13 Ways to Reduce Parcel Freight Costs

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 8, 2021

Looking for new ways to reduce parcel freight costs? If you’re not already using the following strategies, then you are missing out on the best ways to whittle down the 75% of overhead that your firm funnels into outbound parcel costs every year.  Check our our eBook on parcel cost reduction.

Topics: Parcel Shipping for eCommerce, Fulfillment Services

Amazon’s FBA Program Vs. a 3PL: Which is Better for Your Business?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 8, 2021

Amazon is the world’s largest e-commerce site, and its U.S. product sales alone are expected to exceed $367 billion in 2021. With close to 200 fulfillment facilities across the U.S., the company also operates the country’s largest fulfillment network. Given those statistics, it’s no wonder more than half of businesses selling through Amazon use the company’s Fulfillment by Amazon program (FBA).

Topics: Alternatives to Amazon FBA

Amware Names New Vice President of Human Resources

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 7, 2021

Amware Fulfillment has named human resources professional Silvia Hernandes as its Vice President of Human Resources, reporting to Amware CEO Harry Drajpuch. Silvia is responsible for the full scope of HR Management across Amware’s 15 nationwide locations, including developing and executing best-in-class people strategies that support growth, organizational effectiveness and engagement.

Topics: Amware Fulfillment News

The Value of Scalable Fulfillment

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on April 6, 2021

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A successful ad campaign and a couple of good PR placements cause a hockey stick rise in demand and revenue. Life is good. But then a cell phone rings at the quarterly “we hit our numbers” meeting and the CFO suddenly trades his champagne glass for a cup of coffee.  

It’s the warehouse. 

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

Your Print Fulfillment Company – Vendor or Agent of Change?

Posted by Leslie Barton on March 30, 2021

Print fulfillment is a lot like Rodney Dangerfield. It doesn’t get much respect. It’s just putting materials into boxes and shipping them somewhere, right?

While bulk shipping is one of a fulfillment vendor’s core services, better third-party print fulfillment companies can help make your communications more cost-effective and streamline your production, inventory and distribution.

Topics: Marketing/Sales Literature Fulfillment

The Long and Short of Fulfillment Services Contracts

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 25, 2021

Whether you’re looking to outsource fulfillment for the first time or you’ve had a logistics partner before, fulfillment services contracts can be confusing and intimidating. Many logistics providers begin with a boilerplate contract, but as you go into negotiations you will find that the contract with your order fulfillment services provider actually has many variables that can be adjusted based on your needs.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations, Fulfillment Services

How can fulfillment packaging reduce processing time and costs?

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 23, 2021

If you’re looking to optimize your order fulfillment operations, there are many efficiency-boosting opportunities out there. The lowest hanging fruit may be in your choice of packaging.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Vitamin Fulfillment Requires Specialized 3PL Capabilities

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 16, 2021

Online vitamin purchases are increasing 12% faster than the average of all eCommerce categories combined, and sales are expected to reach $56.7 billion by 2024. Adding supplements to your online product offerings could be a great way to enhance your revenue stream – if you have the right vitamin fulfillment partner.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

Overcoming Barriers to Urban Fulfillment for eCommerce Businesses

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 9, 2021

If you’ve been running an eCommerce business over the last few years, you know that urban fulfillment is one of the top challenges for online sellers. Operating a distribution center (DC) in a major market can reduce shipping costs to millions of potential online shoppers, which may have a significant positive impact on your bottom line. On the other hand, real estate and operational costs run high in urban areas,

Topics: Fulfillment Operations

How to Successfully Hire & Retain Order Fulfillment Associates

Posted by Amware Fulfillment on March 4, 2021

Warehousing and distribution operations often have difficulties hiring and retaining order fulfillment associates. A logistics labor shortage and record low unemployment in the years leading up to the pandemic haven’t made recruiting and retention easy for fulfillment centers.

Topics: Fulfillment Operations