree more – because over the past several years Phoenix’s logistics advantages have proven to be a highly compelling draw for many eCommerce businesses, including those who are looking for a more

Filed Under: Top Fulfillment Locations, Fulfillment Services

VIDEO: How Amware Helped Direct Seller Expand into U.S. Market

February 4, 2020 by Amware Fulfillment

H2O at Home is a direct selling company that markets environmentally safe homecare products that allow you to clean using only water – no harmful chemicals.

The company was founded in France in 1997 and came to the U.S. in 2009 looking to expand a successful business. When the brand began to take off in the U.S., H2O at Home needed a reliable fulfillment partner to help it scale fulfillment operations.

Filed Under: Fulfillment Services

Sales Literature Distribution: How to Cut Costs & Complexity

January 31, 2020 by Leslie Barton

Do your sales people, distributors or agents complain that it’s hard to order sales literature or it takes too long to get it?

Are you frustrated by the amount of time and money you spend creating and managing your marketing assets?

Filed Under: Marketing Fulfillment

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